Thirteen women from across the 7th Senate District have been honored by Senator Craig Johnson for their commitment and contributions to their communities. These "Women of Distinction" are comprised of community activists, local officials, religious and cultural leaders, and children's advocates, among others, whose work has enriched their neighborhoods and improve the lives of their neighbors.
ALBANY -- Senator Craig M. Johnson joined renowned author and activist Gloria Steinam, the New York State Pay Equity Coalition, and other supporters at a recent rally at the state legislative building in support of the NYS Fair Pay Act.
Senator Craig Johnson last week hosted a meeting with the New York State Department of Transportation and concerned residents from Mineola to discuss the progress of the Roslyn Road Grade Crossing Elimination project.
Senator Johnson was first joined by DOT officials, Russell Sutherland, President of the Board of Birchwood Court Owners, Inc. and Michael Nath, Property Manager for the Birchwood Apartments, for an on-site visit. They continued the discussion at the DOT Field office on Old Country Road.
FARMINGDALE --Senator Craig M. Johnson joined parents, teachers, students and school officials from across the 7th Senate District at a rally demanding that Long Island receive its fair share of school aid in this year's budget.
Johnson was one of roughly 1,500 Long Islanders -- including the eight Republican senators from Nassau and Suffolk -- that attended the rally, which was held Saturday March 1, 2008 in Ellsworth W. Allen Park in Farmingdale.
Thank you members of the Commission for hosting this meeting in Nassau CountyAs you know from previous testimony I have given, I am opposed to Mayor Bloomberg’s Congestion Pricing plan, as I believe it will place an undue burden on the residents of Long Island who commute into Manhattan. I have already stated my reasons for this, however I have a new set of concerns that greatly reinforce my opposition.
"The governor's proposed education budget, if enacted, would have a detrimental and long-lasting impact on Long Island's schools and would put further financial strain on taxpayers that are already at the breaking point. While New York State is facing some large and very real financial difficulties, it is unconscionable to demand our children bear this burden. As this budget simply cannot be supported in this current form, I am eager to begin the negotiation process to raise education funding to levels that Long Island families need and our children deserve."
"This is common sense legislation that should be passed as soon as possible. While communities and first responders need to be prepared for anything that comes along our rails, the fact that this type of dangerous material can be transported through our neighborhoods at any time of the day or night should give anyone within the range of the train lines some serious pause.
This is a standard I have upheld throughout my public life and one that served as my North Star this year as I maneuvered through my first legislative session.
I kept this vow in mind when I broke with my conference to stand up for Long Island's schools, and when I opened my own negotiations with the Governor's Office that led to record state aid for schools within the 7th Senate District.
My opposition to congestion pricing and my fight on behalf of M
WESTBURY, N.Y. -- Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), recently held a day-long listening tour in Westbury and New Cassel that focused on the communities' needs and future plans.The day started with a sit-down meeting with local leaders at the Harvest Diner on Old County Road, followed by an afternoon tour of the community, and culminated with a Town Hall meeting at the Park Avenue School.The meeting was formatted to be a free-flowing exchange of ideas between Senator Johnson, local leaders, and members of the community.
"I applaud Comptroller DiNapoli for taking this courageous step to make sure that our money will no longer go toward funding this dangerous nation," said Senator Johnson, (D-Nassau), who in June introduced Iranian divestment legislation in the Senate.