Sen. Young launches petition drive to restore STAR rebate checks

Posted 5.4.09 THE OBSERVER

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I Olean) has launched a statewide petition drive to restore the STAR rebate checks to homeowners.

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H1N1 (SWINE) FLU OUTBREAK

New York ReactionOn Sunday, April 26, Governor Paterson also activated the health emergency preparedness for New York.

This enabled the state and local governments to receive faster access to resources and heightened the level of monitoring taking place. The state is coordinating a response through its Health Alert Network (HAN), using it to communicate and coordinate disease monitoring activity, laboratory testing, and the proper health care response with local health departments, hospitals and providers.

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MAZIARZ URGES GOVERNOR, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO FIX EMPIRE ZONE PROBLEM

Members of the Senate Republican Conference today sent a letter to Governor David Paterson,  Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, urging them to address a problem created in the state budget, that is forcing businesses located in Empire Zones to give the state what amounts to an interest-free loan of more than half a billion dollars.

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Pipeline-expansion talk begins

By DENISE A. RAYMO, The Press RepublicanStaff Writer

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Fall Prevention Tips Available for Seniors

As the former Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging, I was proud to work closely with the Capital District Senior Issues Forum, the Elder Network for the Capital Region and the State Office for the Aging several years ago to create a brochure highlighting safety tips for senior citizens.

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Senator Farley Fights to Restore the STAR Rebate Check

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is asking fellow New Yorkers to join him in fighting to restore STAR rebate checks to homeowners through an amendment that was voted down by the Senate Democrats.

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SENATOR OPPENHEIMER CO-HOSTS PANEL ADDRESSING EDUCATIONAL ACCESS AND EQUITY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

 Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) recently co-hosted a panel presentation focusing on the vital need to ensure access and equity for students with disabilities amid times of economic uncertainty.  The panel addressed a wide range of issues, including funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), state and local budget issues, mandate relief proposals and litigation reform. 

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H1-N1 Virus Information - Now available in Russian

The H1-N1 Virus Information is now available in Russian. Follow the links to get current information provided by the NYC Department of Health.

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SENATOR GOLDEN ENCOURAGES NEW YORKERS TO SIGN UP FOR FREE DRUG DISCOUNT CARD OFFERED BY NEW YORK STATE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is encouraging residents between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, or persons with a disability regardless of age, currently without prescription coverage to sign up for the New York State free drug discount card.

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