2 State Lawmakers Urge Challenge Of National Guard Use

The Working Families Party and the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) are launching a $1.5 million tv ad campaign against Gov. David Paterson's property tax cap.

The ad – titled "Wrong Answer" – quotes the New York Times' description of Paterson's tax cap "gimmick"  and argues that the tax cap "is the wrong answer to the serious problem of property taxes.  Similar caps have devastated public education in states like California, Massachusetts and Illinois."

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Senator Breslin Is A Proud Sponsor Of Homesave (a Fair Lending Program) Free Foreclosure Prevention Workshop, Tuesday, September 9th

FACING FORECLOSURE? The worst thing to do is nothing!

Get FREE assistance from HUD-approved counseling agencies:

            •    Receive a personal review of foreclosure prevention options

            •    Receive a referral to legal service agencies

            •    Attend a workshop on the foreclosure process

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Senator Johnson Helps Break Ground At Brentwood State Park

State Senator Owen Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon) today joined New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash, State Senator Caesar Trunzo (3rd Senate District) and hundreds of energized members of the Brentwood community to break ground on a multi-million dollar plan that will dramatically expand and improve athletic facilities at Brentwood State Park.

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Senator Dilan: As Summer Draws to A Close, Don't Forget About Back-to-School Immunizations

August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month   Calling it "one of the most important things you can do to prepare your child for school," State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today reminded New Yorkers that as summer draws to a close, it's time to make sure their child's back-to-school immunizations are up to date.  Immunizations protect children against serious, vaccine-preventable diseases.

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WEST CLARKSVILLE ADDS TO FIRE HALL

By Cheryl I. Sharp, Secretary Clarksville Fire District

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USDA DESIGNATES NEW YORK COUNTIES AS AG DISASTER AREAS

In response to Senator Young's call for the Federal Government to declare several upstate counties as disaster areas due to hail, high winds and excessive rain that occurred May 20, 2008 through June 13, 2008, the State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in New York has announced that the USDA has designated Livingston, Orange, Oswego, Rockland and Wayne Counties in New York Ag-disaster areas.

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Response To Post Article Re: Public Officers Law

"We are facing a $6 billion deficit, and again the Senate Republicans have decided to focus on something other than the needs of the people of New York State. This time it's a tournament. We have real issues on the table that need to be dealt with. Further, we were on the day in question at a golf outing. Rain forced us indoors. And like any good host it was important to entertain all guests. That is simply what occurred. And nothing else.

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WRECKING WITHOUT THE BALL: AN EVICTION LOOPHOLE

State says law's vague definition of 'demolition' gives owners wide grounds for evictions.

By Rachel Nielsen

A state regulation has been allowing private building owners to evict rent-stabilized tenants by demolishing apartment buildings – but the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)says that no matter how it words the regulation, it doesn’t have the power to prevent owners from using the law to replace stabilized apartments with market-rate units.

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Achieving Hugh Carey's "True Economy"

Fiscal crises, three decades apart, affirm opportunity for budget reform

By Malcolm A. Smith

 

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