State Senator Daniel Squadron pushed to prevent the reselling of tickets to charitable events for profit. Squadron raised the issue during a debate on S7012, which would extend New York’s ticket reselling law.
On June 13th, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the ranking member of the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee (IGO), and his colleagues in the Senate Democratic Conference convened a public forum on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its activities in the New York State Legislature.
Senator Squadron joined Liz Benjamin on Capital Tonight to discuss "After 'I Do': What's Next for LGBT New Yorkers," a forum he hosted on remaining challenges for the LGBT community. He also discussed Albany ethics reform, which was recently signed into law.
Unable to get the support of Senate Republicans for a hearing, the Senate Democrats held a public forum instead on Wednesday and invited the public to watch online and also submit questions via twitter and facebook. Brooklyn Democrat Daniel Squadron explains their effort.
Senate Democrats have released a video urging their chamber to extend and strengthen the existing rent regulation laws, which will expire June 15. The bill has passed in the Assembly, but the Senate, where Republicans hold a slim majority, is pushing for a property tax cap first.
There’s a new bill in the state legislature that loosely mirrors the controversial federal DREAM Act that died in Congress last year. One big difference: This bill does not provide a path to citizenship. It would, however, give young people brought to the U-S illegally by their parents a chance to earn a college degree, access to financial aid for college, the ability to work legally in New York, health care, and – here’s the big one – a driver’s license. That didn’t work so well for Eliot Spitzer, as you’ll recall.
To explain more about this potentially controversial measure is one of its sponsors, Liz Benjamin was joined by Democratic Senator Dan Squadron.
For immediate release March 28, 2011 SENATOR SQUADRON HONORS EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE YOUTH WHO WON STATEWIDE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AWARD Student Carlos Valdez Visits Albany as Candidate for Statewide "Youth of the Year" Award, and Wins! Albany, NY--State Senator Daniel Squadron honored Lower East Side teenager and Baruch Houses resident Carlos Valdez, 17 years old, on Tuesday with a visit to the floor of the State Senate and a resolution passed in recognition of his winning the statewide Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Award. Carlos Valdez, a senior at Bard High School Early College on East Houston Street, won the Youth of the Year Award for his contributions to the community and his work to overcome adversity.