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Klein Says Banks Must Maintain Foreclosed Properties

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)

July 9, 2011
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News 12 Covers Senator Klein and Van Nest Community Welcoming 1st Neighborhood Bank in 20 Years

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. 

July 1, 2011
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Sen. Jeff Klein, Bronx BP Diaz hold Annual 'New York Salutes America' Celebration

Thousands of New Yorkers from the Bronx and beyond joined Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), and Bronx Borrough President Ruben Diaz Jr. last night for the annual 'New York Salutes America' fireworks spectacular.

View Photos from the Event Here

July 1, 2011
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Sen. Klein, Bronx Borough President Diaz Welcome 1st Van Nest Bank in 20 + Years

Cross County Branch Key Ingredient to Neighborhood Revitalization

 

June 27, 2011
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State Senate Passes IDC Priority Bill To Allow Schools/ Local Gov'ts to Pool Resources, Cut Costs

The New York State Senate today passed priority legislation by the Independent Democratic Conference that will cut costs and lower burdens on property taxpayers by streamlining the process for schools and other local governments to jointly consolidate healthcare-related and administrative operations.

June 16, 2011
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Senate Passes IDC-backed Legislation to Make the MTA Conduct a Forensic Audit

The State Senate today passed legislation advanced and co-sponsored by the Independent Democratic Conference that would commence a forensic audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The audit, which would be conducted by an independent outside auditing firm and be paid for by the authority, would be the first true top-to-bottom review of the MTA.

June 15, 2011
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Historic Ethics Reform Legislation Passes Senate with Independent Democratic Conference Support

The Independent Democratic Conference joined their colleagues in the Senate today to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package that strengthens oversight of the State Legislature, increases transparency, and helps restore the public's faith in their state government.

June 13, 2011
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Senator Klein Kicks Off Summer Safety Program

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), announced the kickoff of the “Stay Safe with Senator Klein” program, a joint initiative with NY Life aimed at helping children stay safe, and alerting residents to potentially dangerous sex offenders in their neighborhood.

During the program, Senator Klein and staff members, using Internet-equipped laptops, will be visiting summer festivals and street fairs throughout the 34th Senate District in order to sign people up for New York's Sex Offender Alert System. NY Life will also be on hand to issue child identification cards.

June 10, 2011
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Eugene Bryant

Eugene Bryant has earned a place of distinction among the State of New York’s Veterans in recognition of his meritorious military service and his tireless advocacy on behalf of his fellow veterans.   Mr. Bryant served his nation admirably in two separate branches of The United States Military during the Vietnam War.  He served the United States Army from 1959 - 1960 in Vietnam where he attained the rank of Corporal and then again in the United States Marine Corp from 1961 – 1964 in Vietnam attaining the rank of Sergeant and serving two tours.  

During his military service to our country he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 2 O/S Bars and a Good Conduct Medal. 

June 9, 2011
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Senator Klein introduces bill to help stop tire rim theft

Vehicle Identification Numbers would aid law enforcement in tracking stolen wheels

 

June 9, 2011
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Klein Bill To Make Graffiti Vandals Clean Up Their Blight Passes Chamber

Legislation by Senator Jeffery D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), that would mandate convicted graffiti vandals to participate in clean-up programs as part of their sentence recently passed the State Senate.

June 8, 2011
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Senate Passes Klein's Legislation to Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

The State Senate today passed legislation by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (Bronx/ Westchester), that would have New York formally ban the sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages. 

June 6, 2011
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Senate Passes IDC Priority Bill to Crack Down on Auto Insurance Evasion

 

The State Senate today passed priority legislation by the Independent Democratic Conference that would crack down on the widespread and fraudulent practice of auto insurance evasion. 

June 6, 2011
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Sen. Klein, Chief Judge Lippman, Others, Announce Opening of Bronx Foreclosure Center

BRONX, N.Y. – After two years of planning and hard work, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester) was joined by Chief Justice Jonathan Lippman, Bronx Administrative Judge Douglas McKeon and others today for the opening of the Bronx Foreclosure Center at Bronx Civil Court.

June 3, 2011
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Senator Klein to Subpoena Makers of Four Loko

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, today announced the issuance of a legislative subpoena  against the makers of Four Loko as part of the Committee's ongoing investigation into high alcohol Flavored Malt Beverages and their availability to minors.  

June 2, 2011
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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, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Room 123 CAP

June 1, 1:30 PM - 1:32 PM
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