Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Senator Klein Announces Return Of Crossing Guard To P.s. 71 Intersection

“As everyone in this community knows, this can be a very dangerous intersection, especially for our young schoolchildren on their way to and from P.S. 71,” said Senator Klein. “I am pleased to have been able to work with the NYPD to negotiate the return of a permanent crossing guard to this critical area.”

Grace Cerini, President of the P.S.

February 15, 2006

Senator Klein Introduces Legislation To Protect Houses Of Worship

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />WHITE PLAINS, NY – Responding to a series of incidents of theft and vandalism at area houses to worship during the recent holiday season, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will be joined by community religious leaders to introduce legislation to increase penalties for vandalism to or theft from a house of worship.

February 10, 2006

Klein Slams Bloomberg Decision To Shutter Woodlawn Firehouse

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February 10, 2006

Klein Announces State Grant To Fleetwood Neighborhood Association

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />MT VERNON, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will be awarding a $2,500 state grant to the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association to assist with their community programming. Klein will be speaking at their monthly meeting about his work in the State Senate over the past year.

February 9, 2006

Senator Klein, Miss USA Present ‘Valentines To Veterans’ At Bronx V.A. Hospital

  Senator Klein and Miss USA 2005, Chelsea Cooley, are pictured here with 101-year old veteran Isaac Barkey at Senator Klein's Annual Valentines for Veterans event at the Bronx VA Hospital.

Hospital as part of Senator Klein’s annual ‘Valentines for Veterans’ program.


February 9, 2006

Klein: Governor Is Gambling With Seniors' Lives By Vetoing Emergency Medicare Drug Fix

An override of the Governor's veto requires a two-thirds majority vote by each house of the Legislature. This legislation originally passed unanimously in both the Senate and the Assembly.

February 6, 2006

Senator Klein Restores City Island Little League Building In Wake Of Graffiti Attack

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Bronx, NY—Just days after vandals spray-painted graffiti on the outside of the City Island Little League Building, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) directed his Graffiti Removal Program to repaint the exterior walls and water fountain at their facility at Ambrosini Field on City Island Avenue.“Incidents like this are precis

February 2, 2006

Senator Klein Awards State Grant To City Island Civic Association

Island. Klein secured the funding in the FY05-06 state budget.

New York’s greatest treasures and I am pleased to provide financial assistance to help the Civic Association continue their good work in this community,” Senator Klein said.

February 1, 2006

Klein Statement On Pataki's Vanishing $20m Promise For Yonkers Schools

Yonkers certainly deserve better than a slew of empty promises.”

Yonkers as it addresses record budget shortfalls, but the road ahead will be a difficult one and it is not made easier by the Governor financial magic tricks.”

Yonkers school system, 11% of the proceeds fro

January 31, 2006

Senator Klein Announces Website That Helps Low-income New Yorkers Solve Legal Problems

New York City, Pro Bono Net, The Legal Aid Society, Volunteers of Legal Service, The Greater Upstate Law Project and the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. Assisting with the website are the IOLA Fund of the State of New York, Legal ervices Corporation, New York Community Trust, Open Society Institute, Charles H. Revson Foundation, and the State Justice Institute.

January 25, 2006

Sen. Klein Announces Emergency Fix For Medicare Drug Program

ALBANY, NY—The New York State Legislature today passed emergency legislation responding to the growing health crisis created by the newly implemented federal Medicare prescription drug program (Part D), which could result in 600,000 low-income elderly and disabled New Yorkers being wrongfully denied access to life-saving prescription drugs.“It is critical that the New Yorkers who depend on Medicare Part D aren't forced to forego vital prescriptions while the federal government gets this flawed system sorted out,” said State Senator Jeff Klein (

January 24, 2006

Sens. Klein And Savino Continue Fight To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations On Rape

ALBANY, NY—Frustrated with the Senate Majority’s delay in passing legislation to end the 5-year statute of limitations on rape, State Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) will seek to attach their legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations for rape to bill relating to admissibility of DNA evidence that is being considered today in the Senate. The Klein/Savino legislation (S.

January 23, 2006

Klein, Dinowitz And Koppell Join Together To Protect Woodlawn Firehouses From Closure

Bronx, NY—Joined by community leaders from across the north Bronx, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) today called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to make clear his plans for future firehouse closings in New York City.  Standing in front of the Woodlawn Firehouse, whose un-addressed structural deterioration has led many to believe its closure is immine

January 22, 2006

Klein Decries Pataki Cuts To Westchester And Bronx Schools

ALBANY, NY—In response to Governor Pataki’s proposed funding cuts to Westchester County and New York City schools in his FY2006-2007 Executive Budget, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) issued the following statement:

“The schoolchildren of New York deserve better than Governor Pataki’s anemic school aid proposal. Our teachers, parents and students are working harder than ever to bring up test scores and prepare our children for a bright future and the state must remain a dedicated financial partner in this effort.

January 18, 2006

Klein Announces Upcoming State Sales Tax Holiday

ALBANY, NY—State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) is pleased to announce that from January 30th through February 5th the State of New York is offering a week of sales tax free shopping for clothing and footwear purchases less then $110.

January 18, 2006

Senator Klein Assails Deal To Weaken Megan’s Law


          Klein, who was an original co-sponsor of Megan’s Law in 1995, has long been a leader in the fight to keep New Yorkers safe from repeat sexual predators.  Throughout his 12 years in the Legislature, he has been an advocate for enhancing the state sex offender registry, elimination of the statute of limitations on rape and a strong civil commitment law to keep the most violent sexual predators confined to mental facilities and off our streets.

January 17, 2006

Klein: Reports Of Flu Above Average And On The Rise

Bronx, NY – Citing newly released Health Department data on the spread of the flu in New York State this year, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) urged all New Yorkers who haven’t already had a flu shot to seek one now to better protect themselves. As of January 7th, the New York State Department of Health has confirmed cases of the flu in 26 counties and four of the five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan).

January 14, 2006

Democratic Leader Paterson Appoints Klein To Conference Committee On Megan's Law

New York children headed back to school, Klein issued a report about the high concentration of Level 3 sex offenders, the most violent category of sexual predators, living in the New York Metropolitan area. The study released by Klein’s office surveyed the New York State Sex Offender Registry, Level 3 Subdirectory and found 1,182 level three sex offenders living in neighborhoods home to 1,358 public schools and more than 1.7 million school age children, for an average of 7 sex offenders per zip code.

January 10, 2006

Action Being Taken On Identity Theft

Action being taken on identity theft (Original publication: January 8, 2006)As an 11-year veteran of the state Legislature who has worked tirelessly to advance consumers' rights and the ranking member of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, I read with great interest your Jan.

January 8, 2006

Klein: Pataki’s State Of State Mixed For New York

ALBANY, NY—In response to Governor George Pataki’s State of the State Address, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) issued the following statement:  

January 4, 2006
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