Daniel L. Squadron's Press releases

Senate Social Services Committee Includes Core Values in Budget Resolution

Programs Will Help New Yorkers During Economic Crisis

Investments in Job Creation, Family Health, and Homeless Prevention

March 23, 2010

Statement of State Senator Daniel Squadron in Response to Tuesday’s Bias Incident in Carroll Gardens:

“My thoughts are with the victim of the brutal assault yesterday in Carroll Gardens, another reminder that lack of tolerance for LGBT individuals is sadly still with us.  All violence should be prosecuted, regardless of motivation, but this bias-motivated attack is particularly vicious for the fear it is intended to inspire.  I know that law enforcement officials and the Brooklyn District Attorney are pursuing those responsible for the attack, and I will continue to stand with them and my colleagues in government to make our community safe for all residents.”

March 10, 2010

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Promises Made, Promises Kept

Squadron-Millman-Mayor MOU Fulfills

Senator Squadron’s 2008 Campaign Pledge


March 10, 2010

Senator Squadron, Borough President Stringer, Other Electeds and Parents Announce 3-Point Plan to Prevent School Overcrowding

New Legislation Would Help Communities Prevent

Crises Like Lower Manhattan Space Crunch

March 9, 2010

Squadron/Schimminger 500-Foot Law Reform Bill Passes Senate

Bill Will Require SLA Consideration of

Applicants’ History with Community


For First Time Ever, Specific and Consistent Standards

of “Public Interest” Must be Applied

March 8, 2010

Senator Squadron Hails EPA Listing Gowanus as Superfund Site

State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement today regarding the EPA decision to include the Gowanus Canal on its Superfund National Priorities List:

“The Environmental Protection Agency made the right decision today by listing the Gowanus Canal as a Superfund site, a designation I have advocated for since May.

March 2, 2010

Statement from State Senator Daniel Squadron on Senate passage of S6430-A (Squadron)/A9487-B (Lopez), which allows the New York City Housing Authority to access federal aid for 21 State- and City-built developments that have gone unfunded:

"This bill will allow New York City's public housing authority to bring in more than $75 million a year in federal aid — a massive investment to address its operating deficit and dramatically improve housing for more than 400,000 tenants.  Every single NYCHA resident will benefit from filling the funding gap left by the State and City, which will help us fix broken elevators, avoid heat outages, and address the basic maintenance problems that public housing tenants contend with every day.

February 24, 2010

Senator Squadron Applauds Governor for Signing “Bruno Gap” Bill Into Law, Pushes for Immediate Progress on Comprehensive Reform

Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement upon Governor Paterson’s signing of S6439 (Squadron)/A9559 (Silver), the “Bruno Gap” bill:

“In Albany, the struggle for reform is slow, and true steps forward are rare.  That's why I am pleased that today Governor Paterson signed into law the bill I wrote with Speaker Sheldon Silver to close the "Bruno Gap" in state ethics law, making it illegal for a public officer to use government resources for outside, for-profit business.

February 12, 2010


One Week Before Launch Of National Campaign At Super Bowl, Senator Announces Legislation To Put NY At Forefront Of Protecting Youth From Brain Injuries

Squadron Calls for Tough, First-Ever Statewide Safety Rules and Standards as Evidence of Long-Term Effects of Mishandled Head Injuries Mounts

February 1, 2010

Senator Squadron Joins Parents and Doctors To Protect Young Athletes Against Concussions

Senator: New Legislation Would Require Training for Coaches on Concussions, Protect Injured Players Squadron Calls for Tough, First-Ever Statewide Safety Rules and Standards as Evidence of Long-Term Effects of Mishandled Head Injuries Mounts New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron will join young athletes, parents, coaches, medical professionals, and brain injury experts from around New York on Sunday to announce new legislation that would require mandatory training for coaches in recognizing head injuries and the symptoms of concussions, and ensure that stude

January 29, 2010

Manhattan Elected Officials Urge U.S. Attorney General to Conduct Comprehensive Evaluation of 9/11 Trial Sites and Request Meeting

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Borough President Scott Stringer, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and City Councilmember Margaret Chin sent the following letter (also attached), regarding the federal trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other accused terrorists, to United States Attorney General Eric Holder:


January 28, 2010


The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Attorney General

January 27, 2010

Statement by State Senator Daniel Squadron on Alternate Locations for 9/11 Terrorism Trials

Immediately after the announcement of the proposal to hold trials for accused 9/11 terrorists in Lower Manhattan, I pushed for a public discussion with NYPD of whether the community could bear the measures needed to secure Lower Manhattan and Chinatown. Commissioner Kelly and the NYPD deserve credit for facilitating that discussion. While civilian federal court is the correct venue for terrorist trials, the current proposal shows that holding these trials at 500 Pearl Street would have devastating consequences for our community.

January 27, 2010

Nightlife Town Hall a Week From Tomorrow on the LES

State Senator Daniel Squadron, along with just about every other elected official downtown, is organizing a “Nightlife Town Hall” next Thursday night, February 4th, at P.S. 20. Dennis Rosen, the relatively new chair of the embattled State Liquor Authority is expected to attend, along with SLA CEO Trina Meade and NYPD officials.

January 27, 2010

Senator Squadron Launches Chinatown Trees Initiative

Squadron Joins Community to Bring More Green Space to Chinatown

January 20, 2010

Statement by State Senator Daniel Squadron on his Appointment as Chair of the Senate Committee on Social Services

"I am honored to be named Chair of the Senate Committee on Social Services. As I take on this new challenge, I look forward to continuing the vision that Senator Velmanette Montgomery and I have established for the Committee over the past year: offering support to those who need it most, in immediate crisis and through the long term.  In this economy, New Yorkers are struggling more than ever.

January 6, 2010

Statement by State Senator Daniel Squadron on Bruno trial verdict

Today's events don't change what we've known all along -- we need stronger state laws to oversee governmental ethics.  We are pushing to pass comprehensive ethics reform now, so we can give New Yorkers reason to have a renewed faith in our state government.  The federal courts should not be the only venue that addresses accusations of wrongdoing; we must fill the "Bruno Gap" in our state laws.

December 7, 2009

Senator Squadron Proposes Cost-Savings SLA Technology Upgrade in DRP

New Technology Will Spur Long-Term Savings and Efficiency

Squadron: 21st Century SLA Will Better Serve Communities and Small Businesses

New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today his proposal to reallocate $369,000 in State Liquor Authority (SLA) funding to allow the agency to jumpstart a critical technology upgrade, resulting in significant cost savings and revenue increases for the state, increased transparency, and streamlined processing for liquor license applications.

November 14, 2009

Over 100 Elected Officials, Tenants, Workers, and Advocates Organize for Fully Funded Public Housing

SOUND Housing Campaign Releases Letter to Governor Paterson Calling For Full NYCHA Funding in 2010 Budget

November 12, 2009

Statement from Senator Squadron and Manhattan Borough President Stringer in Response to Today’s Tragic Crash at 145 Canal Street

“Our heart goes out to the victims of today’s tragic crash on Canal Street and to their families. This incident is another painful reminder of the deep need to improve pedestrian safety and traffic management in Chinatown.  That’s why we proposed a 9-point plan for pedestrian safety for Chinatown; have been working closely with New York City Department of Transportation as they work to improve traffic and safety; and have been pushing legislation on this issue in Albany.

November 11, 2009
October 14, 2009
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