Daniel L. Squadron's Press releases

Statement by State Senator Daniel Squadron on the Rent Guidelines Board preliminary vote:

For immediate release May 3, 2011 "The preliminary vote by the Rent Guidelines Board to increase rents by up to nine percent is nearly unprecedented and will make a tough time tougher for millions of tenants.  It's another reminder that we need to renew and improve our rent laws now.  We must end vacancy decontrol, fight fraud and abuse in so-called '1/40th' individual apartment increases and close loopholes that allow landlords to evict entire buildings for 'personal use.'  We can’t risk tenant protections by letting them linger until the frenzied end of the legislation session, when they are on the verge of expiration. It is time to extend and improve the rent laws now, to avoid the devastation and chaos that would result if the laws expired."

May 3, 2011
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Senator Squadron and Senate Democrats to Hold Public Forum on Ethics Reform

For Immediate Release: April 28, 2011

 Use Senate Rule VII to Force First Public Forum on Ethics Reform in Almost Two Years

 (Albany, NY) Answering the public’s call for immediate action on ethics reform, Senator Daniel Squadron, joined by members of the Senate Democratic Conference will hold the first public forum on ethics reform in nearly two years on Wednesday, May 4th.

April 28, 2011
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LOWER MANHATTAN ELECTED OFFICIALS HOST STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING ON PLAN FOR 9/11 MEMORIAL BUSES, PUSH FOR COMMUNITY INPUT

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2011

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and City Councilwoman Margaret Chin announced that Lower Manhattan stakeholders have been brought together to ensure there is community input into the plan for managing tour buses visiting the 9/11 Memorial when it opens in September.

 At a meeting today, elected officials met with members of the community, as well as the city Department of Transportation, members of the September 11 Memorial and Museum, business leaders and other stakeholders to begin a dialogue about how to minimize the impact that buses will have on the surrounding community.

April 15, 2011
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Senator Squadron to Host Third Annual 25th Senate District Community Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2011

All Community Members Invited to Attend Convention at St. Francis College on Sunday, March 13th

New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron announced an open invitation today to his third annual 25th Senate District Community Convention, a gathering intended to elicit input on legislative and community priorities from residents of the community.

March 4, 2011
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ON 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF CITIZENS UNITED DECISION, NEW YORK ELECTEDS LAUNCH ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN TO REIN IN RECKLESS CORPORATE SPENDING ON POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2011

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Launches Web Campaign to Push For Rapid Passage of State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s “Corporate Political Accountability to Shareholders” Act

 Bill Will Rein in Reckless Independent Expenditures in New York by Requiring Shareholders to Approve Corporate Political Spending and Forcing Companies to Disclose Expenditures, Including the Business Rationale For the Spending

January 21, 2011
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Session Begins, Senate “Heroes of Reform” Say: Keep Your Promise: Pass the Pledge

Senate Reformers Urge New Yorkers to Join the Call for Immediate

Action on Mayor Koch’s New York Uprising Heroes of Reform Pledge

January 10, 2011
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Sign our petition to stop rental car companies from discriminating against New Yorkers!

Did you know that some car rental companies charge Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx residents an extra fee just for living in these boroughs—even if they are renting the car somewhere else?

Charging New Yorkers a hidden fee based purely on their place of residence is unfair discrimination.  Senator Squadron worked with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh to launch a petition drive calling on Dollar and Thrifty rental car companies to drop this discriminatory fee. 

Please click here to sign our petition. 

December 7, 2010
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SCHUMER, SQUADRON CALL FOR DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT FUNDS TO BE USED TO COMPLETE EAST RIVER WATERFRONT AND DEVELOPMENT OF RIBBON PARK

Schumer, Squadron and Lower Manhattan Community Want to See ‘Continuous Green Ribbon’ Around Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan Development Corp to Meet on Monday to Begin Considering Where to Invest Remaining Dollars; Schumer, Squadron and Dozens of Community Leaders to Urge Funding of Lower Manhattan Ribbon Park Project, Including Development of Pier 42

November 21, 2010
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BP Stringer, Senator Squadron & Assemblymember Kavanagh Issue Holiday Warning, Expose Hidden "Borough Fees" Charged By Rental Car Companies Across New York City

Survey finds residents in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx

pay added fees under Dollar-Thrifty corporate policy

November 17, 2010
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“Hayley and Diego’s Law” to Crack Down on Careless Driving Goes Into Effect Today

Law Named for Children Killed in Chinatown Van Crash

Careless Drivers Will Now Face Jail Time for Injuring Pedestrians

October 14, 2010
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Downtown Alliance, Senator Squadron Introduce New LED Signs Providing Arrival and Departure Times of Free Buses in Lower Manhattan

New York, NY–No more guessing games or neck-craning.

Riders of the Downtown Connection—the Alliance for Downtown New York’s free bus service in Lower Manhattan—will now know exactly when the next bus will arrive. The Business Improvement District has installed seven LED signs, which list the next two arrivals, along the 37-stop route.

The NextBus program uses Global Positioning System tracking satellites to provide accurate vehicle arrival/departure information and real-time data to passengers waiting at selected Downtown Connection stops.

September 23, 2010
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Senator Squadron Offers Parent Resource Guide

Compilation of Information About Government and Community Services, Educational and Cultural Programs

September 8, 2010
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Squadron, Kavanagh Propose New Anti-Salmonella Legislation in Wake of Largest Egg Recall In Recent History

Squadron, Kavanagh Propose New Anti-Salmonella Legislation in Wake of Largest Egg Recall In Recent History

Legislators: If the FDA Will Not Protect New Yorkers From Salmonella, We Will

Legislation Would Require Salmonella Vaccinations for All Eggs Produced or Sold In NYS; Similar to Policy That Reduced Disease by More Than 95% in Britain

New York, NY—In the wake of the largest recall of eggs in history after a nationwide salmonella outbreak, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh joined food safety advocates today to announce legislation that will require farmers to vaccinate hens against the dangerous bacteria.

August 31, 2010
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Senator Squadron, Other Elected Officials Announce Deal Between 3-Legged Dog and MTA Allowing Renowned Theater Group to Stay in Lower Manhattan

Electeds: Agreement Sets Payment Schedule, Ends Eviction Proceedings, Preserves Lower Manhattan Cultural Life

August 31, 2010
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Squadron/Schimminger Bill to Crack Down on Problem Nightspots Signed by Governor Into Law

New Law Allows SLA to Revoke Licenses After

Police Refer 6 or More Noise or Disorder Incidents in 60 Days

August 17, 2010
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Squadron/Kavanagh Bill Increasing Penalties Against Careless Drivers Signed Into Law

“Hayley and Diego Law” to Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians, Bicyclists New Law

Another Step in Comprehensive Plan to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

August 17, 2010
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