Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

LANZA VOTES AGAINST ANOTHER DISASTROUS BUDGET WHICH INCREASES TAXES AND FEES BY $14B IN 2009-10

To view the entire list of new taxes and fees please open the attachment below.

August 4, 2010
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LANZA INTRODUCES LEGISLATION THAT WOULD GIVE SENIOR CITIZENS 50% DISCOUNT FOR BRIDGE AND TUNNEL TOLLS

Senator Lanza’s bill, S.6238, requires the MTA to offer seniors a 50% discounton bridge and tunnel tolls. “Many of our seniors, who live on fixed incomes, are finding it more and more difficult to makes ends meet,” said Senator Lanza.

August 2, 2010
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SENATOR LANZA FALLS VICTIM TO INTERNET IMPERSONATION

Ironically, Lanza Authored the First Law in the Nation

Which Makes this Type of Identity Theft a Crime

July 26, 2010
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Talk Of Trash Tax Already Causing A Stink

NY1 07/21/2010 07:47 PM

By: Josh Robin

The Bloomberg administration is considering making New Yorkers pay for garbage pickup as a way to help solve the city's financial crisis.

Proponents of the idea say it would also cut down on waste.

A former sanitation official says many New Yorkers could end up paying less overall taxes if trash collection is separated from general taxes, and people are charged for what they throw away, not their neighbors.

Paying for trash pickup is widely practiced elsewhere.

July 23, 2010
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July 7, 2010
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SENATORS LANZA, PADAVAN AND GOLDEN, CHARGE MTA FAILS NEW YORKERS AGAIN

State Senators Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), Frank Padavan (Queens) and Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today are responding to a New York State Comptroller’s report highlighting yet another financial failure of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, that of their failure to collect more than $9 million in back rent from nearly 1,000 commercial tenants.

July 2, 2010
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I'm fighting for lower taxes!

As I go around Staten Island, people tell me that they are frustrated and concerned. I am too. I’ve talked to so many families that are worried about the future – they want more job security, a good education and opportunities for their children. We are fortunate to live in a great community with good schools and many great local businesses that, unfortunately, are now struggling.

June 30, 2010
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SENATE DEMS CONTINUE TO TAX AND SPEND IN BUDGET LEGISLATION

Public Protection Bill, Negotiated in Secret, Includes $41 Million in New Taxes and Fees

June 24, 2010
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Senator Andrew Lanza holds 3rd Annual Teacher Appreciation Day ceremony at the College of Staten Island, honoring teachers from across the borough

Senator Andrew Lanza held the 3rd Annual Teacher Appreciation Day ceremony  at the College of Staten Island, honoring teachers from across the borough.

Teachers were chosen by a school principal or administrator.

Teachers that were honored this year:

June 16, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA OPPOSES SCHOOL BUS SERVICE CUTS FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

Senator Lanza is outraged by the city's decision to eliminate yellow school bus service to seventh and eighth grade students. This plan would cut service to nearly 3,000 students that live on Staten Island, attending 11 public schools and 36 private and Catholic schools.

June 3, 2010
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SENATE DEMOCRATS REJECT PLAN TO KEEP NEW YORK’S PARKS OPEN

Monday, May 25, 2010 -- State Senate Democrat defeated legislation proposed by Senate Republicans that would have authorized $6 million to reopen parks and historic sites throughout the state. The bill was offered as an amendment to the budget extender legislation sent up by the Governor.

May 25, 2010
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May 24, 2010
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Great Kills PS 37 students need your vote! Film Festival Ticket Giveaway!

Great Kills PS 37 could win a $20,000 prize in the “America’s Favorite School” contest sponsored by Care2 and GreatSchools. PS 37 serves children with various disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. As of this afternoon, PS 37 was 574 votes ahead for the top spot!

May 21, 2010
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Senator Andrew Lanza Honors 9 Winners for this year’s Memorial Day Essay Contest

On Saturday, May 15th, Senator Lanza kicked-off of the Great Kills Memorial Day Parade by honoring the 9 winners of his Annual Memorial Day Essay Contest. The winners and their family members gathered at IS 24 and received Best Buy gift cards as prizes.

May 17, 2010
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STATEN ISLAND NOT-FOR-PROFITS THAT INCURRED DAMAGE DURING MARCH NOR’EASTER MUST SUBMIT REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (RPA) BY FRIDAY, MAY 14TH

Staten Island was declared a Federal Disaster Area due to the damage incurred during the March nor’easter.

May 10, 2010
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This Mother's Day Remember Mammograms Save Lives

Senator Lanza today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

May 7, 2010
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SI Advance: Lanza seeks to get storm $$ for Island homeowners

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Andrew Lanza has asked Gov. David Paterson to amend the state's request for disaster assistance relief from March storm floods to include aid to homeowners. Last month, President Obama declared six counties in New York state, including Richmond County, eligible to receive assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. But at Paterson's behest, the aid goes to localities to rebuild damaged infrastructure and public facilities, not to individual homeowners or renters.

May 4, 2010
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Free Trees Available for Homeowners and Organizations

Staten Islanders can pick up free trees at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden in Livingston tomorrow from 3 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

April 29, 2010
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Lanza Offers Online Consumer Shopping Tips for Mother's Day Shopping

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re going to shop online, make sure you’re shopping smart!  Senator Lanza is offering consumer shopping tips for online shopping.

April 28, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS DEFEAT ANTI-ECONOMIC BILL PUSHED BY DEMOCRATS AND OPPOSED BY STATE’S LEADING BUSINESS GROUPS


Legislation would block economic development, lead to explosion in frivolous lawsuits


Senate Republicans defeated anti-economic development legislation (S1635), sponsored by Senator Antoine Thompson of Buffalo, that would shut down virtually all economic development activity in New York, increase the number of frivolous lawsuits and even put up an obstacle to sound environmental projects throughout the State.

April 21, 2010
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