Senator Fuschillo Meets With Residents At The Freeport Library

Freeport residents recently had the opportunity to meet with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) during the Senator’s mobile office hours at the Freeport Library.


Audubon New York To Honor Senator Nozzolio

Albany— State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio will be honored by Audubon New York at an upcoming ceremony in recognition of his commitment and leadership in the development of the Montezuma Audubon Center. Senator Nozzolio will receive the award and speak at the Audubon New York event, to be held at the Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles on June 27th at 5:30pm.“It is an honor to be recognized by Audubon New York with this prestigious award,” said Senator Nozzolio.


June 2007 Community Bulletin

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Thompson & Buffalo Bisons Team Up To Sponsor Youth Baseball Clinic

WHY: To address youth on the issues of leadership, teamwork, and the importance of education while providing sports development tips and techniques.


Assemblymember Peoples & Senator Thompson To Host Minority And Women Owned Business Enterprises Reception

free of charge and open to the public and is specifically targeted for minority and women-owned (MWBE) businesses, which are certified, eligible for certification, or currently undergoing the certification process. Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson and Michael Jones-Bey, Director for the Division of Minority and Women's Business Development at Empire State Development Corporation, will present New York State’s executive plan for MWBE’s and discuss New York State contracting opportunities.


Terrorist Treasury

As the sole trustee, the Comptroller is responsible for the Common Retirement Fund, which represents The New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System, and the Police and Fire Retirement System, providing pension, death and disability benefits for state and local government employees and employees of certain other participating employers.


Senator Steve Saland Announces Passage Of Bill To Assist School District Budget Planning

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced the Senate has passed his bill, S.5671, which would require that any state mandate imposing a cost upon a school district be imposed before the adoption of a school budget. This provision allows school districts to plan for and incorporate any new state imposed mandate in their upcoming school budget.

"As Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, I am sensitive to school districts’ concerns regarding the unfunded mandates placed on them and have consistently opposed them.


Senator Steve Saland Announces Passage Of Bill To Protect Special Education Students

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced passage of his bill, S.4018, which requires prospective employees of publicly funded special education schools to be fingerprinted and subjected to a criminal history background check.


Larkin Plan Would Allow Small Businesses To Purchase Healthy Ny And Save 5-7% On Health Insurance Costs

The State Senate has passed legislation (S.205) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) to allow small business owners to purchase the Healthy New York insurance product even if they already offer their employees health insurance.

The bill would permit owners of a sole proprietorship or a small business to purchase both individual and family insurance policies for their employees under the Healthy New York insurance program.


Millions Approved To Build And Renovate Affordable Housing In New York State

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced that a total of $14 million in affordable housing financing and grants was approved for the Hudson Valley by the boards of the New York State Housing Finance Agency (HFA) and Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC).

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