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April 16, 2010
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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION EXPANDS MEDIC-ALERT + SAFE RETURN PROGRAM

Senator Klein presents $25,000 grant to Alzheimer’s Association - Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter

NEW YORK, NY - State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $25,000 grant to the Alzheimer’s Association - Hudson/Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter on Thursday at Sunrise Senior Living of Fleetwood.

April 15, 2010
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AS HISTORIC NEW FORECLOSURE LAWS TAKE EFFECT APRIL 15th, KLEIN FIGHTS FOR NEXT LEVEL OF PROTECTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Senator Klein Releases Public Service Announcement to Alert New Yorkers to Dangerous Loan Modification Scams

ALBANY, NY – With new, vital provisions of his foreclosure legislation scheduled to take effect on Thursday, April 15th, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) called for the next level of protections for New York State homeowners on Wednesday. Earlier this year, Senator Klein unveiled new legislation aimed at significantly decreasing, and in some cases eliminating, the pervasive practice of loan modification scams.

April 14, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO FACILITATE VOTER REGISTRATION PROCESS

Klein Bill Revises Affidavit Ballots to Increase Number of Registered Voters

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Wednesday that the Senate passed legislation to expand the democratic process by making it faster and easier for New Yorkers whose affidavit ballots are ruled invalid to become properly registered for future elections.

April 14, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO HELP CITIES RAISE REVENUE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES

Senator Klein’s Bill Estimated to Raise More Than $50 Million for Local Governments this Year

April 13, 2010
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KLEIN GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP CREW HITS BRONX AND WESTCHESTER STREETS

Senator Klein’s Graffiti Clean-up Crew removes graffiti tags in nearly two dozen hard-to-reach locations across the 34th Senate District

NEW YORK- On Wednesday, April 7th, as part of a Spring cleaning effort, Senator Jeff Klein’s (D-Bronx/Westchester) graffiti removal crew cleaned graffiti off nearly two dozen hard-to-reach overpasses, railroad bridges and buildings across the Bronx and Westchester.

April 8, 2010
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Saving Homes & Preserving Neighborhoods

Senators Klein and Foley to unveil new foreclosure laws taking effect in April expected to protect thousands of residents and property values

NEW YORK, NY - Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Senator Brian X. Foley (D-Suffolk) announced details of new statewide foreclosure laws taking effect in mid-April while touring neighborhoods in Suffolk County on Tuesday.

April 7, 2010
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CITY ISLAND YOUTH TO RECEIVE OUTSIDE BASKETBALL COURT

Klein presents $10,000 check to City Island Basketball Club

 

NEW YORK- On Sunday, March 28th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $10,000 check to the City Island Basketball Club at the Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea Basketball Awards Breakfast. The money will be used to complete a first-of-its kind outside basketball court including portable hoops.

March 29, 2010
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TASK FORCE INVESTIGATES WASTEFUL SPENDING BY NYS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Probes Commissioner on Excessive Overtime and Property Expenses

March 25, 2010
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MORRIS PARK GETS FINANCIAL BOOST FOR SENIOR PROGRAMS

 

Senator Klein presented a 50K grant at Morris Park Community Association Dinner Dance

 

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 13th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $50,000 grant to the Morris Park Community Association during its annual dinner dance.

 

March 24, 2010
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NEW DOG RUN FOR PELHAM BAY POOCHES

Senator Klein presents 100K to the “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” Dog Run Committee

NEW YORK- On Sunday, March 21st, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $100,000 grant to the “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” Dog Run Committee at Pelham Bay Park. Pelham Bay Park Administrator Marianne Anderson, “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” President Lizabeth Gonzalez and Community Board 10 residents and dogs joined Klein for the event.

March 22, 2010
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WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON STATE BUDGET

Senator Klein and Westchester Delegation Hold Public Budget Hearing

WHITE PLAINS, NY- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the NYS Senate's Westchester Delegation listened to more than two-dozen Westchester residents, community groups, businesses, and local elected officials at a public budget hearing in Greenburgh on Friday. Community members expressed their concerns regarding high property taxes, the burden of the MTA Payroll tax, potential cuts in state aid to municipalities, and a wide range of other issues.

March 19, 2010
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BRONX PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECEIVE MORE THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLARS

Senator Klein presents $685,000 grant to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to boost Music, Arts & Technology Programs

NEW YORK- On Friday, March 19th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $685,000 grant to New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to help save and boost music, arts and technology programs in approximately 21 Bronx public schools. Klein presented the grant to Schools Chancellor Klein at P.S. X014 Senator John Calandra school in the Bronx where principals, teachers and students from nearly two dozen other area schools gathered for the event.

March 19, 2010
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PUTTING MONEY BACK IN NEW YORKERS’ POCKETS

Senator Klein and Majority Members Pass Real Property and School Tax Relief Bill

ALBANY – State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein and Senate Majority Democrats passed Property Tax Relief legislation aimed at reversing New York’s skyrocketing property taxes. The legislation, passed Thursday in a 58-1 vote, would put more money back in the pockets of middle income families and seniors.

March 18, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO GENERATE VITAL REVENUE

Senator Klein’s Video Lottery Terminal Legislation Expected to Generate $100 Million Annually

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Wednesday that the Senate passed legislation to expand hours and types of games for video lottery terminals (VLTs). Klein’s bill (S.706-D) is expected to generate an additional $100 million annually for state aid to education. There are currently more than 13,000 video lottery gaming machines at horse racing tracks across the state.

March 17, 2010
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KLEIN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO BAN CIGARETTE TRAFFICKING IN U.S. MAIL

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) introduced a resolution Tuesday calling on Congress to pass legislation banning the shipment of cigarettes via the U.S. Postal Services (USPS), thereby closing a massive loophole in the fight to collect taxes on cigarettes sold online by Native Americans.

Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act; Klein’s resolution urges the House of Representatives to immediately do the same.

March 16, 2010
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VILLA MARIA ACADEMY TO BUY NEW DEFIBRILLATORS

Senator Klein presented a 5K grant at Villa Maria Academy’s Breakfast of Champions for new defibrillators

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 13th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), presented a $5,000 grant to Villa Maria Academy at its 22nd Annual Breakfast of Champions. Former World Boxing Champion Iran Barkley, NYPD Detective Steven McDonald, Villa Maria Academy Athletic Director Michael Bernard, other elected officials, 170 students, parents, teachers and staff also attended the event.

March 15, 2010
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NEW ROCHELLE MUSIC PROGRAM EXPANDS TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Senator Klein presents 100K grant to New Rochelle School District for expansion of SmartMusic Program

 

NEW YORK- On Friday, March 12th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by New Rochelle Superintendent Richard Organisciak, school officials and students, presented a $100,000 grant to the New Rochelle School District.

 

The money will be used to fund the expansion of the district’s SmartMusic program, giving elementary students new opportunities to learn how to play a musical instrument and improve their vocal performances.

 

March 12, 2010
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GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE PROBES SUNY ON WASTEFUL SPENDING PRACTICES

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force Demands Answers on Excessive Overtime Pay and Overhead Costs

ALBANY – The Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency, chaired by State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein, probed officials from the State University of New York (SUNY) system at a public hearing Thursday regarding excessive spending on overtime pay and overhead costs. The hearing was the first of many the Task Force plans to conduct in an effort to examine spending at state agencies.

March 11, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO SHORTEN ELECTION-DAY SHIFTS FOR POLL WORKERS

Klein Bill Expands Opportunity for Seniors and the Physically Disabled to Participate in Democratic Process

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed legislation to shorten work shifts for election-day poll workers. The bill (S1836) permits local Boards of Elections to hire election inspectors for half-day shifts, preventing fatigue and flexibility for workers whose shifts often start before the polls open at 6 AM and end after they close at 9 PM.

March 8, 2010
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