Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

June 24, 2006
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Senator Klein Calls For Restoration Of Senior Discount At Orchard Beach Parking Facilities

Click HERE forSenator Klein’s letter to Borough Commissioner Aponte.

June 20, 2006
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Klein: Time's Up On Over 800 Additional Statewide Rapes - More Than 2300 Cases Can Never Be Prosecuted

Advances in forensic science and the expansion of DNA databases around the nation have made it possible to identify rapists many years after their crimes are committed, but the information often proves fruitless because New York's statute of limitations prevents most criminal rape prosecutions after as little as five years.

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June 17, 2006
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Senator Klein And Assemblyman Latimer Outraged By Vandalism At St. Joseph’s Seminary In Westchester

“We are outraged and appalled at this latest incident of religious vandalism in Westchester County.  Sadly, this recent crime makes crystal clear the need to impose stiff penalties on the vandals who desecrate our houses of worship.  The hateful messages callously scrawled on St. Joseph’s walls are not just a crime against the Church, but a crime against all individuals who seek to practice religion freely. 

June 7, 2006
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Senate Democrats Plan Would Extend Health Care To State’s Uninsured Children

Paterson said the enormous cost of uninsured medical care “presents a financial burden not only to the uninsured and their families, but to the State’s taxpayers, the business community and the overall economy as well. He cited a study that found the cost of covering the uninsured made health premiums higher for New York families by an average of $640 in 2005.

June 5, 2006
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Senator Klein Launches Children’s Summer Reading Program

 BRONX, NY—Saying that “reading is one of the most important, rewarding and enjoyable learning experiences for children,” State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) today announced that he is launching a children’s summer reading program to encourage youngsters to keep learning while school is out.

 

June 4, 2006
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Sens. Klein And Oppenheimer Introduce School Lunch Protection Act

NEW ROCHELLE, NY – With voters rejecting school budgets in more than 70 districts statewide—6 in Westchester County alone, Senators Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) and Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Westchester) today announced the introduction of the School Lunch Protection Act of 2006, which enables small-city school districts to continue providing breakfast and lunch programs if voters fail to approve a school budget.

May 25, 2006
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Senator Klein Hosts "senior Shopping" Nutritional Tours

Willow Towers in New Rochelle, was held on Thursday, May 18th at the New Rochelle A&P on Pelham Road. Led by registered dieticians, the nutritional tours focus on how to eat heart healthy, reduce blood pressure, make the right choices when shopping and plan meals to meet medical needs.

May 18, 2006
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Sen. Klein Calls For Prescription Drug Bill Of Rights

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May 17, 2006
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Senator Klein Supports Cut In State Tax On Gasoline To Provide New Yorkers Relief At The Pumps

SenatorKlein said the SenateMinority proposal includes a top to bottom review of the state's vehicle fleet, adding more alternative fuel vehicles, developing a comprehensive carpooling program, encouraging carpooling, mass transit and alternative work schedules, telecommuting, and investing in a public service campaign to help encourage conservation.

May 15, 2006
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Senator Klein Urges Participation In Annual Mammography Campaign

State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today announced that the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program is conducting its annual campaign to encourage women to get mammograms. "This outreach project encouraging women to get mammograms has proven to be a great success, but more needs to be done," Senator Klein said.

May 14, 2006
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Senator Klein Presents State Grant To Riverdale Neighborhood House

“I am pleased to announce this grant for the Riverdale Neighborhood House,” said Senator Klein. “Riverdale Neighborhood House provides Riverdale with many great programs for our kids community and I am honored to have secured this state funding for their very worthy cause,” Klein added.

May 3, 2006
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Senator Klein Praises Legislature For Override Of Tax Credit Vetoes

New York’s working families. Unfortunately, the Governor has threatened to withhold the funds until constitutional issues are resolved. The override restores funds for the newly created Empire State Child Credit, and the School Tax Relief (STAR) Plus Rebate program.

April 30, 2006
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Senator Klein Presents State Grant To Throggs Neck Jasa Senior Center

“Our seniors have literally built the communities we enjoy today and I am pleased to have secured this grant for them as a token of my immense appreciation for their contributions to our neighborhoods,” Senator Klein said.

Shirley Brockway, longtime Director of the Throggs Neck JASA, thanked him for his support saying, “Senator Klein has been a great friend to the seniors and we appreciate him securing this grant for us.

April 27, 2006
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