Craig M. Johnson's Press releases

Senator Johnson Honors Local Women of Distinction

Eighteen women from across the 7th Senate District and beyond were honored during Senator Craig M. Johnson's Third Annual Women of Distinction ceremony.   

The honorees were recognized for their work in education, community service, advocacy, neighborhood activism, and other areas. 

March 3, 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

Senator Johnson, Assemblyman Weisenberg, DA Rice, Announce Legislation to Combat LI Heroin Epidemic

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. 

January 24, 2010

Senator Johnson to Hold NYRA Hearing in Elmont

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. 

January 18, 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

Statement by Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), the Senate Majority's Representative to the MTA Capital Program Review Board:

“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.

December 31, 2009

Senator Johnson Announces Emergency Preparedness Classes

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.

December 28, 2009

Senator Johnson Urges Belmont Summit

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. 

December 19, 2009

Landmark Tier V Legislation Signed at North Hempstead Town Hall

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. 

December 14, 2009

Senator Johnson Introduces Legislation to Roll Back Per Diem Increases; Institute 2-Year Freeze

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), announced today that he is introducing legislation to roll back per diem increases for members of the State Legislature. 

The measure would re-establish per diem levels at the last legislative session's rate, and freeze them for the next two years.  

October 14, 2009

Senator Craig M. Johnson and Liz Kase Johnson Announce the Birth of Daughter Lucy

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.

October 2, 2009

Hearing on State's Non-Collection of Indian Cigarette Taxes Set for Oct. 27

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. 

October 1, 2009

Senator Johnson Teams with Coats for Kids


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. 

September 29, 2009
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