Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

KLEIN HOSTS EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Senator Klein and Locust Point Civic Association hold Earth Day Celebration

BRONX, NY - On Saturday, April 24th, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Locust Point Civic Association President Jerry Landi held an Earth Day Celebration at the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) clubhouse. Klein also presented a $100,000 grant to the LPCA to fund environmentally-friendly renovations to its clubhouse, including a new boiler, lighting and energy efficient appliances.

April 26, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS

Bill Will Significantly Decrease Pervasive Loan Modification Scams

 

April 26, 2010
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A FASTER RESPONSE: MT. VERNON POLICE ENHANCE MOBILE COMMAND CENTER

 

Senator Klein, Mount Vernon Mayor and Mount Vernon Police Chief unveil newly upgraded Mobile Command Center to fight crime in Fleetwood

April 22, 2010
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NYS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASTED $200 MILLION OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Unveils Millions in Potential Savings

 

April 20, 2010
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KLEIN ANNOUNCES NEW WHISTLEBLOWER WEBPAGE TO EXPOSE GOVERNMENT WASTE

NEW YORK, NY –State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Monday that the Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency has launched a new webpage where New Yorkers can anonymously submit their ideas, suggestions and feedback on how the state can conserve resources in this tough fiscal time, as well as to report any suspected wasteful government spending or abuse of tax dollars.

 

http://www.nysenate.gov/committee/task-force-government-efficiency

 

April 19, 2010
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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION EXPANDS MEDIC-ALERT + SAFE RETURN PROGRAM

Senator Klein presents $25,000 grant to Alzheimer’s Association - Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter

NEW YORK, NY - State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $25,000 grant to the Alzheimer’s Association - Hudson/Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter on Thursday at Sunrise Senior Living of Fleetwood.

April 15, 2010
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AS HISTORIC NEW FORECLOSURE LAWS TAKE EFFECT APRIL 15th, KLEIN FIGHTS FOR NEXT LEVEL OF PROTECTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Senator Klein Releases Public Service Announcement to Alert New Yorkers to Dangerous Loan Modification Scams

ALBANY, NY – With new, vital provisions of his foreclosure legislation scheduled to take effect on Thursday, April 15th, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) called for the next level of protections for New York State homeowners on Wednesday. Earlier this year, Senator Klein unveiled new legislation aimed at significantly decreasing, and in some cases eliminating, the pervasive practice of loan modification scams.

April 14, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO FACILITATE VOTER REGISTRATION PROCESS

Klein Bill Revises Affidavit Ballots to Increase Number of Registered Voters

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Wednesday that the Senate passed legislation to expand the democratic process by making it faster and easier for New Yorkers whose affidavit ballots are ruled invalid to become properly registered for future elections.

April 14, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO HELP CITIES RAISE REVENUE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES

Senator Klein’s Bill Estimated to Raise More Than $50 Million for Local Governments this Year

April 13, 2010
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KLEIN GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP CREW HITS BRONX AND WESTCHESTER STREETS

Senator Klein’s Graffiti Clean-up Crew removes graffiti tags in nearly two dozen hard-to-reach locations across the 34th Senate District

NEW YORK- On Wednesday, April 7th, as part of a Spring cleaning effort, Senator Jeff Klein’s (D-Bronx/Westchester) graffiti removal crew cleaned graffiti off nearly two dozen hard-to-reach overpasses, railroad bridges and buildings across the Bronx and Westchester.

April 8, 2010
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Saving Homes & Preserving Neighborhoods

Senators Klein and Foley to unveil new foreclosure laws taking effect in April expected to protect thousands of residents and property values

NEW YORK, NY - Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Senator Brian X. Foley (D-Suffolk) announced details of new statewide foreclosure laws taking effect in mid-April while touring neighborhoods in Suffolk County on Tuesday.

April 7, 2010
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CITY ISLAND YOUTH TO RECEIVE OUTSIDE BASKETBALL COURT

Klein presents $10,000 check to City Island Basketball Club

 

NEW YORK- On Sunday, March 28th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $10,000 check to the City Island Basketball Club at the Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea Basketball Awards Breakfast. The money will be used to complete a first-of-its kind outside basketball court including portable hoops.

March 29, 2010
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YONKERS CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR SENATOR KLEIN'S CARRYING WHILE INTOXICATED BILL

Yonkers, NY – The Yonkers City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a resolution supporting State Senator Jeff Klein’s legislation (S6773) to make it a crime to carry a gun while intoxicated.

“Guns and alcohol are a deadly mix. Putting a stop to carrying while intoxicated is a common sense measure that New York State absolutely must adopt. I applaud the Yonkers City Council for joining me in this fight to protect New Yorkers from gun violence,” said State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester).

March 25, 2010
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TASK FORCE INVESTIGATES WASTEFUL SPENDING BY NYS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Probes Commissioner on Excessive Overtime and Property Expenses

March 25, 2010
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MORRIS PARK GETS FINANCIAL BOOST FOR SENIOR PROGRAMS

 

Senator Klein presented a 50K grant at Morris Park Community Association Dinner Dance

 

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 13th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $50,000 grant to the Morris Park Community Association during its annual dinner dance.

 

March 24, 2010
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NEW DOG RUN FOR PELHAM BAY POOCHES

Senator Klein presents 100K to the “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” Dog Run Committee

NEW YORK- On Sunday, March 21st, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $100,000 grant to the “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” Dog Run Committee at Pelham Bay Park. Pelham Bay Park Administrator Marianne Anderson, “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” President Lizabeth Gonzalez and Community Board 10 residents and dogs joined Klein for the event.

March 22, 2010
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WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON STATE BUDGET

Senator Klein and Westchester Delegation Hold Public Budget Hearing

WHITE PLAINS, NY- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the NYS Senate's Westchester Delegation listened to more than two-dozen Westchester residents, community groups, businesses, and local elected officials at a public budget hearing in Greenburgh on Friday. Community members expressed their concerns regarding high property taxes, the burden of the MTA Payroll tax, potential cuts in state aid to municipalities, and a wide range of other issues.

March 19, 2010
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BRONX PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECEIVE MORE THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLARS

Senator Klein presents $685,000 grant to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to boost Music, Arts & Technology Programs

NEW YORK- On Friday, March 19th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $685,000 grant to New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to help save and boost music, arts and technology programs in approximately 21 Bronx public schools. Klein presented the grant to Schools Chancellor Klein at P.S. X014 Senator John Calandra school in the Bronx where principals, teachers and students from nearly two dozen other area schools gathered for the event.

March 19, 2010
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PUTTING MONEY BACK IN NEW YORKERS’ POCKETS

Senator Klein and Majority Members Pass Real Property and School Tax Relief Bill

ALBANY – State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein and Senate Majority Democrats passed Property Tax Relief legislation aimed at reversing New York’s skyrocketing property taxes. The legislation, passed Thursday in a 58-1 vote, would put more money back in the pockets of middle income families and seniors.

March 18, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO GENERATE VITAL REVENUE

Senator Klein’s Video Lottery Terminal Legislation Expected to Generate $100 Million Annually

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Wednesday that the Senate passed legislation to expand hours and types of games for video lottery terminals (VLTs). Klein’s bill (S.706-D) is expected to generate an additional $100 million annually for state aid to education. There are currently more than 13,000 video lottery gaming machines at horse racing tracks across the state.

March 17, 2010
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