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SENATE PASSES INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING PLAN

 

Measure Would Reform Process To Draw District Lines In A Fair, Non-partisan Manner

March 15, 2011
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SENATORS LANZA, GOLDEN CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO HELP OTBS

             Albany - State Senators Andrew J. Lanza (R-C-I, 24th District) and Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today renewed their call to make the necessary changes in the payment structure to ensure the financial viability of Off-Track Betting Corporations (OTBs) statewide in the wake of the Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corporation’s recent move toward filing bankruptcy and recent reports that Nassau OTB’s handle is significantly down.

March 4, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Room 916 LOB

March 8, 12:30 PM - 12:56 PM
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO STRENGTHEN VOTING PROCESS

Measure has Governor’s backing and is set to become law

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval today to legislation (S.3500) supported by Senator Andrew Lanza, to ensure that special elections in New York State provide more time for military absentee ballots to be mailed and counted.

“This bill ensures that New York’s servicemen and servicewomen are given every reasonable opportunity to have their voices heard and their votes counted in special elections,” said Senator Andrew Lanza.

March 3, 2011
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Staten Island Advance: OTB: The sequel?

Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 9:52 AM     Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 9:55 AM

http://blog.silive.com/editorials_impact/print.html?entry=/2011/02/otb_the_sequel.html

Give state Sen. Andrew Lanza credit for sticking with a thorny issue that other elected officials might have walked away from and never looked back.

In December, Mr. Lanza along with 21 other state Senators, voted against a bill to bail out the city’s foundering Off-Track Betting Corp.

February 24, 2011
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Senator Andrew Lanza Announces Free Tax Filing Service For Eligible Taxpayers

 

Website Offers Qualifying Guidelines For Using FreeFile

Senator Andrew Lanza today urged taxpayers to take advantage of FreeFile - a program providing free state and federal tax preparation and e-filing services to qualified New York State taxpayers.

Half of New York's taxpayers qualify for free or reduced fees to file electronically through FreeFile. You may be eligible if you earned $58,000 or less in 2010 or you served in the military in 2010.

February 22, 2011
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Last Call for New York's ‘Great Appliance Swap Out’


$1 Million in Rebates Still Available for Energy Efficient Appliances

Nearly $1 million in rebates is still available for New Yorkers who purchase energy efficient appliances through "New York's Great Appliance Swap Out," a program that has provided $15,790,080 million in rebates to more than 157,000

 

February 22, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA RECEIVES KEY APPOINTMENT TO SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has appointed Senator Andrew Lanza to serve on the powerful Senate Finance Committee which is grappling with the state's budget challenges.

February 17, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA VOTES FOR ANTI-CRIME BILLS

Legislation Would Toughen Laws & Penalties for Sex Offenses

February 17, 2011
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STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE: Staten Island pol's bill would seek independent vendor for Off-Track Betting

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 5:58 PM     Updated: Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:26 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Looking to recover jobs and health care benefits for laid-off workers -- and bring new revenue to state coffers -- state Sen. Andrew Lanza said he will introduce a bill tomorrow seeking an independent vendor to resume operations of a reconstituted city Off-Track Betting Corporation.

He said he thinks there would be "three or four potential suitors" including, perhaps, one of the state's existing track entities.

"The potential for revenues is tremendous," said Lanza (R-Staten Island). "We are talking about something real here."

February 17, 2011
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Join the Fight - Cap NYC Property Taxes Now

One of the most pressing issues facing all New Yorkers is increasing property taxes. For many, it is the defining factor that contributes to their exodus from our City and State. Now more than ever we need to enact a common sense plan that takes an aggressive stance and puts an end to out of control property tax increases.

February 16, 2011
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Public Information Session on Zadroga Law in NYC

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will be holding a public meeting in New York City on March 3rd to answer questions about how the new Zadroga law will be implemented.  The meeting will be held from 9:00am to 4:45pm on March 3, 2011 in Conference Room A/B on the 6th Floor of the Javits Federal Building at 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan.

March 3, 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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March 20, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA REMINDS STATEN ISLANDERS TO APPLY FOR STAR AND OTHER EXEMPTIONS TO SAVE MONEY ON PROPERTY TAXES – Deadline March 15th

              Most Staten Island residents are enrolled in the Basic STAR Program which is available to all New Yorkers who own and live in their home. In addition to the Basic STAR program, homeowners may qualify for other exemptions such as the Enhanced STAR Exemption (for seniors over 65), Senior Citizens Homeowners’ Exemption, the Veteran’s Exemption and the Disabled Homeowners’ Exemption. Senator Lanza has worked with the Department of Finance to develop a way for homeowners to view what exemptions they currently carry as well as those they may be eligible for.

February 14, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew J. Lanza, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, February 14, 2011 Room 124 CAP

February 14, 1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
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ALBANY LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS

 

Lanza, Golden & Cusick Bill Already Receives Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Support From Savino, Malliotakis, Titone & Tobacco


 

February 3, 2011
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Help for Students and Families Applying for College Financial Aid

January 25 through February 25 marks the period during which New York State students and families are offered special opportunities to learn about and receive assistance in applying for the many financial aid opportunities available to help them pay for college.

February 1, 2011
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