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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
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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
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Senator Craig Johnson Sponsors Blood Drive

Senator Johnson will be sponsoring this event in conjunction with the Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department and the Lakeville Estates and North Lakeville Civic Associations

January 28, 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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December 19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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
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NY Daily News Coverage of MTA Capital Plan Manhattan Hearing

State senator throws cold water on MTA's 'extremely ambitious' plan to improve bus stops

BY PETE DONOHUE

DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

Friday, December 4th 2009, 4:00 AM

A key state senator threw cold water on the MTA's "extremely ambitious" capital plan, including a project to place arrival countdown clocks at bus stops.

Sen. Craig Johnson told a Senate hearing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority shouldn't expect the Legislature to fill the $10 billion gap in its five-year plan.

December 4, 2009
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AmNew York: State grills MTA on plan for technology, system improvements

 

The honeymoon is over for the MTA’s new chief.

State senators grilled MTA CEO Jay Walder Thursday about his plans to modernize the transit system, indicating that the state might not shell out for nifty gizmos like countdown clocks in bus shelters.

“We’ve lived for years without the clocks,” said state Sen. Craig Johnson, (D-Port Washington), during the hearing in Manhattan. “I just don’t see how we can justify that right now.”

December 4, 2009
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Newsday Coverage of Senator Johnson's MTA Capital Plan Hearing

 

Budget may derail LIRR plan for second track

October 29, 2009 

 

By ALFONSO A. CASTILLO  

alfonso.castillo@newsday.com

 

A plan to add a second track between the Long Island Rail Road's Farmingdale andRonkonkoma stations may be on the chopping block if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is forced to scale back its proposed $28-billion capital plan, the LIRR's president said Thursday.

October 30, 2009
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Senate Investigations Committee Holds Hearing on Non-Collection of Indian Cigarette Taxes (part 1)

The Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations held a hearing on the Non-Collection of taxes on tobacco products sold to non-native Americans on Indian reservations on Oct. 27, 2009.

 

((Part 1 of 2)

October 30, 2009
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Senator Johnson Holds First Ever Public Hearing on MTA Capital Plan

MINEOLA, NY – Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Port Washington), the Senate Majority's representative to the MTA Capital Program Review Board,and Senator Charles Fuschillo, (R-Merrick) hold a public hearing on the the MTA's proposed 2010-2014 Capital Plan on Oct. 29, 2009. 
This clip --  Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams. 

 

 

October 30, 2009
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Senator Johnson to Host Medicare Forum

All seniors are invited to a Medicare Forum hosted by Senator Johnsonwith the Medicare Right Center on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 9:30am-11:45amat the Herricks Senior Center located at 999 Herricks Road, New HydePark, NY 11040.The purpose of this event is to enable our constituents to getconnected to programs that pay for costs associated with Medicare and

November 17, 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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October 29, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Johnson Testifies Before Senate Autism Hearing

 

Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau)  and representatives from Austim Speaks addressed the Senate Standing Committee on Insurance during an Oct. 23, 2009 hearing on the insurance industry's role in the treatment of Autism. During this testimony, Senator Johnson urged the Senate Insurance Committee to pass (S.2366)  legislation that would require private insurance companies to cover some of the costs associated with the treatment of Autism. 

 

October 24, 2009
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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
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