Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

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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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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SENATOR LANZA'S STATEMENT ON MTA SERVICE CUTS

Disappointment does not begin to describe the way I feel about the MTA’s decision to further cut transportation services on Staten Island. This is a betrayal of the people of Staten who are already underserved. 

March 26, 2010
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CENSUS FORMS AVAILABLE AT SENATOR LANZA’S OFFICE

Asking just 10 questions and taking about 10 minutes to complete, 2010 Census forms began arriving in 120 million mailboxes across the nation today — just the 23rd time the country has undertaken the constitutionally mandated population count that dates back to 1790.

March 19, 2010
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LANZA CALLS ON FEMA, NY SEMO, AND NYC OEM TO VISIT STATEN ISLAND AND DECLARE A DISASTER EMERGENCY

Senator Andrew Lanza today asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO), and the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to immediately visit Staten Island in order to see first-hand the extensive damage caused by the nor’easter storm which ripped through the borough this weekend.<

March 15, 2010
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LANZA JOINS RICHMOND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DAN DONOVAN TO UNVEIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT OF 2010


GOP Launches Major Effort to Strengthen State’s Domestic Violence Laws

 


Senator Andrew Lanza along with his colleagues in the New York State Senate today joined Richmond County District Attorney Dan Donovan in Albany to unveil the Domestic Violence Act of 2010, a comprehensive effort to strengthen the State’s porous and ineffective domestic violence laws.

 

March 4, 2010
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MTA PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED SERVICE CHANGES TO BE HELD AT COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND -- TUESDAY, MARCH 3

The MTA has proposed service cuts, scheduled to go into effect in June, which would be devastating to the commuters on Staten Island.

March 1, 2010
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Lanza Calls for Stronger Laws to Protect Women from Abusers

Brutal Mutilation Murder of Queens Woman Spurs Call for Proposed Laws

 

February 5, 2010
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SENATOR LANZA CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF MAJOR NEW JOBS INITIATIVE

Statewide unemployment continues to rise; Despite federal stimulus, New York lost 270,000 private sector jobs last year

January 27, 2010
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