BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, visited the Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps today to present them with a $5,000 state grant he secured for them in the state budget. The funding will help supplement the Ambulance Corps Operating budget.“It is very important that our first-responders have the absolutely best equipment available to them,” said Senator Klein.
Advances in forensic science and the expansion of DNA databases around the nation have made it possible to identify rapists many years after their crimes are committed, but the information often proves fruitless because New York's statute of limitations prevents most criminal rape prosecutions after as little as five years.
“We are outraged and appalled at this latest incident of religious vandalism in Westchester County. Sadly, this recent crime makes crystal clear the need to impose stiff penalties on the vandals who desecrate our houses of worship. The hateful messages callously scrawled on St. Joseph’s walls are not just a crime against the Church, but a crime against all individuals who seek to practice religion freely.
Paterson said the enormous cost of uninsured medical care “presents a financial burden not only to the uninsured and their families, but to the State’s taxpayers, the business community and the overall economy as well. He cited a study that found the cost of covering the uninsured made health premiums higher for New York families by an average of $640 in 2005.
BRONX, NY—Saying that “reading is one of the most important, rewarding and enjoyable learning experiences for children,” State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) today announced that he is launching a children’s summer reading program to encourage youngsters to keep learning while school is out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.