Before Senator Klein and the IDC crafted their legislative agenda, Senator Klein heard from real New York families on how their coping with our state's affordability crisis. This video shows some of what these working New Yorkers said.
What: Following the sudden deaths of two U.S. soldiers during routine fitness exercises, Senate Majority Coalition Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will call for a statewide ban of the controversial and unregulated dietary supplement linked to each soldier's death. The drug, known as dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, is currently banned by half a dozen countries, as well as by the U.S. military and nearly every major league sports organization.
Responding to perennial increases in hurricane and disaster related spending, the Independent Democratic Conference will introduce legislation recommending the creation of a new statewide office charged with improving New York's risk management and cost avoidance practices. The new office, which will be funded exclusively by annual cost savings generated by it's operations, will use the same modern-day risk assessment techniques that currently save states such as Florida and Texas tens of millions of dollars each year. The IDC estimates that by utilizing modern-day risk management practices, New York State could avoid up to $150 million in spending over the next three years.
BRONX, N.Y. -- Senator Klein joined administrators and faculty members of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University this morning to officially open their new Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory.
Senator Jeff Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester) is featured in a national story from CBS news on the ripple effects of the foreclosure crisis. The piece focuses on the Bronx-based Marsh family, whose home became unlivable last spring due to damage caused by a fire at an adjacent foreclosed home.
Several interactions between police and the mentally ill have ended with violence, bringing attention to an issue that law enforcement officials and advocacy groups want to see remedied. NY1's Dean Meminger filed the following report.In March, police shot and killed a knife-wielding man at 1545 Rhinelander Avenue in the Bronx. It turns out he was mentally disturbed and had been arrested 16 times.Lawmakers say the shooting might have been avoided if police knew about the man's history."Over the last year at 1545, there's been 150 calls to 911," said Bronx State Senator Jeff Klein.
(08/01/11) THE BRONX - State Sen. Jeffrey Klein warned residents Monday that banks are putting people in danger by neglecting foreclosed homes around the city.Klein released a survey that claims 2,000 bank-owned foreclosed properties in the city have nearly 4,000 open violations. A law was passed in 2009 that requires all banks to keep foreclosed properties up to code.
Bronx Politicians Want Police To Be Able To Track Stolen Car RimsBy: Dean MemingerBronx lawmakers have introduced legislation to allow car rims to have identification numbers, to help law enforcement battle the rising number of stolen rims in the borough. NY1's Criminal Justice reporter Dean Meminger filed the following report.Car rims can make a ride stand out and set back drivers several hundred or even several thousand dollars, and apparently thieves are taking notice. "In the last month or so, three cars [on my block] have been hit, where they stole the rims," said Bronx resident Steven Novellino.
July 8 (Bloomberg) -- New York State Senator Jeff Klein talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the fiscal challenges facing the New York, the economic impact of the Marriage Equality Act and legislation to require lenders to maintain foreclosured properties. (Source: Bloomberg)(Bloomberg)
Bronx, N.Y. -- State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. proudly joined U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley and members of the Van Nest community today for the official opening of the first bank in the neighborhood in more than 20 years. The bank, a branch of the Cross County Federal Savings Bank, opened its doors at 791 Morris Park Ave. The absence of a bank has hampered community revitalization efforts and has been a cause of great inconvenience for neighborhood residents who have to travel to other neighborhoods to do their banking.