TOUGH ON MOLD

State Sen. Liz Krueger rallied with asthmatic families outside City Hall on Tuesday to push the New York State Toxic Mold Taskforce for stricter regulations. Tenants showed up wearing protective masks and holding moldy pieces of wall and their asthma pumps. Krueger and the families want the city and state to adopt enforceable regulations for mold problems, which have been linked to asthma, and also to provide better inspection training for government employees. At press time, the taskforce was scheduled to hold a hearing to amend current mold regulations on Sept. 23.

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Volker, Senate Majority Unveil New Job Creation Plan

Plan Includes Major Tax Cuts for Small Businesses and Manufacturers Senator Dale Volker and his colleagues in the Senate Majority recently unveiled a new economic development plan that will create new jobs, particularly Upstate, revitalize communities and encourage young people to stay in New York State.

Provisions of the plan include new, job creating tax cuts for small businesses and manufacturers that will make them more competitive.

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Senate Introduces Comprehensive Package Of Legislation To Keep New York's Young Drivers Safe

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) and members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference have introduced SAFE-TEEN New York, a comprehensive package of legislation designed to keep New York’s younger, less experienced drivers safe while on the road and prevent future tragic accidents.

The package of bills was announced at a Capitol news conference, where the Senators were joined by John Arout of Staten Island, whose 17-year-old daughter Michelle was killed in a high speed crash while the driver of her car was racing another teen driver.

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Senate Acts To Cut And Eliminate Property Taxes

New York STOP TAXING OUR PROPERTY Plan

Plan Would Empower School Districts to Completely Eliminate School Property Taxes; Allow Locals to Put a Tax Cap in Place

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced the New York State Senate today passed major property tax relief legislation (S8522) that would result in the complete elimination of school property taxes in school districts that vote to phase them out over five years, with revenue replaced by additional state funding.

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Senate Confirms Louis Heimbach For Stewart Airport Commission

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that Sterling Forest Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Louis Heimbach, has been reappointed by the New York Senate to the Stewart Airport Commission. His term will run until June 20, 2012.

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Senate Passes Larkin Bill To Raise Awareness About Congenital Heart Disease Among Newborns & Children

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7247) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that would designate February fourteenth each year as "Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day."

"By establishing a statewide day of commemoration for this serious condition that affects so many families, we hope to help increase awareness about congenital heart defects," said Senator Larkin. "This is a special effort to give support to those families that have suffered the loss of a child because of this health problem.

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Search New York State Unclaimed Funds

You may be entitled to some of the over $8 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State. A simple internet search is all it takes to see if you are eligible. Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?

Banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to turn over inactive accounts to the State. The Office of the State Comptroller then serves as the custodian of this money until it is claimed.

What are some types of unclaimed funds?

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Senator Golden Encourages Drivers To Lower Their Insurance Costs

SENATOR GOLDEN SAYS "LOWER YOUR AUTO INSURANCE COSTS BY COMPLETING THE POINT INSURANCE REDUCTION PROGRAM"

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The Metrocard Bus Is Back At Senator Golden's Office

SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ARRANGES FOR METROCARD BUS TO VISIT COMMUNITY OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled a visit of the Metro Card Bus to his Bay Ridge District Office, 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, October 6, 2008 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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