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BROOKLYN ELECTEDS STATEMENT ON PIER 1 LAWSUIT

BROOKLYN - Today, State Senator Squadron, Councilmember Levin, and Assemblymember Simon released the following joint statement regarding the lawsuit filed by Save the View Now:

April 23, 2015
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SQUADRON, SIMON BILL TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY AND COMMUNITY INPUT WHEN HOSPITALS ARE THREATENED PASSES CMTE

"LICH Act" Passes in Bipartisan Vote, Moves to Finance Committee

Squadron: No Community Should Experience The Chaos We Did At LICH

ALBANY – Today, the Local Input in Community Healthcare (LICH) Act -- which would establish a clear, transparent, and community-oriented process when hospital closures are threatened -- passed the Senate Health Committee in a bipartisan vote. The bill now goes to the Senate Finance Committee.

April 22, 2015
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ELECTED OFFICIALS SUPPORT "MOVE NY PLAN" TO IMPROVE TRANSIT SERVICE WITH EXPANDED FULL-LINE REVIEWS AND FUNDED CAPITAL PLAN

Elected Members of the A and C Train Working Group Urge Full-Line Reviews Across the System Once Every Five Years

Electeds: Move NY Plan Allows Improvements that "Make A Difference in Commuters' Lives"

NEW YORK – A coalition of State and City elected officials who worked together as part of the A and C Train Working Group wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Skelos and Speaker Heastie, urging support of the Move NY Fair Plan -- to improve transit service with expanded Full-Line Reviews, as well as fund the MTA capital plan. The letter was signed by State Senator Squadron; Assemblymember Mosley; Manhattan Borough President Brewer; State Senators Espaillat and Hoylman; Assemblymembers Gottfried, Rosenthal and Simon; and Councilmembers Chin, Cumbo, Johnson, Levine and Richards. Riders Alliance organized the A and C Train Working Group that led to the ongoing A and C Full-Line Review, and also supports this effort.

April 22, 2015
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ELECTED OFFICIALS URGE FCC AND VERIZON TO BETTER SERVE SENIOR CITIZENS AND PROVIDE MULTI-LINGUAL ACCESS

Hundreds of Seniors Realized Their Discount Benefits Were Stopped Without Notice

Non-English Speakers Struggle to Reapply Due To Language Barrier

NEW YORK – Today, a coalition of city, state and federal elected officials sent a letter to the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau to revise Verizon’s Lifeline program to include multi-lingual notices and inform subscribers of recertification and service changes. A letter was also sent to Verizon, requesting a time efficient resolution to these miscommunication issues in order to ensure that the most vulnerable New Yorkers are staying connected through the Lifeline program.

April 17, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON, ASSEMBLYMEMBER KAVANAGH STATEMENT ON BOE'S REFUSAL TO CLOSE "LLC LOOPHOLE" AT TODAY'S MEETING

MANHATTAN – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Kavanagh released the following statement regarding the New York State Board of Elections' refusal to close the "LLC loophole" at today's meeting:

April 16, 2015
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BROOKLYN ELECTEDS STATEMENT ON PS 8 SCHOOL ZONE OVERCROWDING

BROOKLYN – Today, State Senator Squadron, Councilmember Levin, and Assemblymember Simon released the following joint statement regarding PS 8 school zone overcrowding:

April 16, 2015
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SQUADRON'S COMMUNITY CONVENTION GATHERS MORE THAN 350 COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO ENGAGE IN GOVERNMENT

Squadron, Keynote Speaker Schumer Highlight Community Engagement

Community Members Participated in 14 Discussion Groups on District and Statewide Issues

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron hosted his seventh annual 26th District Community Convention on Sunday afternoon, bringing together over 350 community members to make their voices heard on the issues that matter to them.

April 16, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SUPPORT TO BAN "CONVERSION THERAPY"

MANHATTAN – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding President Obama's support to ban "conversion therapy":

April 16, 2015
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TRIBOROUGH ELECTEDS SIGN ON TO BILL TO STOP BRIDGE TRESPASSING

Momentum for Adams-Squadron-Lentol Bill to Stop Bridge Trespassing Increases After RFK Bridge Incident 

NEW YORK – In response to yet another trespassing incident on a New York City bridge -- the RFK Triborough Bridge was breached by climbers on Wednesday, March 25 -- Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, State Senator Daniel Squadron, and Assemblymember Joseph Lentol announced key support of Bronx, Manhattan and Queens elected officials for their state legislation to raise trespassing penalties on critical infrastructure. Congressmembers Crowley, Maloney and Rangel; Bronx Borough President Diaz Jr.; State Senators Gianaris and Serrano; Assemblymembers Rodriguez, Simon and Simotas; and Councilmember Constantinides all represent the RFK Triborough Bridge or Brooklyn Bridge, and have now co-sponsored or endorsed the bill.

April 6, 2015
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TESTIMONY OF STATE SENATOR DANIEL SQUADRON REGARDING THE CITY OF NEW YORK’S PHASE 1 APPLICATION FOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE COMPETITION

Below and attached is Senator Squadron's testimony regarding the city of New York's Phase 1 Application for the HUD resiliency competition.

March 17, 2015
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SQUADRON FILES TO FORCE COMMITTEE VOTE ON BILL TO CLOSE "LLC LOOPHOLE"

LLCs Would No Longer Be "People" in NYS Elections

Squadron: Unlimited, Anonymous Contributions Pervert the Entire System

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron has filed a motion to force a committee vote this legislative session to close New York's infamous "LLC Loophole." His bill to enact this ethics reform (S.60), also sponsored by Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, has been stalled in the Republican-led Senate, pushing Squadron to use a procedural rule to force the legislation to be considered this legislative session. This "Motion for Committee Consideration" requires the bill to be considered in the Senate Elections Committee within 45 days.

March 17, 2015
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ASSEMBLYMEMBER KIM, SENATOR SQUADRON, ELECTEDS URGE MAYOR TO ADD LUNAR NEW YEAR AS SCHOOL HOLIDAY

18 Lawmakers Sign Letter Applauding Eid Al-Adha and Eid Al-Fitr Holiday, Urge Lunar New Year to be Included

Letter Cites Mayor's Pledge and New Law

Flushing, Queens – Assemblymember Ron Kim and State Senator Daniel Squadron joined colleagues across New York City in urging Mayor de Blasio to add Lunar New Year as a school holiday. 

March 9, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON THE 2015-16 DRAFT SCHOOL CALENDAR

MANHATTAN – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding the 2015-16 draft school calendar:

March 4, 2015
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RSVP: Senator Squadron's Seventh Annual Community Convention - Sunday, April 12th

Please join me on Sunday, April 12th for my Seventh Annual 26th Senate District Community Convention.

February 24, 2015
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PREPARED TESTIMONY OF STATE SENATOR DANIEL SQUADRON TO THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION AND PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CROSS-HARBOR FREIGHT PROGRAM

Below and attached is the prepared testimony of Senator Squadron to the Federal Highway Administration and Port Authority on the Cross-Harbor Freight Program. 

February 3, 2015
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SQUADRON STATEMENT ON MAYOR DE BLASIO’S CITYWIDE FERRY SERVICE PROPOSAL

Squadron: Big Deal for Transit Underserved Waterfront Communities

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement in response to Mayor de Blasio’s expanded citywide ferry service proposal:

February 3, 2015
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TESTIMONY OF STATE SENATOR DANIEL SQUADRON REGARDING NYC COUNCIL BILL 384-A

Below and attached is Senator Squadron's testimony regarding Intro 384-A in the New York City Council.

January 29, 2015
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2015 WINTER STORM UPDATE

The National Weather Service has issued a citywide Winter Weather Advisory, which is in effect until Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 6 PM. The current forecast calls for 1 to 2 inches of snow. For the latest forecast, go here.

January 26, 2015
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TESTIMONY OF STATE SENATOR DANIEL SQUADRON REGARDING THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ACTION PLAN AMENDMENT AND REBUILD BY DESIGN

Below and attached is Senator Squadron's testimony regarding the HUD action plan amendment and Rebuild by Design.

January 15, 2015
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SQUADRON HONORS RUSS & DAUGHTERS WITH SENATE RESOLUTION CELEBRATING 100TH ANNIVERSARY

Squadron:  Community Institution; Anchor In A Changing Neighborhood; Delicious

MANHATTAN – On Wednesday, January 7, State Senator Daniel Squadron presented his Senate resolution celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Russ & Daughters to Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper, fourth generation members of the Russ family and current proprietors of Russ & Daughters and Russ & Daughters Cafe. Senator Squadron’s resolution unanimously passed the New York State Senate on June 20, 2014.

January 8, 2015
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