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Senate G.O.P. Blocks Stronger Albany Ethics Rules

By Danny Hakim and Nicholas Confessore

Feature article in The New York Times

ALBANY— Republicans in the State Senate blocked a plan to overhaul the state’s ethics laws Thursday night, the latest blow to attempts to reform New York’s scandal-prone government.

he vote was taken at a special session of the State Senate as lawmakers also returned to the capital to confirm new leaders for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the state Insurance Department.

September 9, 2009

School’s open — and so are these clinics

Feature article in The Brooklyn Paper

By Mike McLaughlin

Endangered health clinics in four public schools will be open when students return to class today, thanks to an emergency infusion of cash from the state government.

The four clinics located in elementary and middle schools in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill and Park Slope are run by Long Island College Hospital, which said it had to close the centers because they lose $300,000 per year.

September 8, 2009

Senator Squadron, Chair of Senate Cities Committee, to host a hearing on Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Health

SUBJECT:           Retail Diversity and Neighborhood HealthPURPOSE:          To identify and disseminate best practices for supporting and               facilitating the preservation and revitalization of retail in urban neighborhoods.

August 28, 2009

Another round for bar rule, and boards are happier

Original article featured in The Villager

By Julie Shapiro

Bar owners seeking licenses will once again face tougher restrictions under a bill passed by the state Legislature this summer.

August 13, 2009

Governor Paterson Signs Galef/Squadron Legislation Saving Taxpayer Money Through Alternative Notification Process

Governor Paterson signed legislation (A.7966/S.3689) sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Daniel Squadron on July 28, 2009 (Chapter 275) that changes the notification process of real property tax lien foreclosure proceedings.  This legislation will allow county, city and village tax districts to provide the New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance (Commissioner) notice of the commencement of real property tax lien foreclosure proceedings by alternative means approved by the Commissioner.  The alternative means would include those other than the currently r

August 10, 2009

Senator Squadron Posts Community Calendar on Web Site

Senator Urges Local Groups to Submit Community Events

Public Event Listing Next Step in Senator Squadron's Multimedia Outreach

New York, NY--State Senator Daniel Squadron announced his "25th Senate District Community Calendar" today on his web site squadron.nysenate.gov, offering a new venue constituents can visit to find out about events in the district and opportunities to participate in community life.

August 3, 2009

Senator Squadron To Announce Official Opening of District Office in Chinatown

New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron will host Chinese-language media at his district office tomorrow to announce the official opening of the office in Chinatown. Who: State Senator Daniel Squadron What: Announcement of Official Opening of District Office in Chinatown When: Friday, July 31st at 12:00 p.m.  Where:  Senator Squadron’s District Office, 401 Broadway, Suite 1901 (corner of Walker).


July 30, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Senator Squadron Testimony About the NYCHA Draft Annual Plan, 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

Mayor Bloomberg's school control bill gets first Democrat support in Brooklyn Sen. Daniel Squadron


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

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