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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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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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Klein Helps Constituent Cut Red Tape

Helps Local Businesswoman Obtain Needed State Certificate

April 3, 2012
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March 30, 2012
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SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF EARLY 2012-2013 BUDGET

Spending Plan Helps Seniors, Helps People Stay in Their Homes, Helps Make Gov’t More Efficient

March 29, 2012
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State Senator Klein and Assemblyman Dinowitz Sponsor Legislation Prohibiting Employers from Demanding Facebook Password in Interviews

State Senator Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) are sponsoring new legislation that would prohibit employers from demanding login information, including usernames and passwords, to popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as part of their hiring process.   

March 28, 2012
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Sen. Klein Announces Winners to “Best Of Morris Park” Poster and Mural Contest

Ten Students Selected as Winners Throughout Local Schools

March 23, 2012
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Senator Klein’s Anti-Car Theft Legislation Passes Senate

The New York State Senate today passed legislation by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein , (D-Bronx/ Westchester), to deter car thefts by stiffening penalties for repeat offenders.

March 22, 2012
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Senator Klein to MPAA: Let Teens See Teen Bullying Documentary

 

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), called upon the Motion Picture Association of America to reverse its decision to give a “R” rating to teen cyberbullying documentary, “Bully.”

March 20, 2012
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Reforming the Way Our Pension System Does Business: Reining in the Fees of Wall Street

The IDC today released a comprehensive new report on the New York State Pension System. Each year, our pension system pays hundreds of millions of dollars in fees to Wall Street money firms that manage the system’s investment portfolio.

 While these money managers deserve to be fairly compensated for good performance, a close examination of pension system finances reveals gross disparities between the fees we’ve paid and the performance we’ve been provided…

 

File: 
Report - Pension Reform.pdf

March 5, 2012
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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.

March 2, 2012
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SENATOR KLEIN/ ASSEMB. HIKIND ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION REQUIRING SANITATION AGENTS TO SUBMIT PHOTOS WITH SUMMONSES

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today  joined forces with Assembly Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) to introduce legislation to require city sanitation agents to photograph and document the condition of a property at the time a sanitation ticket is issued.

February 27, 2012
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Klein Investigation Finds Gaps in Rockefeller Reform Implementation

NEW YORK, NY – More than half of substance abuse treatment providers have reported no increase in patients in the three years since Rockefeller Drug Law reform, raising serious questions about the implementation of the revamped statutes, according to a report released Sunday by State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse.

The report, “Assessing the Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Treatment Under Rockefeller Drug Law Reform,” also found widespread communication problems between criminal justice agencies and recovery providers, as well as funding issues that threaten the effectiveness of the reforms.

February 26, 2012
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