Year after year, students and parents throughout New York are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet when it comes to paying for a higher education. In order to help middle class families face this burden my Senate colleagues and I have passed a comprehensive plan so that college students today and for years to come can face the future with a little less stress and apprehension.
Last year, following over five years of persistence and thanks to steadfast dedication and support from my Senate colleagues and victims advocacy groups I was able to secure bipartisan enactment of my legislation that makes New York the national leader in the fight against human and sex trafficking. I am pleased to announce that this new law is now in effect.
• Thanks to widespread support from civic organizations and residents throughout Queens, Senator Padavan’s “Lawn Litter” Law has been enacted.
• The “Lawn Litter Law” allows residents of Queens and the City of New York to place a sign on their property to stop the incessant and unwanted literature and advertisements unscrupulously left on their property.
Senator Frank Padavan today called on Medicaid Inspector General James G. Sheehan to take immediate action to recover the tens of millions of dollars New York State is losing each year because of former residents who remain enrolled in the State’s Medicaid system and continue to receive benefits despite having left the State.