Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

LANZA & PAULIN ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF HISTORIC HUMAN TRAFFICKING BILL IN BOTH HOUSES OF LEGISLATURE

Bill Will Help to Prevent Human Trafficking and Give Greater Protection to Trafficked Victims

March 17, 2015
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL CUSICK SECURE INCLUSION OF VZN TOLL DISCOUNT PROGRAM IN LEGISLATIVE BUDGET RESOLUTIONS

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick today announced that both the Senate and Assembly budget resolutions include $5 million allocations for a total of $10 million for continued toll relief for Staten Island residents using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

March 11, 2015
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LANZA, MALLIOTAKIS APPLAUD DOT ON SUSPENDING VIOLATIONS AT GARRETSON AVE. BUS LANE CAMERA

State Senator Andrew Lanza (R,C,I-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are commending the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) after the agency ceased issuing violations at a problematic bus lane camera at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Garretson Avenue.

The camera had been issuing violations for driving through the intersection in the southbound lane of Hylan Boulevard without making a right-hand turn onto Garretson Avenue, despite the fact that Garretson Avenue is a one-way street headed toward Hylan Boulevard.

March 11, 2015
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

Bills Would Strengthen Penalties for Meth-Related Crimes and Prevent Use of Parks or Playgrounds for Drug Activity

The New York State Senate today passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and to stop parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

Bill (S1150), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, would deter the growing use of methamphetamine in New York by strengthening penalties for the sale and possession of meth and make them consistent with penalties for crimes involving heroin and cocaine. 

March 10, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 80 NEW FREE TAX ASSISTANCE SITES

Expanded Program Offers More Than 900 Free Sessions Statewide, Targets Assistance to Low-Income New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza recently announced the launch of a greatly-expanded network of free tax filing assistance sites across New York. The State is offering 942 free sessions to New Yorkers – a 400 percent increase over last year – at 80 locations statewide. Each site is staffed by State Department of Taxation and Finance tax experts who are available to assist low-income New Yorkers with electronically filing their 2014 taxes.

March 3, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 80 NEW FREE TAX ASSISTANCE SITES

Expanded Program Offers More Than 900 Free Sessions Statewide, Targets Assistance to Low-Income New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza recently announced the launch of a greatly-expanded network of free tax filing assistance sites across New York. The State is offering 942 free sessions to New Yorkers – a 400 percent increase over last year – at 80 locations statewide. Each site is staffed by State Department of Taxation and Finance tax experts who are available to assist low-income New Yorkers with electronically filing their 2014 taxes.

March 3, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 80 NEW FREE TAX ASSISTANCE SITES

Expanded Program Offers More Than 900 Free Sessions Statewide, Targets Assistance to Low-Income New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza recently announced the launch of a greatly-expanded network of free tax filing assistance sites across New York. The State is offering 942 free sessions to New Yorkers – a 400 percent increase over last year – at 80 locations statewide. Each site is staffed by State Department of Taxation and Finance tax experts who are available to assist low-income New Yorkers with electronically filing their 2014 taxes.

March 3, 2015
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LANZA, MALLIOTAKIS CONTINUE FIGHT TO EXPAND TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Today, State Sen. Andrew Lanza (R,C,I-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I – Staten Island/Brooklyn) held a press conference in the New York State Capitol highlighting the need to expand New York’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to help middle-class families with the growing expense of higher education.

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILLS TO CLOSE DANGEROUS LOOPHOLES IN SEX OFFENDER LAWS

Legislation Will Eliminate Gaps in Laws Created by a Recent State Court Ruling and Help Create Safer Communities

February 26, 2015
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State Senate Coalition releases bombshell report on dangerous NYC sex offenders living near Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs

After devastating New York State Court of Appeals ruling in Nassau, State Senate Coalition will act on a series of bills to strengthen protections for children against sex offenders

February 24, 2015
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SCHOOL'S OUT; WE'RE IN! PRESIDENTS' WEEK 2015 - PROGRAMS FOR ALL AT GREENBELT CONSERVENCY

OUTDOOR AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES, HIKERS AND RUNNERS

Tuesday, February 17, 10:30 amThe Presidents Behind the Parks Hike

February 12, 2015
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Senator Lanza Fights to Return One Billion to Schools by Eliminating the GEA

Senator Andrew Lanza joined with his Senate Republican colleagues in Albany to call for the complete elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) to protect our public schools and taxpayers.  The Conference proposed a plan that would return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-16 state budget.

February 11, 2015
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SENATE PASSES THE CRIMINAL STREET GANG ACT

Legislation Focuses on Reducing Growth of Criminal Street Gangs and Protecting Citizens From Gang-Related Violence

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to reduce gang violence and protect communities throughout the state. The New York State Criminal Street Gang Act (S1701), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, would prosecute and prevent criminal gang activity by creating tough new penalties for gang-related crimes, as well as develop gang prevention programs for schools, at-risk youth, and prison inmates.

February 2, 2015
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STATE POLICE TO INCREASE DWI ENFORCEMENT DURING SUPER BOWL WEEKEND

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced the New York State Police will join local law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to crack down on impaired driving during Super Bowl weekend. The STOP-DWI campaign will include increased patrols on the roadways and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers.

January 30, 2015
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IMPORTANT EMERGENCY INFORMATION

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Red Cross (Staten Island) ............................................................................1-718-983-1600

Con Edison (to report downed power lines) .............................................1-800-752-6633

National Grid (emergency gas safety service) ........................................... 718-643-4050

New York State Emergency Management Offi ce

(NYC Regional Office) ................................................................................... 631-952-6322

 

IMPORTANT WEBSITES

American Red Cross ...............................................................................www.redcross.org

January 26, 2015
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SENATE PASSES EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT TO GIVE PARENTS MORE OPTIONS IN THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATION

Measure Provides New Tax Incentives to Offer Parents More Educational Choices

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that helps give parents more choice in the education of their child. The Education Investment Tax Credit (S1976), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), creates new tax incentives for contributing to a child’s education, encourages investment in schools, and provides parents with more options in finding educational opportunities.

January 21, 2015
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SENATE PASSES WOMEN’S EQUALITY PACKAGE INCLUDING LANZA'S BILL TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Historic Measures Would Protect and Enhance Women's Rights in the Empire State

In its first legislative act of 2015, the New York State Senate today approved a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda that would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. These historic women’s measures are a top priority of the Senate Coalition and were passed unanimously on the first day the Senate began voting on legislation this session. 

January 12, 2015
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DON’T IGNORE A FEMA BILL COLLECTION OR RECOUPMENT LETTER

Many People Who Received FEMA Grants After Superstorm Sandy Will  Receive a Letter From FEMA Asking for the Money to be Repaid.

The Letter Could be About Rental Assistance, Home Repair,  Personal Property Assistance or Any Other FEMA Benefit.

January 5, 2015
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DSNY Collection Service & the Christmas/New Year's Holidays

Please be advised there will be no street cleaning or garbage/recycling/organics collection on Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25th) and New Year’s Day (Thursday January 1st). In addition, all DSNY administrative offices will be closed on those days.

December 17, 2014
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