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Senator Padavan talks about his "Career Criminal Crackdown" Legislation in the Senate Chamber

Senator Padavan talks about his "Career Criminal Crackdown" Legislation in the State Senate. The legislation will increase criminal penalities for repeat dangerous misdemeanor offender. 

April 30, 2009
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Senator Padavan on the fiscally irresponsible and reckless tax and fee increases in the NYS Budget

Senator Padavan expresses his oppositio to the fiscally irresponsible tax and fee increases in the NYS 2009-2010 which will negatively impact New York's middle-class families and small businesses. 

April 30, 2009
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Senator Padavan on the dangerous changes to the NYS Drug Laws

Senator Padavan discusses the dangerous changes to the state drugs and the impact they will have during Senate debate.

April 30, 2009
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Senator Padavan votes against the dangerous changes to NYS Drug Laws

Senator Padavan votes against the dangerous changes to New York's drug laws during Senate debate.

April 30, 2009
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Senator Padavan on 2009-2010 State Budget's negative impact on higher education and education in NYC

Senator Padavan addresses the negative impact to CUNY, SUNY and NYC schools from the 2009-2010 NYS Budget during Senate debate.

April 30, 2009
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Senator Padavan discusses the 2009-2010 State Budget's failure to meet the educational needs of NYC

Senator Padavan during the Senate debate of the 2009-2010 State Budget discussing the failure to meet the educational needs of NYC in particular higher education and CFE. 

April 30, 2009
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Senator Padavan Urges State Leaders to Restore Funding For Child Abuse Prevention

New York State Senator Frank Padavan calls for Governor Paterson and his legislative colleagues to restore the funding for child abuse prevention services contained within the 2009-2010 Executive Budget. 

April 30, 2009
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Senator Padavan takes the oath of office and delivers swearing-in address to 800 NE Queens Residents

On Sunday afternoon, February 15th, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at Holy Cross High School in Bayside. Padavan took the oath of office before a packed crowd of over 800 hundred supporters, community leaders and residents from throughout Northeast Queens.

April 30, 2009
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Padavan Sponsoring Cell Phone Recycling Drive In Recongition Of Earth Day

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that once again his Bellerose District office will be collecting used cell phones in order to recycle them and donate to victims of domestic violence.

April 27, 2009
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State Budget Reckless and Fiscally Irresponsible

Following days of secretive budget negotiations between Governor Paterson, Speaker Silver and Senate Majority Leader Smith a stack of budget bills over a foot high were revealed to the State Legislature and the public that pack an enormous wallop to New York’s middle-class families and small businesses. Simply put the budget embraced by the three-men-in-a-room is highly reckless, fiscally irresponsible and will only continue New York’s fiscal woes. 

April 5, 2009
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Padavan Votes Against Reckless and Fiscally Irresponsible Budget

Calling it the worst budget process he has ever seen, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) voted against the 2009-2010 State Budget presented by Governor Paterson, Speaker Silver and Senate Majority Leader Smith.

April 3, 2009
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Padavan, Community Rally to Save Fort Totten Security Guard Service

On Saturday morning March 7, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with community leaders, members of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance Inc, Friends of Fort Totten Park and concerned residents to protest the removal of the security guard service located at the gate of Fort Totten. Padavan and community members stressed their concern that the removal of the security guard service at the front gate will increase the potential for vandalism and burglary of the historic buildings in the Fort Totten complex and surrounding neighborhoods.

April 1, 2009
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Padavan, Community Rally to Save Fort Totten Security Guard Service

On Saturday morning March 7, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with community leaders, members of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance Inc, Friends of Fort Totten Park and concerned residents to protest the removal of the security guard service located at the gate of Fort Totten. Padavan and community members stressed their concern that the removal of the security guard service at the front gate will increase the potential for vandalism and burglary of the historic buildings in the Fort Totten complex and surrounding neighborhoods.

April 1, 2009
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Padavan Takes Oath of Office at Community-Wide Celebration

On Sunday afternoon, February 15th, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at Holy Cross High School in Bayside. Padavan took the oath of office before a packed crowd of over 800 hundred supporters, community leaders and residents from throughout Northeast Queens. In his address following the oath of office, Padavan thanked the residents of the 11th Senate District for their endless support and renewed his call for unity and resolve to help build a stronger and brighter future for all New Yorkers.

April 1, 2009
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Padavan Takes Oath of Office at Community-Wide Celebration

On Sunday afternoon, February 15th, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at Holy Cross High School in Bayside. Padavan took the oath of office before a packed crowd of over 800 hundred supporters, community leaders and residents from throughout Northeast Queens. In his address following the oath of office, Padavan thanked the residents of the 11th Senate District for their endless support and renewed his call for unity and resolve to help build a stronger and brighter future for all New Yorkers.

April 1, 2009
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Padavan Takes Oath of Office at Community-Wide Celebration

On Sunday afternoon, February 15th, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at Holy Cross High School in Bayside. Padavan took the oath of office before a packed crowd of over 800 hundred supporters, community leaders and residents from throughout Northeast Queens. In his address following the oath of office, Padavan thanked the residents of the 11th Senate District for their endless support and renewed his call for unity and resolve to help build a stronger and brighter future for all New Yorkers.

April 1, 2009
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Padavan Takes Oath of Office at Community-Wide Celebration

On Sunday afternoon, February 15th, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at Holy Cross High School in Bayside. Padavan took the oath of office before a packed crowd of over 800 hundred supporters, community leaders and residents from throughout Northeast Queens. In his address following the oath of office, Padavan thanked the residents of the 11th Senate District for their endless support and renewed his call for unity and resolve to help build a stronger and brighter future for all New Yorkers.

April 1, 2009
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Padavan Takes Oath of Office at Community-Wide Celebration

On Sunday afternoon, February 15th, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at Holy Cross High School in Bayside. Padavan took the oath of office before a packed crowd of over 800 hundred supporters, community leaders and residents from throughout Northeast Queens. In his address following the oath of office, Padavan thanked the residents of the 11th Senate District for their endless support and renewed his call for unity and resolve to help build a stronger and brighter future for all New Yorkers.

April 1, 2009
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Padavan Takes Oath of Office at Community-Wide Celebration

Senator Padavan addresses a capacity crowd of over 800 supporters and Northeast Queens residents at his swearing-in ceremony at Holy Cross High School in Bayside on February 15, 2009. Padavan was joined on stage by (left to right) Reverend Monsignor Raymond F. Chappetto, fourth-grader Brittany Chen, Mistress of Ceremonies and Community Leader Maria Collier, Margaret Abels, New York Supreme Court Justice Robert Hanophy, Rabbi Michael Ehrlich and Allison Padavan.

April 1, 2009
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Padavan Takes Oath of Office at Community-Wide Celebration

On Sunday afternoon, February 15th, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at Holy Cross High School in Bayside. Padavan took the oath of office before a packed crowd of over 800 hundred supporters, community leaders and residents from throughout Northeast Queens. In his address following the oath of office, Padavan thanked the residents of the 11th Senate District for their endless support and renewed his call for unity and resolve to help build a stronger and brighter future for all New Yorkers.

April 1, 2009
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