We Want the Illegal Guns Out of Our Community

We Want the Illegal Guns Out of Our Community

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Budget Dysfunction Reigns With Less Than A Week Before Deadline

With less than one week to go before New York reaches the constitutionally mandated April 1st deadline for the adoption of the state budget, Governor Paterson, Speaker Silver and Senate Majority Leader Smith continue to hold secret three way discussions on the state fiscal policy for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Espada Announces Plans at Senate Hearing for Major Education Campaign and Joint Task Force to Stop Unsafe and Illegal Practice of Carving Up Apartments with Drywall Partition

Representatives of city agencies, firefighters’ unions, and tenant, landlord and housing advocacy organizations, including New York City Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri, today painted a frightening picture of the unsafe and illegal practice of partitioning apartments with drywall in buildings and private homes throughout the five boroughs. Their testimony on the issue came at a public hearing held by the New York State Senate Committee on Housing.

 

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Senator Serrano sponsors Diabetes Workshop and Constituents Hours in the Bronx

Bronx, NY- March 27, 2009 - As part of his monthly Bronx Constituent Services Day, Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) sponsored a Diabetes Workshop at the Highbridge Senior Center. The Senator has been extremely involved in issues related to public health, working on efforts to protect supermarkets in East Harlem and fighting diesel emissions related to the asthma epidemic.

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Marking Women’s History Month, Several Women Will Be Feted at Bronx Event

A group of ordinary women that includes entrepreneurs, public school educators, civic activists and public servants were feted for their achievements and contributions to youth, elderly and the Bronx community when they received "Women of Distinction" proclamations and awards from State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx) in celebration of Women’s History Month. The ceremony took place at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, at the Bronx Library Center, Auditorium, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY

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Senator Lavalle Applauds D.O.T for Reinstatment of Rails to Trails Funding

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle was pleased to learn that $2 million in state funds he previously secured for Suffolk County’s Rails to Trails program has been reinstated by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) on its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

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Senator Larkin Urges Democrats In Albany To Not Increase Utility Taxes And To Not Include A Commuter Tax In The State's Budget

Today, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced his opposition to Governor David Paterson’s proposal to raise taxes on utilities and the possibility of a commuter tax being included in the state’s budget.      

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Senator Larkin Urges Democrats In Albany To Not Increase Utility Taxes And To Not Include A Commuter Tax In The State's Budget

Today, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced his opposition to Governor David Paterson’s proposal to raise taxes on utilities and the possibility of a commuter tax being included in the state’s budget.      

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Aubertine Applauds Federal Legislation for Dairy Farmers

Legislation from U.S. Sen. Feingold similar to bills introduced by Sen. Aubertine at state level

ALBANY (March 27, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today applauded U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold for introducing a series of legislation intended to give dairy farmers a say in decisions that affect their bottom line and help them get a fair price for their milk. Two of Sen. Feingold’s bills are similar to legislation introduced by Sen. Aubertine in the state Legislature.

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Drug Dealers Protection Act

The Rockefeller Drug Laws, a series of stringent anti-drug measures passed in 1973 which were once considered among the strongest in the nation, were dramatically reformed in December 2004 and August 2005.  Now, once again, additional reforms are being considered.  These reforms though would do much more harm than good.  To put it quite simply this so called reform should be called the “Drug Dealers Protection Act.”

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