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Conference of Black Senators 5/5/09

(left to right) Senator Eric Adams, Senator Bill Perkins, Jessica Dillard, Tunisha W. Walker, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Senator Kevin Parker, Senator John L. Sampson

May 21, 2009
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El Fracaso del Sistema Escolar

El Fracaso del Sistema Escolar

Bill Perkins / Representa Distrito 30 de Manhattan. | 2009-05-20 | El Diario NY

La palabra oficial del Departamento de Educación (DOE) de la Ciudad de Nueva York es que la ciudad está viviendo un milagro en el área de educación gracias al control ejercido por el alcalde hacia las escuelas. Pero la verdadera realidad no es la misma que el DOE celebra tanto.

May 21, 2009
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Mayoral Control - Two Lawmakers Weigh In

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Mayoral Control - Two Lawmakers Weigh In

By Beth FertigMay 14, 2009

When the New York Civil Liberties Union invited reporters to hear its ideas for reforming mayoral control of the schools today, it also invited two legislators with their own strong opinions.

May 15, 2009
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The Perkins Report (5/12/09) - The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices

Senator Perkins interviews two farm workers from Western New York, with their translators, to ask them about the recently introduced bill known as the Farmworers Fair Labor Practice Act (S.2247)

 

May 15, 2009
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Atlantic Yards: Where are We Now, How Did We Get Here, and Where is this Project Going?

Subject:  The Atlantic Yards deal is a $4 billion project that Forest City Ratner proposes to build in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Preliminary designs for the complex were drawn by world-famous architect Frank Gehry. In addition to a stadium, slated to be the future home of the New Jersey Nets, the project will also have office space, retail space, and many apartments, some for “low income” families. The Empire State Development Corporation is the primary state authority driving this project.

May 14, 2009
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Senator Perkins Honors Mother's Day By Encouraging Breast Cancer Screening

State Senator Bill Perkins (D-Harlem) asks New Yorkers to show their love, respect, and compassion for women across the state by advocating the importance of regular mammogram screening.

May 8, 2009
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Senate Passes MTA Rescue and Reform Package

(Albany, NY) Last night the Democratic Conference accomplished what years of a Republican ruled Senate Majority could not accomplish. The Democratic Conference, under the leadership of Senator Malcolm A. Smith, has put the MTA on the right track by passing S.5451.

May 7, 2009
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Joel's in 'Control' : Returns Fire At Hearing - New York Post 5/6/09

JOEL'S IN 'CONTROL'RETURNS FIRE AT HEARING

By BRENDAN SCOTT in Albany and CARL CAMPANILE in NY

Last updated: 4:47 amMay 6, 2009 Posted: 1:48 amMay 6, 2009

Unflappable Schools Chancellor Joel Klein skillfully fended off a firestorm of criticism yesterday from Democratic state senators and other foes of mayoral control.

The hostile reception for Klein in a tense Senate committee hearing sent a clear signal that the battle over the school-governance law was near the boiling point. The seven-year-old law expires June 30.

May 6, 2009
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Mayor Bloomberg and Joel Klein told to relax on mayor control of schools - NY Daily News 5/6/09

Mayor Bloomberg and Joel Klein told to relax on mayor control of schools

BY Kenneth Lovett DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 4:00 AM

ALBANY - Several state lawmakers warned Tuesday they intend to soften mayoral control over the schools - and urged Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel Klein to get on board.

May 6, 2009
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Justice for Farmworkers Campaign - Resolution (J.1618) Adopted by Senate on April 28, 2009

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the many contributions of New York State farmworkers and recognising their need for fair labor practices

May 5, 2009
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Legislative Trip to Washington D.C.

(top left to right) Senator Schneiderman, Senator Adams, Senator Perkins, Senator Sampson, Senator Foley

(bottom left to right) Senator Squadron, Senator Aubertine, Senator Stachowski, Senator Parker, Senator Krueger, United States Senator Gillibrand, Majority Leader Smith, Senator Little, Senator Klein, Senator Johnson, Senator Griffo  

May 5, 2009
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The Perkins Report (4/28/09) - Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum

Senator Perkins addresses his constituents in his weekly broadcast, The Perkins Report.  This week Senator Perkins introduces the 4/17/09 Town Hall Forum he hosted at the Harlem Hospital Center that covered the Federal Stimulus Package 

May 4, 2009
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Senator Perkins Hosts Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum - Introduction

Senator Perkins Hosts Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum at the Harlem Hospital Center on Friday, April 17, 2009 from 9:30AM - 12:00PM

May 4, 2009
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Senator Perkins Hosts Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum - Break Out Session 1

Senator Perkins Hosts Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum at the Harlem Hospital Center on Friday, April 17, 2009 from 9:30AM - 12:00PM

May 4, 2009
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Senator Perkins Hosts Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum - Break Out Session 2

Senator Perkins Hosts Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum at the Harlem Hospital Center on Friday, April 17, 2009 from 9:30AM - 12:00PM

May 4, 2009
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Senator Perkins Hosts Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum - Break Out Session 3

Senator Perkins Hosts Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum at the Harlem Hospital Center on Friday, April 17, 2009 from 9:30AM - 12:00PM

May 4, 2009
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Susan L. Taylor & Senator Perkins

Susan L. Taylor, acclaimed editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine, stands with Senator Bill Perkins in the Senate Chamber

May 1, 2009
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