Senator Johnson Hosts LI Seafood Reception

State Capitol, Albany, New York, April 6, 2006 -- State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, is pictured with members of the New York Seafood Council at his 2006 Long Island Seafood Reception that he hosted in Albany. The popular annual event showcases Long Island Seafood and Long Island Wines and draws nearly 1,000 guests.

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Senator Johnson Delivers More For Local Libraries

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, spoke at the Grand Opening Celebration and Re-Dedication at the Babylon Public Library held on April 2nd. Johnson announced to the crowd that the new State Budget includes $20 million in additional aid for local libraries across the state. The Babylon Public Library’s extensive expansion will enable the library to accommodate a larger number of patrons.

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Golden Leads Ribbon Cutting For New York City's Newest N.o.r.c.

Brooklyn-State Senator Marty Golden, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, with representatives of the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults, Lutheran Medical Center and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, and Assemblyman Matthew Mirones, will hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome New York City’s newest N.O.R.C. (Naturally Occuring Retirement Community), at Shore Hill Senior Housing, 9000 Shore Road in Brooklyn.

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New York State Senator Stephen M. Saland, Scholastic, And The New York Library Association Celebrate National Library Week

Senator Steve Saland, Chairman of the New York State Senate Education Committee, Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, and the New York Library Association teamed up today, in honor of National Library Week, to raise awareness about the role school libraries play in student achievement and the importance of access to books for all children.

Senator Saland read an excerpt from The Kid Who Became President to fourth graders at Poughkeepsie’s G.W.

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Senator Fuschillo And Student Advisory Panel Meet To Discuss Issues

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate’s Education Committee, recently met with his student advisory panel. The meeting was held in Senator Fuschillo’s district office.

Senator Fuschillo’s student advisory panel is a group of high school students that meets with Senator Fuschillo several times a year to discuss issues that affect young people and get a first hand perspective to see the inner workings of state government.

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Skelos Announces State School Aid Increase For Nassau County And Property Tax Relief Package

SKELOS ANNOUNCES STATE SCHOOL AID INCREASE FOR NASSAU COUNTY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PACKAGEBudget Contains Education Tax Credit and Eliminates State Sales Tax on ClothingNew York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G.

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Senator Saland's Legislation To Permit Child Victims And Witnesses To Testify Via Closed Circuit Television Passes The Senate

Senator Steve Saland (R-C Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation to minimize the emotional harm to child victims and witnesses in murder, attempted murder cases (S.470), or criminal assault and endangering the welfare of a child (S.469) cases by allowing them to testify via closed-circuit television. In 1985, the New York State Legislature approved a law allowing children to testify by closed-circuit television in court proceedings involving sexual abuse.

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Senator Golden To Lead Ribbon Cutting For New York City's Newest N.o.r.c.

Brooklyn-State Senator Marty Golden, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, with representatives of the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults, Lutheran Medical Center and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and welcome to Brooklyn, New York City’s newest N.O.R.C. (Naturally Occuring Retirement Community), at an event tomorrow, Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 12:00 p.m. to be held at Shore Hill Senior Housing, 9000 Shore Road in Brooklyn.

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Senator Flanagan Announces Increased Assistance For Libraries

To celebrate National Library Week, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced that he has successfully worked to secure over $19 million in funding for the libraries of New York State. This money was included in the Senate budget and the Assembly agreed to the funding during budget negotiations.A key component of the funding is the Senate's plan to use 2000 census numbers to allocate library funding. By discontinuing the use of 1990 census information, the change will allow library funding to accurately reflect changes in population.

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Easter Egg Hunt In Brooklyn Saturday

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, with CERT 1 NYC, will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at McKinley Park in Brooklyn located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn.

Beyond searching for Easter Eggs, the event will include music and games, face painting, clowns and a potato sack race for the children. Volunteers from CERT 1 NYC will hide over 1,000 candy filled Easter Eggs throughout the Park.

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