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Robach Legislation To Adjust Medicaid Rates And Reward Hospitals In New York State For Doing The Right Thing Passes The Legislature

New York State will also benefitfrom this legislation.

Senator Robach said, “Highland Hospital performs a vital mission in our community. They need to receive proper payment for the services they provide so they can reinvest and continue providing high quality health care services to our community.

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Statement By Senator Golden On New Zoning Law To Protect The Dyker Heights Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today issued the following statement on the new zoning laws governing Dyker Heights:

"The City Council’s approval of the new zoning regulations for Dyker Heights will protect the character, the integrity and beauty of Dyker Heights.

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Senator Oppenheimer Reminds New Yorkers: The Need For Blood Doesn't Take A Holiday

State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today reminded constituents that the state’s blood supply usually drops by about 10 to 15 percent during the summer, which can lead to dire circumstances for hospital patients in need of transfusions. She encouraged volunteers to help prevent the rationing of blood supplies by donating blood. "When a personal health crisis hits, blood must be immediately available," said Senator Oppenheimer. "A dwindling blood supply during the busy summer months can literally mean the difference between life and death.

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Larkin Bill To Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome Becomes Law

Legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) requiring inmates to be educated on the dangers of shaken baby syndrome (SBS) has become law in New York State.

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Senator Flanagan Renews Call For Ban Of Hallucinogenic Drug

In an effort to stem drug use among New York State's youth, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today renewed his push to ban the sale of Salvia Divinorum in New York State. This hallucinegin, which is widely claimed as having the same effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), is currently available via the Internet and in stores without age restrictions. Legislation sponsored by Senator Flanagan to ban the substance passed the Senate in February of this year.

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Governor To Decide Fate Of Military Family Relief Fund Bill

Legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that would create the New York Military Family Relief Fund will soon be sent to Governor Eliot Spitzer for his decision on the fate of the program.

The fund would give financial assistance to the families of New York residents who are members of the national guard, armed services reserves or militia and who have been called to active duty away from their homes for at least 30 days.

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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER ON PASSAGE OF CONGESTION PRICING BILL

"Today's legislative passage of a congestion pricing bill is very good news for the City of New York. My district encompasses much of the proposed pricing zone, and the need to cut the number of vehicles on the streets is clear. Congestion is much more than just an annoyance for drivers—it has far-reaching negative consequences to New Yorkers' health and quality of life.

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Senator Klein To Hold Weekend Office Hours In Your Community

BRONX, New York-Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will once again hold his weekend office hours in communities throughout the district. In an effort to make state government more accessible to residents, Senator Klein is providing opportunities for constituents to meet with him at more convenient times and locations. Senator Klein will address constituent concerns and offer general office services. Residents are encouraged to stop by to meet with the Senator and exchange ideas.

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CHAUTAUQUA OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED STATE RESOLUTION

Pictured: Chautauqua Opportunities Mike Yerico,Dir. of Housing & Energy Conservation, Roberta Keller, Executive Director, Troy Taylor, Housing Services Manager & Senator Young.

 

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