Golden Joins Senate In Unveiling Higher Education Proposals

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today joined his colleauges in the State Senate in introducing a comprehensive package of proposals that would make obtaining a college education more affordable for New York’s students, 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 recognize the sacrifices and service of our military personnel by making it easier for New York’s servicemen and women to attend college.

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Senator Andrew Lanza Announces Landmark Ethics Reforms

Legislative leaders today announced an agreement to implement one of the most sweeping ethics and lobbying reform packages in state history.

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Statement From Senator Marty Golden

The Brooklyn jury that convicted Ronell Wilson for murdering two New York City Police Officers last month on two counts of murder, along with robbery, carjacking and firearms charges made an appropriate decision today by imposing the death penalty.As the state Senate sponsor of legislation (S.319) to reinstate the death penalty for the intentional murder of a police officer, I am working towards a tough law that is Constitutional and represents an application of justice commensurate with the crime.It is time to rewrite New York State statute to provide greater protections to

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Senator Dale M. Volker Passes Civil Confinement Legislation

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M.

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Senator Hassell-Thompson Urges Women To Protect Themselves Against Cervical Cancer Through Regular Screening

State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today encouraged every adult woman to take advantage of Pap smear screening, which tests for cancer of the cervix, the lower, narrow end of the uterus or womb. January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month.

"Most of us never realize how much we take our good health for granted until something goes wrong," Senator Hassell-Thompson said. "What could be simpler than taking the first step of scheduling a Pap smear, and being proactive in our approach to our own health. It may be the most important decision we ever make."

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Senator Montgomery & The College Board To Co-host Higher Education Forum During 36th Annual Legislative Conference Of The New York State Association Of Black And Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc.

Albany, New York (January 30, 2007): In an effort to identify barriers to college success for African American and Latino New Yorkers and ways to improve their educational outcomes, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and The College Board will co-host an informational dialogue on this issue during the 36th Annual Legislative Conference of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. The seminar, entitled Closing the Achievement Gap: Connecting All Students to College Success, will take place on Saturday, February

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Larkin Announces Senate Higher Education Proposals

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the introduction of a comprehensive package of proposals that would make obtaining a college education more affordable for New York’s students.

"This plan will be a tremendous help to students and their families trying to cover the soaring costs of obtaining a college degree," said Senator Larkin. "It will give new incentives to college students to keep them living and working in New York after they graduate.

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Senate Unveils Higher Education Proposals

Senator James L. Seward, a member of the Senate Higher Education Committee, andthe senate majority conference have introduced a comprehensive package of proposals that would make obtaining a college education more affordable for New York’s students, 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 recognize the sacrifices and service of our military personnel by making it easier for New York’s servicemen and women to attend college.

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Senator Dale Volker Takes Up Fight Against Cigarette Smuggling

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) introduced legislation that will give New York a powerful weapon in its fight against cigarette smuggling. The bill mandates the use of new counterfeit-resistant tax stamps, the licensure of all cigarette manufacturers, and the creation of a new "Cigarette Enforcement and Anti-Smuggling Fund."

This legislation will give enforcement officers the tools they need to stop an illegal cigarette trade that is funding organized crime and terrorist operations.

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Larkin Calls For Crackdown On Unregistered Sex Offenders

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) is pushing for legislation (S.912) that would require every convicted sex offender to register or verify his address with the New York State Sex Offender Registry or be arrested and charged with a Class D Felony.

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