Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Klein Awards Grant To Wakefield Taxpayers Association

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, will be presenting the Wakefield Taxpayers Association a $1,500 grant he secured for the organization to continue their community work in the Wakefield neighborhood of the Bronx. Senator Klein will be speaking at the Association’s monthly meeting about his work in Albany and across the 34th District.

April 19, 2006
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Senator Klein Assails District Court Decision Striking Sex Offender Registration Extension

ALBANY, NY—In response to a ruling announced yesterday by Justice Denny Chin of the Federal District Court in Manhattan overturning a key component of the Megan’s Law extender passed in January 2006, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx), a member of the Senate Codes Committee and the Senate Democrats’ representative on the joint Megan’s Law conference committee, issued the following statement:

“Judge Chin’s ruling is a severe setback for all New Yorkers concerned about protecting our families from sexual p

April 12, 2006
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Assembly And Senate Agree On Legislation For The Westchester Medical Center

year for three years from the State, totaling $75 million.

April 11, 2006
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Senator Klein Secures State Grant For Eastchester Gold Star Mothers' Monument

EASTCHESTER, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx), a member of the Senate Finance Committee,today presented theEastchester Veterans Foundation with a $5,000 state grant he secured to jump-start their 'Buy a Brick' fundraising campaign for their Gold Star Mothers' Monument. The bricks, which can be personally inscribed, are being offered to the public to support the cost of the monument's construction, which is expected to top $100,000.

April 7, 2006
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Senator Klein Reacts To Independent Audit Of Yonkers Public Schools

“This audit makes clear what many of us have known for some time – Sweeping reform is needed to build success in Yonkers. The State Legislature has delivered record amounts of funding to Yonkers and it is incumbent upon us to ensure that these funds make their way to classrooms to help students achieve academic excellence.

April 6, 2006
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Klein Secures Grant For Throggs Neck Houses

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted a Town Hall Meeting at Throggs Neck Houses tonight with the Chairman of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Tino Hernandez. Senator Klein and Chairman Hernandez addressed community concerns, including NYCHA fees, education funding and building conditions.

April 5, 2006
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Sen. Klein: School Aid To Westchester Schools Rises To Record High In Budget

Westchester School Districts in the 34th State Senate District

School District 2006-7 State Aid Increase over Governor’s proposal

New Rochelle $26,040,654 $2,145,366

Mt. Vernon $58,911,487 $2,193,473<

March 31, 2006
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Sen. Klein: School Aid To NYC Rises To Record High In Budget

New York City schools, which is a first step toward fulfilling the Court's order of $5.6 billion over 4 years. The $427 million incresebrings this year’s total operating aid to a record-high of $6.47 billion.

“We only had one choice: It was to deliver for our kids,” Senator Klein said. “Today is a great day for the people of the Bronx and the entire City.

March 31, 2006
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State Budget Includes “Death Of A Sales Tax”

 “The state sales tax is truly the dinosaur of our state’s finances and it’s long past time to give hard-working families the help they need by eliminating this regressive tax,” Klein said.  “New York’s consumers will prosper from this tax cut, as will New York’s businesses who for too long have been losing business to neighboring states that do not charge a sales tax on these purchases.” 

 

March 31, 2006
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Klein To Hospital Closing Commission: Keep Our Bronx Hospitals Open

Bronx healthcare facility would simply be irresponsible. Moreover…healthcare is the economic engine that drives this borough.

March 29, 2006
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State Aid Package Increases Aid To Yonkers By $84.7 Million

The 2006-07 State Budget contains an $84.7 million increase to Yonkers schools, including:

$20.7 million in municipal aid; $20 million of MAGNET aid; $20 million in increased funding from video lottery terminals at Yonkers Raceway; and $24 million for economic development projects to help revital

March 29, 2006
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Klein Hails On Time Passage Of Municipal Aid Budget

ALBANY, NY- State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx), a member of thepowerful Senate Finance Committee, today hailed the on time Legislative passage the Public Protection and General Government portion of the state budget with millions in additional funding to Bronx and Westchester County communities in the 34th Senate District.

March 29, 2006
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Senator Klein Pushes To Make Prescription Drug Prices Available To Public

Earlier, Senator Klein commissioned a study entitled “Filled Prescriptions, Empty Pockets” that found that prescription drug prices varied dramatically from one pharmacy to the next, making it difficult to find the best price. Armed with this report, Klein successfully fought for legislation requiring the Department of Health to compile prescription drug price lists from every pharmacy in the state and post them on their website so seniors can shop around for the best drug prices.

“I am a firm believer that knowledge is power,” Klein said.

March 22, 2006
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March 16, 2006
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Sen. Klein Calls For Assembly Action To End The 5-year Statute Of Limitations On Rape

New York state laws prevent most rape prosecutions after only five years.

Senator Klein has introduced legislation that would repeal this archaic law and give prosecutors the ability to harness modern technology to bring rapists to justice regardless of when their crimes are committed. Last month, the Senate passed legislation ending the statutory limitation by a 60-1 margin, although the State Assembly has yet to take up the proposal.

March 10, 2006
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Klein Appointed To Powerful Senate Finance Committee

Bronx while ensuring funding for a number of local priorities. “This important appointment gives me an even greater platform to fight for my constituents in Albany and will allow me to be even more effective at bringing our tax dollars back home to be put to use right here in the community,” Klein said.

New York's taxpayers and demonstrates a depth of knowledge on budget-related issues.

March 7, 2006
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Senator Klein Launches Anti-graffiti Campaign In Westchester County

NEW ROCHELLE, NY – To help crack down on graffiti vandalism in Westchester County, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) announced the expansion of a state funded, free graffiti removal program into Westchester County along with a package of legislation designed to reduce graffiti incidents statewide.

Westchester since his ascension to the State Senate last year.

March 5, 2006
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