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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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Residential Permit Parking Is Coming

Feature article in The Grand Street News

Senator Daniel Squadron on the Lower East Side

State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Member Joan Millman, and Council Member David Yassky announced a plan last month to allow New York City to create residential permit parking. The bill encourages the City to implement a parking permit system on residential streets, with fees from permits specifically designated to fund public transit.

July 2, 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.

June 30, 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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A Letter to My Community Regarding the Proposed Rezoning of Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Waterfront Area

June 25, 2009

 

Dear Community Member:

As you may know, I do not just represent this neighborhood in the State Senate; I live here too. As a resident and a representative, I continue to support a comprehensive, contextual rezoning of the entire community, from the Gowanus Canal to the water. A rezoning is a vital component of a broader strategy to preserve the unique nature of the community and protect its character from irresponsible, non-contextual development.

June 24, 2009
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Supporting Lower Manhattan Businesses

I am proud to sponsor an initiative, along with Speaker Sheldon Silver, that will reduce the cost of doing business in Lower Manhattan.  The Commercial Rent Tax Exemption makes certain existing and new commercial leases eligible for reduced rent, and the New York State Sales Tax Exemption helps Lower Manhattan businesses purchase equipment for their offices--but both incentives are about to expire.

June 24, 2009
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Senator Squadron Testimony About Family Income Contribution Requirement, June 24, 2009

TESTIMONY OF STATE SENATOR DANIEL SQUADRON BEFORE THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON GENERAL WELFARE REGARDING RES. NO. 2002.

 

June 23, 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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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 22, 2009
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Mayor Bloomberg's school control bill gets first Democrat support in Brooklyn Sen. Daniel Squadron

BY Kenneth LovettDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Feature article in The Daily News

ALBANY - A bill granting the mayor continued control over the schools has gained a key Democratic sponsor in the Senate, the Daily News has learned.

June 22, 2009
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Honoring Civic-Minded Graduates

I was honored to join hundreds of students and their families for graduations at schools across the district, where I presented the Service And Government Engagement (S.A.G.E.) Award to students who have served their communities and participated in local government.

 

June 18, 2009
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Looking good on Atlantic

By Gary Buiso

Feature article at YourNABE.com

Community Board 6 last week threw its support behind an alternative plan to finance the maintenance of Brooklyn Bridge Park, one that eliminates the construction of two high−rise apartment buildings amid the birds and the trees.

“I think the mood of this board is that we don’t want housing [in the park],” said CB 6 member Lou Sones.

June 18, 2009
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An Update From Senator Squadron

Dear Friend:

With so much happening in Albany, I wanted to send along an update.

June 17, 2009
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Albany's Bungling Politicians Might Learn From State Senate Coup Chaos

By Michael Daly

Feature article in The Daily News

We go from three men in a room to 62 buffoons in a chamber, from the country's most dysfunctional state Legislature to a Legislature that does not function at all.

"It's gone from dysfunctional to laughable," said Lawrence Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice. "It's embarrassing."

June 16, 2009
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Loft Laws to Protect Tenants

I introduced legislation that will extend loft law protections to tenants who are inhabiting some buildings that are currently zoned for manufacturing uses.  This legislation, sponsored in the Assembly by Assembly Member Vito Lopez, will help thousands of New York City loft tenants, including some Tribeca, SoHo and DUMBO residents, access the protections of the Loft Law.

June 14, 2009
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