Call to Action Amid Outrageous Release of Pan Am Flight 103 Terrorist
State Senators Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) and David J. Valesky (D-Oneida,) incensed over the release and subsequent “hero’s welcome” received by the terrorist convicted of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombings, today sent a letter to NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli urging him to divest state pension funds from any United Kingdom-based companies that conduct business with Libya.
Senator Craig Johnson, (D-Nassau) announced the successful conclusion of Summer Sun Safety Program.
During the months of June, July and August, the Senator and members of his staff visited beaches, parks and pools across the 7th Senate District to hand out free samples of sun block and other UV protection, as well as literature on the dangers of prolonged sun exposure, and detecting the early warning signs of skin cancer. More than 60,000 free samples of sun block and sun-blocking cosmetics were handed out to residents during the program’s duration.
This month, through the beginning of September, Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau), will be hosting a “Back to School” school supply drive, in cooperation with Gateway Youth Outreach, an after-school homework assistance program for at-risk youth. The purpose of the supply drive is to get those less fortunate ready for school by providing them with new, much-needed school supplies.
CARLE PLACE, N.Y. -- A giant commercial billboard that was hung off an MTA-owned train trellis in the middle of a residential neighborhood has been removed following an outcry from residents and the intervention of Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau.)
“This is a victory for the residents of Carle Place, and in particular the residents of the Cherry Lane neighborhood,” Senator Johnson said. “We banded together and spoke with one voice against this encroachment on the suburban character of this community. We were heard loud and clear.”
The Governor's Island Preservation and Education Corporation showed “flawed judgment” and ignored available information when it purchased an unusable ferry-- resulting “in a significant waste of taxpayer dollars,” according to a report released today by the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.
Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), urged Governor Paterson to sign landmark legislation that will bring unprecedented scrutiny and accountability to New York's authority system.
“These shadow governments that have access to literally billions of taxpayer dollars and currently have the ability to take on new debt with minimal oversight,” Senator Johnson said. “Every year we see new examples of fiscal mismanagement, abuse, and outright scandal that directly stem from the free reign and lack of public accountability that these entities operate under.”
Extends Health Insurance Coverage From 18 to 36 Months
The New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S5471) that will protect unemployed workers by extending their health insurance benefits from 18 months to 36 months, Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), announced.
Important legislation that will make it significantly easier for military and overseas voters to cast a ballot, better ensuring that their vote will count, recently passed the State Senate and was quickly signed into law, Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) said.
This measure, (S.5595), extends the time in which an absentee ballot can be received after an election. Now, all ballots will be counted that are received by the Board of Elections for seven days following a primary election, or 13 days following a general or special election.
(Albany, NY)- Today, Senate President Malcolm A. Smith announced the nomination of Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) to serve on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Capital Program Review Board. The nomination was made this past weekend, notice was given to the MTA and the appointment is pending the filing of the appropriate paperwork with the Governor’s office.
Important legislation sponsored by Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), that would protect victims of domestic violence and stalking from workplace discrimination was recently signed into law by the governor.
The bill (S.958B) will prohibit employers from terminating the employment, or refusing to hire an individual based on their status as a domestic violence or stalking victim. It is the first bill of its kind in New York State.
"Today, I broke from my conference and voted against S.5661, the so-called consolidation legislation, because I believe it was not in the best interests of the residents of the 7th Senate District.
While I am in favor of empowering residents to determine their own future, I believe that many parts of this measure are fundamentally flawed and contain too many pitfalls. Taken as a sum of its parts, it is my belief that this legislation will inflict harm on our communities.
The New York State Senate passed legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 currently unemployed New Yorkers, Senator Craig M. Johnson announced.
Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) announces the passage of important legislation that protects firefighters from legal liability when operating fire trucks. This commonsense measure, (S.1624-C/A.6024-A), which he co-sponsored, closes a dubious loophole in state law that puts firefighters in legal jeopardy on a consistent basis.
Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau), called for the passage of important legislation that will enable concerned parents and residents to receive instant email alerts every time a sex offender moves into their zip code.
Sen. Johnson, Suburban Senate Dems, Unveil Tax Relief Plan
Proposal Includes STAR Rebate Restoration, Circuit Breaker for Middle Class Homeowners
Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) was joined by fellow Long Island Senator Brian X. Foley (D-Suffolk), Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx), Long Island homeowners and school officials to unveil their proposal to provide real relief to middle class homeowners who are struggling under the crippling burden of property taxes.