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Public Hearing: Hearing on the Proposed MTA Capital Plan

A hearing by Senator Craig M. Johnson to involve the public in discussions on the MTA's proposed 2010-2014 Capital Plan. The plan is currently before the MTA Capital Program Review Board. Senator Johnson is the Senate Majority's representative to the CPRB.

October 29, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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October 7, 2009
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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
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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
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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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October 13, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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October 7, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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October 5, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Mobile Office Hours: Williston Park -- Sept. 16

 

Senator Johnson's mobile office hours program is designed to make it easier for residents to bring their concerns, suggestions and ideas to his office. 
Information on a variety of topics, including, what to do before you enter the hospital, motor vehicle rights, choosing the right college, and lowering prescription costs will also be available. 

 

September 16, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Westbury Times: Controversial Billboard on Cherry Lane Trellis Removed

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis

 

The controversial Celleno & Barnes billboard located on the Cherry Lane trellis was removed Aug. 20.

Last month, Senator Craig Johnson joined with Carle Place residents to oppose the advertisement on the grounds that it was a “disruptive eyesore” that distracted drivers, slowed traffic and was out of sync with the character of a residential community.

August 28, 2009
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Senators Johnson, Valesky: Pull State Pension Funds From U.K. Companies with Libyan Ties

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. 

August 26, 2009
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Senator Johnson's Sun Safety Program Ends with More Than 60,000 Sunscreen Samples Distributed

 

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.

August 22, 2009
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Senator Johnson Sponsors Back to School Supply Drive

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.

August 21, 2009
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MTA REMOVES BILLBOARD; SENATOR JOHNSON DECLARES VICTORY FOR CARLE PLACE RESIDENTS

 

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.” 

August 21, 2009
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(Times Union of Albany) Johnson: Ferry Report Signals Need for Authority Reform

 

Johnson: ferry report signals need for authority reform

by James M. Odato

Sen. Craig Johnson said his Committee on Investigations and Government Operations’ report on the expensive mistake made by the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corp., which bought a ferry it never used, shows the need for reform of the public authorities.

He also blasted GIPEC for making a “disingenuous apology for the purchase of a rusted and unusable ferry in a debacle that wasted nearly $900,000 in taxpayer funds.”

August 19, 2009
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