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Craig M. Johnson

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Senator Johnson's Job Fair

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), will be hosting a Job Fair on Friday, October 8th at Nassau Community College

More than 40 companies will be in attendance offering information and opportunities in a variety of fields.

“These are real Long Island companies with opportunities for Long Island residents,” Senator Johnson said. “If you are in need of work, please come down and see if we can match you with the right employer and position.”

Some of the companies attending include


Arizona Beverage

Bethpage Federal Credit Union


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Corporate Hiring Solutions


October 8, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Senator Johnson’s Temporary Retail Permit Legislation Signed into Law

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), scored a victory for small businesses on Long Island and across New York State when his legislation to enact a system to counteract the infamous liquor license backlog at the State Liquor Authority was signed into law.

The measure, (S.6231C), establishes a one-year pilot program to create a temporary retail permit system that will help businesses get up and running without being affected by the notoriously long wait.

While crafting this legislation, Senator Johnson heard horror stories from owners of gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses who have been hurt by the inability to serve and sell alcohol while the SLA spent months processing their permit applications.

August 26, 2010

Statement by Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau):

"I am among those who have a strong emotional reaction to the mosque controversy and am opposed to its construction in the shadow of Ground Zero. There is no dispute that the mosque's developers have a constitutional right to build there, but that doesn't mean it's the right thing to do. That's why I support efforts by the Governor, Arch Bishop Dolan and others to find a alternative site that is not in close proximity to where more than 3,000 Long Islanders, New Yorkers, and Americans of all faiths were killed."

August 20, 2010

Senator Johnson’s Protections for the Disabled Signed into Law

Strong legislation sponsored by Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), that will protect disabled New York state residents from discrimination was signed into law last week.

“This state has a rich history of defending the civil rights of its residents,” Senator Johnson said. “I am proud to have helped enact a law that follows this tradition and ensures that we protect those who may not be able to protect themselves.”

July 26, 2010


Legislative Package to Improve Quality of Life for Communities Statewide, Enact Cost-Savings Passes Senate

June 27, 2010
June 27, 2010

Senator Johnson to Gov. Paterson: 'Put tax cap in next budget extender.'

“For years, special interests have blocked the passage of a cap on school property taxes. While such legislation has twice passed the Senate and is supported by the Governor, it has never seen the light of day in the Assembly. As we have witnessed this week, Governor Paterson has the power to change that. 

June 10, 2010

Statement from Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau):

“Reform does not mean changing the rules in the name of political expediency.  That's the old way of doing things in Albany, and frankly, we should be better than that. If recently introduced legislation to alter how political parties achieve ballot status comes to a vote on the Senate floor, I will vote against it.”



June 3, 2010

Senator Johnson-Sponsored Bill To Increase Government Transparency Passes State Senate


Legislation sponsored by Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), to increase transparency and public scrutiny of state government recently passed the State Senate. 

The bill (S.7369/ A.10052) would require the Secretary of State to compile and maintain its first-ever full list of state commissions, boards, councils, task forces, or similar bodies.  The list, which will also include each entity's membership and meeting times, is required to be updated yearly and be available to the public.  

May 10, 2010

Senator Johnson: Calls for Conference Committees To Resolve Budget Differences; Stop Political Games

I, and many of my colleagues, have become frustrated by the lack of action on finalizing a budget. That is why we called upon Senate and Assembly leaders to immediately convene conference committees in order to hammer out our remaining differences and get a responsible plan approved.

Unfortunately, late budgets are nothing new in Albany. For decades, Republicans controlling the Senate and Democrats in charge of theAssembly failed to approve on time budgets.

April 16, 2010

NY POST: Sen. Johnson calls on education commissioner to explain spending


ALBANY – The state's spendthrift education bigs could soon get an overdue lesson in government efficiency.

Sen. Craig Johnson (D-L.I.) has called Education Commissioner David Steiner before the Senate Government Efficiency Task Force to explain the agency's extravagant purchasing practices as exposed this week in a series of Post reports.

April 4, 2010

Statement from Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau):

“At this time of economic crisis, teachers in the Port Washington and Roslyn school districts, which I represent, made a responsible and laudable decision to forgo raises this coming year. Members of public employee unions should do the same.

April 1, 2010

Senator Johnson's Legislation to Protect NY State Residents From Phone 'Spoofing' Passes Senate

The State Senate today unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), that would protect residents from deception, harassment and possible fraud over the phone lines. 

The legislation (S.2753A) would outlaw “spoofing,” a practice where telemarketers and others seek to mask their true identity by altering the number that appears on a person's Caller ID. 

March 11, 2010

Statement RE:Gov. Paterson's Decision to Not Seek a Full Term

"In deciding not to seek a full term, Governor Paterson made a responsible decision in the wake of the disturbing scandal that has consumed his office. Prior to these most recent allegations of domestic violence and abuse of power, I was the first member of the Long Island delegation to call for Governor Paterson to not run this November. I was concerned that politics were distracting him from the business of running the state.

February 26, 2010

Op-Ed: State needs to confront autism epidemic

Autism is now recognized as a medical condition requiring treatment and health insurance coverage, but there is no such coverage.

February 14, 2010

GREAT NECK RECORD Reports that Johnson-Backed Foreclosure Bill Signed into Law


Landmark legislation that protects homeowners and communities from the ongoing foreclosure crisis has been signed into law, Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), announced.

January 10, 2010