Senator Flanagan Visits Woman Of Distinction Display With 2007 Honoree

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined his 2007 Woman of Distinction honoree Ruth Del Col at the Commack branch of the Smithtown Library to view the New York State Senate Women of Distinction display. This traveling exhibit honors the women who have been recognized for their impact on the history of New York State and has been hosted by the Commack library for a month.As the Director of Development for Federation of Organizations for the New York State Mentally Disabled, Mrs. Del Col was recognized by Senator Flanagan at a ceremony in June.

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Senate Democrats Tour NYC Agriculture Markets, Distribution Centers In Effort To Strengthen Upstate-downstate Business Partnerships

New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) and members of the Senate Democratic Conference today visited the Hunts Point Cooperative Market in the Bronx as part of a comprehensive effort to strengthen commercial relationships between upstate agriculture and downstate consumers.

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Serrano Continues Advocacy On Behalf Of Mitchell Lama Residents

Senator José M. Serrano participated in "The Bronx is Our Home: Preserving Mitchell Lama Housing," a community forum held September 29 at Fordham University. The event was sponsored by The Bronx Mitchell-Lama Task Force.The Task Force was started by Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion. Senator Serrano is a member of the Task Force along with other local elected officials and community leaders."We must do all we can to protect affordable housing in the Bronx, and Mitchell-Lama is an integral part of that fight," said Senator Serrano.

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Senate To Pass Bill Stopping Drivers’ Licenses For Illegal Aliens

    In an effort to stop an ill-advised order from Governor Spitzer that could jeopardize the safety and security of New Yorkers, the New York State Senate will act on legislation next month to prohibit the state from issuing drivers' licenses to illegal aliens, Senator James L. Seward said today. The legislation would require a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State driver's license.

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Senator Lanza To Introduce Bill Ensuring Only Citizens And Legal Residents Receive NYS Drivers License

Today, Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) announced he would introduce legislation to make sure only citizens of the United States and legal residents receive a valid New York State Drivers License issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

“This bill is a necessary measure to stop an ill-advised order from Governor Spitzer that could jeopardize the safety and security of New Yorkers,” said Senator Lanza.

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Bonacic Joins Veterans For Pow/mia Remembrance Ceremony

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) attended the Sullivan County POW/MIA Remembrance Day ceremony at the Sullivan County Government Center on Friday, September 21st. The event was hosted by the Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency.

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Senate Racing Committee To Hold Hearing On The Impact Of Awarding The State Racing Franchise On Communities Surrounding Belmont Park

 

State Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the State Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering will hold its second of three public hearings to examine the future of the State Racing Franchise.

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Klein And Schumer Stand Up For Evicted Staten Island Homeowner

STATEN ISLAND, NY-Senator JeffKlein joined with his colleague in the state senate,Senator Diance Savino, as U.S. Senator Charles Schumer revealed new numbers showing that Staten Island foreclosures have surged over the past year due in part to the fact that major mortgage lenders, some of which are in bankruptcy themselves, are still constantly advertising and pushing on consumers the very same loans that have brought on the current crisis.

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Senator Fuschillo: Do Not Call List Requires Re-registering After Five Years, New Yorkers Urged To Re-enroll To Continue Blocking Unwanted Telemarketers

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. announced today that many of the telephone numbers listed on the National Do Not Call Registry, which protects people from unwanted telemarketing calls, will begin to expire on July 1, 2008. Telephone numbers stay on the Do Not Call list for only five years and must be re-registered to stay on the list longer than that. New Yorkers who wish to remain on the list after five years and continue to block unsolicited calls, can visit the website www.donotcall.gov or call toll-free 1-888-382-1222 to re-register their phones numbers on the list.

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