Craig M. Johnson's News items

Senator Johnson Honors Women Of Distinction


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.

April 8, 2008

Senator Craig M. Johnson Calls On MTA To Drop Third Track From Its Five-year Capital Plan

Senator Craig M. Johnson sent the following letter was sent to MTA Executive Director and CEO Elliot G. Sander.

Elliot G. Sander – Executive Director and CEO The Metropolitan Transportation Authority 347 Madison AvenueNew York, NY 10017-3739


April 7, 2008

Senator Johnson, Gloria Steinam, Join Pay Equity Rally


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.

April 4, 2008

Statement By Senator Craig M. Johnson:

"This state is bigger than just one person. Eliot Spitzer's resignation was the only choice that would ensure that the needs of all residents are not lost as this scandal continues to unfold.

Gov. Spitzer's shocking and disturbing actions, for which he alone bears responsibility, has simply eliminated his ability to govern.

The budget is still due April 1 and this state simply could not afford to have the governing process continue to be hampered by Gov. Spitzer's legal and personal entanglements.

March 12, 2008

Senator Johnson Announces Main Line Community Empowerment Act

Bill Would Require Local Community Support/ Public Hearings on Third Track

March 7, 2008

Senator Craig Johnson Brings Dot To Mineola To Discuss Roslyn Road Grade Crossing Elimination Project.


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.

March 2, 2008

Senator Johnson Joins Rally Of 1,500 Demanding State Give Long Island Its Fair Share


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.

March 2, 2008

State Senate Approves Neighborhood Preservation Act

Senator Johnson-supported bill protects home values, tackles aftershocks of the foreclosure crisis

The State Senate last week passed landmark legislation that would protect neighborhoods and property values from the ripple effects of the national foreclosure crisis.

March 2, 2008

Senator Johnson Introduces Belmont Community Advisory Board Legislation


Community and local government leaders, join in announcement

February 21, 2008

From The Desk Of Senator Craig M. Johnson: Don't Tread On Us

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.

January 25, 2008

Statement By Senator Craig M. Johnson

"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."

January 24, 2008

Statement By Senator Craig M. Johnson On (s.6727) Proposed Legislation To Notify Localities Of The Rail Transportation Of Hazardous Materials

"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.

January 13, 2008

From The Desk Of Senator Craig M. Johnson:

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

January 6, 2008

From The Desk Of Senator Craig M. Johnson

Unfortunately, their strategy to stave off a looming epidemic of foreclosures that will affect millions of families and damage our economy is akin to using a Band-Aid to cover a gunshot wound.

Current estimates show that the Bush plan would – at best – help only 12 percent of the estimated 2 million sub prime borrowers that are staring in the face of foreclosure.

This issue is of particular importance to Long Island, where a recent report from the Senate Dem

December 10, 2007

Senator Johnson Holds Westbury/ New Cassel Listening Tour

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.

December 3, 2007

Senator Craig Johnson Appointed To The Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee

The appointment, by Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith, was made on the heels of Senator Johnson's participation in a public hearing on the franchise.

November 26, 2007

Senator Johnson Pushes MTA For Open Dialog With Third Track Communities

November 15, 2007

Dear Ms. Williams:

Craig M. Johnson Senator, 7th District

November 16, 2007

Statement By Senator Craig M. Johnson On Comptroller Dinapoli's Decision To Divest State Pension Funds From Companies From That Conduct Business With Iran

"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.

November 14, 2007
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