Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

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 6, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
March 16, 2006

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

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

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

Senator Klein Sponsors Free Gardening Program For Bronx And Westchester Residents

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) has secured significant state funding to sponsor a free Home Gardening Program at the New York Botanical Gardens for residents of the 34th Senate District. The programs, taught by renowned faculty and horticulturists from across the region, are made free to constituents through Senator Klein’s state grant.

“We are lucky to have the renowned Botanical Gardens within our district,” said Senator Klein.

March 1, 2006

Klein Secures State Grant For Warriors Football Club

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will be awarding a $2,500 state grant to the Warriors Football Club, of the Bronx, to support the League’s ongoing activities. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

“Organized sports not only help our children develop athletically today, but are pivotal in helping our children become the responsible leaders of tomorrow,” said Klein.

February 24, 2006

Klein Outraged By Anti-semitic Vandalism At Pelham Parkway Jewish Center

“I am outraged and appalled at this latest incident at Pelham Parkway Jewish Center. This is a crime which affects our entire community, and to deface this building is a crime against all individuals who seek to practice religion freely. Anti-Semitic bigotry has no place in any community and I will not stand idly by as our religious houses of worship and community centers are defaced by criminals and bigots.

February 23, 2006

Senator Klein Celebrates Black History Month

Mt. Vernon, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Eastchester, Tuckahoe and the Bronx.

February 18, 2006

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

Klein Slams Bloomberg Decision To Shutter Woodlawn Firehouse

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February 10, 2006
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