Krueger: Senator Bruno, Don't Forget To Ban Canned Hunts Before Session Ends

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger today pressed Majority Leader Joe Bruno to bring (S.784/A.2612) to the floor of the Senate for debate and a full vote. The legislation, which would ban canned hunts in New York, remains stalled in committee with just 4 days left in session."Canned hunts are cruel," Krueger said. "These are animals that have not just been taken out of their element and placed in cages from which they can't escape, but often they have been trained to trust humans and are brutalized and victimized as a result.

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Senator Dilan Co-sponsors Comprehensive 421-a Legislation

Senator Dilan has co-sponsored a bill that Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) introduced that aims to curb the rampant tax breaks given to developers who have no intention of providing the affordable housing units within their buildings.

“The 421-a tax abatement program was originally established to help spur development in New York City when it was struggling financially in the 1970s.

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Terrorist Treasury

NEW YORK—Gathered at the United Nations, the seat of international cooperation, Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn), joined by Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Senator Toby Stavisky (D-Queens), and Senator Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington) released an analysis of New York State pension fund assets invested in companies that do business with nations on the U.S. Department of State’s list of terrorist nations: Syria, Iran, Sudan, and North Korea.

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Audubon New York To Honor Senator Nozzolio

Albany— State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio will be honored by Audubon New York at an upcoming ceremony in recognition of his commitment and leadership in the development of the Montezuma Audubon Center. Senator Nozzolio will receive the award and speak at the Audubon New York event, to be held at the Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles on June 27th at 5:30pm.“It is an honor to be recognized by Audubon New York with this prestigious award,” said Senator Nozzolio.

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Millions Approved To Build And Renovate Affordable Housing In New York State

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced that a total of $14 million in affordable housing financing and grants was approved for the Hudson Valley by the boards of the New York State Housing Finance Agency (HFA) and Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC).

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Senator Fuschillo’s Legislation To Protect Consumers Who Make Internet Purchases Approved By Senate

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. announced today that the Senate approved legislation that he sponsors that would protect online consumers who have merchandise shipped. The measure extends consumer protections already in law for purchases made through the mail and by telephone to purchases that consumers make on the Internet.

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Senators Duane And Krueger Call For Moratorium On Mitchell-lama And Affordable Housing Buyouts

With New York State losing affordable housing at an alarming rate, State Senators Thomas K. Duane (D, WFP-Manhattan) and Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) today called for immediate passage of their legislation, S6120, which would mandate a moratorium on Mitchell-Lama and other affordable housing buyouts, as well as create a temporary state commission to evaluate the loss of existing units in these affordable housing programs.

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Senator Flanagan And Assemblyman Raia Welcome Flat Stanley To Albany

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Andrew Raia (9th Assembly District) recently welcomed Flat Stanley to Albany as part of a class project of kindergartner Gretchen Mack of St. Paul’s Lutheran School. The two legislators provided Flat Stanley with a tour of the State Capitol and took him into both chambers of the New York State Legislature.Gretchen Mack sent Flat Stanley to Albany after reading the book "Flat Stanley" in her kindergarten class.

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Senator Nominates West Nyack Vet To NYS Senate Veterans Hall Of Fame

On Flag Day, June 14, 2007, during the course of session at the New York State Senate, Senator Thomas P. Morahan (R-C-I, New City) will formally nominate 84 year-old Rockland County resident, Joseph Conace, to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

 

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Larkin Bill To Link Boces And Libraries For Shared Internet Services Passes Senate

Legislation that Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) introduced earlier this year to allow local libraries to access high-speed Internet services from Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) has passed the State Senate.

The bill (S.2082) would give any BOCES the ability to contract with individual libraries or library systems and provide high-speed Internet services or community relations services to the libraries at a reduced cost for both.

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