Pipeline-expansion talk begins

By DENISE A. RAYMO, The Press RepublicanStaff Writer

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Fall Prevention Tips Available for Seniors

As the former Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging, I was proud to work closely with the Capital District Senior Issues Forum, the Elder Network for the Capital Region and the State Office for the Aging several years ago to create a brochure highlighting safety tips for senior citizens.

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Senator Farley Fights to Restore the STAR Rebate Check

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is asking fellow New Yorkers to join him in fighting to restore STAR rebate checks to homeowners through an amendment that was voted down by the Senate Democrats.

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SENATOR OPPENHEIMER CO-HOSTS PANEL ADDRESSING EDUCATIONAL ACCESS AND EQUITY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

 Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) recently co-hosted a panel presentation focusing on the vital need to ensure access and equity for students with disabilities amid times of economic uncertainty.  The panel addressed a wide range of issues, including funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), state and local budget issues, mandate relief proposals and litigation reform. 

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H1-N1 Virus Information - Now available in Russian

The H1-N1 Virus Information is now available in Russian. Follow the links to get current information provided by the NYC Department of Health.

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SENATOR GOLDEN ENCOURAGES NEW YORKERS TO SIGN UP FOR FREE DRUG DISCOUNT CARD OFFERED BY NEW YORK STATE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is encouraging residents between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, or persons with a disability regardless of age, currently without prescription coverage to sign up for the New York State free drug discount card.

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Senator Serrano and Leaders Encourage Sustainable Choices

Senator Serrano, Sanitation Commissioner Doherty, City's Sustainability Director Aggarwala, and Assemblymember Kellner Announce Legislation to Make New York City a Pioneer in Protecting the Environment by Encouraging Sustainable Choices

City Residents Use Billions of Plastic Bags Per Year

Five Cent Plastic Carryout Bag Fee Will Help Reduce Litter and Number of Bags That Enter Waste Stream

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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

CONTACT: John McArdle, Mark Hansen (518) 455-2264        FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, May 4, 2009http://www.senatordeanskelos.org

    A month after he signed into law the biggest spending and tax increase in state history, Governor Paterson’s call for a spending cap is too little, too late for state taxpayers. 

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NO THANK YOU, UNCLE SAM: NYC KEEPS 'SNAP' STANCE

By Chloe Tribich

Among the various groups of people who are qualified by the federal government to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits – SNAP, formerly known as food stamps – there are those who have jobs and those who don't, those who are on welfare and those who aren't, those with and without children, disabled and able-bodied.

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