Senator Flanagan Sponsors Enhanced Citizen Participation

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that a constitutional amendment he sponsored to provide residents with a more direct role in the affairs of government has passed the Senate. The Initiative and Referendum amendment would empower the public to join together to enact and amend laws."The power of the people should be expanded beyond simply voting for a candidate on election day. This amendment would open up the halls of our government so that everyone has the power to bring an idea to the people of New York State.

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A Season Of Hope

Sometimes you just have to sit back and admire and celebrate success.

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KRUEGER APPLAUDS ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE FOR PASSAGE OF NATION'S STRONGEST CELL PHONE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS; DEMANDS THE SENATE STOP STALLING ON THIS LEGISLATION

ALBANY, NY – Earlier today State Senator Liz Krueger praised the members of the Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee for passing the Cell Phone Consumer Protection Act (CPCPA – A.8539) bringing the legislation one step closer to a full Assembly vote. Krueger went on to demand that the leadership in the State Senate also take up the legislation.

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Senator Alesi Welcomes Rochester School For The Deaf

On Tuesday, May 23, Senator Alesi was proud to welcome students from the Rochester School for the Deaf.Accompanying chaperones Jaimie Iman, Scott Lipitz, Lori Delavak, and Patrick Sullivan were students Ricky Daniels, Allison Higgins, Caelin Herzog, Barry McGrain, and Ryan Clark-Sulkey. Senator Alesi was eager to learn what the students have been up to this school year and he even managed to learn some sign language in the process.

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Senate Passes Initiative And Referendum

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan today announced New York State Senate passage of a constitutional amendment (S.6020) that would give New Yorkers a more direct role in the legislative process by empowering them to enact and amend laws through initiative and referendum.

"By enacting initiative and referendum, we will be ensuring that the people of this state play a more integral role in the decision-making process.

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Senate Passes Initiative And Referendum

Senator Jim Alesi (R,C - Perinton) today announced the passage of a constitutional amendment (S.1370) that would give New Yorkers a more direct role in the legislative process by empowering them to enact and amend laws through initiative and referendum.

"Amending the State Constitution to allow initiative and referendum will provide citizens of New York the ability to enact laws which are specifically addressed to their concerns," said Senator Alesi.

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Larkin Sponsors Bill To Assist Kingston Waterfront

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the State Senate has passed legislation he is sponsoring (S.7156) to authorize the City of Kingston to alienate waterfront property so that it can be sold to a private developer.

"Under current law, there is a general prohibition on the sale of waterfront property," said Senator Larkin. "The City of Kingston requested that this stipulation be waived so that property located at 472 Abeel Street could be sold to a private developer.

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Senator Johnson Honors An All-american

State Capitol, Albany, New York, June 8, 2006 -- State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently presented Danielle Wilson of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip with a legislative resolution recognizing her achievement of becoming the first Long Island student-athlete to be named to the McDonald’s 2006 All-American Team. Danielle is a senior at St. John’s, averaging about 30 points and 20 rebounds per game.

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Senator Johnson Visits New Children's Room At Deer Park Library

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently visited the newly renovated children’s room at the Deer Park Public Library where he had the chance to read books to some of the many children who are enjoying reading in the beautiful new room. The new children’s room was made possible through a $40,000 state grant that the Senator had secured for the library.

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