Senator Golden Says NYC And Uft Agreement Makes The Grade

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today voiced his support for the recent agreement between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and United Federation of Teachers President, Randi Weingarten, which will create a $20 million-a-year merit pay program for 200 of New York City’s high need schools."It is a victory for everyone when the City and our schools work together as a team. This agreement is truly a historic partnership between our hard working dedicated teachers and the Big Apple.

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Senator Golden And Senate Colleagues Urge MTA To Withdraw Fare Increase Plan

New York City’s New York State Senate Majority Delegation are urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("MTA") to withdraw its plan to raise fares and tolls in 2008, 2010 and every two years thereafter.As signed by Senators Frank Padavan, Serphin Maltese, Martin Golden, and Andrew Lanza, the Delegation sent a letter to the MTA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G.

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Senate Democrats Bring "Get Back To Work" Campaign To Long Island

New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) and Senator Craig Johnson (D-Nassau) brought the Democratic Conference's "Get Back to Work" campaign to North Hempstead today, the latest stop in a statewide tour to rally public outcry about Albany's legislative deadlock and to urge passage of priority bills during the upcoming October 22 special session.

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Senator Fuschillo, Li Realtors, Child Protection Advocate Ask: Would You Give A Sex Offender The Keys To Your Home?

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today was joined by representatives of the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR) and the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR), and the Executive Director of Parents for Megan’s Law calling for enactment of a new law to prohibit convicted sex offenders from obtaining or holding a real estate license in New York State. The proposed law would prevent dangerous sex offenders from having access to the homes of New York families. The legislation (S.

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Larkin Announces NYS Trooper Exam Deadline Is Dec. 1st

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today reminded potential police academy candidates that the December 1, 2007 deadline is fast approaching.

"The opportunity to take the entrance examination for the position of NY State Trooper comes around just once every four years," said Senator Larkin. "We need good candidates. Don't miss this opportunity if you have been considering a career in law enforcement."

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"stop Taxing Our Property" Reform Plan (ny-stop)

It is said that the three most important considerations when purchasing property are "location, location and location", however, the three most important issues for Hudson Valley taxpayers are "property taxes, property taxes and property taxes".

Statistics show that New York ranks well above the national average when it comes to real property taxes, and New Yorkers are demanding relief. Many suggestions have been made over the years on how to provide real property tax reform, but there has been no consensus.

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Senator Flanagan Supports Growth Of Recreational Opportunities In Centereach

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Brookhaven Town Supervisor Brian X. Foley, Councilwoman Kathy Walsh and the Brookhaven Parks Department to announce a partnership with local youth groups to expand the recreational facilities in the Selden-Centereach community. The projects will be aided through $325,000 in state funding that Senator Flanagan secured.The first project will add a new ball field to Levitt Field and the cost of this project will be offset with $75,000 of the funding.

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It’s Time City Regained Control Of The Rent And Eviction Laws

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By: Senator Jose Serrano

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State Senate Democrats Lobby Congress For Override Of Children's Health Care Veto By President Bush

State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) and several colleagues from the Democratic Conference today visited members of Congress in Washington D.C. seeking their pledge to override President Bush's callous veto of a joint federal-state health insurance program.Earlier this month, Bush vetoed a bipartisan Congressional measure to reauthorize the State Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which was due to expire on September 30.

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State Senate Democrats Urge Predatory Lending Reforms In Washington, D.c.

State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St.

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