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SENATOR MARTINS STATEMENT ON LAWSUIT TO STOP NASSAU OTB'S FORTUNOFF CASINO PROPOSAL

"For weeks we have been telling OTB that Fortunoff's is the wrong place for a VLT facility, period. It's too close to our homes, to our schools, and has no place in our community. The entire community, its elected officials, and leaders stand united in opposition. The Town of Hempstead has confirmed what everyone outside of OTB has known all along; that this facility is too close to our homes. OTB needs to listen to the community and walk away."

January 29, 2015
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February 27, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS' STORM RESOURCE CENTER

With a major winter storm expected to bring significant snowfall and high winds, here are some important contact numbers where you can get assistance and information.

To report power outages or downed power lines:

• PSEG 24 hour Hotline: (800) 490-0075

Information on mass transit service:

• MTA/LIRR/NYC Transit: www.mta.info

• LIRR 24 hour travel information center: 718-217-5477

• NICE Bus travel information: 516-228-4000

• NYC Transit travel information: 718-330-1234

January 26, 2015
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Where is the Assembly?

     For the third time in the past year, I joined the overwhelming majority of my Senate colleagues in, once again, voting for a series of women’s equality bills that fight discrimination in our laws, ensure equal pay for equal work, and assist women who are victims of human trafficking, violence, and harassment. These are great bills that would do a great deal to address the inequality plaguing so many women in our society. So, with each of these bills having passed the Senate, the question remains, where is the Assembly? 

January 26, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF SENATE’S LABOR COMMITTEE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has been appointed Chairman of the Senate’s Labor Committee. 

     The Senate Committee on Labor addresses issues arising under Employers’ Liability Law, Labor Law, and Workers’ Compensation Law. Senator Martins was appointed Chairman by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos. 

January 23, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

     “Governor Cuomo’s State of the State continues to place an important focus on what I believe are the key priorities that have helped put New York State back in the right direction: cutting taxes, controlling state spending, and growing our economy.

     Working together in a bipartisan manner over the last four years, we’ve achieved some great things: the lowest income tax and business tax rates in decades, a functioning and fiscally responsible state government, a much improved business climate, and smart investments in economic development, infrastructure, and education. The Governor stated that we must 'keep doing what we’ve been doing,' and I completely agree.

January 21, 2015
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Thoughts As We Honor Dr. King

     I grew up in what can only be described as a blue collar household, in a community where a premium was placed on hard work, self sufficiency, and respecting authority in all forms - parents, teachers, elders, and the police. There was no backtalk or mouthing off and certainly no attacking those in authority. It wasn't even imaginable.

January 20, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS NEW HICKSVILLE EAGLE SCOUTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Hicksville residents Christopher Scully and Thomas Miller for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins, along with Nassau County Legislators Rose Walker and Laura Schaefer, attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate Christopher and Thomas, members of Boy Scout Troop 291, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

January 15, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM NICOTINE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that legislation to protect children from nicotine has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation, which Senator Martins supported in the Senate, will prohibit the sale of liquid nicotine to minors and require childproof containers to protect against accidental poisoning. 

January 14, 2015
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Your Voice With Senator Jack Martins

On this week's edition of "Your Voice," Senator Martins discusses the new legislative session and the priorities for the upcoming year, including job creation, additional tax relief, controlling spending, and investing in infrastructure.  He also talked about a new law he authored to help homeless veterans and the toy drive he sponsored to benefit children in Winthrop-University Hospital.  Click the video above to watch.

January 14, 2015
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Say "No" to Fortunoff Casino Proposal

 

Nassau Off Track Betting (OTB) is currently in negotiations to install 1,000 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) at the former Fortunoff's store in Westbury. Many residents in the Westbury/Carle Place have expressed concerns about this proposal, including the potential for increased traffic and crime, as well as the impact on safety, quality of life, and home values.  Senator Martins shares these concerns and stands with the Carle Place/Westbury community. 

January 13, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS THANKS HILLSIDE LIBRARY FOR PARTICIPATING IN HIS HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited the Hillside Library in New Hyde Park to thank patrons and staff for participating in his annual holiday toy drive. 

     Senator Martins’ holiday toy drive is an annual program which collected new, unused toys to benefit children in Winthrop-University Hospital. Senator Martins visited the Library to pick-up the toys and personally thank the students for their efforts.

January 13, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES SENATE ACTION ON WOMEN’S EQUALITY LEGISLATION

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation that would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. The comprehensive package of legislation, of which Senator Martins is a sponsor, would: stop human trafficking; ensure equal pay for equal work; combat sexual harassment in the workplace; end gender discrimination in employment, housing and credit decisions; make reasonable work accommodations available for pregnant women; and provide stronger protections for domestic violence victims.

January 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SPONSORS COMMUNITY BASKETBALL CLINIC FOR CHILDREN

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently sponsored a free basketball skills challenge camp for local elementary school children. The program was held at Dutch Broadway School and Elmont Memorial High School in Elmont.

     The program allowed children to learn about the game and develop their skills, including ball handling, shooting, positioning, and footwork. Local athletes and coaches, as well as college and professional players, served as instructors at the event.

     Senator Martins is pictured with the players and coaches who took part in the recent basketball clinic he sponsored in Elmont. They are joined by Hempstead Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad.

January 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT THEIR RIGHT TO APPEAL THEIR PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is reminding residents that they have the right to file an appeal if they believe their property has been over-assessed by the Nassau County Department of Assessment. 

January 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SWORN IN FOR THIRD TERM AS NEW YORK STATE SENATOR

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) was recently sworn in for his third term as New York State Senator for the 7th Senate District. 

     “I thank the residents of our community for again entrusting me with the privilege of representing them in Albany. It’s an honor which I will continue to cherish,” said Senator Martins. 

January 9, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING TO CLEAN UP BROWNFIELD SITE IN ELMONT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is providing $275,000 in NY Works II funding to clean up and remediate a brownfield site in Elmont (546 Hempstead Turnpike). 

     “This funding benefits the environment, economy, and quality of life in Elmont. Cleaning up and remediating this site will allow it to be repurposed from an abandoned lot to something which will deliver economic development and new revenue for the Elmont community. I am pleased to support it,” said Senator Martins.

January 9, 2015
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HERRICKS STUDENTS & SENATOR MARTINS BRING CHEER TO CHILDREN IN WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Students from Center Street School and Searingtown School in the Herricks School District recently helped Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) bring some extra holiday cheer to children in need. 

     The students collected hundreds of toys for Senator Martins’ annual holiday toy drive to benefit children in Winthrop-University Hospital. Senator Martins visited both schools to pick-up the toys and personally thank the students for their efforts.

January 7, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS FRANKLIN SQUARE’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Ryan Goldberg of Franklin Square for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins, along with Assemblyman Ed Ra, attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate Ryan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 93, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

January 7, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: HOMELESS VETERANS ASSISTANCE FUND AMONG NEW LAWS FOR 2015

Measures to Create Jobs, Protect Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities, and Safeguard Minors Among Other New Laws for 2015

     A law authored by Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) to help homeless veterans is among the new laws for 2015.

January 6, 2015
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