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Senator Stewart-Cousins Announces Scarsdale Reserve Fund Bill Now Law

Scarsdale, NY - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Democratic Conference Leader, announced today that Governor Cuomo has signed into law bill (S7322-2013) that allows the Scarsdale Union Free School District to maintain a health insurance reserve fund, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

November 24, 2014
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arb

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on The Capitol Pressroom this morning at 11:30 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM

November 20, 2014
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arb

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on The Capitol Pressroom this morning at 11:30 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM

November 20, 2014
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Assistance for Veterans in Westchester Funded by State Grants

Senator Stewart-Cousins met with Family Services of Westchester to learn more about two programs they provide to veterans in the county with state funding assistance. The first is Vet2Vet, a peer-to-peer network that empowers veterans to handle the challenges associated with their service and returning to civilian life. They have six facilitators working with veterans, and are looking for two more. Veterans are encouraged to apply. The second is the Veterans ServiceWorks AmeriCorps program, the only one of its kind in the state serving veterans. 

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November 19, 2014
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Annual Banquet Dinner of Indian American Tri-State Chamber of Commerce

(White Plains - November 16th) Senator Stewart-Cousins at the Annual Banquet Dinner of Indian American Tri-State Chamber of Commerce meeting with members of the Indian business community. Other elected officials at the event were Rockland County Legislator Aney Paul and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson. 

November 17, 2014
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HRCA Press Conference & Community Rally

(Yonkers - November 15th) Senator Stewart-Cousins at a protest outside 382 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers with members of the Hudson River Community Association. A former grocery store location, which has been vacant for over 20 years, is a site considered by Family Dollar for a new store. The Senator and other protesters think that this neighborhood and location could be better served and want the Yonkers Zoning Board and our local elected officials to know their position. 

November 17, 2014
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Workforce Development Institute Hasting Office Grand Opening

(Hastings-on-Hudson - November 14th) The Workforce Development Institute, which is expanding to Westchester/Putnam, has now a location in Hastings. WDI is a great resource for job opportunities, especially for women looking into the building trades and union jobs for construction, electricians, plumbers. Learn more at www.wdiny.org.

November 16, 2014
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In the News: 7th Grader Honored for Creating Program That Has Raised Over $15K for Veterans

New Rochelle native, Jake Gallin, was 8 years old when he started Stars For Cars

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November 13, 2014
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Scarsdale Women's Club Meeting

(Scarsdale - November 12th) Today, the Senator was the guest speaker at the Scarsdale Woman's Club, addressing issues of interest including the Women's Equality Act and her role as the Democratic Conference Leader. The members include some of her constituents in Scarsdale, Greenburgh, White Plains and Yonkers. They also asked questions about the tax cap's impact on capital improvements in school districts, legalizing marijuana, fracking, and even whether or not she thinks we will ever see a woman President ? "Yes," the Senator answered, "And hopefully one who lives nearby."

November 13, 2014
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Press Release: Statements from Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins And Senate Higher Education Committee Ranker Toby Ann Stavisky

Albany, NY - In response to recent statements and reports that the Senate Republican Conference does not support common sense initiatives to confront the sexual assault epidemic impacting college campuses in New York, Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senate Higher Education Committee Ranking Member Toby Ann Stavisky issued the following statements:

November 12, 2014
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Statement on Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, we remember them. 

This day began as Armistice Day, when at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, an agreement to end World War I was signed between the Allies and Germany. It has become Veterans Day, when we pause as a nation to recognize all those who have served in our Armed Forces. I'll be joining veterans at several ceremonies today. 

There is a special spot in my heart for all veterans, including my late father, who served in World War II, and my brother, who served in Vietnam. It is my hope that we honor veterans not only today, but everyday, recognizing their service and sacrifice. We owe them a debt of gratitude and more.

November 12, 2014
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WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - Yonkers

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as those soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. 

Pre-registration is requested. Please call (914) 231-3236 and leave your name, phone number, and the date of the event you wish to attend.

November 22, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - White Plains

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as those soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. 

Pre-registration is requested. Please call (914) 231-3236 and leave your name, phone number, and the date of the event you wish to attend.

November 13, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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NYRCR Planning Committee 3rd Public Engagement Event

Yonkers residents are encouraged to attend the third public event for the NY Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) Program to help Yonkers become more flood resilient.

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PMLocation: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 

Participants will have the opportunity to:

November 13, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Press Release: Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Recognizes 12-Year-Old Jake Gallin of New Rochelle for His Initiative to Honor Military Families This Veterans Day

New Rochelle, NY - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Democratic Conference Leader, made a special announcement over the public address system to students at the Albert Leonard Middle School in New Rochelle today in honor of Veterans Day, and gave 12-year-old Jake Gallin a Certificate of Recognition for his “Stars for Cars” initiative to assist and recognize military families. 

November 10, 2014
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Grandparent and Relative Caregiver Forum: Navigating the Teen Years

Westchester County Grandparents CoalitionFamily Service Society of Yonkers Kinship Support ProgramGRANDPARENT AND RELATIVE CAREGIVER FORUMNavigating the Teen Years

Keynote SpeakerDr. Jim Bostic, Th.D., Executive DirectorNepperhan Community Center

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November 13, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Press Release: Senator Stewart-Cousins Announces Completion of NY Works Bridge Project in Elmsford

Elmsford, NY - Democratic Conference Leader, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, announced today completion of the $21.7 million NY Works Project to replace the north and southbound bridges carrying the Sprain Brook Parkway over Route 119 in the village of Elmsford.

“Motorists in my district can now enjoy a smoother, safer ride over the Sprain Brook Parkway in Elmsford,” said Senator Stewart-Cousins. “The completion of this NY Works project is part of our commitment to invest in infrastructure for the future of our state. Another plus is that in order to do so, some 500 people were employed, providing a boost to the local economy.”

November 3, 2014
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Press Release: Senator Stewart-Cousins Delivers Long-Awaited State Grant to the New Rochelle Day Nursery School

New Rochelle, NY - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Democratic Conference Leader, announced today during a news conference at the New Rochelle Day Nursery School that she was able to cut through legislative red tape to deliver a $12,000 state grant awarded in the 2011-12 Budget year for a new boiler. Senator Stewart-Cousins learned about the problem during her office’s mobile constituent hours in New Rochelle in April.

October 31, 2014
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MTA & Kawasaki MWBE Supplier Outreach Event

(Yonkers - October 30th) Democratic Conference Leader, State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins welcomed suppliers to a Minority and Women-Owned Businesses event for Kawasaki Rail Car Inc in Yonkers. Kawasaki is a major employer in her district, and is manufacturing rail and subway cars for the MTA's Metro-North and Long Island Railroad. The Senator explained why it is so important to increase the level of MWBE participation in competitive state contracts, like this one. The state has now raised the bar for MWBE participation from 20% to 30%, and she encouraged contractors to learn about the opportunities that are being made available.

October 30, 2014
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on The Capitol Pressroom tomorrow morning at 11:06 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 11:06 AM.

October 29, 2014
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