Adriano Espaillat's Press releases

Sen. Espaillat Applauds Gov. Cuomo for Linking Rent Regulations to the Budget

Senator Espaillat has been advocating to include Rent Regulations in the budget since being tapped as Ranking Democrat on Housing Committee

March 17, 2011
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Change We Can Believe In...10 Years - Senator Espaillat Calls on Republicans For Blocking Reform

Today, State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) voted against Senate Republicans’ latest attempt to block real redistricting reform.

March 14, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Calls for Compassion and Support in the Aftermath of Japanese Natural Disaster

(New York, NY) – Following a powerful earthquake, which devastated cities and towns in Japan, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat joined millions of New Yorkers in expressing solidarity with Japanese Americans and the people of Japan.

March 12, 2011
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Senator Adriano Espaillat Selected as Chair of Senate Latino Caucus

(New York, NY) – Members of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus have selected Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) to chair the caucus. Sen. Espaillat was nominated by the previous chair, Senator Ruben Diaz, and chosen unanimously as the new chair.

March 9, 2011
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Sen. Adriano Espaillat to Vote “No” on S. 3501, Which Strikes Seniority Considerations for Teachers

(New York, NY) – New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat announced that he will be voting on S. 3501 when it comes before the Senate.

March 1, 2011
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Extending and Expanding Tenant Protections to Avert an Impending Housing Crisis

Sen. Espaillat, Senate Dems, NYC Elected Officials, & Housing Advocates Call For Renewal and Strengthening of Rent Regulations to be Included in SFY 2011-12 Budget

March 1, 2011
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Sen. Adriano Espaillat Selected to Gov. Cuomo's Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Team

(New York, NY) – Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the selection of his Minority and Women Owned Enterprise (MWBE) Team, including Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D – 31st District). The MWBE team is tasked with assessing and advising on ways to expand Minority and women owned business in New York State.

February 22, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Helps Pass Legislation To Protect State’s Youth

Senator instrumental in passing bills to heighten protections for child witnesses and children suffering from sexual abuse

 

February 14, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Announces Introduction of Bill to Extend Rent Control, Strengthening Tenant Protections

Call on Developers’ Tax Credit to be Linked with Rent Control Extension

February 14, 2011
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Sen. Adriano Espaillat Applauds Gov. Cuomo’s Selection of Assemb. Towns as Head of Housing Agency

As Top Democrat on Senate Housing Committee Sen. Espaillat to Work Closely with Assemb. Towns

February 10, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Joined by Local Residents and Leaders at P.S/I.S 187 Town Hall Meeting

Community Members and Representatives from Various Agencies Come Together to Discuss Local Issues

February 10, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Calls on Republicans to Stop Playing Games with the Constitution

Espaillat Criticizes Latest Republican Attempt to Consolidate Power by Striking Lt. Governor’s Role in the Absence of the Governor

February 3, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Calls on Attorney General to Issue Opinion on Republican Power Grab in Senate

Today, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – 31st District) issued a request to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, asking him to offer an official opinion on the Senate Republicans’ attempt to strip the lieutenant governor of a his role as the tie-breaking vote in the Senate.

Sen. Espaillat cited the state constitution (Article IV, Section 6), which clearly delineates the lieutenant governor’s role. Sen. Espaillat’s action comes in response to the Senate Republicans’ attempt last week to ram through a bill that Sen. Espaillat believes is unconstitutional.

January 31, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Welcomes Constituents, Community Leaders at Open House Brunch

Over 300 constituents attend “meet and greet”- style event with Sen. Espaillat

January 30, 2011
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Senators Espaillat & Rivera to Testify Before Dept. of Education Hearing on Proposed JFK High School Closing

Senators to express support for additional parental involvement, higher quality of education for students

January 28, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Encourages Community to Take Advantage of Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

New York, NY (Jan. 28, 2011) – New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D, WFP – 31st district) is encouraging his constituents and all New Yorkers to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) as part of EITC Awareness Day, which is being marked today, January 28.

EITC is a refundable credit for people who work but do not earn high incomes. “The Earned Income Tax Credit is an option all eligible New Yorkers should avail,” Sen. Adriano Espaillat. “It can save individuals an average of $2,200; substantial savings, particularly during these tough economic times.”

January 28, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Selected for Key Leadership & Committee Assignments

Espaillat will serve as top Democrat on Housing Committee and serve as chair of Minority Program Development, a Senate leadership post

January 12, 2011
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Supporting New York's Heroes

The Senate recognizes that veterans, whether from recent conflicts or great wars of the past, are responsible for safeguarding the freedoms we all enjoy today. Through the Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson and Senator Eric L. Adams, Chair of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, the Senate is developing policies and programs that assist, support, promote, and honor New York’s heroes; below are stories and announcements concerning these efforts.

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January 1, 2011
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Mapping New York's Future

Mapping New York's FutureThe New York State Senate is committed to a fair, objective and transparent 2011-2012 legislative redistricting process. Procedures are being considered to advance the goals of a legislative redistricting plan incorporating clearly stated goals and criteria.

January 1, 2011
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