Senators Launch Push For Stronger Rent Laws

Sixteen State Senators stood today with rent regulated and Mitchell-Lama tenant allies to launch a full court press to pass stronger rent laws before the current legislative session ends in June.

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SENATOR OPPENHEIMER ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF MTA BAILOUT PLAN THAT REIMBURSES SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR PAYROLL TAXES

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) announced passage of Governor David Paterson’s proposed bailout of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which was approved by the Senate on May 6.  The measure provides $2.26 billion for the financially crippled MTA and affords New York area commuters significant relief from the exorbitant fare hikes and drastic service reductions that had been anticipated.  

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Young gets involved after beauty salons fined

THE OBSERVER Staff Report

Posted May 11, 2009

Multiple hair salons in the region have had fines levied against them by the states reduced after complaints were made to state Sen. Catharine Young's office.

To read full story go to: http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/523417.html

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Senator Thompson's Week of Upcoming Events

Buffalo, NY- NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), will be sponsoring many community activities throughout the week. 

Legislative ReceptionThis is a great opportunity to network and meet experts in renewable energy and the environmental field.  Light refreshments will be provided by Chef Johnny of Adrienne’s Catering.  The reception will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 65 Court Street in the Walter J. Mahoney Building from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. 

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Senator Thompson Holds Spring Fling Senior Breakfast

Buffalo, NY- NYS Senator  Antoine M. Thompson will hold his 8th Annual Spring Fling Senior Breakfast on Friday, May 22 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. 

“I am happy to be able to continue the tradition of my senior breakfast.  This is a great opportunity for seniors to get together and have a good time and a nice breakfast,” stated Senator Thompson.

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SENATE ANNOUNCES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE, PARTNERS WITH BUSINESS TO INITIATE NEW PROGRAM TO CREATE JOBS

(Albany, NY)- Today, the New York State Senate announced a proposal to establish an economic development task force made up of 29 business and community leaders from across the state charged with developing a new incentive-based program that will better attract companies to New York State and encourage businesses to generate jobs. The current Empire Zones Program is set to expire in June 2010. The proposed task force would make a draft recommendation on a replacement program by December 2009. 

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Addabbo Supports Legislation to Require DOT Traffic Safety Survey for Seniors

For Immediate ReleaseContact ……………………… Patricia A. McCabe, 718-738-1111

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Addabbo Announces Prescription Saver Discount Card

For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Patricia A. McCabe, 718-738-1111

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