Daniel L. Squadron's Press releases

Senator Squadron Passes Lower Manhattan Commercial Incentives Bill

In First Session Following Resolution of the Senate Stalemate, Senate Passes Bill to Promote Downtown Growth and Recovery

Albany, NY--In its first session following resolution of a month-long stalemate, the New York State Senate passed a bill sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron that will extend commercial tax incentives for businesses in Lower Manhattan. Senator Squadron's bill is a vital component of the recovery of Lower Manhattan as a commercial capital of the world.  The bill was sponsored by Speaker Sheldon Silver in the State Assembly and passed under his leadership in June.

July 10, 2009
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Senators Squadron, Schneiderman and Others Propose Bipartisan Agreement to End Senate Stalemate

Albany, NY—State Senators Daniel Squadron, Eric Schneiderman, Liz Krueger,  Eric Adams, Neil Breslin, Suzi Oppenheimer, and Kevin Parker proposed an agreement today to allow the Senate to end the stalemate and return to business.

Like other proposals under discussion, the proposal shares the power and resources of the Senate between the two conferences and creates a bi-partisan mechanism for bringing bills to the floor for consideration.

July 8, 2009
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Senator Squadron To Host Conference Call With Constituents Tonight to Discuss Senate Stalemate

Call is Open to Public—All 25th Senate District Residents Invited New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron invited constituents today to join him on a conference call to discuss the ongoing stalemate in the New York State Senate.  The call is scheduled for 6:00 this evening. Senator Squadron had previously posted a letter to his constituents about the situation in Albany on his web site at http://www.nysenate.gov/report/update-senator-squadron.   

July 6, 2009
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Senator Squadron Honors 43 Local Students With First Annual “SAGE” Award

Students Awarded for Service and Government Engagement (SAGE)

Senator: “Now more than ever, we must recognize service and engagement by young people”

New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today that 43 graduates of 34 schools in the 25th Senate District have won the first annual Service and Government Engagement (SAGE) Award, a distinction for students who have dedicated themselves not just to academic work but to community participation outside the classroom as well.

July 1, 2009
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The First-Ever 25th Senate District Mobile District Office

This summer, I launched the first-ever 25th Senate District Mobile District Office! Even though everyone is welcome to visit my offices in Borough Hall and Lower Manhattan, I want to bring my services to you--at street fairs, greenmarkets, and sometimes just on the street. Please look for my staff and me at neighborhood events and festivals, and please approach us with your questions and comments about state government, about bills and legislation, or just about neighborhood issues that you want to bring to my attention. 

June 30, 2009
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A Note to New York City Public School Parents

Dear Parent:

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the renewal of mayoral control of public schools.  It is one of the most important issues the state legislature must address this session, and I wanted to tell you my thinking on the issue.

June 30, 2009
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Senator Squadron Testimony About the NYCHA Draft Annual Plan, June 23, 2009

TESTIMONY OF STATE SENATOR DANIEL SQUADRON REGARDING THE DRAFT ANNUAL PLAN FOR THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY, JUNE 23, 2009.

My name is Daniel Squadron and I represent the 25th Senate District in the New York State Senate.  My district includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Gowanus, and the Manhattan neighborhoods of Tribeca, Battery Park City, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the Financial District, Little Italy, SoHo and the East Village.

June 23, 2009
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19 Senators Introduce Ethics Commission Reform Legislation

Independent Oversight Body Will Have Strong Enforcement Powers

June 2, 2009
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Statement from State Senator Daniel Squadron Regarding the Nomination of the Gowanus Canal to the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List:

On April 8, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had nominated the Gowanus Canal for consideration to be added to the National Priorities List (NPL), more commonly known as the Superfund list.  If added to the NPL, the Gowanus would be entered into the EPA's cleanup program, which would include intensive study and analysis of the nature of the hazardous materials and pollutants within the canal, identification of the parties that have been responsible for the pollution, and a supervised cleanup. 

May 26, 2009
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Senator Squadron, Manhattan BP Stringer, AM Kavanagh, joined by Transportation Alternatives and the families of children killed by a delivery van in Chinatown, announce new legislation to increase penalties on dangerous drivers

The "Hayley Ng and Diego Martinez Law" would mandate driver safety trainingand community service for motorists who seriously injure or kill pedestrians and bikers Drivers who fail to complete training and community service may face fines up to $10,000, lose license 

May 21, 2009
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Senator Squadron Adopts Brennan Center Recommendations for Robust Committee Meeting

Cities Committee Undertakes Open Dialogue on Tenants’ Rights Bill Pilot “Mark-Up Session” is Step Toward Goal of Empowering Committees

Albany, NY—Taking one step toward the goal of empowering committees to debate, amend and shape legislation in Albany, State Senator Daniel Squadron today adopted Brennan Center recommendations for a “mark-up session,” allowing open discussion and amendments to a tenant protection bill sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger.

May 19, 2009
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Senator Squadron, Assembly Member Millman and Council Member Yassky Announce Plan to Allow Residential Permit Parking

"Our Neighborhood Is Not a Parking Lot," Elected Officials Say Permit Parking Will Provide New Funds for Mass Transit Brooklyn, NY—Assembly Member Joan Millman, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Council Member David Yassky announced a plan today that will allow New York City to create residential permit parking.  Residential permit parking would reduce traffic congestion, improve quality of life and create a sustainable funding stream for mass transit in New York City. 

May 18, 2009
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Senator Squadron's Community Convention Draws 400 Participants

More than 20 Discussion Groups Elicit Input, Ideas  and Priorities from Senator Squadron's Constituents New York, NY--400 constituents from Brooklyn and Manhattan joined State Senator Daniel Squadron on Sunday at his first-ever 25th Senate District Community Convention, helping Senator Squadron take a vital step toward a more open, transparent and accessible state government.

May 7, 2009
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Senator Squadron, Chinatown Leaders Call for Red Light Cameras at Fatal Intersections

Squadron CoSponsored Legislation Allowing NYC to Install More Red Light Cameras, Now Calls on DOT to Take Next Step

May 7, 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. In the past, few public hearings were held on important Senate actions. 

March 27, 2009
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Senator Squadron and Local Electeds Host Tenants Rights Forum

Squadron, Nadler, Stringer, Glick, Chin, Community Board 1 Join Experts to Bring Housing Information to Community

January 26, 2009
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