With less than one week to go before New York reaches the constitutionally mandated April 1st deadline for the adoption of the state budget, Governor Paterson, Speaker Silver and Senate Majority Leader Smith continue to hold secret three way discussions on the state fiscal policy for the upcoming fiscal year.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today called for Governor Paterson and his legislative colleagues to restore the funding for child abuse prevention services contained within the 2009-2010 Executive Budget. Padavan joined his fellow members of the New York State Senate Republican Conference Urban Issues Task Force in calling for the restoration of the funding before April 1st which marks the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the 2009-2010 State Fiscal Year.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today blasted Senator Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, Speaker Silver and Governor Paterson for continuing to work in secret on the important issues facing our state, especially the 2009-2010 State Budget.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) met with local teachers and United Federation of Teachers (UFT) members from District 26 at the State Capitol on Tuesday afternoon, March 17th. The meeting focused on the issues impacting New York City schools, teachers and students in the 2009-2010 Executive Budget. Additionally, the discussion focused on the money earmarked for education as a part of the recently enacted federal economic stimulus package.
On Tuesday morning March 17th, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) met with members of DC 37 Local 372 during their Lobby Day at the State Capitol. Padavan spoke about the importance of school based drug prevention programs. During his remarks, Padavan applauded Substance Abuse Prevention Intervention Specialists (SAPIS) who have consistently proven their worth and effectiveness in providing a safe school environment for our children and SPINS and SPARK workers who educate our youth on the dangers of drug and alcohol use.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today blasted the recent revelation that American International Group (AIG) executives received $165 million in bonuses after receiving a taxpayer bailout last fall. Word of the bonuses comes as middle-class families continue to struggle in an uncertain and challenging economic climate.
As a result of this shocking and disgusting revelation, Padavan is demanding that all executives at AIG who received bonus money forfeit it back to the taxpayers.
Following months of strong opposition from Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) and his Senate Republican colleagues along with millions of New Yorkers, Governor Paterson has capitulated and agreed to remove the onerous tax and fee increases on numerous goods and services contained in the Executive Budget.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with his Senate Republican colleagues today in unveiling a new proposal aimed at making tuition at SUNY and CUNY more affordable and accessible while generating revenue for the higher education systems.
As New York rapidly reaches the April 1st deadline for the enactment of the 2009-2010 State Budget, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today called upon his fellow state legislative colleagues to eliminate the cuts and proposals detrimental to home health care.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) re-introduced legislation today in the state Senate that would significantly increase criminal penalities for chronic repeat criminal offenders in New York State. The legislation known as the “Career Criminal” bill will once again be a key criminal justice initiative for Senator Padavan during the 2009 Legislative Session.
Calling it a significant victory for all Queens Village residents, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) hailed the new lease agreement that will keep the Food Dynasty on Hillside Avenue in Queens Village open for the next twenty years.
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.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today reaffirmed his strong commitment to ensuring all New Yorkers have access to a quality and affordable higher education. Padavan, a long-time and strong advocate of expanding high education in New York, called investing in higher education a fundamental priority during this legislative session.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens), the State Legislature’s leading opponent of gambling, announced today his strong opposition to the massive expansion of gambling-related proposed initiatives contained within the 2009-2010 Executive Budget.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he will be hosting a Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo for families and seniors throughout Northeast Queens. The event will take place on Sunday, September 28th from 10 am to 2 pm at Mary’s Nativity Parish Center, 46-02 Parsons Blvd, in Flushing.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) Assemblymember James F. Brennan (D-Brooklyn) have announced their intention to reintroduce legislation in next year’s session that would prevent the immediate drilling of oil and gas wells in upstate New York.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) is urging all families throughout Northeast Queens to apply for health insurance for their children under Child Health Plus. With the recent expansion of income eligibility limits of Child Health Plus, all uninsured children in New York are now eligible for health insurance coverage.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that Governor Paterson has signed into law his legislation that will provide incentives for New York City residents and business to install and use solar power on their property.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined Governor Paterson and local elected officials for a bill signing ceremony at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens for legislation that will provide vital relief and assistance to at-risk homeowners facing an impending foreclosure on their home. The new law also provides a set of initiatives that will help prevent a future increase in foreclosures throughout New York State.
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.