Tri-level Legislative Task Force Unveils Findings On Public Safety Report

The Tri-Level Legislative Task Force and Co-Chair Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith will hold a press conference to release the findings of a report prepared after a series of public hearings were held to examine police practices, procedures, and their impact on the community. The Task Force was formed in the aftermath of the 2006 fatal shooting of Sean Bell by police, which sparked community outrage and protests.

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Sen. Farley Obtains $15,000 Legislative Grant For Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) met with members of the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter on June 5th at the Canajoharie High School and presented the group with a ceremonial check that symbolized the $15,000 legislative grant the Senator obtained for the organization.

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Senate Democrats And Health Advocates Push Legislation To Stop Tier 4 Prescription Drug Price Increases.

(ALBANY, NY) Senate Democrats joined health advocates in calling for the bipartisan support and passage of stronger legislation protecting consumers from health insurers increasing prescription drug co-payments in New York state beyond the reach of those who need the medication most.

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Senate Democrats And Health Advocates Push Legislation To Stop Tier 4 Prescription Drug Price Increases.

(ALBANY, NY) Senate Democrats joined health advocates in calling for the bipartisan support and passage of stronger legislation protecting consumers from health insurers increasing prescription drug co-payments in New York state beyond the reach of those who need the medication most.

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Serrano Sends Letter To High School Principals

The following is a letter sent by Senator Serrano and Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito to high schools principals in their respective districts.Dear Principal:

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Padavan Honors Pauline Chu as 2008 "Woman of Distinction"

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored Pauline Chu, President of the Chinese American Parents Association, as a 2008 “Woman of Distinction” during an award ceremony at the State Capital on Tuesday June 3rd. 

The prestigious award honors women throughout New York state for service to their community and their personal and professional excellence. Women of Distinction honorees come from all walks of life and are recognized for their courage, integrity and perseverance in improving the lives of New Yorkers. 

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Senator Hassell-Thompson Reminds Dad To Get His "Yearly Tune Up"

This Father’s Day, women should start a conversation to help Dad get checked

State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today urged New York women to help the men in their lives take better care of themselves, especially by encouraging them to speak with their physicians about prostate cancer. Between the demands of work, caring for loved ones, and the upkeep of homes and cars, many men put off getting an annual checkup, she noted.

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Senate Votes To Protect Herkimer Police, Corrections Off

The New York State Senate has passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I/Oneonta), that would establish the death penalty for criminals who kill correction officers and other law enforcement personnel. Seward said the measure would protect Herkimer police and correction officers.

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