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SENATOR MARTINS STATEMENT ON MOODY’S UPGRADING NEW YORK’S CREDIT RATING

     “Moody’s Investors Service raising New York State’s credit rating to its highest level in the last 50 years shows that we are continuing to head in the right direction.

     Over the last four years, we have passed four on-time, fiscally responsible budgets, cut taxes for residents and businesses, controlled state spending, and made smart investments to grow our economy and create jobs. All of this was done working in a bipartisan manner without raising taxes or fees. The results are undeniable progress which has moved our state forward.

June 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that legislation he sponsored to create a Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund to support military servicemen and women who need help with housing has been passed by the New York State Senate. The legislation (S4760A) allows New Yorkers to contribute to the fund when filing their personal income taxes. 

June 16, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS INDUCTS D-DAY HERO FROM GREAT NECK INTO SENATE’S VETERANS HALL OF FAME

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) today inducted D-Day Army veteran Walter Blum of Great Neck into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Mr. Blum was named to the Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame by Senator Martins. 

     “Like so many of ‘the greatest generation,’ Walter Blum fought for our country and liberated millions from tyranny and oppression. His heroism on the battlefield and his service to his community make him truly deserving of this honor. It is my pleasure to induct him into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame,” said Senator Martins. 

June 13, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Victory vs. Progress

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress- Joseph Joubert

June 13, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WATER QUALITY IN ROSLYN PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to protect water quality in Roslyn. 

June 12, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS VISITS FLORAL PARK TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MY FIRST SCHOOL

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently visited Floral Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of My First School.

     My First School, which is located in the United Methodist Church of Floral Park, is a nursery school program which is dedicated to fostering the academic, social, and emotional growth of young children with an emphasis on parental involvement. My First School has 12 classes serving over 150 children ranging in age from 15 months to six years old.

     Senator Martins is pictured with students and members of the Board of Directors of My First School.

 

June 11, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & MAYOR STRAUSS CONGRATULATE MINEOLA AARP ON THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss recently congratulated the Mineola AARP on its 25th anniversary.

Senator Martins thanked the members for their efforts on behalf of local seniors and presented a copy of a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring their milestone anniversary. The legislation was passed by the New York State Senate, ensuring that the Mineola AARP’s 25 years of community service will forever be part of the Senate’s official record.

Senator Martins (left) and Mayor Strauss (right) are pictured as they present a copy of the legislative resolution to Mineola AARP President David Keefe.

 

June 10, 2014
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS LONG ISLAND’S GROWING HEROIN EPIDEMIC

Legislation Would Give Parents New Options to Get Treatment for their Children & Increase Education for Teens

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to address the growing heroin epidemic on Long Island and throughout New York State. The bills would give parents new resources to get treatment for their children and increase education for teens about the dangers of heroin and drug abuse.

June 10, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Troubled Waters

     New York City is at it again. It seems every time we turn around it’s slyly trying to solve its problems on the backs of suburban taxpayers. Unfortunately it makes perfect political sense for them to try to push off the city’s problems and bills on people who don’t vote in the city. The latest grab – our water – and I’m not kidding.

June 5, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS NEW HICKSVILLE EAGLE SCOUTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislative resolutions he sponsored honoring three members of Boy Scout Troop 382 in Hicksville for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

     The legislative resolutions honored Matthew Stark, Vincent Lant, and Matthew Koprowski on earning Scouting’s highest honor. With passage of the resolutions, Matthew, Vincent, and Matthew’s achievements will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.

     Senator Martins attended the Court of Honor held for the three scouts to personally congratulate them.

June 3, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH PORT WASHINGTON COMMUNITY AT HARBORFEST

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Port Washington community at the annual Port Washington HarborFest.

     Now in its 24th year, HarborFest is a family festival sponsored by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce which offers a variety of children’s activities, local cuisine, entertainment, educational and informational booths, a craft fair, and cruises on the bay. The festival brings over 12,000 people into the heart of downtown Port Washington.

     Senator Martins is pictured speaking with a resident at the Port Washington HarborFest.

 

June 2, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Follow Through

     I don’t know about you but my stomach is turning and it’s not from too many barbecues this past Memorial Day weekend. No, my stomach is turning because we, as a nation, are hypocritical in the treatment of our veterans.

May 29, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH ALBERTSON COMMUNITY IN OBSERVING MEMORIAL DAY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Albertson community in honoring our American heroes at the annual Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Albertson Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5253. 

May 28, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: STATE SHOULD CLOSE LEGAL LOOPHOLE SO THAT PATIENTS HAVE MORE CHOICES FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Legislation Would Prevent Insurance Companies from only covering Mail Order Prescriptions

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is fighting to close a legal loophole which is limiting residents ability to obtain insurance coverage for prescription drugs. The legislation, of which Senator Martins is a sponsor, would prevent insurance companies from denying coverage for a prescription at a local in-network pharmacy, but providing coverage for the same prescription if it is obtained through a mail order pharmacy, even if it is out of state.

May 27, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TAKES MANHASSET & WESTBURY STUDENTS “INSIDE ALBANY”

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently welcomed local high school students Jack Wesson (Manhasset High School), William Delaney (Manhasset High School), and Clairiola Etienne (Westbury High School) to the State Capitol in Albany. 

May 27, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CELEBRATES ARMED FORCES DAY WITH SOUTH FLORAL PARK COMMUNITY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the South Floral Park community in celebrating Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day is an annual holiday in which citizens come together to recognize and thank America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines for their service to our country.

     Senator Martins (left center) is pictured with Town of Hempstead Councilman Ed Ambrosino (right), South Floral Park Mayor Geoffrey Prime (sixth left), Trustees Elton McCabe (second right) and George Ingram (second left), Director of the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency Ralph Esposito (right center) and veterans from the South Floral Park, Floral Park, and Elmont communities.

 

May 23, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, LEGISLATORS WALKER & SCHAEFER TO SPONSOR FREE NARCAN TRAINING SEMINAR IN HICKSVILLE FOR FAMILIES

     To help combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse and heroin, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislators Rose Walker and Laura Schaefer will be sponsoring a free Narcan training seminar for residents. The program will take place on Thursday, June 5th from 7 pm- 9 pm at the Hicksville Community Center (28 West Carl Street, Hicksville).

May 22, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN NEW HYDE PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program at the Hillside Library in New Hyde Park. 

     Families who participated in the program received a free, wallet sized kidpix card with their child’s name, physical description, contact information, fingerprint, and photograph. In the event that a child goes missing, parents can give the KidPix card to law enforcement as a helpful tool to help return the child home more quickly. 

May 21, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

     By now, I’m sure you’ve seen or heard the phrase, “Bring Back Our Girls.” It’s the rallying cry of a movement to pressure the international community to rescue the 280 teenage schoolgirls who were brazenly kidnapped from their Nigerian classrooms on April 14th. The words have been tweeted over one million times across the internet and have generated numerous Facebook pages that count hundreds of thousands of followers. Even the “old” media has joined in as 24-hour news outlets vie to be the first to flash photos of celebrities holding the words emblazoned across their chests.

May 21, 2014
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SENATE APPROVES SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION TO ENSURE SCHOOLS CONTINUE TO SAVE ON THEIR TRANSPORTATION COSTS

Legislation Would Make School Bus Mandate Relief Act Permanent

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to ensure school districts continue receiving mandate relief on their transportation costs. The legislation (S3141) would make the savings provided by the school bus mandate relief act permanent.

May 20, 2014
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