Thompson Set To Receive Two Honors At Black & Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus This Weekend

9:30am on Sunday, February 18th. The breakfast will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, located at 10 Eyck Plaza, tickets are $40 per person. Other honorees include Hon. Serapher Conn-Halevi, Chairwoman of the Mt. Vernon Democratic City Committee; Hon. Delores Brathwaite, Executive Director of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission; and Hon. Symra Brandon, Former Assistant to the County Executive/Director African-American Affairs. Other weekend festivities include performances by The Four Tops & Regina Belle Saturday evening, with Former U.S.

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Senator Young Named To Serve On Seven Senate Committees; Announces Initiatives And Goals For 2007 Legislative Session

State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean) has been re-appointed Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee."Agriculture still is the number one industry in our state and I am working to strengthen our farms. We are blessed with a rich variety of agriculture, ranging from wine and grapes to dairy, maple, apple and vegetables. There are exciting opportunities to grow the industry," Senator Young said.The outlook for New York agriculture indicates both promise and problems. "Agri-tourism and biofuels have great potential to build economic prosperity," Senator Young said.

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Senator Fuschillo Announces New Proposals To Make College More Affordable

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced his support for a comprehensive plan to make a college education more affordable for New York’s students. The plan provides increased financial assistance to help families with soaring tuition expenses, provide new incentives to college students to keep them living and working in New York when they graduate and makes it easier for New York’s servicemen and women to attend college.

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Senator Breslin Urges Parents To Start Early: Teach Children Proper Oral Hygiene

In recognition of Children's Dental Health Month, observed each February, State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Albany) today said one of the best ways New York parents can educate their children about good oral health care is to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of pediatric dentistry. "While it's important to develop good oral health habits in children, it's just as important to understand and break bad habits, such as thumb sucking or swallowing large amounts of toothpaste, which can lead to the ingestion of too much fluoride," Senator Breslin said.

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Senator Dale M. Volker Announces State Senate $1.3 Billion Small Business Assistance Package

(Depew, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that The New York State Senate passed a small business and manufacturing assistance plan (S.1456), that targets the biggest concerns that hold back small businesses from growing and creating new jobs. The plan would provide $590 million in assistance in the first year and almost $1.3 billion in tax relief and assistance to small businesses when fully implemented after three years.

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Senate Reform Bills Call For Special Elections To Fill Vacancies In Statewide Offices

Statewide special elections would be held to fill vacancies in the offices of State Comptroller and Attorney General under two reform bills introduced today in the New York State Senate.

"There is no purer form of democracy than letting the people decide who should serve as their elected representatives in state government," said Senator Joe Robach. "As part of the Senate Majority’s ongoing efforts for meaningful government reform, this is just another logical step in the right direction.

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Senator Saland Presents Resolution Honoring Community Leader

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today presented a resolution and flag to the family of the late Susan H. Conte of Stottville, honoring her as a distinguished leader and devoted member of her community. Ms. Conte passed in July of 2006 at the age of 65 after a long and celebrated career. "Susan Conte was a woman of great character whose strength of purpose and civic commitment defined her as a true community leader," said Senator Saland.

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Senate Passes $1.3 Billion Small Business Assistance Package

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan, (R,C, I, New City) announcedNew York State Senate passageof small business and manufacturing assistance legislation (S.1456), that targets the biggest concerns that hold back small businesses from growing and creating new jobs. The plan would provide $590 million in assistance in the first year and almost $1.3 billion in tax relief and assistance to small businesses when fully implemented after three years.

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A Message From Senator Breslin

Senator Marcellino: Reform Bills Call For Special Elections

Senator CarlL. Marcellino today announced legislation for statewide special elections to be held to fill vacancies in the offices of State Comptroller and Attorney General.

"Our Country was built on the fundamental right to vote, a process where candidates are forced to make their case to the voters.

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