Seward: Spitzer Raising Gas Tax, Motorist Fees

State Senator James L. Seward said today the governor's budget will raise costs for upstate motorists, including gas taxes by up to 5 percent annually and a big jump in auto insurance.

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Senator Johnson Announces Main Line Community Empowerment Act

Bill Would Require Local Community Support/ Public Hearings on Third Track

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Testimony: Hearing of the Commission On Real Property Tax Fairness

Chairman Suozzi and Distinguished Members of the Commission, thank you for the opportunity to speak before you today.

The task you have been given is monumental, though it can be easily articulated. You have been charged with finding ways to provide real property tax relief to New York State residents without jeopardizing our ability to provide the quality of education necessary for our children to compete and succeed in the global marketplace.

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Senator Farley Hosts Annual Women Of Distinction Display At Amsterdam Riverfront

To celebrate Women's History Month, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced that an exhibit honoring historic New York women will be on display at the upper level of the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam. The display will be open to the public Mondays through Fridays during business hours, throughout the month of March.

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Seward Plans 'hall Of Fame Game' Panel

Senator James L. Seward today said he would form a panel charged with developing an alternative to the annual Major League Baseball-sponsored Hall of Fame game held in Cooperstown each year and cancelled by MLB for 2009.

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Padavan Rejects Spitzer's Car Tax

 New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today announced that he stands in strong opposition to Governor Spitzer’s “Car Tax” and the Governor’s plan that will lead to an increase in gas prices. Padavan’s opposition to the both plans comes as the Senate Majority will act on their budget next week.

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Borough's State Senators Tackle Subprime

Editorial feature in The Times LedgerBy Alex Christodoulides

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Senator Breslin Honors Women's History Month

National celebration focuses on notable women who shaped American historyMarch 5, 2008 - State Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany) today declared March is the right time of year to reflect upon and recognize the remarkable women who have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to all society. March is Women’s History Month.

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Klein Honored By Cuny Law School Named Outstanding Public Service Alum

ALBANY-In the historic War Room of the Capitol, Senator Jeff Klein was honored by his alma mater, the City University of New York Law School, as one of three outstanding public service alumni. Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer and Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell, were also recognized. The Senator was feted for his exemplary 14 year career in the state legislature.

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Senator Robach Appointed Chairman Of Senate's Committee On Labor

Senator Robach Appointed Chairman of Senate’s Committee on Labor

Senator Robach today announced that he has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Labor.

"I am happy to have been appointed Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Labor," stated Senator Robach. "Under Senator Maziarz’s leadership, the Senate has reached historic grounds on many critical issues facing New York’s workforce and I look forward to continuing this success."

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