Antoine M Thompson's Press releases

Senator Thompson Joins Ken/Bailey Neighborhood Services For Their 1st Annual Health, Housing And Safety Fair

For Immediate Release Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Buffalo, NY- New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and Kensington Bailey Neighborhood Services present the 1st annual Health, Housing and Safety Fair.  This event will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2009 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 995 Kensington Avenue in Buffalo.

July 22, 2009
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Senator Thompson Passes Significant Minority and Women - Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Legislation

For Immediate Release Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Albany, NY- Last week, New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D- Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and the Co-chair of the Senate MWBE Democratic Taskforce, worked with the majority of the State Senate to pass two extremely important bills regarding Minority and Women Owned Businesses. 

July 21, 2009
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Senator Thompson Delivers $20,000 To The Italian Festival Of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY- On Saturday, July 18, 2009, New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) held a press event and check presentation at the Italian Festival of Buffalo at 1207 Hertel Avenue.  "I am happy to be able to contribute to keeping the tradition of the Italian Festival alive," states Senator Antoine Thompson.  Senator Thompson's press event was held to present a check for $20,000 to help support the Italian Festival of Buffalo.

July 21, 2009
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Senator Thompson To Host Community Leaders And Stakeholders Breakfast

For Immediate Release                                                          Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705 Niagara Falls - Linda Walker | 716.284.57

July 21, 2009
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Senator Thompson Holds “Operation Protect Your Home” Seminar "Property Foreclosure Prevention"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and the Majority Conference of the New York State Senate will be holding a home foreclosure prevention workshop on Saturday, August 1st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Bennett High School at 2885 Main Street in Buffalo.

July 14, 2009
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July 14, 2009
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Senator Thompson To Hold Post Coup Press Conference

 Buffalo, NY- New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) is returning to Buffalo and will be holding a press conference regarding yesterday’s activity within the New York State Senate and how it impacts Western New York.  He will be discussing why Democrats keeping the majority is important to Western New York, the bills that have been passed this session, retaining the Environmental Conservation Committee Chairmanship and Western New York’s leadership influence.

July 10, 2009
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Senator Thompson Presses DEC On Solutions To Tonawanda Air Pollution "Letter to Commissioner Lays out Seven Proposals"

Tonawanda, NY-  New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and Chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, has been working with the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York and local officials for the last few months to find ways to help reduce toxic emissions coming from Tonawanda Coke Corp. 

July 7, 2009
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Senators Antoine Thompson And Bill Stachowski Call On WNY Republican Delegation To Support Power For Jobs Bill Passed Earlier This Week

Albany, NY- Today, Senators Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie and Niagara Counties) and Bill Stachowski (D-Lake View) released a letter they have written to Senators Dale Volker (R-Depew), George Maziarz (R-Wheatfield), Mike Ranzenhofer (R-Williamsville) and Catherine Young (R-Olean), calling on the senators to lay aside political self interest for the time being, and support the signing of legislation that is vital to the economic well-being of Western New York: Power for Jobs.

July 2, 2009
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Senator Thompson to Hold Annual Pvt. David Evans, Jr. Courage Scholarship Awards Program

Buffalo, NY - New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-parts of Erie and Niagara Counties) announced that he will hold his Annual PVT. David Evans, Jr. Courage Scholarship Awards Program Saturday June 27, 2009 at 2 pm at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

June 23, 2009
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Bipartisan Operating Agreements for Tied Legislatures in Other States and in the U.S. Senate

The New York State Senate remains deadlocked with 31 Senators in the Democratic Conference and 31 Senators affiliated with the Republican Conference.

Article III § 9 of the constitution dictates that in order to conduct business in the chamber, there must be a majority of Senators elected – 32 Senators — to have a quorum to conduct legislative business.

June 18, 2009
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Senator Thompson Annonces $25,000 For Juneteenth Of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY- Yesterday, Sunday, June 7, 2009, NYS Senator Antoine M.

June 8, 2009
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Senator Thompson Announces $4.6 Million For Water Board Stimulus Funding for Clean Water Project

Niagara Falls, NY- On June 5, 2009, NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee held a press event to announce that stimulus funding in the amount of $4.67 million will be released to the Niagara Falls Water Board.   The total projected cost of this project is $11 million; $4.6 million will be coming from stimulus funds and the other $6.3 will come from subsidized loans to complete the project.

June 6, 2009
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Senator Thompson Announces His 2009 Calendar of Events

Senator Antoine M. Thompson is pleased to announce his Calendar of Events for the year 2009.  Please click on the link below entitled "2009 Calendar.pdf" to view a printable version of the calendar.  Thank you.

June 3, 2009
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Senator Thompson Says June Is Time For Beaches, Barbeques – And Safety "Common Sense Safety Tips to Ensusre Fun In The Sun This Summer."

Buffalo, NY - June means beaches, barbeques, and cool dips in the pool.  June is also National Safety Month, and Senator Thompson has put together a list of sun safety tips to remember this summer.

June 2, 2009
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Buffalo - Senator Antoine M. Thompson to Host Community Leaders & Stakeholders Breakfast

Buffalo, NY – Antoine M. Thompson, NYS Senator, 60th District will host his monthly community leaders and stakeholders breakfast in Buffalo.

The breakfast will be prepared by volunteers from the community.  The breakfast will also include presentations from guest speakers which will be announced before the breakfast.

Who:  Antoine M. Thompson  NYS Senator, 60th District

What:  Community Leaders & Stakeholders Breakfast

When:  Saturday, June 6, 2009  8:30am - 10:00am

June 1, 2009
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New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson Announces Passage Of “Anti-Shackling Bill” "Legislation ends the inhumane practice shackling pregnant inmates in labor."

Albany, NY - NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation that would prohibit the use of mechanical restraints including handcuffs and shackles, on any pregnant female prisoner who is about to give birth during transport from a correctional facility to a medical facility or other location for the purpose of delivering her child.

May 27, 2009
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Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Passes Senate

Albany, NY- Today, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, NYS Senator Antoine M.

May 27, 2009
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