Legislation Will Seek To Improve Empire Zones For Rural Regions

Albany, N.Y.-- State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C, Elmira), chairman of the joint, bipartisan Legislative Commission on Rural Resources (LCRR),will introduce legislation to restructure New York’s Empire Zone program so that it works more effectively in rural, upstate regions.Winner’s legislation is being developed based upon an LCRR survey last year of Empire Zone officials in 35 rural counties. Most of the officials responded with suggestions to improve the usefulness of the Empire Zone program for their communities.

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Senator Young Pushes for Team Effort to Avoid More Flooding Mishaps

 

PORTVILLE - The flooding of a Portville senior citizen complex was "a catastrophe that never should happen again," said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean).

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Senator Young Pushes For Team Effort To Avoid More Flooding Mishaps

PORTVILLE - The flooding of a Portville senior citizen complex was "a catastrophe that never should happen again," said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean).

"This incident underscores the need for emergency preparedness.

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Senator Golden Statement On Caravan For Kids

Senator Marty Golden today issued the followed statement on the Caravan For Kids Campaign planned visit to his Brooklyn District Office:“Thank you for coming by my office during the Caravan for Kids. I want you to know that insuring a quality education for our children is something that is very important to me.

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Senator Flanagan Applauds Signing Of Civil Commitment

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today applauded Governor Eliot Spitzer for signing civil commitment into law. This new law, which Senator Flanagan sponsored in the Senate, will give the state the ability to place sexually violent predators who still pose a threat to society in a secure state mental facility for the purpose of continued rehabilitation at the conclusion of their prison sentence."This is a huge step forward in the fight to protect our children and our communities.

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Senate Calls For Investigation, Increased Penalties Following Abuse, Death Of Jonathan Carey

Senatelawmakers today joined with the family of Jonathan Carey to call on the Inspector General to investigate the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) and the Commission on Quality Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (CQC) following the alleged mistreatment of 13 year old Jonathan Carey at the Anderson School, which led to his transfer to another facility and, ultimately, his tragic death.

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Senator Fuschillo Proposes New 3 Point Plan To Track Down Missing Sex Offenders

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today proposed a new 3 point plan to help track down sex offenders that have failed to comply with the Megan’s Law address verification requirements. The plan, which can be implemented by the Governor without legislation, would help law enforcement officials track down these missing sex offenders, while also heightening awareness among members of the media and the general public when a sex offender might be on the loose in their community.

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Bonacic: Senate Provides $60 Million In Relief To Dairy Farmers

Dairy Assistance Program Would Provide Critical Aid to Vital New York Industry

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that the Senate will vote on an Agriculture budget plan which would provide $60 million in immediate financial assistance to dairy farmers across the State. "A viable dairy farm industry is crucial to the health and well-being of our communities," stated Senator Bonacic.

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Senator Savino Blasts Senate Gop For Fiscal Irresponsibility

State Senator Diane J. Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) today blasted the Senate's State Senator Diane J.

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Senator Volker Announces New Budget Transparency And Accountability Plan

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that The New York State Senate unveiled a new three-point budget transparency and accountability plan that is designed to ensure greater openness, performance, and responsiveness in State government.

"Our residents demand accountability from their government, and the State Senate is addressing this matter head on," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "The State Senate has for several years publicly disclosed salaries and expenses of each senate member and their staffs.

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