Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Arts Grants for State Funding for Several Westchester County Organizations

    Today, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF, 35th District) announced that several Westchester County Arts organizations will receive funding totaling approximately $360,000. 

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Senator Montgomery to Chair Senate Committee on Children and Families

Albany, NY (January 7, 2009): As the reigns of leadership passed to New York’s 32-member Senate Democratic Conference during the official start of the 2009 Legislative Session, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) proudly accepted her assignment as Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Children and Families.

Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens), who secured a Democratic Majority for the first time in 43 years, will serve as the Senate’s Majority Leader.

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Senator LaValle Comments on State of the State

"As I approach the 2009 legislative session, I will be doing everything possible to create programs and pass legislation that will give people hope that New York is still a viable place to live, work, and raise a family. Clearly, the budget deficit and turning around New York’s economy will be key to restoring that hope," said Senator Ken LaValle.

"In delivering his State of the State Address, Governor Paterson made it very clear that New York is faced with an historic economic crisis and that our budget deficit is growing by millions of dollars a day.

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Senator Young Secures Grant for Women’s Imaging Center @ Brooks Hospital

State Senator Cathy Young today visited Brooks Memorial Hospital to tour the site of the Dunkirk Hospital’s future Women’s Imaging Center. Working collaboratively with Brooks Memorial Hospital, Senator Young was able to obtain a $250,000 NYS Economic Development Assistance Program (NYSEDAP) grant for the purchase of a new Digital Mammography system for the Center.

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Senator Steve Saland On The 2009 State Of The State Address

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today responded to Governor Paterson’s 2009 State of the State Address: As we all know, this year our country and our State havefaced unprecedented fiscal challenges. Revenues we once relied on to pay for vital services have been significantly reduced creating an enormous current year shortfall, as well as a daunting projected deficit for the coming year.

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Sen. Little Reacts to Gov's State of State: Property Tax Relief Must Be a Priority

Statement by Sen. Betty LittleReaction to Gov. David Paterson’s State of the State AddressWednesday, Jan. 7. 2009

"Governor Paterson’s State of the State address was a somber assessment of our financial condition but also an optimistic call for hope, courage and action. We face a tremendous challenge in having to overcome a $15 billion budget deficit over the next 16 months. The

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Serrano Applauds Paterson Healthy Food Initiative

Albany, NY – State Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) expressed strong support for Governor Paterson's plan to fund healthy food markets in low-income neighborhoods, which was announced in today's State of the State address. He praised the Governor for listening to legislators and constituents, and responding with action and energy.

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Seward Comments On State Of State Address

ALBANY, 01/07/09 -- Senator James L. Seward today commented on Gov. Paterson’s State of the State address:

“While Governor Paterson hit on some key points today, his overall message still falls short of what is needed in New York State. Job creation and tax relief must be the headlines of this redemption story.

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Remarks By Temporary President Of The Senate Malcolm A. Smith After The Senate Leadership Vote

"I'm honored …humbled …and truly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this new chapter in our state's history.

The fact that I'm standing here is a testament to a new day in Albany: a day in which we can come together to exercise the kind of leadership the people of New York deserve.

I look forward to working with all of our Republican colleagues on the issues facing New York.

We are one Senate, with a common goal of improving the quality of life for the people of this state and a common purpose of making government more efficient.

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