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Yonkers Delegation: Final Budget Increases Aid to Education for Yonkers Schools

Budget avoids funding cuts to Yonkers

The Yonkers State Legislative delegation announced that the final state budget agreement avoids drastic cuts to the Yonkers Public Schools and the City of Yonkers which were originally proposed in the Executive budget.

April 1, 2009
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Yonkers Boy Scout Troop 5

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins poses with Yonkers Boy Scout Troop 5 (sponsored by Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church) and Pack 338 (sponsored by St. Bartholomew's School in Yonkers).

March 31, 2009
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First Day of School at Bedford Road School

Principal Peggy Gulotti and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins welcome students on the first day of school at the Bedford Road Elementary School in Pleasantville.

March 31, 2009
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Grammy Award-winning Artist Mary J. Blige and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Promote Charity Initiative to Inspire Women

Grammy award-winning artist, Mary J. Blige, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Music Executive Steve Stoute announced new charity initiative, FFAWN, to inspire women to reach their individual potentials at Roosevelt High School in Yonkers in 2008.

March 31, 2009
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Governor Paterson and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins at the White Plains Juneteenth Parade

Governor David Paterson and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins greeting spectators at the White Plains Juneteenth Parade in 2008.

March 31, 2009
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Coyne Park Community Center Health Fair

More than 200 senior citizens attended the Health Fair Sen. Stewart-Cousins co-hosted withg Assemblyman Mike Spano in October at the Coyne park Community Center in Yonkers.

March 31, 2009
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Gateway Center at Westchester Community College Ground Breaking

Sen Stewart-Cousins joined state and county officials for the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Gateway Center at Westchester Community College in Valhalla. The Gateway center will establish and host programs to enable new Americans to advance their careers and aprticipate more fully in the community.

March 31, 2009
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First Day of School at Bedford Road School

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins welcome students on the first day of school.

March 31, 2009
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First Day of School at Bedford Road School

Sen. Stewart-Cousins welcomes Annika Aiken to the Bedford Road School in Pleasantville on the first day of school. Annikas parents, Natalya and Cliff, look on.

March 31, 2009
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Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins comments after receiving the Champion of Choice Award

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, addresses the crowd at Family Planning Advocates of New York State Women's Health Matters: A Day of Action event after receiving the Champion of Choice Award on January 12, 2009.

March 26, 2009
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SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS JOINED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ANDREW CUOMO AT TOWN HALL FORUM; Information on the New York Local Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act Provided to Public

           State Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo conducted a public and press event on Tuesday at the Mount Pleasant Town Hall in Valhalla. The meeting highlighted the provisions of the New York Local Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act, a program bill from the Attorney General which Senator Stewart- Cousins sponsored in the State Senate.

January 12, 2009
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SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS: SENATE REFORMS ENACTED; State Senate More Transparent & Fair; Public to be Better Informed

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) applauded the passage of several rules reform recommendations put forward by the Temporary Senate  Commission on Rules Reform of which the Senator served as a member.  “As a member of the Task Force, I am pleased to see many of the Task Force recommendations have been enacted and the result will improve efficiency, transparency, and fairness in the State Senate.  This is a crucial step along the road to real, substantive government reform,” stated Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

January 11, 2009
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SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS: MAJOR BIOTECH COMPANY TO LOCATE OPERATIONS IN GREENBURGH; OSI Pharmaceutical to Create Nearly 400 New Jobs

    State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced today that OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Melville, New York will locate part of its operations in the former Perdue Pharma complex in the Village of Ardsley within the Town of Greenburgh.

January 9, 2009
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Arts Grants for State Funding for Several Westchester County Organizations

    Today, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF, 35th District) announced that several Westchester County Arts organizations will receive funding totaling approximately $360,000. 

January 7, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS ON CONDOMINIUM ASSESSMENT LEGISLATION, S1706-A

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) expressed her strong opposition to Senate Bill 1706-A, which, if enacted, would change the way the property taxes are assessed for cooperatives and condominiums in Westchester County.  “As Chair of the Senate Local Government Committee, I have made the decision not to advance this bill and have no intention to do so in the future,” Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins said.

January 5, 2009
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