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Marriage Equality in New York: One Year Later, Economic Activity Meets, Surpasses, IDC’s 2011 Estimates

Numbers released today prove that members of the New York State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference got it right one year ago when they predicted that an annual average of at least 7,000 same sex couples would tie-the-knot over the first three years of marriage equality going into effect. With 11,518 same sex couples marrying in New York over the last year, New York experienced economic growth even greater than the IDC could have predicted.

 

July 24, 2012
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June 19, 2012
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Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, Miss New York, and the IDC Release New York's Definitive Cyberbullying Census

Miss New York Joins NY State Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, and IDC in Releasing Results of Largest And Most Comprehensive Cyberbullying Census Ever Conducted

Nearly 10,000 NY Students Complete Survey; 70% Think Cyberbullying Should be a Crime

 

File: 
Cyberbully Final Report.docx

June 13, 2012
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Senator Klein, IDC, Release Cyberbullying Census - Push for Criminal Penalties as Part of Cyberbullying Package

Miss New York Joins NY State Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, and IDC in Releasing Results of Largest And Most Comprehensive Cyberbullying Census Ever Conducted

Nearly 10,000 NY Students Complete Survey; 70% Think Cyberbullying Should be a Crime

 

June 13, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, June 4, 2012 Room 123 Cap

June 4, 1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
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Klein, Dinowitz, Community Celebrate Closure of Objectionable Massage Parlor in Riverdale

Months Long Investigation Results In Closure Order

 

RIVERDALE, BRONX, N.Y. –  Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and leaders in the Riverdale Community to celebrate the closure of “New Healing Touch” massage parlor which has long been a source of concern to many in the surrounding area.  The parlor was closed after two arrests in the last six months for prostitution.  Senator Klein wrote to Commissioner Raymond Kelly in December of last year asking that the site be investigated.

 

May 24, 2012
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Jeremy Warneke

Jeremy Warneke first came to New York in 2004 to be with his Albanian-born wife, Ilma, after having spent 14 months in Iraq as a Military Police Specialist with the Illinois Army National Guard. Prior to this, Jeremy served as a Guardsman at O’Hare International Airport following September 11. For his service in Iraq, he received the Army Commendation Medal.

May 18, 2012
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Deborah Slaner Larkin

For over 30 years, Deborah Slaner Larkin has focused her efforts to promote civil rights, women’s leadership and gender equity throughout her hometown of Pelham as well as on the state and national levels.

May 15, 2012
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IDC Announces Senate Passage of Erin Merryn’s Law

 

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Independent Democratic Conference was joined today by Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, (D-Bronx), and nationally recognized anti-abuse advocate and survivor Erin Merryn to hail the passage of  important legislation to stamp out child sexual abuse in New York.

 

April 30, 2012
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IDC Unveils Proposal to Expand Pride of NY Program; Expand Access to NY-Grown Products

 

The Independent Democratic Conference today proposed an expansion of the Pride of New York Program that will increase awareness of restaurants and markets that sell New York-grown products and help strengthen this state’s agricultural economy.

 

File: 
FINAL Shop Dine Pride NY Final Report .pdf

File: 
proposed logos.pdf

April 19, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, May 21, 2012 Room 123 Cap

May 21, 1:30 PM - 1:36 PM
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Sen. Klein Launches Cyberbully Education Tour

Organizes Three Events To Educate Parents, Teachers and Students

April 18, 2012
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Sen. Klein and City Island Leaders Launch Anti-Vandalism Camera Project

15 Cameras to be Installed Throughout Community

 

April 12, 2012
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Senator Klein, NY Pharmacists, Unveil Legislation to Combat Prescription Drug Epidemic

New Figures Show Spike in Prescription Drug Diversion/ Pharmacy Burglaries

 

File: 
Pharmacy Crime report [final].pdf

April 11, 2012
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Klein Comes Through For Eastchester Fire Dept.

Secures Funds To Renovate Second Floor Dorm and Purchase Needed Equipment

April 11, 2012
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Bx24 Service Returns

"Today marks an important victory in our efforts to improve public transportation in the Northeast Bronx.  Since the first day the Metropolitan Transit Authority announced the removal of a direct route between the Country Club and Westchester Square communities in February 2010 I have been outspoken in my criticism of their plans.  Last year in April, I held a town hall with the top brass of the MTA to convey to them the importance this route serves in our communities.

April 9, 2012
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Klein and Vacca Alert Community to Continued Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

 

Despite Ban,  ‘Fake Weed’ Found in at Least 1 Bronx  Store

April 4, 2012
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