Martin House Announces Major Award By New York State Senate - "Allocation of New York State Funds Provides Critical Support For Interior Restoration of the Darwin Martin House."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Date: July 17, 2009Contact: Mary F. Roberts,Executive DirectorMartin House Restoration Corporation716-856-3858

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Dairy Crisis Looms

   In our ever evolving world, one thing has not changed: farming remains the number one industry in New York state.  Despite that fact, many of our hard working farmers are being forced out of business, while others are in need of a lifeline to preserve this time honored tradition.

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Mayoral Control Deal On Tap?

By Elizabeth Benjamin: The Daily Politics

Mayor Bloomberg and Senate Democrats have reached a tentative deal to renew the expired law giving the mayor control over the school system, DN Capitol Bureau Chief Ken Lovett said.

The Democratic conference is convening right now at 250 Broadway to discuss the elements of the potential agreement.

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SENATOR MAZIARZ DECRIES LATEST LEGISLATIVE EFFORT TO UNDERMINE LOCAL BENEFITS OF HYDROPOWER

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) held a press conference this afternoon in Buffalo to denounce a bill that will deprive Western New York of the benefits of low-cost power generated at the Niagara Power Project, the New York Power Authority’s largest hydropower facility.  Senate Bill 6050 was debated voted on, and passed in the State Senate at 3:00 AM on July 16.

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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE TEENAGE DRIVER SAFETY

State Senator Andrew Lanza announces that the state Senate recently passed legislation he supports to strengthen teen driving training requirements and prevent teenage driving deaths.

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State Senate Majority Conference Urges City to Improve School Governance

For Immediate Release: July 23, 2009Contact: Steve Mangione | prman200@aol.com | 914-403-4072 (Senator Espada)

 State Senate Majority Conference Urges City to Improve School Governance

(New York, NY) State Senate leaders joined dozens of parents from acrossthe city on the steps of City Hall to urge Mayor Bloomberg to supportlegislation that would include parental involvement and training.

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A Major Victory For Public Safety

In a major victory for public safety, the U.S. Senate defeated the dangerous Thune Amendment. Had it passed, New York would be forced to honor thousands of concealed carry permits from states with lax standards, making it more difficult for law enforcement to stop straw purchasers from selling illegal guns in our state.

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