Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day may be a time where we enjoy quality time with friends and family, but we must never forget that those privileges have been fought for and defended by countless heroes, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.

May 23, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AND ASSEMBLYMAN DAN QUART INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

Medication Synchronization Promotes Efficiency andHelps Patients with Chronic Conditions 

May 22, 2014
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May 21, 2014
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SENATORS DIANE SAVINO AND ANDREW LANZA HONOR TWO STATEN ISLAND VETERANS WITH NEW YORK SENATE VETERANS' HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Albany, NY- Staten Island Senators Diane J. Savino (DIW-North Shore) Andrew Lanza (RC Mid-Island and South Shore) honored two veterans today with their induction to the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame. Senator Andrew Lanza posthumously nominated Army Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis to the NY Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. At the early age of 24, Ollis bravely gave his life saving another soldier. The award was received by his parents, Linda and Bob.Senator Diane J. Savino nominated long time Veteran advocate and Vietnam nurse Mary LaManna to the NY Senate Veteran Hall of Fame.  Mary was joined by the love of her life, Dennis McLoone, also a Vietnam veteran and family.

May 20, 2014
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MOBILE COMMAND CENTER DEPLOYED TO STATEN ISLAND TO DELIVER FORECLOSURE PREVENTION HELP TO HOMEOWNERS

DFS Assistance Available for Homeowners at New York Public Library Branches in Todt Hill on Thursday, May 15 and Great Kills on Friday, May 16

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that he is deploying the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Mobile Command Center (MCC) to two locations on Staten Island to provide foreclosure prevention assistance to homeowners. DFS representatives will be available to meet homeowners in the MCC at these two locations:

May 14, 2014
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ASSEMBLYWOMAN AMY PAULIN AND SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOST PRESS CONFERENCE TO PROMOTE THE TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION AND JUSTICE ACT

ALBANY – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) and Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-24) today hosted a press conference to promote the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA), the legislation they have championed that toughens penalties in New York against those who buy and sell young women, men and children to fuel the massive $32 billion sex trafficking industry.

The press conference served to urge the passage of the TVPJA as well as to highlight May 13 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day in New York State.

May 13, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MATTHEW TITONE INTRODUCE BILL TO PREVENT TOLLS ON SI EXPRESSWAY

Alerted to the possibility of future tolls being imposed on the Staten Island Expressway by an article in the Staten Island Advance, (Wrobleski, Tom. "Obama transportation proposal could pave way for Staten Island Expressway tolls." Staten Island Advance 7 May 2014: www.Silive.com.) Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone have introduced legislation which would prohibit the imposition of tolls on any roads or highways in the City of New York.

May 9, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO & SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON $1.5 BILLION PROJECT TO REPLACE THE GOETHALS BRIDGE

Construction crews begin work on project that will create 2,250 jobs and $872 million in economic activity for the region

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew J. Lanza today announced the official commencement of construction on a $1.5 billion public-private partnership (PPP) to replace the Goethals Bridge with a new state-of-the-art cable-stayed bridge. The replacement bridge will connect Staten Island with Elizabeth, New Jersey and serve as a key thoroughfare for the transport of billions of dollars of goods and millions of travelers throughout the region.

May 7, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA REMINDS JOBSEEKERS ABOUT 88,000 AVAILABLE POSITIONS LISTED ON JOBS EXPRESS

Website Lists Thousands of Available Jobs in Each Region of the State

April 21, 2014
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LOCAL OFFICIALS ISSUE PUBLIC APPEAL FOR HELP IN RELOCATING TURKEYS

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, State Senator Andrew Lanza, Borough President James Oddo, and Councilman Steven Matteo are looking for suitable new homes for the population of wild turkeys now inhabiting Ocean Breeze and its adjacent neighborhoods.  

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently issued permits for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to perform a capture-removal operation, resulting in relocation of a portion of the birds to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, New York.  Due to the limited space at the sanctuary, however, a number of the turkeys had to be slaughtered for food processing.  

April 10, 2014
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JOINT SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 12 FORUMS TO BE HELD STATEWIDE

Forum in Staten Island on Friday, May 2nd to Examine Addiction Treatment and Prevention 

The New York State Senate Majority Coalition today announced the schedule for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. 

April 7, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AND ITALIAN-AMERICAN LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Matthew Titone, Assemblyman Joseph Borelli and Senator Diane Savino announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships to be awarded June 9, 2014 at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.

This year, the Italian-American State Legislators Conference will be awarding four $2,000 scholarships to four current or future college students from New York State. Eligibility will be based upon the student’s grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community as well as individual financial need.

April 1, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN CUSICK ANNOUNCE BUDGET AGREEMENT TO SAVE RESEARCH JOBS AT THE INSTITUTE OF BASIC RESEARCH

Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) and Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid Island) today announce the FY 2014-2015 state budget includes $750,000 in funding to maintain 24 employees at the Institute for Basic Research (IBR) .

March 30, 2014
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP PREVENT OVERDOSE DEATHS BY INCREASING ACCESS TO NALOXONE

Measure Gives More People Access to Antidote That Prevents Accidental Overdose Deaths from Heroin and Other Opioids

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to help save lives by increasing access to a highly effective antidote for accidental drug overdose known as Naloxone or Narcan. The bill (S6477B), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, allows authorized health care professionals to issue non-patient specific orders for Naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies, which could then distribute the Naloxone kits and instruct how to properly administer it. If timely administered, Naloxone can prevent an overdose death.

March 27, 2014
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Senator Lanza Urges Constituents to Use IRS Free File for Online Tax Assistance & E-Filing

Taxpayers Making $58,000 or Less Can Visit www.IRS.gov/freefile to Prepare and E-File Federal Tax Returns with Free Software & Step-by-Step Help

March 25, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HIGHLIGHTS "BRIDGE TO SUCCESS" LOAN PROGRAM FOR MINORITY AND WOMEN CONTRACTORS

Short-Term Loans Now Available Through Participating Lenders

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew Lanza today announced the launch of the Bridge to Success loan program, now available through participating lenders committing at least $20 million to expand access to short-term bridge loans for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). The program will provide qualified MWBEs with the short-term resources they need to participate in up to $1 billion in contracting opportunities with New York State.

March 24, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PRESENTATIONS AND ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS AT ANNUAL SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE FAIR

Please see the attached document for a list of presentations and round table discussions at Senator Lanza's Annual Special Needs Resource Fair on April 4, 2014. 

 

 

March 20, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HIGHLIGHTS NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK National "Be a Force of Nature" Effort Runs Through March 22nd

Senator Andrew Lanza today urged all New Yorkers, in honor of The National Weather Service's Flood Safety Awareness Week, to learn the risks associated with flooding to better protect their families, businesses and communities from this type of natural disaster.

March 17, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA REMINDS NEW YORKERS TO TEST SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS THIS WEEKEND

Changing of the clocks is a good opportunity to test life-saving devices

Senator Andrew Lanza today reminded New Yorkers to test and install fresh, new batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors when they change their clocks on Sunday, March 9th.

March 7, 2014
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Coalition for Community Services Presents “Champion Award” to Senator Lanza and Assemblyman Cusick at State Capitol

Lawmakers Acknowledged for Their Landmark I-Stop Law Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse

 

March 6, 2014
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