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Sen. Foley Hosts Jobs Roundtable

Business, Academic, and Community Leaders Offer Ideas to Creat Jobs, Boost Long Island's Economy

March 15, 2010
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Sen. Foley, Small Businesses Rally to Protect Jobs, Oppose Wine Sale in Grocery Stores

On Saturday, March 6, 2010, State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by small business owners and activists in rallying against the governor’s proposal to sell wine in grocery stores. The measure, which is proposed as part of the governor’s budget, will costs thousands of jobs at small wine and liquor stores across the state and increase access to alcohol for underage drinkers.

March 8, 2010
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Public Hearing: Argentine Bond Default

Senate Standing Committee on BanksChair: Senator Brian X. FoleyPublic Hearing: Argentine Bond DefaultPlace: New York State Insurance Department, 25 Beaver Street, New York,New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Christina Bautista (518) 455-2327Media Contact: Ibrahim Khan (631) 360-3356ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

April 23, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Banks Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Banks Senator Brian Foley, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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NYS Senator Foley comments on new Govt. Efficiency Task Force 3/2/10

March 2, 2010: NYS Senator Brian Foley comments on the creation of the bi-partisan Government Efficiency Task Force. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve member task force of which Sen. Foley is a member will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 3, 2010
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NYS Senator Foley after passage of election registration confidentiality legislation

March 1, 2010: New York State Senator Brian X. Foley comments on Senate Bill 5945, which authorizes courts to order the confidentiality of election registration records of a victim of domestic violence. The bill passed by a 57-0 vote.

March 3, 2010
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Sen. Foley Acts to Protect Domestic Violence Victims and Preserve their Right to Vote

The New York State Senate passed an important bill sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) that allows victims of domestic violence to have their addresses sealed. Sen. Foley’s bill (S. 5945) addresses a flaw in the election law that mandates boards of elections to disclose a voter’s address to anyone requesting that information.

March 2, 2010
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Sen. Foley Acts to Protect Home Owners Who Apply For STAR Tax Relief

Legislation will prevent bureaucratic mixups and imporve STAR application process

February 24, 2010
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Sen. Foley Helps Pass Legislation Empowering Families With Health Care Decisions

Families Health Care Decisions Act passes after being stalled for 17 years

February 24, 2010
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Newsday: Brentwood rally aims to show support for state park

Surrounded by a crowd of some 250 youth soccer players and their families Sunday at Brentwood State Park, state Sen. Brian Foley sent a message he hoped Gov. David A. Paterson will hear.

February 24, 2010
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Sen. Foley Discusses Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Credits

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) helped pass major legislation to expand clean energy credits in New York State. The legislation (S. 6700) will enable residents to take full advantage of net metering, a program that offers utility bill discounts in exchange for unused power generated through alternative energy sources. The program applies to power generated through wind and solar energy sources.

February 24, 2010
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Sen. Foley Helps Pass Crucial Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Credits

"Net metering" expansion to reduce energy costs, increase use of green energy

February 24, 2010
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Sen. Foley & Advocates Rally to Save Long Island's Parks

Nearly 300 park goers from local communities joined State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) at a rally to support Long Island’s parks. The rally came in response to Gov. Paterson’s proposed cuts targeting state parks in order to fix the budget deficit.

February 22, 2010
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Sen. Foley's Bill to Designate Lake Ronkonkoma as an Inland Waterway Passes in the Senate

The New York State Senate passed important legislation sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) officially designating Lake Ronkonkoma as an inland waterway. The bill is a crucial step towards cleaning up the lake and revitalizing the lakefront area.  

February 12, 2010
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Statement: Expulsion of Sen. Monserrate

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) released the following statement regarding the vote last night to expel Senator Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens):

“Last night the senate took historic action to remove Senator Monserrate from the chamber.  I have spoken about the need for this action since his conviction on misdemeanor assault charges related to an incident of domestic violence.  While it may seem drastic to some, Senator Monserrate’s expulsion was necessary because of the totality of his actions.

February 9, 2010
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Statement: Sen. Foley Responds to Gov. Paterson's MTA Payroll Tax Proposal

State Seantor Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) released the following statement in response to Gov. Paterson's propsoed changes to the MTA payroll tax structure:

February 7, 2010
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Sen. Foley Urgest Residents to Take Advantage of State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

New Yorkers are eigible for rebates for purchasing energy-eficient appliances during president’s week, 2010  Sen. Foley

"I am pleased to announce the implementation of New York’s Great Appliance Swap Out program. The United States Department of Energy recently awarded New York State $300 million dollars, for the purpose of stimulating our economy and investing in energy efficient home appliances," Said Sen. Foley.

February 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Banks Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Banks Senator Brian Foley, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 123 CAP

February 9, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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February 3, 2010
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Medford Vet Honored by NYS Senate

Resolution Pays Tribute to Sgt. Keith Bishop And Other Fallen Service Members Who Were Killed in Line of Duty in 2009

February 2, 2010
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