Winner, Bacalles seek assist for Steuben County volunteers

Corning, N.Y.--State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) and Assemblyman Jim Bacalles (R-C-I, Corning) have introduced legislation aimed at helping Steuben County recruit and retain emergency services volunteers.

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The Pfizer "MAINTAIN" Program

Click Here to View Pfizer Helpful Answers Website Link

How can this Program help?The Pfizer MAINTAIN Program (Medicines Assistance for Those who Are In Need) provides free Pfizer medicines to qualified patients, delivered right to their home. This newly created program can help eligible patients who have recently become unemployed and are currently uninsured continue receiving their Pfizer medicines.

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Pfizer_MAINTAIN_Program_Application.pdf

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Maintain_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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Protecting our Children from Drug Law Offenders

Protecting the most vulnerable members of our society is of the upmost importance to me. That is why I am advocating for a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by legislation that was passed earlier this year. The enacted legislation would allow courts to seal the criminal records of certain drug felons when they complete drug court, so there will be no record of their conviction when they apply for employment.

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SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE ONCE AGAIN TAKING CARE OF NEW YORK CITY

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today blasted Senate Democrats for once again taking care of Downstate New York, while ignoring the needs of Upstate. Senator DeFrancisco referred to an analysis released by Onvia, a private company that runs the recovery.org Web site, which details the massive amounts of stimulus dollars that are being spent in New York City.  

According to the analysis, more than $1.3 billion of stimulus money is being spent on projects in New York City. That is more than half of the $2.5 billion available to the entire state.

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SENATE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL TAXPAYER EMPOWERMENT ACT (TEA)

Plan Caps Taxing and Spending

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Keep Drug Dealers Out Of Schools

Each day when parents send their children off to school they worry about many things.  Do they have their lunch?  Have they finished their homework?  Are they ready for their spelling test?  But parents shouldn’t have to ask, “Is my child’s bus driver a drug dealer?”  Unfortunately under a provision included in the new state budget, that final question will soon become a legitimate one.

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Senator Ranzenhofer Announces Town Halls to Discuss the 2009 State Budget

Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced  Town Hall Meetings for Saturday, June 6 at the Clearfield Branch Library, 770 Hopkins Road in Amherst at 10:30 a.m and at the Genesee County Legislature, 7 Main Street in Batavia at Noon.  The Town Hall Meetings will give residents an opportunity to discuss the 2009 State Budget with Senator Ranzenhofer. 

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Legislative Gazette: Calls for state ethics overhaul increasing

By GREGORY JONESLegislative Gazette Staff WriterTue, May 26, 2009

After releasing a 174-page report on an investigation into leaks of confidential information by former Public Integrity Commission Executive Director Herbert Teitelbaum, Inspector General Joseph Fisch said the appointment of more ethical people to the board would be necessary to fix ongoing problems.

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Firefighters to be Legal to Drive Fire Trucks in Parades Again

Aubertine: Bill restores longstanding CDL waiver, lets firefighters drive trucks home, in parades

ALBANY (May 20, 2009)—The New York State Senate today passed a bill co-sponsored by state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine that will clear the way for firefighters to legally drive fire trucks home from the scene of a fire, as well as in this year’s Memorial Day parades.

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