Statement by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), on DNA Databank Expansion:

“New York has the dubious distinction of having more than 10 percent of the country's cold cases, and less than 5 percent of criminal DNA profiles in the U.S. That’s why I sponsor legislation that would expand New York State’s DNA Databank.  I applaud Governor Cuomo for making DNA Databank expansion a priority this legislative session.

January 8, 2012

Independent Democratic Conference Releases 2012 Legislative Agenda


NEW YORK, NY - The Independent Democratic Conference  released its 2012 legislative agenda Thursday aimed at strengthening this state's economy, improving the lives of New York residents, and preserving New York's progressive tradition.

The agenda was released on the anniversary of the IDC's formation and after a successful year that saw many of the conference's 2011 priorities made into law.

January 8, 2012

Creative Celebration

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. In our first year, we received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.

December 22, 2011
December 20, 2011

Sen. Klein Swears In Woodlawn Heights Merchant Association Officers

New Officers Cap Off Successful First Year

December 19, 2011

Sen. Klein Assists Family in Correcting School Transportation Issue


Helps Special Needs Child Receive Care She Deserves

December 16, 2011

Klein Secures Safety Plan for Exit Bronx-Area Exit

NYS/NYC Dept of Transportation agree to six-point improvement plan 

December 15, 2011

Sen. Klein and Einstein College Launch New Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab

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.

December 13, 2011

No More Home for the Holidays

Sen. Klein, State, Citywide Officials & Advocates Call on State to Restore Critical Funding to Help New Yorkers Stay in Their Homes

November 21, 2011

Sen. Klein and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Launch New Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab


Construction and Lab Equipment Purchased with $1M Klein Grant

November 12, 2011

Sen. Klein, Community Leaders, Launch Blight-Fighting 'Best Of Morris Park' Mural Contest


MORRIS PARK, BRONX, N.Y. –  State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), was joined by community leaders and educators in the Morris Park community today to announce an exciting new beautification initiative that will transform blighted railroad bridge abutments into an entryway into the community.

November 12, 2011

CBS National News Reports on Senator Klein's Work on the Ripple Effects of Foreclosures

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.

November 5, 2011

Klein Intervention Gets Metro-North to Clean Up Its Act

Senator Helps Washington Ave. Residents to Get MTA to Tame Overgrown Vegetation


November 2, 2011

Senators Valesky, Klein, Bring Erin Merryn's Law To NY State

Measure Aimed at Stopping Child Sexual Abuse; Catching Predators

October 25, 2011

Klein Fights For Senior’s Needed Home Care

Helps Deliver Deserved Services to Pelham Bay Resident

October 21, 2011

IDC Announces Second Round of ThoughtRaisers

The Independent Democratic Conference today announced a second round of ThoughtRaiser forums focused on how to improve New York's small business climate.

The new roundtables, which are all slated for Thursday, Oct. 20, are in response to the high demand and positive reception to the kick-off of the ThoughtRaiser Initiative last month.

October 17, 2011