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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.”
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