"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.
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau) and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, (D-Long Beach), joined with Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice to announce tough new legislation to help combat the heroin epidemic on Long Island and hold drug dealers accountable for the deaths and destruction that they cause.
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, announced he will be holding a hearing on the condition of the New York Racing Association's finances, its threat to hurt the local economy by canceling the Belmont Stakes, and how NYRA used a $105 million taxpayer-funded bailout.
“In light of Acting Commissioner Gee's veto of the proposed 2010-2014 Capital Plan, I strongly recommend the MTA reassess its capital needs and present a better, balanced, and more responsible plan to the CPRB.
A capital plan is important to our region -- not only to strengthen our mass transit infrastructure, but also because it would create construction jobs in a sector that is currently experiencing massive unemployment.
Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), and the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management announce free basic training classes for volunteers who want to join to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
More than 1,000 Nassau County residents are already members of the CERT program, which educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response and recovery skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Senator Craig M. Johnson wrote the following letter to the Governor, seeking a summit with state officials, community leaders and representatives from the Shinnecock Indian Nation to discuss potential development at the Belmont Park Race Track.
Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel and North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman hosted Gov. David A. Paterson, who signed critically important legislation that will provide more than $35 billion in long-term savings to New York taxpayers over the next 30 years.
Senator Craig M. Johnson and his wife, Liz Kase Johnson, welcome the newest addition to their family.
Lucy Harper Johnson came into this world at 5:13 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at North Shore University Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs., 12 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.
“Liz and I want to thank everyone for the support and well wishes we have received during this very exciting time for our family,” Senator Johnson said. “We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people.
The Senate Standing Committee on Investigations & Government Operations will be holding a hearing on the state's inability to collect taxes from cigarettes sold to Non-Native Americans that originate from Indian Reservations Oct. 27 at Manhattan Community College, the committee's chairman, Senator Craig M. Johnson announced.
The hearing will begin 10:30 a.m. at the college's Richard Harris Terrace Building, 199 Chambers St., New York, NY.
Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) is teaming with Coats for Kids Inc. to help make sure that no child goes cold this winter.
Between now and Jan. 1, Senator Johnson will be collecting new and gently used winter coats at his District Office, 151 Herricks Road, Suite 202, Garden City Park, between 9 a.m .and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pick-ups can also be arranged.