Charleston Bus Depot Project Approved

The last hurdle has been cleared for the construction of the long-awaited Charleston Bus Depot project on Staten Island. The funding amendment, which will provide $39.3 million dollars to fully fund the project, met no objection from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Program Review Board and was finalized on Monday.

Senator Lanza worked closely with Senator Dean Skelos, the Senate’s representative to the MTA Capital Program Review Board, to inform him of the importance of the project to Staten Islanders.


Legislation Sponsored To Protect Children From Internet Predators

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Critical Choices, is announcing that he has joined his colleagues in the State Senate in a statewide legislative effort to protect children in the internet age, and has sponsored omnibus legislation designed to enhance the safety of all of New York’s children, recommendations of the Senate Majority Task Force on Critical Choices 2007 Report entitled, "Protecting Children in the Internet Age".

The legislation will:


Senator Golden Fights For Protection Of Free Speech In Foreign Courts

Yesterday, Senator Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) joined Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and Assemblyman Rory I. Lancman (D-Queens) at a press conference at the New York Public Library to support the passage of Senate Bill 6687 – The Libel Terrorism Protection Act.


Officers Sought By NYS Department Of Corrections

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a formerNew York City Police Officer, is today announcing that the New York StateDepartment of Correctional Services, responsible for overseeing theincarceration and rehabilitation of the convicted criminals of our State,is looking for Correction Officers. This job allows Officers to play a rolein ensuring the safety of the society they live in. It also offers them thechance to work closely with those who have run afoul of the law, providingservices that can aid in the rehabilitation of convicted criminals who are


Dreams Of A New Senior Center To Become A Reality

State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, 22nd District), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today is announcing that a contract has been awarded by the City of New York to build a new senior center in Marine Park and that ground will be broken on the construction this Spring.


Golden Hails Real Id Regulations

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), member of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, today enthusiastically supported the final rule establishing minimum security standards for state issued drivers’ licenses and identification cards issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


Statement By Senator Steve Saland On The Executive Budget Proposal

After reviewing the Governor’s Executive Budget proposal released earlier today, I have serious concerns. While dealing with an estimated $4.4 billion budget gap will be a difficult challenge, the Governor’s call for making "tough choices" also requires them to be fair choices.


Golden Provides Free Income Tax Help To Constituents

State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, 22nd District), has announced that he will again provide, for the 11th year, income tax filing services to senior citizens in his district. Appointments will given every Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from February 7th through April 12th.


Seward Comments On Budget

Senator James L. Seward commented on the governor's proposed 2008-2009 state budget, unveiled in Albany today.

"Under the governor's budget, if you drive a car, own a home or want to buy one, you'll pay more money. You'll also pay more for your health insurance.

"A first look at the governor's proposed budget indicates that it taxes too much, spends too much, and is light on help for upstate New York. It spends at twice the rate of inflation.


NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Other Elected Officials And Community Leaders To Express Outrage Over Two Bias Crimes Committed Against Members Of The Hasidic Jewish Community.

New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference with leaders of the African-American and Jewish communities to express their outrage over two hate crimes committed against members of the Hasidic Jewish community. The group will use the celebration of the birthdate of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to demand ethnic and religious tolerance.Senator Adams states: “One of the greatest speeches in history was delivered by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the man whose birthday we commemorate today. In that brilliant oration, Dr.

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