Senator Morahan Secures Agreement From New State Veterans Chief

County officials had contacted Morahan, a former chairman of the State Senate's Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee, as well Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, to express concern that the State had been unwilling to provide county veterans agencies with the ability to communicate information to newly discharged veterans regarding their local benefits and entitlements.

Each local county’s veterans agency will be give


Freeport Elementary School Students Join Senator Fuschillo In Saying "No" To Tobacco

Third and fourth graders from New Visions Elementary School in Freeport today learned about the dangers of tobacco from State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), author of New York State’s Clean Indoor Air Law. "When tobacco companies look to attract new smokers, children are the number one target. We must teach children at a young age that smoking is a dangerous and deadly addiction, which is why it is so important to say ‘no’ to tobacco," said Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Health Committee.


NYS Toxic Mold Task Force Established

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger today applauded Governor Spitzer for enacting the New York State Toxic Mold Task Force, an initiative signed into law by former Governor Pataki more than two years ago, which was never activated.

"This summer, I sponsored a sign-on letter to the Governor asking him to act to create this Task Force to ensure that this law was worth more than the paper it was written on," Krueger explained.


From The Office Of State Senator Kevin Parker

Brooklyn, NY – As part of his annual Thanksgiving kick-off, State Senator Parker distributed turkeys to constituents of his district. The turkeys, each individually wrapped, were donated by Health Plus and Forest City Ratner. The majority of the turkeys were donated to community organizations and churches who distributed them to families in need within the community.


Senator Flanagan Honored For His Efforts On Behalf Of Stony Brook Students

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was honored with the Student Life Award by the Stony Brook University Division of Student Affairs in appreciation for his work on behalf of the students.


Senator Malcolm A. Smith Announces

Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens) today announced that the Seaside Adult Community Center has reopened at its original Rockaway Beach Boulevard location, according to information received from New York City Department for the Aging in response to a letter sent by the senator."Seaside's roof has finally been repaired," said Senator Smith.


Skelos Urges Parents To Check Video Game Ratings

United States. Established in 1994, the Entertainment Software Rating Board is a non-profit, self-regulatory body that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines and online privacy principles adopted by the video game industry.#####



Spitzer Administration Moves to Combat Health & Housing Concerns Raised by more than 21,000 NYC Residents

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger applauds Governor Spitzer for enacting the New York State Toxic Mold Task Force, an initiative signed into law by former Governor Pataki more than two years ago, which was never activated.


Senator Craig Johnson Appointed To The Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee

The appointment, by Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith, was made on the heels of Senator Johnson's participation in a public hearing on the franchise.


Nozzolio Calls On Spitzer To Support Upstate By Rejecting Thruway Toll Increase

Albany – After Governor Spitzer’s pledge to secure $600 million for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to avoid bus and subway fare increases for New York City commuters, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio is calling for the Governor to show the same concern for Upstate residents by rejecting a proposed increase in Thruway tolls.Last week, in the face of public opposition to a proposed subway fare increase in New York City, Governor Spitzer promised $600 million in state funding for the MTA to keep fare prices down.

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