Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

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 26, 2006

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 19, 2006

Sen. Klein Calls For Prescription Drug Bill Of Rights

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May 18, 2006

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 16, 2006

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 15, 2006

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 4, 2006

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.

May 1, 2006

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 28, 2006

Senators Paterson And Klein: 1000 Sex Offenders To Be Released From State Custody In 2006

County woman murdered last year in the Galleria Mall parking garage by a Level 3 sex offender to urge the Senate and Assembly come to an agreement on a law to keep the most violent sexual predators confined after they have served their prison terms.

April 27, 2006

Hundreds Attend Klein's 12th Annual Bunny Brunches In The Bronx And Westchester

Bronx. At the events, held in Yonkers at the Montessori School #11 and in the Bronx at P.S. 14, children and their families were treated to breakfast followed by a Magic Show and a visit from the Easter Bunny. All children in attendance received special Easter Gift Baskets.

April 23, 2006

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 20, 2006

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 13, 2006

Assembly And Senate Agree On Legislation For The Westchester Medical Center

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

April 12, 2006

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 8, 2006

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 7, 2006
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