Senator Fuschillo Applauds Signing Of New Law To Keep Dangerous Sex Offenders Off The Streets

State Senator Charles Fuschillo (8th District) today praised the signing of a new law he cosponsored that will allow the state to confine sexually violent predators who are likely to commit another sex crime in secure treatment facilities after they’ve completed their prison sentence.

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Marcellino Announces Bill That Will Prevent Credit Card Companies From Penalizing New York Cardholders Through Universal Default

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that he is co- sponsoring legislation that would ban the practice of "universal default" in New York State, which allows credit card companies to increase interest rates if a cardholder makes a late payment to another credit card company or even pays a phone or utility bill late. The practice has forced some consumers to pay twice the amount of their credit card bills because of interest and fees.

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Senator Fuschillo Speaks To Second Grade Class At Chatterton Elementary School

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently visited with second grade students in Ms. Feltman’s class at Chatterton Elementary School. Senator Fuschillo talked to the students about his responsibilities as a State Senator and explained some of the different aspects of his job. He also told the children how ideas are transformed into laws, and took them through the stages of the legislative process. Afterwards, the students had the opportunity to ask Senator Fuschillo questions.

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News From The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

On Tuesday, March 20th at 11 am in Hearing Room A in the Legislative Office Building, Albany the nomination of Assemblyman Alexander "Pete" Grannis for the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation will be considered by the Environmental Conservation Committee. On April 5 at 10 am a public hearing will be held at the Cold Spring Harbor Library to comprehensively address the issue of Sewage Wastewater Management and Planning on Long Island.

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New Workers’ Compensation Reform Law Will Reduce Costs For Businesses/increase Benefits For Workers

State Senator Charles Fuschillo today announced an historic new law to reform workers’ compensation insurance that will reduce costs for business while increasing benefits for injured workers in New York State. Under the new law, employer costs, which are now some of the highest in the nation, will be cut by ten to fifteen percent, and benefits for injured workers will see an increase for the first time in 15 years.

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Flood Relief Included In Senate’s Budget

The state budget proposed by senate Republicans includes a $10 million financial assistance package to help counties throughout upstate New York that were hit by the devastating floods which occurred in June and November of 2006.

The senate's budget also includes a provision that will help to provide additional state aid to school districts in areas that suffered a reduction in property values of three percent or more as a result of the flooding.

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Senator Farley Announces Senate Budget Provides Critical Flood Relief

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced with fellow members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference that their new State Budget proposal includes a $10 million financial assistance package to help counties throughout Upstate New York that were impacted by the devastating floods which occurred in June and November of 2006.

The Senate's budget also includes a provision that will help to provide additional State aid to school districts in areas that suffered a reduction in property values of three percent or more as a result of the flooding.

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Senate Budget Proposal Contains $40 Million To Locate New York State Food Laboratory In Geneva

Albany— New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio has announced that the State Senate’s budget plan released today has appropriated $40 million for the construction of a new State food laboratory at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva.

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State Senate Budget Provides Critical Flood Relief

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) and members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today announced that their new State Budget proposal includes a $10 million financial assistance package to help counties throughout Upstate New York that were impacted by the devastating floods which occurred in June and November of 2006.

The Senate's budget also includes a provision that will help to provide additional State aid to school districts in areas that suffered a reduction in property values of three percent or more as a result of the flooding.

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Senate Budget Increases School Aid By $514 Million

The Senate today approved its 2007-08 state budget plan for education that adds $358 million in school aid, which generates over $514 million on a school year basis, to the governor’s school aid package to ensure a fair distribution of school aid to districts throughout the state. The budget represents the largest school aid increase in the history of New York. In addition, the Senate education budget provides greater direct relief for property taxpayers and includes a plan to help students and their families afford the cost of higher education.

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