Women's Health Matters

We have all heard the expression, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”—and it is quite possibly more true today with advances in diagnostic medicine, than it was when it was coined, perhaps a century ago.  While everyone’s health care matters, the fact remains that women have unique health care needs and access to that care is paramount.&nbsp

December 1, 2009

SENATE FIGHTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM DRUNK DRIVERS; Passes bipartisan legislation increasing penalties for DWI with child passenger

(Albany, NY) Today, the Senate passed landmark legislation drastically increasing the penalty for any person who drives intoxicated with a child passenger. Two recent fatal incidents involving intoxicated drivers with child passengers have highlighted the need for stronger measures to prevent or punish persons who drive intoxicated with children as passengers.  The legislation, sponsored by Senators Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) and Charles Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and cosponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A.

November 18, 2009

Westchester Hearing On Governor's Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan

Westchester County—Senator Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the Finance Committee, and Senators Suzi Oppenheimer (D-37th District) and Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35th District) will commence the Senate’s final regional budget oversight hearing Thursday to review the fiscal consequences of the Governor’s deficit closing proposals on local healthcare and educational services, as well as other program supported by the state.

November 3, 2009


What does STAR stand for?

STAR stands for School Tax Assessment Relief

What is STAR?

A New York State school tax relief program, which provides a partial exemption from school property taxes for homeowners.

October 27, 2009

May 6, 2009 Legislative Update with Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins discusses how the NYS budget and the stimulus funds will affect the 35th Senate District.

October 22, 2009