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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Becomes Member Of Task Force On Government Efficiency

Demonstrating their commitment to developing a fiscally responsible budget, the Senate Majority Conference announced the formation of a new bipartisan task force on government efficiency. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve-member task force will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 3, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Votes For Family Health Care Decisions Act

The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for incapacitated patients.

March 3, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Votes To Help New Yorkers Avoid Foreclosure

Currently, local governments are able to negotiate with citizens who due to worsening economic conditions have been unable to pay their taxes on time to pay them over time on an installment plan. This bill, sponsored by Senator Thomas P. Morahan (R-Nanuet) would permit local governments, at their option, to increase the installment payment plan for the currently 24 months to an period of 36 months until December 31, 2011 in order to help New Yorkers avoid foreclosure.

March 2, 2010
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Statement on the Public Authorities Reform Act of 2009

"Today the State of New York moves towards becoming a more transparent and open government. Public authorities such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which have long operated with limited oversight and public scrutiny, will be more transparent and accountable to the taxpayers due to the implementation of the Public Authorities and Reform Act of 2009.

March 1, 2010
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February 26, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair 9:00 AM, Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Room 804 LOB

March 3, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Amanda’s Law in Effect; Bill Honors Teen Who Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Requires the Installation of Detectors

 

(35th District, NY) Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced Amanda’s Law, protecting families from carbon monoxide poisoning, was put into effect today. Carbon monoxide poison, which is responsible 500 deaths each year, is often referred to as “the silent killer” because it is both invisible and odorless. The bill was named in remembrance of Amanda Hanson, a 16-year-old who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while sleeping over at a friend’s house.

 

February 22, 2010
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The "Just About Me" Program Kick Off Event

 

(Yonkers- NY) On Thursday, February 18th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, in partnership with the Municipal Housing Authority of Yonkers, held a kick off event for “Just About Me” (J.A.M.), a program created to address the unique issues facing young women in the municipal housing community.

 

February 22, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Unanimously Chosen For Humanitarian of the Year Award

 

Last Saturday, February 13, 2010, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D- Westchester) accepted the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Aids-Related Community Services (ARCS) during the organization’s 8thAnnual Valentine’s Charity Ball at the CV Rich Mansion in White Plains. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was chosen unanimously as the “Hearts for ARCS” Honoree in recognition of her outstanding work on behalf of Westchester County’s HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities. 

 

February 22, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Holds Workshop on Home Energy Savings

On Thursday, February 18th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins sponsored a workshop that was hosted by the Downstate North Energy $mart Communities on ways homeowners are able to save money on heating and electric bills. The two-hour workshop, conducted in the Greenburgh Town Hall, was designed to provide homeowners of every income level with specific information on the financial incentives available for improving the energy efficiency of a home.

February 22, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair 9:00 AM, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Room 804 LOB

February 24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS APPROVED BY SENATE; Measure Allows Not-For-Profits to Make Purchases Through County Contracts

      State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced that her legislation, Senate bill 5601, was approved by the Senate.  The bill amends the general municipal law to allow not-for-profits, that provide services for their respective county to make purchases for goods and services through existing county contracts.

February 11, 2010
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Home Energy Savings Workshop

Calling all Owners and Renters:

REDUCE HEATING & ELECTRICITY

COSTS IN YOUR HOME

 

Home Energy Saving Workshop

 

Sponsored by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins

 

Thursday, February 18, 7-9 p.m.

Greenburgh Town Hall

177 Hillside Ave, Greenburgh, NY 10607

 

RSVP Here:

February 18, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Speaks to the Westchester County YMCA Youth and Government Group in Preparation for a Statewide Competition

(Yonkers, NY)- On Wednesday, February 3rd New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins spoke to the Westchester County YMCA Youth and Government Group as they prepare for a statewide conference they will be attending next month. Comprised of students from Pleasantville High School and the Yonkers YMCA, the Westchester County Youth and Government Group meets twice a month at Mercy College to learn public speaking skills, civics and legislative drafting.

February 5, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 804 LOB

February 9, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Holds Medicare Enrollment Awareness Event; Helps seniors maximize coverage and reduce costs

(Yonkers, NY) - Today, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and the Medicare Rights Center held a “Medicare Enrollment Awareness” event at the YWCA in Yonkers. The current enrollment period will last through the end of March. During this time, older adults are able to change their plan to maximize their coverage and reduce their deductibles or other costs.

February 1, 2010
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