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Klein Applauds California Pension Pull-out

California’s lead and pass our own Terror Free Investment Act of 2007,” said Senator Klein.

Syria.

Syria (approx. $9 billion or 12% of the total portfolio).

September 24, 2007
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Weiner And Klein Call For Divestment From Iran

NEW YORK – On the eve of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to New York City, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn & Queens) and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx & Westchester) stood at the United Nations today and called for New York State and New York City pension funds to divest of all investments in Iran.

September 23, 2007
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Rate, That’s Not All!

BRONX, NY-In response to today’s announcement by the U.S. Central Bank that interest rates would be cut to help ease the burden on banks caused by the current crisis in the sub-prime lending market, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), who issued a report as recently as August on sub-prime mortgages in New York State, said the following:

September 17, 2007
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Klein and Sally Regenhard Discuss Skyscraper Safety on WVOX

NEW ROCHELLE, NY-Every other Friday Senator Klein hosts a radio show on New Rochelle's own WVOX. The show packs a punch in a mere hour, featuring local elected officials and national experts on a variety of subjects. This past Friday Senator Klein sat down with Assemblyman George Latimer to catch-up on the summer and examine some of the hot issues on the docket for the 2008 legislative session.In addition, the Senator had the pleasure of speaking with Ms.

September 16, 2007
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Pelham Seniors Prepare To Party At Senator Klein's Senior Appreciation Days!

PELHAM, NY-A bevy of happy seniors stepped up briskly as Senator Klein announced the winners of his Senior Appreciation Days Raffle. The appearance at the Pelham Senior Center was just one in a series of visits that Senator Kleinis conductingthroughout the district, drawing hundreds of names from a list of overtwo thousand hopeful entrants fora chance to enjoy an all expenses paid afternoon at the Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre, along with a three course hot lunch, and a very special senior resource fair.

September 9, 2007
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Klein Presents Check For $12,500 To Wjcs

MT. VERNON, NY-Senator Jeff Klein had the pleasure to present a check for $12,500 to Westchester Jewish Community Services in Mt. Vernon and celebrate the 104th birthday of Ms. Esther Zelfman. The funds will be used to support the daily lunch program and related activities that WJCS provides to its dozens of members, aged 65-104. The Senator ate cake with representatives from the administrative body of the WJCS, as well as seniors enjoying their afternoon bingo in celebration of Ms. Zelfman's centennial plus.

September 3, 2007
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Klein Applauds Department Of Insurance Announcement On Allstate Insurance

This is why I have reached out to the Superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department, Eric Dinallo. I have been meeting with Superintendent Dinallo and his staff to discuss this problem and determine what the State can do to help the affected homeowners. Today’s announcement provides strong support to legislation that I have already introduced in the State Senate.

Long Island.

August 27, 2007
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Klein And Senate Dems Unveil Updated Analysis Of Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis

New York up to a tie for the fifth-highest projected foreclosure rate in the nation.  Of the sub-prime mortgages originated in 2005, more than 20% are expected to eventually end in foreclosure.

 

Albany, we will use what we learned to correct the loopholes that have caused this situation to get out of hand.

August 26, 2007
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Senate Democrats Hear Predatory Lending Horror Stories

20% of, or 28,000, sub-prime mortgage loans originated in 2005, are headed for foreclosure, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester)), and Assemblyman Carl Heastie lead the fifth of several state-wide hearings on predatory lending practices in New York.

August 20, 2007
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Summer Concerts In Full Swing!

BRONX-Senator Jeff Klein enjoyed another fantastic evening at the Marvelette's Concert on City Island: yet another free concert which he sponsors as part of the Summer Symphonies Series. Area residents turned out in droves to hang out with their Senator and listen to doo-wop classics from one of the original girl groups of the Motown Era.

August 19, 2007
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Klein Mingles With Crowd At Summer Concert Series

BRONXVILLE-Dropping by one of his Summertime Symphonies, Senator Klein met with residents of Bronxville as they enjoyed an evening of free music performed by Jason Nazzaro. Senator Klein addressed the eager crowd, speaking of his own love of music and the pleasure of summer nights. The concert was one in a series that the Senator is sponsoring yet again, throughout the 34th senate district.

August 15, 2007
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Klein Co-hosts Dmv Mobil Outreach Program

Fordham Road. DMV responded by offering to hold a Mobile Outreach Event in Senator Klein's district office to provide services for area residents in a more convenient setting.  Individuals renewed licenses and were able to apply for non-driver I.D.'s, among other services. The Mobile Outreach unit proved to be an efficient solution, offering individuals all the services of the DMV in the convenience of their own neighborhood.

August 15, 2007
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Senators Johnson, Klein, Hold Predatory Lending Forum

Long Island.

The forum, held at the Elmont Public Library, is the latest in a series of statewide public hearings headed by Senator Jeff Klein, (D-Bronx/Westchester) that examines the pitfalls of sub-prime mortgages.

The evidence and testimony gathered during these hearings will help develop legislative safeguards that will protect consumers and hold unscrupulous lenders accountable, Senator Johnson said.

August 7, 2007
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Senators Stewart-cousins And Klein Sponsor Public Forum On Predatory Lending

Westchester has jumped 44 percent in the first quarter of 2007. Homeowners looking for a helping hand have ended up with a nightmare. Our office has received complaints regarding the outrageous, horrific and unscrupulous practices of some mortgage lenders.

July 30, 2007
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Senator Klein To Hold Weekend Office Hours In Your Community

BRONX, New York-Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will once again hold his weekend office hours in communities throughout the district. In an effort to make state government more accessible to residents, Senator Klein is providing opportunities for constituents to meet with him at more convenient times and locations. Senator Klein will address constituent concerns and offer general office services. Residents are encouraged to stop by to meet with the Senator and exchange ideas.

July 25, 2007
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Klein & MTA Bring Better Bus Service To Bronx

Stranded at the Stop: An Analysis of New York City Express Bus Service.

The study found certain problems with the reliability of express bus service, for which the Senator made five major recommendations. In response to constituent concerns about a lack of on-time service Senator Klein has been working with the MTA Bus Company to address these issue.

July 24, 2007
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Tied To Terrorism

NEW YORK—As a follow-up to his June 2007 analysis of New York State pension fund assets which found that $12 billion of New York's total $75 billion in equity assets are invested in companies that do business with nations that sponsor terrorism, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), today released further information about the exact amount of money invested in companies doing business with Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

Syria (approx.

July 23, 2007
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Westchester Democratic Delegation Announces Funding Increases For Crime Prevention Initiatives

New York City plagued with more than 80% of statewide crime, excluding the city. Total funding for Operation IMPACT will increase from $14.9 million to $17 million.

According to statistics provided by the Governor's office, crime in counties where Operation IMPACT has been implemented is down by 5%.

July 19, 2007
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Klein Keeps Officers Fit

YONKERS, NY-Joined by members of the 2nd Precinct Community Council, Senator Klein toured the excercise facilities at the 2nd Police Precinct and did a few laps onthe machinesthat his $7,500 donation helped purchase.Lt. Christopher Melvin thanked the Senator for his continueing dedication to the precinct, citing the importance of physical fitness to the work of the police force."I am glad that the precinct was able to make good use of the grant. The vitality of our officers is synonymous with the vitality of our community.

July 15, 2007
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Senate Democrats Hold Hearings On Predatory Lending

20% of, or 28,000, sub-prime mortgage loans originated in 2005, are headed for foreclosure, Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-Queens), and Senator Martin Connor (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn), the ranking Democrat on the Committee on Banking, Senator Shirley Huntley (D-Queens), and Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) lead the first of several state-wide hearings on predatory lending practices in New York.

July 9, 2007
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