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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION ENCOURAGING PURCHASE OF LOCAL PRODUCTS

The State Senate today passed legislation co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that would require state agencies to purchase food products grown in New York State. 

June 14, 2011
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HISTORIC ETHICS REFORM LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE WITH SENATOR VALESKY, IDC SUPPORT

Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and his fellow members of The Independent Democratic Conference joined their colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly today to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package that strengthens oversight of the State Legislature, increases transparency, and helps restore the public's faith in their state government. 

June 13, 2011
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Albert Paviglianti

A veteran of World War II, Albert Paviglianti has been an active member of the American Legion for many years at the county, state and national levels.Born in New York City in 1923, Mr. Paviglianti served four years in the Marine Corps during World War II, as a sergeant. He earned the Pacific Award for his service.After his military career, Mr. Paviglianti stayed active in the American Legion, serving as a commander of the Madison County American Legion. He currently serves as adjutant.For years, Mr. Paviglianti was involved with the Boys’ State program, a weeklong leadership program that teaches high schoolers about government. He interviewed candidates, conducted oratorical contests and served as post adjutant.

June 9, 2011
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Senate Passes Valesky Legislation to Prevent Elder Abuse

The State Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) aimed at preventing elder abuse through domestic violence.

May 25, 2011
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Syracuse Resident Mary Nelson is NY Senate “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) named Mary Nelson, of Syracuse, as the 49th Senate District’s “Woman of Distinction” as part of the New York State Senate’s 14th Annual 2011 Women of Distinction celebration. 

May 24, 2011
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Senate Passes IDC Bill to Help Increase Distribution of NY-Grown Products

The State Senate today unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and featured in a report by the Independent Democratic Conference that will help further expand the sale of New York State -grown agricultural products. 

May 24, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, May 23, 2011 Room 309 LOB

May 23, 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM
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Senator Valesky and IDC Unveil Package To Strengthen NY Farms

 

With his colleagues in the Independent Democratic Conference, State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today unveiled a legislative package designed to preserve, promote and grow farming in New York State. 

May 18, 2011
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Valesky Legislation Promotes Shared Services

Legislation sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky(D-Oneida) that encourages cooperative sharing of services betweenorganizations passed the Senate.

May 12, 2011
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Mary Nelson

Mary Nelson is a true humanitarian who embodies the spirit of giving to others. She is committed to empowering and inspiring others. In her home town of Syracuse, she is the founder of the Annual Youth Day Barbeque, and President/ CEO of The Mary Nelson’s Youth Center, a Not for Pro­fit agency. 

In 2009, Ms. Nelson’s Youth Center was opened and offered education, health, and career services. She has also made a commitment to provide free meals to all families in the community when needed. The center’s administrative expenses are paid for by Mary Nelson and her proud and committed sponsors.

May 11, 2011
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IDC Report Shows $391 Million Positive Impact for Marriage Equality

The Independent Democratic Conference today reaffirmed its support for marriage equality and released a report showing that New York State stands to generate some $391 million in increased economic activity, revenue, and savings during the three years after it is made law. 

May 10, 2011
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IDC reports available

Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has made all of the reports generated to date by the Independent Democratic Conference conveniently available on the web.

 

 

May 6, 2011
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Senator Valesky Named Co-Chair of New York State Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has been named co-chair of the New York State Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. The bi-partisan group, made up of legislators from both the Assembly and Senate, focuses on legislative issues concerning sportsmen and women, including fishing, hunting and other outdoor-related activities.

April 18, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, April 11, 2011 Room 309 LOB

April 11, 11:30 AM - 11:32 AM
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, April 4, 2011 Room 309 LOB

April 4, 11:30 AM - 11:36 AM
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IDC, Assemblyman Bing, Propose Plan to Help State Lower Liability Risks

 

Proposal Would Save NY $50 Million; Increase Workplace Safety

March 23, 2011
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