NEW YORK- Standing outside of the Regent Family Residence on upper Broadway, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) released the shocking results of an analysis of sex offenders residing in the NYC Family Shelter System: “Sex Offenders in the System: A Survey of the NYC Family Shelter System”.The report revealed that there are 6 level 2-3 sexual offenders who have recently, or are currently residing side by side along young children in family shelters in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. In fact, one offender had a conviction date as early as May 11, 2005.
(ALBANY, NY) Senate Democrats joined health advocates in calling for the bipartisan support and passage of stronger legislation protecting consumers from health insurers increasing prescription drug co-payments in New York state beyond the reach of those who need the medication most.
Klein Releases Report on How New York HMOs Disproportionately Deny Ethnic Minorities Access to Life Saving Drugs
NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) Senator Tom Duane (D-Manhattan), Senator John Sabini (D-Queens), joined by several patients, doctors, and pharmacists, released a report, For Health or Money, a comprehensive analysis of New York’s 19 major HMOs and the life threatening restrictions on what are known as “single source drugs”.
BRONX-Under a cloudless sky, Senator Jeff Klein gathered with his colleagues in government and ebullient members of Westchester Square Hospital to celebrate the saving of the hospital from the Berger Commission's closing threat. Cries of joy could be heard amidst the thundering applause as elected officials testified to the endearing and enduring quality of the hospital. Klein, who had recently lost his father, spoke movingly about how he wished he father had lived his last days in the care of a community hospital like Westchester Square.
Since my earliest days in the Assembly I have fought for middle class families. Whether it’s providing a free graffiti removal service and street cleaning to keep our neighborhoods in top shape, or making sure NYC schools get their fair share of education aid, I am committed to providing a superior quality of life for hard working people.
BRONX-Over 700 parents, grandparents, and children streamed into Maestro's for SenatorJeff Klein's 14th Annual East Bunny Breakfast. Families enjoyed a complimentary continenal breakfast while kids siddled up to the Easter Bunny for pictures. The morning was filled with fun activities from a special "build a bunny" station, to the magical stylings of John the Magician. Senator Klein got in on the action too, helping kids stuff personal bunnies and talking to parents about education and other issues of concern.
Eastchester-In the first of several county wide forums to address the crippling cost of property taxes, Senator Jeff Klein spoke to a crowd of a 150 people at Eastchester's Town Hall. Just last year the property tax formula was recalculated to reflect income ratherthan property value, but still Westchester residents continue to pay some of the highest taxes in the nation. Senator Klein gave a power point presentation and engaged in dialogue with concerned citizens about property tax caps and other ideas to reform the system.
BRONX-After months of negotiations between the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Westchester Square Medical Center, and New York Presbyterian, Senator Klein is pleased to announce that Westchester Square will remain open.
NEW YORK-In the interest of increasing access to Italian culture for both the Italian American community, and the 34th Senate District at large, Senator Jeff Klein met with the Consul General of Italy, the honorable Francesco Maria Talo. The two leaders discussed ways in which to increase access to the services and resources provided by the Consulate.