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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

The  New York State Standing Committee on Cities, Chaired by Senator Squadron Undertakes Open Dialogue on Tenants’ Rights Bill.

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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 Hosts 1st-ever 25th Senate District Community Convention

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.

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May 7, 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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Senator Squadron CoSponsored Legislation Allowing NYC to Install More Red Light Cameras

State Senator Daniel Squadron joined Chinatown community leaders to advocate for a red light camera at the corner of Bowery and Canal Streets, where more than 40 pedestrians have been injured and two have been killed since 1995. He also released a "danger spot" list of three more places in the 25th Senate District where community residents have highlighted pedestrian safety concerns and asked that the Department of Transportation place red light cameras there as well.

May 7, 2009
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Senator Daniel Squadron Speaks on the Budget

Senator Daniel Squadron Speaks on the Budget

April 1, 2009
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Federal Stumulus Package Town Hall Forum

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and the New York State Senate invites you to attend a Town Hall Forum on the Federal Stimulus Package.

April 17, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Squadron’s proposal for a real, world-class Brooklyn Bridge Park

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you my vision for a real, world-class Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

File: 
Brooklyn Bridge Park_Presentation.pdf

March 30, 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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March 27, 2009
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March 15, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Condos may be a no go at Brooklyn Bridge Park

By Jotham Sederstrom

Feature article in The Daily News

Condos be damned.

Increased tax revenue from an anticipated residential boom in DUMBO could eliminate the need for the controversial condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to a local leader.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron insisted a zoning plan expected to be approved for DUMBO later this year could create up to a $20 million property tax windfall that could be used to maintain the park.

March 24, 2009
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