Daniel L. Squadron's News items

Mayor Bloomberg's school control bill gets first Democrat support in Brooklyn Sen. Daniel Squadron

BY Kenneth LovettDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Feature article in The Daily News

ALBANY - A bill granting the mayor continued control over the schools has gained a key Democratic sponsor in the Senate, the Daily News has learned.

June 22, 2009
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Looking good on Atlantic

By Gary Buiso

Feature article at YourNABE.com

Community Board 6 last week threw its support behind an alternative plan to finance the maintenance of Brooklyn Bridge Park, one that eliminates the construction of two high−rise apartment buildings amid the birds and the trees.

“I think the mood of this board is that we don’t want housing [in the park],” said CB 6 member Lou Sones.

June 19, 2009
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Albany's Bungling Politicians Might Learn From State Senate Coup Chaos

By Michael Daly

Feature article in The Daily News

We go from three men in a room to 62 buffoons in a chamber, from the country's most dysfunctional state Legislature to a Legislature that does not function at all.

"It's gone from dysfunctional to laughable," said Lawrence Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice. "It's embarrassing."

June 16, 2009
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Albany’s Madhouse

Feature article in The New York Times 

By the time the dysfunctional body that passes for a Legislature in New York State gets through the 2009 session, calling someone an Albany reformer will be an insult. In a display of chutzpah that startled even old political hands, the Senate Republicans and two of the least-reputable Democrats in a deeply disreputable place brazenly declared themselves to be a reform coalition and staged a palace coup against the Democratic majority.

June 10, 2009
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Liquor ruling is one too many, critics warn

By Julie Shapiro

Feature article in the Downtown Express

Bar owners in densely packed neighborhoods face fewer obstacles to getting a liquor license under a recent court ruling, and Lower Manhattan residents and leaders are worried.

“It’s a disaster,” said Karen Stamm, a Tribeca resident and lawyer. “If it’s not corrected, everybody’s going to be swamped with licenses.”

May 22, 2009
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Feds say Downtown is a bad deal at any price

By Julie Shapiro

Feature article in Downtown Express

Lower Manhattan leaders who were already angry about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s plan to leave the Financial District turned furious when they recently learned that F.D.I.C. specifically excluded the neighborhood from its search for new office space.

May 22, 2009
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Squadron: Traffic cameras are needed on Canal and West Sts.

By Julie Shapiro

Feature article in The Villager

The city will soon install 50 new red-light cameras, and state Senator Daniel Squadron wants as many as possible to target dangerous intersections in his district.

The state Legislature has the power to limit the number of red-light cameras the city can install, and in legislation Squadron co-sponsored, the Legislature just increased the limit from 100 to 150.

May 22, 2009
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New York City parking permit would ensure space near home - for a price

BY Veronika BelenkayaDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, May 18th 2009, 4:00 AM

Residential parking permits may yet become a reality for parking-strapped city neighborhoods.

Two Brooklyn lawmakers are hoping legislation they introduced to the state Legislature that would allow the city to implement the permits will pass next month.

"Residents will be able to park near their homes without circling endlessly for a space," said state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights).

May 22, 2009
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Condos may be a no go at Brooklyn Bridge Park

By Jotham Sederstrom

Feature article in The Daily News

Condos be damned.

Increased tax revenue from an anticipated residential boom in DUMBO could eliminate the need for the controversial condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to a local leader.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron insisted a zoning plan expected to be approved for DUMBO later this year could create up to a $20 million property tax windfall that could be used to maintain the park.

March 24, 2009
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Senator Squadron Leads the Way Towards More Transparent and Accessible Government. Lets Hope Other Electeds Will Follow

Feature article found in Pardon Me for Asking

"Democracy works only if people work on democracy"

Imagine a politician who says that he want to hear from his constituents and actually means it!

March 17, 2009
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March 17, 2009
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New Junior Senator: Daniel Squadron

Feature article in The New York Magazine

On a recent night at Bombers, a Mexican restaurant in Albany popular with college students, it’s likely nobody sitting among the discarded wing remnants and giant margarita glasses would have struck you as particularly senatorial. “I didn’t see any other legislators around,” jokes 29-year-old Daniel Squadron, the newly elected Democratic state senator from Carroll Gardens. “But I enjoyed it anyway.”

February 17, 2009
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Rules Reform Committee Holds 2nd Hearing In Albany

Today the bi-partisan Senate Rules and Administration Reform Committee held the second of four public hearings, at which they heard testimony from reform advocates and citizens for how the State Senate can improve the legislative process and become a transparent and accountable body. These hearings are key to the new Majority’s effort to open up the legislative process, and increase public awareness and input.

February 10, 2009
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Senate Rules Reform Committee Website Launched

As part of their commitment to increase public participation and awareness about the legislative process in Albany, the bi-partisan New York State Senate Temporary Committee on Rules and Administration Reform today announced the launch of a new website: http://www.senate.state.ny.us/sws/reform/index.html

February 10, 2009
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Daniel Squadron Sworn In As State Senator For 25th District

Named Chair of Cities Committee

Promises to "work hard, fight for reform and deliver results for 320,000 new bosses" 

 

Albany, NY: State Senator Daniel Squadron took his oath of office on the Senate floor today, ceremonially beginning his term in the New York State Senate. Squadron was sworn in with his new colleagues at the start of the 2009 legislative session; he then voted to usher in the first Democratic majority in the State Senate in 40 years.

January 13, 2009
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State Senator Daniel Squadron Opens Lower Manhattan Office

Encourages Constituents: "Stop by -- visit any time."  

January 11, 2009
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