Klein Back In The Community!

BRONX-With the close of the 2007 legislative session Senator Jeff Klein is happy to be back in the community, out and about discussing the issues that matter with residents of the Bronx and Westchester. The following are some of the week's highlights:On Tuesday, Senator Klein dropped by the Allerton Avenue club house to chat with seniors about a variety of issues from congestion pricing, to terror-free investing, to campaign finance reform.

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Fuschillo Legislation Ensures Child Witnesses Are Protected

The New York State Legislature has approved a measure that would protect children from having to testify in person in a courtroom during a criminal proceeding if a judge determines that the appearance could cause the child to suffer serious mental or emotional harm, State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., the Senate sponsor of the legislation, announced today. Senator Fuschillo, (R-Merrick) said, "As adults it is our responsibility to protect the safety and well-being of children who are needed to testify in criminal trials.

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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Congratulate Bellmore Eagle Scout

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) today congratulated Bellmore resident James O’Donnell on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. James is a member of Troop 285 in Bellmore.Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough presented James with a resolution, passed by the State Senate, honoring his accomplishment. To attain the rank of Eagle Scout, James completed two separate projects.

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Senate Boosts Environmental Protection Fund

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) last week voted in favor of increasing New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) from $250 million to $300 million by State fiscal year 2009-10."The EPF is crucial to many environmental programs important to the people of the Hudson Valley, such as purchasing open space, farmland protection, and pollution prevention," stated Senator Bonacic.

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Senator Nozzolio Honored By Audubon New York

Savannah— With the opening of the Montezuma Audubon Center to the public on May 5th, visitors have continued to flock to the new Center to learn about and experience this amazing wetlands complex. To celebrate the opening, and all the hard work of individuals that made the vision of the center a reality, Audubon New York honored State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio during its third annual Montezuma Audubon Center Reception at the Sherwood Inn.

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New York Salutes America

BRONX-Once again Orchard Beach saw an explosion of colors and charisma as Senator Klein and Bronx Borough President Carrionhosted the3rd Annual New York Salutes America Celebration. Over 5000 people swarmed the beach for an evening of live music, face painting, carnival fun, and a private BBQ reception. The West Point Color Guarde kicked off the opening ceremonies as the NYC Transit Pipes and Drums, joined by dozens ofBronx veterans, lead the crowd in Amazing Grace.

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Jobs Grants Announced In Herkimer

Jobs and businesses in Herkimer County will be boosted as a result of $145,000 in state senate economic development awards announced today by State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Milford) at a ceremony in Herkimer. He was joined by representatives of area businesses and local officials, including Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Len Hendrix and IDA Director Mark Feane. "There are two things on people's minds in our area: high property taxes and the economy," said Senator Seward.

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Senator Adams: Changes In Epic Means Seniors Save By Enrolling In Medicare Drug Program

State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) today announced that changes set to begin on July 1 in New York’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program represent a win-win situation for New York seniors. EPIC, a state-sponsored program to help seniors afford the high cost of prescription drugs, currently serves more than 360,000 New Yorkers. "EPIC is by far one of our greatest success stories," Senator Adams said. "It’s hard to improve upon a program that helps seniors save, on average, over 80 percent of the costs of their prescriptions.

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Senator Flanagan Visits Setauket To Congratulate Environmental Contest Winners

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the Setauket Elementary School to congratulate two of their classes for their recent efforts in the State Senate’s 16th Annual I*MA*GREEN*NATION" competition. The classes won statewide recognition for their environmentally aware entries into the contest.Mrs. Kimberly Shaughnessy’s 3rd grade class won second place in the Literature competition in Grades 1-3. Their project was a compilation of poems that were written by the students regarding the environment and recycling.

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Testimony Of New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane Before The New York City Council Housing And Buildings Committee In Support Of Int. 374-a

My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, which includes the Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and part of the East Side, including the East Village, Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village and Waterside Plaza. I am here today to testify in support of Int.

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