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Senator Craig M. Johnson on the 15th Anniversary of the death of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.

Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) pauses to observe the 15th Anniversery of the passing of the the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, on Thursday, June 25, 2009.

June 25, 2009
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Senator Johnson speaks in favor of having Autism-related medical expenses covered by insurance companies.

Senator Johnson speaks in favor of legisaltion make New York the 10th state to have Autism-related expenses covered by health insurance companies.

June 13, 2009
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Senator Craig Johnson votes against the local government consolidation bill S.5661

Senator Craig M. Johnson votes against the local government consolidation bill (S.5661)

June 4, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR CRAIG M. JOHNSON ON HIS VOTE AGAINST THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONSOLIDATION BILL S.5661

"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.

June 3, 2009
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Legislative Gazette: Calls for state ethics overhaul increasing

By GREGORY JONESLegislative Gazette Staff WriterTue, May 26, 2009

After releasing a 174-page report on an investigation into leaks of confidential information by former Public Integrity Commission Executive Director Herbert Teitelbaum, Inspector General Joseph Fisch said the appointment of more ethical people to the board would be necessary to fix ongoing problems.

May 29, 2009
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SENATOR JOHNSON VOTES TO PROTECT UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERS DURING ECONOMIC CRISIS

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.

May 21, 2009
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SENATOR JOHNSON ANNOUNCES THE PASSAGE OF CRUCIAL LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FIREFIGHTERS

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.

May 20, 2009
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New York State Inspector General Joseph Fisch Speaks Before the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

New York State Inspector General Joseph Fisch Speaks Before the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations. Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

May 19, 2009
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NEWSDAY: State weighs tax relief for Ponzi scheme losses

BY KEIKO MORRIS

keiko.morris@newsday.com

10:06 PM EDT, May 19, 2009 

The state will soon offer some relief for investors who lost money in Ponzi schemes by adopting tax policies similar to those issued by the Internal Revenue Service in March.

The state's Department of Taxation and Finance is still developing the new guidelines, but the agency is expecting to publish them in a few weeks, a spokesman said.

May 19, 2009
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Senator Johnson Urges Passage of Sex Offender E-Notification Legislation

 

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.

May 18, 2009
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Adelphi Breast Cancer Program Saved

Senator Johnson, Assemblyman Alessi, Announce Much-Needed State Funding has been secured for Important Statewide Initiative

    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- State funding that had been vital for the continued operation of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program has been restored under the 2009-2010 budget, Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) and Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D-Wading River) announced.

May 11, 2009
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Legislative Gazette: Real housewife lobbies for greener food packaging

By ANNA HELHOSKILegislative Gazette Staff WriterMon, May 11, 2009

A reality television celebrity accompanied three teenage girls to Albany last Tuesday to meet with legislators and advocate for a bill that would prohibit the use of plastic foam in food service.

Jill Zarin of the Bravo network's "The Real Housewives of New York City," along with her daughter Allyson Shapiro and two other New York high school girls, is advocating for a bill (S.747-a/A.706-a) that would enact the Food Service Waste Reduction Act.

May 11, 2009
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New York Post: GOVS IS. BOAT FERRY SILLY BUY

 By RICH CALDER

May 10, 2009 --

State pols have launched an investigation into a Governors Island redevelopment team's $500,000 purchase of an aging ferry with taxpayer dollars that was recently sold off on eBay for just $23,600 because it was so dilapidated it was not worth fixing.

May 10, 2009
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New York Post: FEW DWI DRIVERS GET JAIL

By REUVEN BLAU and JAMES FANELLI

May 3, 2009 --

The numbers are enough to drive someone to drink.

Nearly 10,000 drunken-driving arrests were made in the city last year, yet of the more than 6,000 cases that have gone through courts, only 187 offenders landed behind bars, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services.

May 8, 2009
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Governors Island Ferry Hearing -- Part 4

Senator Craig M. Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, holds a hearing on Governors Island. Part 4 of 4.

May 7, 2009
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Governors Island Ferry Hearing -- Part 1

Senator Craig M. Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, holds a hearing on Governors Island. Part 1 of 4.

May 7, 2009
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Governors Island Ferry Hearing -- Part 2

Senator Craig M. Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, holds a hearing on Governors Island. Part 2 of 4.

May 7, 2009
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Governors Island Ferry Hearing -- Part 3

Senator Craig M. Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, holds a hearing on Governors Island. Part 3 of 4.

May 7, 2009
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