Senator Nozzolio Secures $50,000 For Local Fire Departments

Citing the importance of assisting local fire departments in their efforts to protect the community, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured $50,000 in State grants for area fire departments- $15,000 for the Varick Fire Department, $20,000 for the Marbletown Volunteer Fire Department in Lyons, and $15,000 for the Wallington Fire Department in Sodus. “Our brave firefighters represent the very best of our communities and the very best of New York State,” said Senator Nozzolio.

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Senator Fuschillo And Local Officials Celebrate Grand Opening Of New North Merrick Starbucks

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District), Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Angie Cullin, Town of Hempstead Clerk Mark Bonilla, and Family Court Judge Richard Lawrence in attending the Grand Opening of the new Starbucks Coffee on Merrick Avenue in North Merrick.

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Senator Golden: U.s. Senate Democrats Playing Politics With 9/11 Illness Funding

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today charged that the Democratic controlled United States Senate, including New York Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, is playing politics with federal funding to be allocated to the medical needs of those heroes who served at Ground Zero in the days, weeks and months following the attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center.

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Senate Aging Committee Chairman Marty Golden To Host Senior Fair

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, will be hosting his 5th Annual senior fair to offer local seniors and their families an opportunity to learn of the services available to assist them with their property taxes, their prescription drug coverage, their personal safety, and their health. The event will be held on Friday, June 15, 2007, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Youth Center of Most Precious Blood located at Harway Avenue and Bay 47th Street.

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Senate Funding Helps Frankfort Business Park

State Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I/Milford) today announced a $500,000 grant for the Herkimer County IDA's 5S South Business Park in Frankfort. The funding under the Financial Assistance to Business (FAB) program will pay for improvements to the Village of Frankfort's water supply in order to provide water to the business park. "Partnership is the key to providing local solutions that produce jobs and a better quality of life," Seward said.

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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Mrs. New York State 2007 To Albany To Unveil Domestic Violence Legislation

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) welcomed Smithtown resident and reigning Mrs. New York United States 2007 Lori Donaudy to Albany as he introduced a comprehensive package of legislation aimed at protecting the victims of domestic violence. The announcement was made just prior to Senate action on several important pieces of legislation that will enhance protections for domestic violence victims.

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Senator Parker Says 2007-08 State Budget Will Improve The Lives Of All New Yorkers

Brooklyn, NY -- State Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) said fundamental reforms, targeted tax relief for middle class families and businesses, and record investments in education, health care and affordable housing in this year’s budget will provide opportunities for all New Yorkers to make a better life themselves.“What we did this year was make sure our dollars were spent wisely and continue a reform agenda that will make our government more efficient and accountable to the people,” said Senator Parker.

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Senate Passes Domestic Violence Package

In observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahanjoined by members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference, today passed a comprehensive package of legislation aimed at protecting victims of domestic violence.

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West Babylon Student Earns Prestigious SUNY Chancellor's Award

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently had the honor of meeting Jason Callahan of West Babylon in his Albany legislative office. Callahan, a student at Suffolk Community College, was honored recently with the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

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From The Desk Of Senator Hugh T. Farley

I support genuine campaign financing reform, such as some type of public funding for candidates for Statewide office. If the Governor is truly interested in "leveling the playing field," among candidates, I would be happy to work with him to develop such a program.

Unfortunately, the Governor's "campaign financing reform" will ensure that only people with great personal wealth -- such as Governor Spitzer and Mayor Bloomberg -- can afford to run for public office.

I believe that average citizens should be able to run for office.

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