Senator Fuschillo Announces New York State Military Medals Are Available For Local Veterans And Their Families

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding veterans and their families about the military awards offered by New York State to honor New Yorkers who have served in the armed forces. "The men and women who defended our country deserve our respect and gratitude, and this is one way that we can recognize their sacrifices," said Senator Fuschillo.


Nozzolio Legislation Prohibiting Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens Adopted In State Senate

Albany - The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Michael F. Nozzolio that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card."I have never seen such strong and united opposition to a proposal by the Governor," Senator Nozzoliosaid.


Senator Marcellino Urges MTA To Withdraw Fare Increase Plan

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) testified today at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("MTA") hearing urging them to withdraw their plan to raise fares and tolls in 2008, 2010 and every two years thereafter.

"The bottom line is the MTA has once again turned its back on its fundamental responsibility of providing safe, convenient, and user friendly service and decided instead to line their pockets with the hard earned cash of middle class commuters.


Please Join Us For Senator Andrew Lanza’s Annual Senior Information Day

Who: State Senator Andrew J. Lanza


What: Annual Senior Information Day

Where: C.Y.O. Community Center

Mt. Loretto6581 Hylan BoulevardStaten Island, NY 10309

When: Friday, November 9, 2007, 10 am – 2 pm


State Senator Andrew J. Lanza will host his Annual Senior Citizen Information Day, Friday, November 9, 2007 from 10 am to 2 pm, at the C.Y.O. Community Center located on the grounds of Mt. Loretto, 6581 Hylan Boulevard.


"From Outsourcing To Onshoring"

There are going to be a number of hot-button issues dominating the 2008 presidential election. The war on terror. Health care. Illegal immigration. These are just a few of the more prominent debates promising to take front and center stage as we move toward next November. There’s no question that our candidates for president will need to stake out very decisive positions on these issues, and more often than not what they have to say will strike a chord throughout individual regions across the nation, including our own.


Perkins Says Columbia Must Remember Community Concerns

Senator Bill Perkins, D-West Harlem, fielded questions from residents within the footprint of Columbia’s proposed expansion zone at the Manhattanville Community Center on Monday night.At the meeting, Perkins criticized behind-the-scenes negotiations between the city and Columbia and stressed that community concerns must be taken into account as the University’s proposal for a 17-acre campus moves forward.Perkins emphasized that residents of the area must fight for those who might be displaced from their apartment without their consent.


Seneca Army Depot: Once Again An Economic Engine For Finger Lakes Region

We have come a long way in re-building the Depot since the dark days of the early 1990’s when our region received a devastating one-two punch with the closure of the Seneca Army Depot and the Willard Psychiatric Center.For generations these facilities drove the local economy, employing thousands of area residents who enjoyed the steady, secure employment these two government facilities offered. Once they closed, these facilities became an economic anchor around the necks of local residents as we struggled with the loss of more than 1,000 good-paying jobs.


New Program To Make Mammography Records Available

State Senator Martin Golden with Council Member Vincent Gentile joined today with a group of local, state and federal elected officials as well as former patients of Bay Imaging to announce the release of thousands of medical records held hostage by the radiological imaging facility.

“Today, I am proud to announce that, after more than a year of struggle, thousands of records held hostage by Bay Imaging will finally be released to the patients who so desperately need them.


Fuschillo Law Will Ensure Companies That Destroy Sensitive Documents Are Qualified And Reputable In Order To Protect New Yorkers From Id Theft

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced a new state law that will require businesses that offer document destruction services to register with the New York Department of State. The new law, which was recently signed by the Governor, will give consumers an extra layer of protection against identity thieves who commonly sort through trash to gain sensitive personal information such as Social Security numbers and other identifying data to commit I.D. theft.

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