Newsroom

IN THE NEWS: STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE - City re-instates yellow bus service to Staten Island 7th-, 8th-graders

Published: Monday, April 02, 2012, 2:03 PM    

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- After a three-year legal battle, the city will be re-instating yellow bus service for seventh- and eighth-grade students on Staten Island, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced today.

Walcott was joined by a host of borough officials as he made the announcement during an afternoon press conference at Laurie Intermediate School in New Springville.

Students who were eligible for the bus service prior to the city's decision to yank it will be eligible once again.

Walcott cited the city's newly-granted exemption from the "like circumstances" clause of the State Education Law as the city's reason for providing the service again.

April 2, 2012
Read more...

INFORMATION REGARDING THE ELIMINATION OF THE STATE SALES TAX ON CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR PURCHASES UP TO $110

Beginning Sunday, April 1st, 2012 shoppers will no longer pay state sales tax on clothing and footwear purchases up to $110!

March 30, 2012
Read more...

IN THE NEWS: Staten Island Advance Editorial - Keep the pressure on

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:55 AM by Staten Island Advance Editorial

March 23, 2012
Read more...

SENATOR LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN TITONE'S 4th ANNUAL VIETNAM VETERANS’ DAY CELEBRATION - Sunday, March 25th

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone will join Veterans and elected officials at Tottenville High School at 1 p.m. this Sunday to recognize the sacrifices of those who served in the Vietnam War at their fourth annual Vietnam Veterans’ Day Celebration.

March 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Read more...

IN THE NEWS: NY1 - N.Y., N.J. Lawmakers Team Up To Try To Make Port Authority More Accountable

A coordinated effort is underway between lawmakers in Albany and Trenton, N.J. to impose greater accountability on the Port Authority, in response to toll hikes last summer and a recent audit of the agency. NY1's Zack Fink filed the following report.

 

Long before Port Authority toll raises were approved, there were concerns about cost overruns at the World Trade Center site, where the agency has made significant public investment.

March 20, 2012
Read more...

NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY LAWMAKERS UNITE FOR PORT AUTHORITY REFORM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                         &nb

March 16, 2012
Read more...

SENATE PASSES LANZA'S BILL TO INCREASE PORT AUTHORITY ACCOUNTABI​LITY

 Legislation Seeks To Reform Organizational Deficiencies

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to ensure theproper functioning of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as anopen, transparent and accountable interstate authority. The bill (S.5878)is named the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency andAccountability Act and is sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, StatenIsland). The Act is part of a bipartisan, bi-state effort designed tocreate a new system of accountability at the Port Authority.

March 15, 2012
Read more...

Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Room 915 LOB

March 20, 12:30 PM - 12:40 PM
Read more...

Senator Lanza Appointed To Key Budget Conference Committees

Continuing his efforts to enact a balanced, on-time State budget for the second year in a row, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza today was appointed to serve on the Joint Budget Conference Committees for Education and Transportation. Senator Lanza also serves on the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for all aspects of the State budget.

March 14, 2012
Read more...

SENATOR LANZA ISSUES CONSUMER ALERT WARNING STATEN ISLANDERS OF THE "GRANDPARENT SCAM" & REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT TOMORROW’S SPECIAL EDUCATION FAIR

Tomorrow, Friday, March 9th at 10:00 a.m. Senator Lanza will be hosting his Annual Special Education Fair bringing over 50 groups together to share information about city, state and local programs designed to help children and adults with special needs. The fair will run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

March 8, 2012
Read more...

LANZA, CUSICK & A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN DETAIL I-STOP PLAN TO ADDRESS RX DRUG CRISIS PLAGUING STATEN ISLAND


Law Enforcement, Elected Officials & Medical Professionals Join Forces In Support Of L.anza’s Online, Real Time Database To Track Prescription Narcotics

 

“I-STOP” Legislation Would Crack Down On Abuses Like ‘Doc-Shopping’ And Rx Forgeries

 

March 8, 2012
Read more...

SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF SEX CRIMES BILLS - Legislation would keep children safer, increase penalties for criminals


The New York State Senate today passed a series of bills increasing penalties for people convicted of sex crimes against children.

The Senate passed legislation (S1541A), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, that would increase criminal penalties for sexual contact between a child and a person in a position of trust, which includes any adult responsible for supervision of children when they are not with their parents.

March 7, 2012
Read more...
March 5, 2012
Read more...

SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST SPECIAL EDUCATION FAIR FRIDAY, MARCH 9

Over 50 Groups To Provide Information About City, State & Local Programs Designed For Children & Adults With Special Needs

March 9, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Read more...

Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Room 915 LOB

March 6, 12:30 PM - 12:34 PM
Read more...

Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Room 915 LOB

May 1, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Read more...

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE 2012 PERSONAL INCOME TAX FILING SEASON

Below find information regarding some new developments at the Department of Taxation and Finance for the 2012 personal income tax filing season.  The new initiatives reflect statutory changes enacted in 2011 as well as Governor Cuomo’s mandate that State agencies deliver services more effectively and at lower cost to taxpayers.

 

February 21, 2012
Read more...