Senator Flanagan Calls On Governor Spitzer To Join In Reforming Public Authorities

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), the Chairman of the Senate Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee, today called on Governor Eliot Spitzer to join him in providing real reform regarding the oversight of how New York State public authorities operate. This call follows Senate passage of legislation sponsored by Senator Flanagan that will strengthen the Public Authorities Reform Act of 2005 by instituting reforms that will ensure greater openness, transparency and accountability in New York State’s public authorities.Joining with Assemblyman Richard L.


Memorial Day Statement

Americans have observed Memorial Day for over a century, since the days of the Civil War. It remains a grounding, powerful and solemn occasion when citizens gather to honor our veterans, to recall their sacrifices and to remember that American soldiers still serve to protect freedom and preserve peace.Throughout the coming days,Americans will gather incemeteries, large and small. We will come together, in poignant remembrance,in city parks and town squares and village greens. Sacrifice is the truth that we remember and honor on Memorial Day.


Senator Robach And Mayor Duffy Announce $1 Million In State Funding For Completed Hemlock Lake Dam And Spillway Rehabilitation Project


Project Improved Overall Safety of Dam Used to Create Reservoir for City Water Supply

State Senator Joe Robach and Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy today announced that the City of Rochester will receive $1 million in funding from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


Robach Announces Historic Rochester Brewery To Expand, Add Product Lines

High Falls to enter new, diverse markets, such as energy drinks.


Senator Farley Reports NYS Senate Passes Healthy Schools Legislation To Help Fight Childhood Obesity

Recently, the New York State Senate passed legislation to establish nutrition guidelines for school districts to follow in order to provide students with healthy food choices. The Childhood Healthy Access to Meals Program (CHAMP) will provide children with more nutritious foods at school in an effort to reduce the growing crisis of childhood obesity and other children’s health issues.

Statistics show that childhood obesity has become a public health crisis. CHAMP is a great way to encourage children to make healthy eating a way of life in and out of school.


New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Press Statement On The Shooting Of Fermin Arzu

I would like to begin this meeting by expressing my deepest sympathy to Mr. Fermin Arzu’s fiancée, Ms.


Senator Johnson Announces $50,000 Grant For FOCUS

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee recently met with Susan Rothman, Executive Director of FOCUS "For Our Children and Us" in his Babylon office where he handed Ms. Rothman a presentation check for $50,000 which represents a state grant that he secured for the organization as part of the 2007 New York State budget.


Senator Robach Announces Passage Of Legislation To Prohibit Investments That Support Genocide In Darfur

“I was proud to introduce this legislation in the State Senate and prouder still to cast my vote in favor of its passage,” stated Senator Robach. “The inhumane and horrific treatment of the citizens of Darfur must end and this is just one opportunity to help make that happen.


Senator Smith Urges Parents To Teach Kids To Protect Themselves From Potential Abductors

With National Missing Children's Day approaching, and days after a New York City girl thwarted a would-be kidnapper, State Senator Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) today urged parents to teach their kids how to protect themselves from predators seeking to do them harm."On May 25th we will observe National Missing Children's Day," said Senator Smith.


Serrano Co-sponsors Arts Conference At Moma

Senator Serrano joined with Senator Liz Krueger to host an Arts Conference entitled "Contemporary Marketing and Audience Development" at the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan."The arts have already proven an economic engine for New York City .

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