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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
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NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY LAWMAKERS UNITE FOR PORT AUTHORITY REFORM

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March 16, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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March 5, 2012
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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
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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
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NO GARBAGE, RECYCLING COLLECTION OR STREET CLEANING ON PRESIDENTS’ DAY, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced that in observance of Presidents’ Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, February 20, 2012. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 20th, in observance of the holiday.

ALL MONDAY RECYCLING COLLECTION TO BE PICKED UP ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST DUE TO BACK-TO-BACK MONDAY HOLIDAYS OF LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY AND PRESIDENTS’ DAY

February 16, 2012
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SENATE PASSES TOUGH SENTENCES FOR SEX OFFENDERS



Legislation Would Require Consecutive Sentences for Each Act of Rape

 

The New York State Senate today passed a bill, cosponsored by Senator Lanza, that would ensure significantly longer prison sentences for serial rapists.

February 16, 2012
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Summer Lifeguard Positions Available for Staten Island High School & College Students



Ages 15 & up • Training classes starting soon!

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February 14, 2012
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NY & NJ LAWMAKERS CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ROLL BACK OF PORT AUTHORITY TOLL HIKES - Staten Island Albany Delegation Calls on Port Authority Board to Roll Back Toll Hikes & Push Governors to SupportReform Legislation

Following yesterdays Interim Consultant's Report on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), New York Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Staten Island), New Jersey Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-NJ 37th), and the Staten Island

February 8, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF SCHOOL BUS BILLS - Bills intended to make riding bus safer for students, enhance communication, and make “school bus” signs more economical

            Senator Andrew Lanza today voted in favor a series school bus bills that passed the Senate that will ensure child safety and enhanced communication.

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA FACES OFF WITH MA SENATOR ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Just in time for Sunday’s big game, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island, NY) and Massachusetts State Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) have entered into a friendly wager over this weekend’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.

February 3, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA VOTES IN FAVOR OF DNA DATABANK EXPANSION BILL - Largest Expansion of State’s DNA Databank Since its Creation in 1994


The New York State Senate today passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples.

January 31, 2012
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TRAFFIC ALERT: New Traffic Pattern Before VN Bklyn-bound toll plaza begins Saturday

On Saturday, Jan. 28th between 12:01 a.m. and 7 a.m. three out of four lanes of traffic on the Staten Island Expressway will be closed from the Fingerboard Bridge overpass to the Verrazano-Narrows Brooklyn-bound toll plaza while a new traffic pattern is put in place.

January 31, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA VOTES TO TOUGHEN LAWS FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

The New York State Senate passed legislation this week that creates new penalties for individuals supervising another driver while also under the influence of drugs or alcohol, also known as Abbagail’s Law (S.164C).   The bill, cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, is named after eight-year-old Abbagail Buzard, who died in a car accident caused by an inexperienced driver who was supervised by a parent under the influence of alcohol.

January 24, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF MICHELLE AND JORDAN’S LAW


The New York State Senate today passed legislation to increase penalties for unlawful high-speed car racing which has caused numerous accidents across the state, including the deaths of a 17-year-old Staten Island girl and a 5-year-old Queens boy. Michelle and Jordan’s Law (S.2938A) is sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and stems from tragic crashes involving suspected drag racing at excessive speeds.

January 19, 2012
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