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St. Anthony School Students Touring the State Capitol

(Albany - March 23rd) Leader Stewart-Cousins met with 5th graders from St. Anthony School in Yonkers who are studying government. The students were touring the State Capitol to learn more about how New York State government operates. 

March 25, 2015
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Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins On Education

“As discussions regarding a commission to reform New York’s education system continue and details begin to emerge, it is becoming clear that this potential commission is unworkable. Any commission created to review and amend our education system must be balanced and include representation from all stakeholders, not simply a select few. The priorities of this commission should be to improve the quality of education our students receive, and not simply continue the demonization of teachers.”

March 25, 2015
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Paideia School 15 4th Annual Read Aloud Day

(Yonkers - March 20th) Senator Stewart-Cousins enjoyed her time reading to the students of Paideia School 15 in Yonkers at their annual Read Aloud Day.

March 23, 2015
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Meeting Commanding General Stephen Townsend

(Albany - March 17th) This week, the State Senate welcomed the Commander of the 10th Mountain Division, Army Major General Stephen Townsend, for Fort Drum Day. Fort Drum is home to 38,000 soldiers and family members, and is the largest Army post north of North Carolina and east of the Mississippi River. The Leader met with Commanding General Townsend and thanked him for his service.

March 19, 2015
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WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors

Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking 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 people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

File: 
Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors.pdf

March 19, 2015
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Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Ethics Reform

 "The Senate Democratic Conference has always been the most aggressive advocates of comprehensive ethics reforms. We look forward to reviewing  the legislation when it is finalized.” 

March 18, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Releases 2015-16 State Budget Priorities

Yonkers, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and her Senate colleagues have released their 2015-16 State Budget priorities. The priorities include: adding another $2 billion in funding for education; increasing the minimum wage; creating more affordable housing and job opportunities through capital projects; increasing aid to local municipalities to help reduce property taxes; increased funding for EPIC, the prescription drug plan for seniors, and for kinship care. The list of priorities were included in a budget letter to the republican Senate Majority Leader.

March 18, 2015
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on The Brian Lehrer Show with guest host Juan Manuel Benítez this morning at 10:00 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Brian Lehrer Show with guest host Juan Manuel Benítez

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Today, March 18, 2015, at 10:00 AM.

 

March 18, 2015
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Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Paid Family Leave

“I commend the Assembly for passing the Paid Family Leave Act. The Senate Democratic Conference has long supported this legislation that would provide the most help to New York Families. Those who provide care for a sick loved one or give a newborn baby the care, time and attention prescribed by doctors should never be punished for doing the right thing. The Senate Democratic Conference remains committed to building a stronger economy by helping our hardworking families and will continue to lead the way on paid family leave.”

March 17, 2015
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Tarrytown St. Patrick's Day Parade

(Tarrytown - March 15th)Senator Stewart-Cousins marched along Main Street in the Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow St. Patrick's Day Parade.

 

March 17, 2015
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Troop 2 Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony

(Hastings-on-Hudson - March 15th) The Senator presenting a proclamation to Zachary Armacost at the Troop 2 Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony recognizing his achievements.

March 17, 2015
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ARC of Westchester Family Resource Day

(Hawthorne - March 14th) The Senator at the the ARC of Westchester Family Resource Day discussing the State Budget process and the special needs of the disabled.

March 16, 2015
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NAACP's ACT-SO Breakfast

(Hastings-on-Hudson - March 14th) At the NAACP's ACT-SO Breakfast in Hastings, Senator Stewart-Cousins helped honor former County Legislator Lois Bronz, 100 year old civil rights pioneer Dr. Olivia Hooker, former NAACP Leader and WestCOP (Westchester Community Opportunities Program) Executive Director Winston Ross and County Legislator Lyndon Williams. The Senator also shared the Congressional Record entry made on behalf of Dr. Hooker by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Congratulations to the honorees!

March 16, 2015
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Walsh Road Senior Housing News Conference

(Yonkers - March 13th) The Senator standing with her colleagues in government at Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano's news conference to update the public and residents of the Walsh Road senior housing building displaced because of Wednesday's mudslide. Senator Stewart-Cousins' office continue to monitor the situation. Anyone requiring assistance can contact the District Office at (914) 423-4031.

March 14, 2015
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Capitol Pressroom

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: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 11:30 AM.

March 11, 2015
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Neighborhood Preservation Coalition Rally

(Albany - March 9th) The Leader attended the Housing rally where members from the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition gathered to emphasize the importance of housing in New York State. In her address to the crowd, the Leader recollected memories of her youth growing up in affordable housing, remembering it as always being “a place that was safe, secure, and consistent.” where “all of the injustices that plagued the world outside were left at the door.

March 10, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Conference Outlines Budget Requests

Question Governor’s budget approach while continuing to push for a more fair and economically prosperous New York-Including additional 2 billion in school aid and higher minimum wage indexed to inflation

March 10, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Arts Grant

Yonkers, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announces that the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) through ArtsWestchester will distribute funding this month to local artists and organizations in the 35th State Senate District. The grant money was approved in the 2014 State Budget that Senator Stewart-Cousins voted for. ArtsWestchester accepted applications and will award 13 grants in the district, totalling $17,125, for Arts Alive Projects and Individual Artists as well as Arts-in-Education programs.

March 9, 2015
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Yonkers PBA Installation and Awards Dinner Dance

(Tarrytown - March 6th) The Senator supporting the Yonkers Police Department at the PBA dinner honoring Yonkers PAL Boxing legend Sal Corrente, a retired police officer, and Vincent "Zip" Green, who have helped improve the lives of city kids through their teaching and mentoring. 

 

March 9, 2015
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Speaking at the UFT Rally

(Albany - March 4th) As a former teacher who attended public schools, sent my children to public schools, and whose grand kids attend public schools, Senator Stewart-Cousins recognized the challenges teachers face each and every. Teachers are the people we partner with to educate our children, as she explained to the United Federation of Teachers rally on March 4th.

March 7, 2015
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