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Press Release: State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces 2014 Regional Economic Development Council Awards in the 35th State Senate District

Yonkers, NY - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Senate Democratic Conference Leader, is pleased to announce that major funding for several key projects in the 35th District are part of the grant awards announced Thursday through the Regional Economic Development Councils. The Saw Mill River Daylighting, Phase III in downtown Yonkers, a major art exhibition in White Plains, and a pedestrian/cycle bridge over Andre Brook in Tarrytown are among the numerous projects receiving state economic development dollars in the Mid-Hudson Region. This seven county region that includes Westchester is considered a “Top Performer,” and will receive $82.8 million this year.

December 12, 2014
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State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Recognizing the Heroic Efforts of Jenna Fanelli

(Greenburgh - December 10th) State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins recognized the heroic efforts of Jenna Fanelli with a Senate Proclamation at the Greenburgh Town Board meeting. This summer, Jenna was in Yonkers at a riverfront park when she learned a six year old autistic boy had gone into the river. Another man, Boyce Coleman of Yonkers, had jumped in after the child and so did Jenna. The 23-year-old Elmsford resident was able to bring the child back to shore safely. Unfortunately, Boyce did not survive. You never know how or when the skills you have - Jenna is an accomplished swimmer and lifeguard - will be called into action. Thank you Jenna! 

December 11, 2014
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Press Release: State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Re-elected as Leader of the Senate Democratic Conference

Albany, NY - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Yonkers was re-elected as the Leader of the Senate Democratic Conference in Albany on Tuesday.

“I am honored and humbled to be re-elected by my Democratic Senate colleagues, and I thank them for their continued trust and support,” said Senate Democratic Conference Leader Stewart-Cousins. “As the Senate Minority Leader in 2015, I look forward to working with my colleagues in the State Senate, as well as the State Assembly and Governor Cuomo.”

Democratic Conference Leader Stewart-Cousins continues in her history-making leadership role. She became the first female leader of a legislative conference in New York State history in 2012 when her colleagues first elected her Leader of the Senate Democratic Conference.

December 10, 2014
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Conference Announces Reforms To Criminal Justice System

Albany, NY - The Senate Democratic Conference today announced the introduction of legislation to reform the state’s criminal justice system and address incidents of police-caused fatalities. This initiative was introduced following a grand jury’s decision not to bring charges against a police officer who caused the death of an unarmed civilian and will implement a permanent Office of Special Investigation to review similar cases in the future. The Senate Democratic Conference also issued a call for funds to be provided in the 2015-2016 State Budget for law enforcement institutions to invest in wearable video cameras.

December 9, 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 this morning at 11:20 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11:20 AM

 

December 8, 2014
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Community Voices Heard Honored Senator Stewart-Cousins with Shirley Chisholm Lights of Freedom Award

(Yonkers - December 2nd) Community Voices Heard honored Senator Stewart-Cousins with a Shirley Chisholm Lights of Freedom Award, named for the first African-American woman elected to Congress. CVH has a Westchester chapter in Yonkers that empowers low-income people, predominantly women with experience on welfare, to improve their lives, their family's life and their communities.

December 3, 2014
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Guidance Center Creative Learning Center Grand Opening

(New Rochelle - November 24th) Senator Stewart-Cousins at the grand opening of the Child Guidance Center of Westchester's Creative Learning Center in New Rochelle. Congratulations on the new location! This is a great opportunity for parents of pre-school children that gets state pre-k and other funding as well as private tuition.

November 25, 2014
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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 joined President Thomas Koshay and Vice-President Harry Singh along with members of the Indian business community. The Senator is also pictured with 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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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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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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