ALBANY – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) and Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-24) today hosted a press conference to promote the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA), the legislation they have championed that toughens penalties in New York against those who buy and sell young women, men and children to fuel the massive $32 billion sex trafficking industry.
The press conference served to urge the passage of the TVPJA as well as to highlight May 13 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day in New York State.
Alerted to the possibility of future tolls being imposed on the Staten Island Expressway by an article in the Staten Island Advance, (Wrobleski, Tom. "Obama transportation proposal could pave way for Staten Island Expressway tolls." Staten Island Advance 7 May 2014: www.Silive.com.) Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone have introduced legislation which would prohibit the imposition of tolls on any roads or highways in the City of New York.
Construction crews begin work on project that will create 2,250 jobs and $872 million in economic activity for the region
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew J. Lanza today announced the official commencement of construction on a $1.5 billion public-private partnership (PPP) to replace the Goethals Bridge with a new state-of-the-art cable-stayed bridge. The replacement bridge will connect Staten Island with Elizabeth, New Jersey and serve as a key thoroughfare for the transport of billions of dollars of goods and millions of travelers throughout the region.
Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 24th Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Emily WetzlerGrade 6I.S. 51 Edwin Markham
The Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will be holding the 11th of 12 statewide forums on May 2, 2014, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Auditorium/Social Hall of the Joan and Alan Bernikow building located at 1466 Manor Road Staten Island, NY.
The forums will solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and opioids and develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Why does the fireman wear red suspenders? You just might get the answer to that and other burning questions on April 26 at the Oceanic Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1, located at 4010 Victory Blvd.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Saturday, the volunteer firefighters will conduct tours of the Travis station and firefighter apparatus, conduct demonstrations, allow visitors to try on firefighter gear and answer questions.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, State Senator Andrew Lanza, Borough President James Oddo, and Councilman Steven Matteo are looking for suitable new homes for the population of wild turkeys now inhabiting Ocean Breeze and its adjacent neighborhoods.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently issued permits for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to perform a capture-removal operation, resulting in relocation of a portion of the birds to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, New York. Due to the limited space at the sanctuary, however, a number of the turkeys had to be slaughtered for food processing.
Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Matthew Titone, Assemblyman Joseph Borelli and Senator Diane Savino announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships to be awarded June 9, 2014 at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.
This year, the Italian-American State Legislators Conference will be awarding four $2,000 scholarships to four current or future college students from New York State. Eligibility will be based upon the student’s grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community as well as individual financial need.
Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) and Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid Island) today announce the FY 2014-2015 state budget includes $750,000 in funding to maintain 24 employees at the Institute for Basic Research (IBR) .
NYC Parks and Partnerships for Parks would like to invite you to attend the First Annual Staten Island Parks Volunteer Meet Up scheduled to take place on April 5th 2014, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Goodhue Center Gymnasium located 304 Prospect Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310
Measure Gives More People Access to Antidote That Prevents Accidental Overdose Deaths from Heroin and Other Opioids
The New York State Senate today passed legislation to help save lives by increasing access to a highly effective antidote for accidental drug overdose known as Naloxone or Narcan. The bill (S6477B), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, allows authorized health care professionals to issue non-patient specific orders for Naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies, which could then distribute the Naloxone kits and instruct how to properly administer it. If timely administered, Naloxone can prevent an overdose death.
Short-Term Loans Now Available Through Participating Lenders
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew Lanza today announced the launch of the Bridge to Success loan program, now available through participating lenders committing at least $20 million to expand access to short-term bridge loans for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). The program will provide qualified MWBEs with the short-term resources they need to participate in up to $1 billion in contracting opportunities with New York State.