An Important Message About School Property Tax Savings

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today reminded seniors who turn 65 any time in the year 2007 that they are eligible to receive the Enhanced STAR benefit for additional savings on their school property taxes.

Senator Larkin said, "You can actually sign up for and receive the benefit now if you are 64 years of age and turn 65 later this year.

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Senator Golden: Students Of K-6 Should Be Guaranteed School Bus Transportation

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-Brooklyn) is announcing that he has co-sponsored legislation that will require the Department of Education in the City of New York to provide school bus service for students in grades kindergarten through six who live one-half mile or more away from their school. Currently, only young students (5-7 year olds) in grades K-2 are subject to the New York City Board of Education bussing distance requirement of one-half mile or more.

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Klein Comes Out For Canines

9AM, and only in designated locations within individual parks.

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Testimony By New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane Before The New York City Off-track Betting Site

New York State’s 29th Senatorial District, which includes 143 West 72nd Street, where New York City Off-Track Betting (OTB) seeks to locate an OTB facility. I am strongly opposed to the siting of an OTB branch in this historic, residential neighborhood, and urge you to reject this proposed location.

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Senator Parker Introduces Resolution To Honor Subway Hero

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) recently introduced a Senate resolution honoring a <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Harlem resident for his quick-thinking actions that saved a seizure-stricken student on a New York City subway track.Senate Resolution 35, honoring Wesley Autrey, was co-sponsored and passed unanimously by all of Senator Parker’s colleagues in a bipartisan display of appreciation for the 50-year-old construction worker and military vet

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Senator Lanza Introduces Legislation Requiring Young Students To Have School Bus Transportation

Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) introduced legislation today to require the Department of Education in the City of New York to provide school bus service for students in grades kindergarten through six who live one-half mile or more away from their school.

Currently, only young students (5-7 year olds) in grades K-2 are subject to the New York City Board of Education bussing distance requirement of one-half mile or more.

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Business Leaders Discuss Alternatives To Property Taxes

Senator Thomas P. Morahan recently held his third summit meetingon reformingthe way education isfunded in New York. This forum on property tax reformbrought together business leaders from Rockland and Orange Counties."I have asked the business community to step up to the plate to propose somefiscally soundand equitable tax plans for funding public education. I value their input, and hope to make use of their suggestions soI can develop legislation to ensure our schools are funded ina better and fairer way," said the Senator.

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SALVATION ARMY TENANTS FILE SUIT TO SAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR WOMEN

Tenants, Elected Officials, Lawyers and Affordable Housing Advocates Condemn the Army's Eviction Efforts

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Senator Larkin Announces Passage Of $1.3 Billion Small Business Assistance Package

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the New York State Senate has passed a comprehensive small business and manufacturing assistance plan (S.1456). The plan would provide $590 million in assistance in the first year and almost $1.3 billion in tax relief and assistance to small businesses when fully implemented after three years.

Pointing to the Governor’s proposed budget which does not include any tax relief or assistance to help small businesses, Senator Larkin said, "Small business creates jobs and drives the state’s economy.

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Senator Parker Says African-american History Worth Celebrating

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) says February’s Black History onth is a perfect time to recognize the standout individuals whose accomplishments who have contributed to the growing tapestry of African-Americans throughout our country’s history.“Black history is living history, one that looks forward with as much reverence as it does in looking back.” Senator Parker said.

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