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Joint Statement from Senators Martin Malavé Dilan and Bill Perkins

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2009

Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@senate.state.ny.us | (212) 222-7315 (Senator Perkins)Graham Parker | gparker@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-2177 (Senator Dilan)

Joint Statement from Senators Martin Malavé Dilan and Bill Perkins

“As chairs of our respective committees, this morning we met with Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

July 15, 2009
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Letter to President Barack Obama: Gun Violence in Urban Communities

July 9, 2009

The Honorable Barack ObamaPresident of The United States of America The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC  20500       

Dear Mr. President:

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July 10, 2009
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MTA's Proposed Bailout of Developer Forest City Ratner at Atlantic Yards

MTA’s Proposed Bailout of Developer Forest City Ratner at Atlantic Yards

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July 10, 2009
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The Perkins Report with Senator Bill Perkins - July 2, 2009

On Monday, June 30, 2009 advocates for repealing vacancy decontrol legislation traveled  to Albany to lobby for the bill.  Senator Perkins meets with them outside the Senate Chamber. The advocates voice their concerns over the Senate coup and how it affects their lives and the lives of people all across the state.

July 6, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins & Advocates for Repealing Vacancy Decontrol (full clip): Watch Thursday 7/9/09 at 8:00 PM on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network--Ch. 56 Time Warner, Ch. 83 RCN, & Ch. 34 Verizon

On Monday, June 30, 2009 advocates for repealing vacancy decontrol legislation traveled  to Albany to lobby for the bill.  Senator Perkins meets with them outside the Senate Chamber. The advocates voice their concerns over the Senate coup and how it affects their lives and the lives of people all across the state.

Watch Thursday 7/9/09 at 8:00 PM on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network--

Ch. 56 Time Warner

Ch. 83 RCN

Ch. 34 Verizon

July 3, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins & Advocates for Repealing Vacancy Decontrol

On Monday, June 30, 2009 advocates for repealing vacancy decontrol legislation traveled  to Albany to lobby for the bill.  Senator Perkins meets with them outside the Senate Chamber. The advocates voice their concerns over the Senate coup and how it affects their lives and the lives of people all across the state.

July 3, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins on the Senate Minority’s Illegal Attempt to Grab Control of NY Senate

Senator Bill Perkins on the Senate Minority’s IllegalAttempt to Grab Control of NY Senate

As you have certainly heard, there have been some very dramatic events in the New York State Senate in recent days. I want to share my perspective on these developments.

July 2, 2009
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Senate Minority’s Illegal Attempt to Grab Control of NY Senate

Senator Bill Perkins on the Senate Minority’s IllegalAttempt to Grab Control of NY Senate

As you have certainly heard, there have been some very dramatic events in the New York State Senate in recent days. I want to share my perspective on these developments.

June 19, 2009
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Senator Perkins with DASNY's Executive Director & ESD's MWBE Executive Director

From left, Paul T. William, Jr., Senator Bill Perkins, and Michael Jones-Bey

June 10, 2009
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Crunchtime in Albany: Mayoral Control and The Coup

New York State Senators Bill Perkins (D-30th) and Martin Golden (R-22nd) discuss the debate over renewing mayoral control of the New York City public schools and how the "coup" in Albany affects that legislation.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO CLIP

June 10, 2009
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Senator Perkins with Two Youths who were given the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Award

The two youths who were honored with the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Award attend school in Senator Perkins' district.

June 9, 2009
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Committee on Corporations, Authorities & Commissions: Voting Records

As Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities & Commissions, and in the interest of promoting a greater amount of transparency and accountability, I have provided the voting records for my committee.

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June 5, 2009
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Senator Perkins Welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New York Style

As His Holiness the Dalai Lama entered the Senate Chambers, He and Senator Perkins exchanged a high-spirited welcoming fist pound.

June 5, 2009
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Senator Perkins & His Holiness the Dalai Lama

On May 6, 2009 His Holiness the Dalai Lama graced the New York State Senate with His presence.  Preceding the opening invocation His Holiness gave during session, numerous legislators presented His Holiness with sacred white Tibetan Buddhist scarves known as katas. As is customary with this ritual, His Holiness then returned the blessed kata to each legislator who presented a scarf to Him.   

June 5, 2009
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Atlantic Yards Public Hearing: Both Riveting and Revealing

(New York, NY)-In a packed Higgins Hall at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, with a standing room only crowd,  State Senator Bill Perkins, Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions held the first ever Senate hearing on the Atlantic Yards project.

May 29, 2009
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