Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship, a fund established exclusively for New York State nurses that wish to further their careers in home and community-based care.
Registered (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are urged to apply for scholarships of up to $2,000 that can be used for tuition, books, specialty training and education, and other educational-related expenses.
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.
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.
$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
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."
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.
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.