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20 Senators Join Senator Rivera in a Letter Urging Governor Cuomo to Extend Personal Income Tax for Wealthiest New Yorkers

New York, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera was joined by 20 Senators yesterday afternoon in co-signing a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging him to maintain the personal income tax level for the wealthiest New Yorkers to ensure Middle Class and low-income New Yorkers do not bear the sole burden of the shared sacrifice necessary to get us through these difficult times.

In the letter, Senators voice their concern over cuts to education, Medicaid and public safety that would disproportionately impact our most vulnerable citizens in low and middle-income communities and communities of color.

March 3, 2011

'Don't Shoot New York' Rally in Times Square Targets Gun Violence

By Catherine Yang - Epoch Times

NEW YORK—Local politicians and anti-violence advocates marched from the United Nations to Times Square on Sunday to participate in the “Don't Shoot New York” march and rally, presented by Operation SNUG. State senators Malcolm Smith and Gustavo Rivera, and Assembly members Grace Meng, Brian Kavanagh, and David Weprin joined the event. 

March 2, 2011

Senator Gustavo Rivera Responds to Borough President's "State of the Borough" Address

Senator Gustavo Rivera released the following statement in reaction to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s State of the Borough Address:

“Bronx Borough President Diaz focused on some of the key issues impacting Bronxites: income disparity, education, health and economic development, including the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory. I was heartened to hear the Bronx Borough President talk about an unsettling and difficult reality regarding income disparity in New York City. New York City has the highest income disparity in its modern history and the state of New York has the highest income disparity of any other state. Bronxites are feeling squeezed by 13% unemployment in the Borough and record-high income disparity.

February 25, 2011

Senator Rivera Releases Video, Urges Fellow Legislators to Keep their Campaign Promises to Pass Ethics Reform

Bronx, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) released a video today posted on urging the 54 members of the Senate, both Democrats and Republicans, to keep their campaign promises to reform Albany by passing former New York City Mayor Ed Koch’s reform pledge. Senator Rivera introduced legislation that would make it mandatory for legislators to disclose all sources of income in order for their constituents to know whose interests their legislators are representing in Albany.

February 17, 2011

Senator Gustavo Rivera Celebrates Dominican Heritage Month

New York, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera released the following statement today in recognition of Dominican Heritage Month:

“I am excited and honored to join with my fellow Bronxites in celebrating and acknowledging Dominican Heritage Month. The Dominican-American community is a vibrant and important part of the fabric of New York City and New York State.

February 15, 2011

Senator Gustavo Rivera Releases Statement Recognizing Black History Month

New York, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera released the following statement today in recognition of the 25th anniversary of Black History Month:

“For 25 years, Black History Month has given us an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans to our country’s history. The month of February is a time that we as adults remember important African-American leaders, activists, artists, writers and entrepreneurs, as well as a time that our children are introduced to these significant historical figures and the impact they have had on our society, our lives and our culture.

February 9, 2011

Senators Rivera & Espaillat Testified Before Department of Education Hearing on Proposed JFK High School Closing

New York, NY (Jan. 28, 2011) – New York State Senators Adriano Espaillat (D – 31st District) and Gustavo Rivera (D – 33rd District) testified at a public hearing regarding the Department of Education’s proposal to close down John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx. The joint public hearing was observed by the District 10 Community Education Council and the JFK School Leadership Team.


February 3, 2011

Senator Gustavo Rivera Votes NO on Property Tax Cap

New York, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera issued the following statement following his vote against S. 2706, also known as the property tax cap:

February 3, 2011

Supporting New York's Heroes

The Senate recognizes that veterans, whether from recent conflicts or great wars of the past, are responsible for safeguarding the freedoms we all enjoy today. Through the Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson and Senator Eric L. Adams, Chair of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, the Senate is developing policies and programs that assist, support, promote, and honor New York’s heroes; below are stories and announcements concerning these efforts.

Learn more here.

January 1, 2011

Mapping New York's Future

Mapping New York's FutureThe New York State Senate is committed to a fair, objective and transparent 2011-2012 legislative redistricting process. Procedures are being considered to advance the goals of a legislative redistricting plan incorporating clearly stated goals and criteria.

January 1, 2011