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Pols Seek Answers in Housing Crime Rise

State Senator Adriano Espaillat, with Sens. Bill Perkins and Jose Serrano, and Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez called for an emergency meeting with NYC Housing Authority chairman, John Rhea in an open letter on February 10th.  The meeting is to address a spike in housing crime.

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March 8, 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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City Officials and Advocates to Rally for Rent Reform

 

With rent control rules set to expire in June, 2011, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, lead sponsor of legislation to extend tenant protections, held a press conference on the steps of New York City Hall on Thursday, February 24th. 

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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. Espaillat Leads Rally for Rent Reform

With rent regulation laws that protect over 1 million units of affordable housing in New York City dangerously close to expiring, Senator Adriano Espaillat was joined by his Senate colleagues, City elected officials, and over 150 advocates to call for the immediate extension and expansion of tenant protections.

February 25, 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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Senator Espaillat's Flan Plan for Peace

State Senator Adriano Espaillat is putting forward a plan to create a community relations council in Northern Manhattan.  The council would provide an opportunity for residents to discuss neighborhood tensions and quality of life issues that divide them - over local cuisine.

The idea stems from Inwood resident Rachel Figueroa-Levin's food blog (posted in both english and spanish) which presents recipes from members of the community as a means to bring people together through a common love of food. Be sure to check out Sen. Espaillat's family recipe for pinapple flan!

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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