Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

LANZA PERSUADES FINANCE TO POST NYC PROPERTY EXEMPTIONS ON WEB

New initiative allows property owners to see their property exemptions

January 11, 2010
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SENATOR SKELOS APPOINTS MEMBERS TO MONSERRATE COMMITTEE

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos today announced members of his conference to serve on the committee that will investigate the matter regarding Senator Hiram Monserrate.

Members of the Republican Conference appointed by Senator Skelos include Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), a former Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), a former Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, Senator James Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton), a former Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee and Senator Cathy Young (R-I-C, Olean).

October 21, 2009
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Rockefeller Drug Law Changes Will Put Hundreds of Drug Felons Back On the Streets Faster

            Senator Lanza said today that thousands drug felons will be much closer to being set free and put back into our communities, as a result of drug law changes that Senate Democrats pushed through as part of the 2009-10 state budget.  Senator Lanza voted against the changes in the law.

October 9, 2009
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September 22, 2009
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H1N1 (Swine) Flu Preparedness

The following information disseminated by the Department of Health and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can help us reduce or limit the potential workplace impacts associated with the H1N1 Flu:

September 16, 2009
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Senator Lanza Offers Information To Businesses Affected By The MTA Payroll Tax

In an effort to help business owners comply with the MTA Payroll Tax, Senator Andrew Lanza has started alerting them about guidelines that were recently sent out by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF).  While Senator Lanza voted against the measure in May, he believes that all businesses need

September 8, 2009
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SENATOR LANZA OUTRAGED BY RELEASE OF LOCKERBIE BOMBER

Calling it appalling and a diplomatic failure,

August 20, 2009
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SENIORNET OF SI, INC. Offering Summer Classes for Seniors 50 Plus

Fill Empty Hours One Day a Week and Catch up with Your Children & Grandchildren.

There is room in some of the classes planned for the summer. Introduction to Computers (Intro I), continuing into more advanced use of Computers (Intro II), roaming with the Internet and finally using the Computer together with your Digital Camera following a field trip, learning to use a scanner and many forms of enhancement of photographs through Adobe Photoshop Elements, Basic and Beyond

July 16, 2009
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State Legislature has pushed middle class Staten Island residents to the breaking point

In just 6 short months, the State Legislature in Albany has pushed middle class Staten Island residents to the breaking point.

In six months they:

July 7, 2009
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City Budgets $141 Million for Toxic Waste Cleanup at Staten Island Site

New York, NY -- The city budget, expected to be approved this week, dedicates $141 million for the cleanup of a long-abandoned toxic waste dump in Staten Island. Community representatives will meet with the Department of Environmental Protection Monday to finalize the cleanup plan.

 

June 19, 2009
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SENATOR LANZA PUSHES FOR BILL TO FIX CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK PROBLEM CREATED BY ROCKEFELLER REFORMS

Senator Lanza along with members of the Senate Republican Conference and District Attorneys from across the State today pushed for major criminal justice legislation to fix a dangerous problem that will put the lives of the most vulnerable New Yorkers at risk.

June 1, 2009
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MORE NEW TAXES ON THE WAY STARTING JUNE 1ST

Budget Tax Hikes Will Hit Consumers & Businesses With Higher Costs

 

May 29, 2009
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SENATOR LANZA CALLS FOR HIGH SPEED E-Z PASS LANES AT ALL NEW YORK TOLL BOOTHS

Senator Andrew Lanza has introduced legislation, Senate Bill S.5095, which would require the New York State Thruway Authority and the Metropolitan Transit Authority to establish at least one high speed lane at all toll booths in New York State for E-Z Pass use.

May 21, 2009
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SENATE DEMOCRATS BLOCK BILL TO TOUGHEN SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

Senate Democrats today defeated a common-sense bill that would elevate criminal penalties for convicted sex offenders that fail to register every year with the Division of Criminal Justice Services’ sex offender registry.  Under the Republican bill, the penalty for failure to register would be raise from a misdemeanor to a class D felony.

May 20, 2009
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Senator Lanza and Staten Island’s Elected Officials Demand Tax Relief

Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Lou Tobacco, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, and City Council Members Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo today held a press conference to call for real tax relief to help Staten Island’s overtaxed, overburdened middle-class families and small businesses, saying the state’s “Tax Freedom Day” needs to arrive much sooner.

April 24, 2009
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March 29, 2009
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Senator Lanza Unveils “A BETTER PLAN FOR NEW YORK”

GOP Plan Spends Less than Governor Proposed, Includes Initiatives to Create Jobs, Major New Proposal to Help Middle-Class Families Pay for College

March 9, 2009
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