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Valesky-Sponsored Legislation Combating Methamphetamine Production Passes Senate

ALBANY, N.Y.—Legislation sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) assisting law enforcement in combating the threat to public health and safety surrounding methamphetamine production passed the Senate today.

June 13, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill that Requires Life-Saving Screenings on Newborns

I was pleased to co-sponsor S.270, legislation that requires facilities to perform pulse oximetry screenings on newborns, and even more pleased to meet a family who directly benefited from this test. Jacob Thomas was born April 10, 2012 and appeared to be a healthy newborn. Two days later, his skin turned bluish. A nurse performed a pulse oximetry test on Jacob and learned that his blood-oxygen level was dangerously low. He was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, which is a common birth defect.

June 13, 2013
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Senate Passes Landmark Valesky Legislation Prohibiting Campaign Consultants from Lobbying the Officials They Help Elect

ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator David J.

June 11, 2013
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UConn Basketball Star Breanna Stewart Visits Senate Chamber

Cicero-North Syracuse grad Breanna Stewart was in the Senate Chamber this week in honor of her being named the NCAA’s Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 Final Four Tournament.

June 6, 2013
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Senate Majority Coalition Announces Major Initiative to Eliminate State Regulations That Cost Money and Jobs

Senate Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein today announced that the Senate Majority Coalition will begin an unprecedented initiative to identify and eliminate thousands of costly and unnecessary government regulations that strangle business and job growth and drive up municipal and school property taxes. 

June 6, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Room 511 LOB

June 4, 10:30 AM - 10:35 AM
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Senator Valesky’s Expanded Pride of New York Legislation Passes Senate Bill Will Encourage Restaurants to Use Local Foods

ALBANY, N.Y.—Legislation creating a program to recognize restaurants featuring local products promoting New York-grown products sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) passed the Senate today.

May 30, 2013
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May 22, 2013
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Senate Passes Valesky Legislation Expanding Agricultural Markets in New York State

ALBANY, N.Y.--The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that will improve agricultural marketing efforts and connect farms to consumers across the state.

May 21, 2013
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State Senate Passes Valesky Legislation Designating “LCpl. Jeremy Lasher Memorial Highway” in Oneida

ALBANY, NY – Legislation passed the New York State Senate today (S.2349), sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), that designates Route 365A in the City of Oneida as the “LCpl.

May 20, 2013
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Mike LaNassa

Mike LaNassa was born in Syracuse, NY, and enlisted in the Army in 1970. He served for six years, obtaining the rank of E-6 Staff Sergeant. In 1976, he graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, and subsequently held various command and staff positions at the brigade through the company levels. He served as Lieutenant in the 10th Mountain Infantry Division from 1985 to 1995 and retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1996 from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Army National Guard located at Hancock Air Base in Syracuse. 

May 20, 2013
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Public Hearing on Campaign Finance Reform

I visited Buffalo on May 13 with my IDC colleagues and Senator Tim Kennedy for a public hearing on campaign finance reform.

May 13, 2013
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Beth A. Broadway

Beth A. Broadway, is a model community activist. Executive Director of InterFaith Works (IFW), a 37-year-old non-profit organization that affirms the dignity of each person and every faith community, Ms. Broadway has spent her career assisting those in need.

Through its five programs, IFW uses service, education, and dialogue to build bridges in a divided world. It also provides comfort to frail elderly people, job opportunities to healthy seniors, refugee resettlement to 450 new Americans, chaplains in the jails, hospitals, and nursing homes, and dialogues between people of different ethnicities and backgrounds to break down stereotypes and build understanding and alliances. 

May 13, 2013
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Independent Democratic Conference Releases Five Point Working Women’s Agenda

Today, the Independent Democratic Conference released its 2013 Working Women’s Agenda, a five point plan to build a stronger future for New York’s working women and their families. As part of the IDC’s agenda, the conference also released a comprehensive report entitled Building a Stronger Future for New York’s Working Women that details the impact each proposal will have on New York’s workforce. 

May 10, 2013
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Senate Passes Valesky Legislation to Bring Local Food to Senior Facilities

ALBANY, NY – The New York State Senate passed legislation today, sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), that will help bring local farm products to senior centers and other institutions for the aging.

May 7, 2013
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Senator Valesky Introduces Legislative Reform Package Including Legislation Prohibiting Lobbyists from Engaging in Political Consulting

ALBANY—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has introduced a package of legislation aimed at preventing corruption. 

May 6, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Room 511 LOB

May 7, 10:30 AM - 11:18 AM
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