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

Senator Johnson Voices Continued Opposition To The Litrim Freight Project

“First off, I would like to thank the DOT for responding to my request to extend the comment period of the LITRIM project beyond the original July deadline.

September 21, 2007

Joint Statement From Senator Craig M. Johnson And Assemblyman Tom Alfano On The Future Of Belmont Park Race Track And Its Relationship With The Community


Recent events, however, have given us optimism that the communities' voices will not be ignored during this process that will determine who runs Belmont for the next 30 years.  

·        A major overhaul of the facility including new painted fencing, more attractive landscaping, sidewalk improvements, renovation of backstr

September 14, 2007

Senator Johnson: Nassau's Enhanced Star Rebates Sent To begin the online process, you will need the six-character code that is printed on the STAR application.The state Department of Taxation and Finance has set up a help line at 1-877-6-STAR-NY (1-877-678-2769) to answer any questions about the rebate process. Senator Johnson has offered his office's assistance in helping residents complete their applications.

September 12, 2007

Senator Johnson Announces Sept. 20 Public Hearing On Freight Rail Proposal

August 30, 2007

Weekend Train Service Disrupted August 25 -27

I have been informed by the Long Island Rail Road that weekend service on the LIRR's Main Line between Mineola and Hicksville will be disrupted from 1:05 AM, Saturday, August 25 through 12:45 AM, Monday, August 27, to accommodate work on the New York State Department of Transportation Roslyn Road Grade Crossing Elimination Project.

Service changes will affect customers using the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches with connecting service revisions for Oyster Bay, Far Rockaway and West Hempstead Branc

August 23, 2007

Johnson Secures Public Comment Extension On Freight-rail Project

Comments can be mailed to:

The LITRIM Project TeamNYS Department of TransportationRegion 10 Long Island250 Veterans Memorial HighwayHauppauge, NY 11788Project Identifi

August 22, 2007

Senator Johnson Opposes Third Track

There has been a lot of chatter lately regarding the MTA's proposed Third Track expansion.

August 22, 2007

Senators Johnson, Klein, Hold Predatory Lending Forum

ELMONT, N.Y. – Concerned by skyrocketing foreclosure rates and the proliferation of predatory mortgages that have afflicted thousands of families in New York, Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Port Washington), today hosted a public hearing on the sub prime mortgage industry in Long Island. The forum, held at the Elmont Public Library, is the latest in a series of statewide public hearings headed by Senator Jeff Klein, (D-Bronx/Westchester), that examines the pitfalls of sub-prime mortgages.

August 8, 2007

Senators Johnson, Klein, To Hold Sub-prime Mortgage Forum In Elmont

ELMONT – Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Port Washington), will host a forum on the epidemic of predatory mortgages on Tuesday, August 7, at the Elmont Memorial Library.The forum, which will last from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is the latest in a series of statewide public hearings headed by Senator Jeff Klein, (D-Bronx/Westchester), that examines the pitfalls of sub-prime mortgages.

August 1, 2007

Senator Johnson's Flower Hill Bill Passes Legislature

Flower Hill, but for taxpayers throughout the County.”The park is situated between Stonytown and Bonnie Hill Roads, and bordered by Port Washington Blvd. (Route 101.)“I would like to thank Senator Johnson for all of his hard work in helping the village obtain this beautiful suburban oasis,” Flower Hill Mayor Charles W. Weiss said. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

July 30, 2007

Johnson Announces Passage Of School Allergy Prevention Act

ALBANY – Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Port Washington), proudly announces the passage of legislation to protect children by severely limiting their exposure to substances that could trigger severe – and possibly deadly – allergic reactions in schools.

June 22, 2007