Padavan Urges Queens Families To Apply For Child Health Plus

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) is urging all families throughout Northeast Queens to apply for health insurance for their children under Child Health Plus. With the recent expansion of income eligibility limits of Child Health Plus, all uninsured children in New York are now eligible for health insurance coverage.

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Senator Flanagan Helps Residents Prepare For Emergencies

To inform residents about how to prepare in the event of an emergency, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently hosted a community seminar which provided helpful tips and information to local residents. The event, which was held at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, was presented with the help of a number of emergency assistance organizations. The meeting provided those who attended with numerous safety tips on how to prepare for and recover from an emergency.

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Perkins Discretely Teary Over Obama

Sen. Bill Perkins , a self-proclaimed "child of the civil rights movement" and one of the first New York Democrats to break with the hometown pack and endorse Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton, talked to me yesterday about how moved he was by the historic nature of Obama's nomination.

I also asked him about the idea that there's a split between the old guard, MLK-era guard of African American leaders and the new generation, now led by Obama, whose members are too young to have been part of defining moments like the march on Washington.

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The Three C's: Condos, Classrooms and Crowding

By James Trimarco

The current flurry of new luxury housing construction in New York City has created a number of quandaries for the city's public schools.

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Labor Day Statement From Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith

"This Monday marks the 126th anniversary when scores of craftsmen and laborers paraded in New York City to show strength in support of ideals such as the abolishment of child labor, an eight hour work day, equal pay for women and a progressive income tax system. Many of these challenges were met and we celebrate these accomplishments the first Monday in September; but New York's working class again faces great obstacles. 

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Senator Parker Provides Services To Help Homeowners Avoid Mortgage Foreclosure

Brooklyn, NY -- Senator Parker will provide Brooklyn homeowners with some assistance in preventing foreclosures and sub-prime lending.  An initiative called “Operation Protect Your Home” a cooperative undertaking between officials in federal, state, and city government and lending institutions will host a forum to provide counseling on methods of avoiding mortgage foreclosure. 

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Governor Signs Saland Bill To Crack Down On False Child Abuse Reporting

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced the Governor has signed his bill, S.8615, making it a crime to knowingly report a false claim of child abuse or maltreatment.

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Testimony By NYS Senator Duane Before The New York City Planning Commission Hearing Regarding The NYC Department Of Sanitation's Proposed Garage And Salt Shed For Manhattan Districts One, Two & Five

My name is Thomas K. Duane, and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, which includes the Hudson Square neighborhood, where the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has proposed siting the sanitation garage and salt shed being discussed at today's hearing. I also represent portions of Manhattan Sanitation Districts One, Two, and Five (SD1, SD2 and SD5), which the facility in question is intended to serve.

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Larkin Announces Approval Of The New York Wine And Grape Foundation Study Grant

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the Empire State Development Corporation has approved a $44,500 grant for the New York Wine and Grape Foundation to conduct a study on establishing a Hudson River Valley Wine and Culinary Center.

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Seward: Localities Eligible For Efficiency Grants

Goal is reduced pressure on property taxesALBANY, 8/26/08 -- The state is accepting applications from local governments for projects that involve municipal shared services and result in savings to local taxpayers, Senator James L. Seward (R/I/C-Oneonta) announced today.

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