Senator Rev. Diaz Joins Protest Of Local Restaurant To Demand Respect For The Community

In response to a community outcry, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will join with Mount Zion CME Church member Mr. Wayne Jones, ministers and community leaders at a press conference to protest the Great Wall Restaurant located at 1533 Watson Avenue in The Bronx on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 12:00 noon."I cannot understand how a local restaurant can refuse pennies – which are US legal currency – as payment for food," said Senator Rev. Diaz.

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Bonacic Meets With Local Girl Scout

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) met with Girl Scout, Claire Bird from New Paltz and Ms. Rena Ann Hill, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Ulster County at the Girl Scouts’ Annual Legislative Breakfast in Albany. Representatives from the organization were in Albany to speak to legislators about bills that were important to them and funding for infrastructure for the Girl Scout operations.

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Senator Fuschillo: State Funding Will Give Suffolk/nassau District Attorneys Tools To Better Combat Dwi On Long Island

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that he has secured state funding for new Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) dedicated to prosecuting DWI cases in the Offices of Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice.

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Senator Adams Introduces Legislation Creating Crime Of Unlawful Sale Of Ammunition

Saying it is important to limit the sale of ammunition to those who have legal firearms licenses, State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) today announced he has introduced legislation that would create the crime of the unlawful sale of ammunition."It is only logical to require any purchaser of ammunition to produce a valid firearms license for a weapon that uses that type of ammunition," Senator Adams said.The Brooklyn lawmaker, a 22-year veteran of the New York Police Department, said store owners would be charged with a Class C felony under his proposal.

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Senator Larkin Announces Purple Heart Stamp Will Be Reissued At 41 Cents In August

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced word from the Postmaster General that the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Purple Heart stamp at the First-Class Mail price of 41 cents beginning this August.

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Senate Plan Would Double Senior Citizen Property Tax Rebates

State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced a plan to double the size of direct property tax rebate checks for senior citizen homeowners. The Senate is introducing a bill that would return about $200 million to senior citizens. Funds for the increased senior rebate checks would come from higher-than-projected State revenues realized at end of the 2006-07 state fiscal year.The Senate budget proposed tripling property tax rebate checks for all homeowners, including seniors.

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Senator Golden Debates The Need For The Death Penalty In New York

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) this past weekend appeared as a guest on Eyewitness News Up Close with Diana Williams. Senator Golden was a guest, along with State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell. Senator Golden defended his support for the reinstatement of the death penalty in New York State for cop killers. Issues related to the budget were discussed as well.

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Senator Flanagan Proposes Increasing Rebate Checks For Senior Property Taxpayers

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today unveiled a plan to greatly increase the size of direct property tax rebate checks for senior citizen homeowners. The legislation that Senator Flanagan has proposed would return about $200 million to the senior citizens of New York State.

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Larkin Proposes Shared Internet Services Between Boces And Libraries

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has introduced legislation (S.2082) in the State Senate that would give any Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) the ability to contract with individual libraries or library systems and provide high-speed Internet services or community relations services to the libraries.

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