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March 30, 2009
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Senator Lanza celebrates Vietnam Veterans Day

Sunday, March 29 was officially Vietnam Veterans Day in New York State

March 30, 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 10, 2009
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SENATOR LANZA REMINDS STATEN ISLANDERS THAT TOMORROW IS EITC AWARENESS DAY

Staten Island – State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) reminds Staten Islanders that tomorrow is "EITC Awareness Day".

According to the IRS, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable credit for people who work but do not earn high incomes. It helps eligible taxpayers to lower their taxes or receive refunds. New York State and New York City also have local versions of the EITC.

In spite of the extensive awareness campaigns by the IRS and its partners, millions of taxpayers still do not claim their EITC, according to the IRS.

January 29, 2009
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January 20, 2009
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UFT Offers Scholarships for College-Bound Students

Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund of the United Federation of Teachers

The UFT is the union that represents the city’s public school teachers, paraprofessionals, guidance counselors and other educators. We believe that education is the door to a productive life and that our students have what it takes to overcome personal and financial strains in the pursuit of learning.

January 20, 2009
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Stop And Shop Offers Free Antibiotics

Free antibiotics*

As part of their health and wellness initiative Stop and Shop is offering you and your family this special service.

Starting January 2, 2009, and continuing through March 21, 2009, the pharmacy is offering you up to a 14-day supply of the most commonly prescribed generic antibiotics for free. Simply bring in your valid prescription from your doctor.

January 12, 2009
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Laws To Take Effect January 1, 2009

Net Metering Law-(Chapter 483, L. 2008, Sen. Maziarz) will allow an expanded number of customers to take part in net metering for renewable electric generating systems. Net metering allows a utility customer with an on-site electric generating system to send excess power that they generate back to the utility grid, receiving a credit on future electric bills. If after one year there is a positive balance, the corporation will pay residential and agricultural customer-generators the balance.

January 9, 2009
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LAWS TO TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2009

Net Metering Law - (Chapter 483, L. 2008, Sen. Maziarz) will allow an expanded number of customers to take part in net metering for renewable electric generating systems. Net metering allows a utility customer with an on-site electric generating system to send excess power that they generate back to the utility grid, receiving a credit on future electric bills. If after one year there is a positive balance, the corporation will pay residential and agricultural customer-generators the balance.

Harness Racing - Chapter 18, L. 2008, §102-a (S. 6950, Bruno)

January 9, 2009
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Senator Lanza Being Sworn In

Senator Lanza being sworn in to office.

January 7, 2009
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Uft Offers Scholarships For College-bound Students – Deadline 1/31/09

Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fundof the United Federation of Teachers

The UFT is the union that represents the city’s public school teachers, paraprofessionals, guidance counselors and other educators. We believe that education is the door to a productive life and that our students have what it takes to overcome personal and financial strains in the pursuit of learning.

January 2, 2009
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Lanza To Residents: Be Cautious When Driving On Amboy Road In Richmond Valley

Water and icing condition seems to be a "decades old problem" says Lanza; calls on the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection to resolve the issue immediately, before tragedy strikes

December 18, 2008
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Protect Yourself From Id Theft

It’s not just pick-pockets who steal your credit cards and money anymore. Advances in computer technology have made it possible for ID thieves to ruin your credit and tarnish your good name. Below are tips to protect you and your family this holiday season. DOs DO guard your computer password and use only secure lines to transmit financial information via the Internet. Look for an unbroken key or lock in the corner of your computer screen to signify a secure connection.

December 18, 2008
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Politician planning to relaunch Staten Island secession fight

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/12/politician_planning_to_relaunc.html

Sen. Andrew Lanza on secession: "It's something I really believe in."

Get ready for "Staten Island Secession: The Sequel."

State Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) next month will introduce legislation to separate the Island from the other four boroughs and make it into the second-largest city in New York State.

December 16, 2008
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Senate Passes Job Creation Plan

        The New York State Senate today passed economic development legislation (S.8798), that will create new jobs, revitalize communities and encourage young people to stay in New York State.

December 15, 2008
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Lanza: Now Is Not The Time To Raise Taxes

There is no question that we are facing very serious fiscal challenges here in New York State, but one thing is very clear – we need to cut spending and not raise taxes.

November 19, 2008
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Lanza Continues His Fight To Bring Gas Relief To New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza (R – Staten Island) today continued his fight to bring gas relief to New Yorkers by introducing legislation that would reduce taxes on gasoline sales. Senate Bill S.8758 reduces the Petroleum Business Tax and State Sales Tax on qualified motor fuel and diesel motor fuel by half.

September 10, 2008
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