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Statement by IDC Leader Jeff Klein on the Passing of Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch

Independent Democratic Conference Leader and Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) said:

"Ed Koch was a rare breed of politician. I learned that first-hand while interning on his second reelection campaign. It was my first foray into politics, and it was an experience that I will never forget.

"Mayor Koch was a brash, honest, and unyielding reformer. But what set Ed Koch apart was that he always took the time to articulate his argument in thoughtful and compelling terms. During his years in and out of elected office, New York was the better for it.

February 1, 2013
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Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Tours Brooklyn and Staten Island

The New York State Senate’s Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery today visited hard-hit communities in Brooklyn and Staten Island to tour storm damage and speak with local officials, business leaders, and individuals about the progress and challenges of the ongoing recovery efforts.

January 31, 2013
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein and Bipartisan Group of Senators Propose Tax Credit for Local Businesses Hiring Young Veterans

ALBANY, N.Y. – Seeking new and effective ways to spur job creation and address perennially high unemployment rates amongst New York’s returning combat veterans, Independent Democratic Conference Leader and Senate Co-Leader Jeffrey D. Klein, alongside fellow IDC member Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland), Republican Senator Greg Ball (R-Putnam) and a bipartisan group of Senators from across New York, introduced legislation today to provide major tax credits to private employers hiring veterans discharged after 9/11. The legislation is named “Jobs for Heroes.”

January 29, 2013
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Senate Co-leader Jeff Klein Leads Bipartisan Passage of Landmark Gun Control Legislation in Senate

ALBANY – In the opening days of the 2013-2014 legislative session, the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bold and bipartisan legislative package that enacts new comprehensive gun control measures statewide. Passage of this legislation, known as the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE Act) marks the New York State Senate’s bipartisan Majority Coalition’s first major legislative success. Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) praised the deal as a smart, thorough, and balanced approach towards addressing gun violence.

 

January 24, 2013
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Senator Jeff Klein Helps Launch 3rd Annual Free Hockey Clinic Program in the Bronx

This program serves over 2,500 New York City children, promotes physical activity, teamwork and overall health, while introducing young Bronxites to the sport of hockey.

January 23, 2013
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein Calls for Immediate Statewide Ban of Popular Over-the-Counter Performance Enhancing Drug

In the wake of Lance Armstrong’s admission of longtime performance enhancing drug (PED) use, New York State Senate Co-Leader Senator Jeff Klein called for the immediate ban of the extraordinarily popular—and dangerous—performance enhancing drug known as DMAA. DMAA is currently the active ingredient in some of the most popular muscle building products sold at all GNC and Vitamin Shoppe stores. DMAA, which has been widely banned across the world and by every major sports organization, was recently banned by the Pentagon after the sudden deaths of three marines who had been using the product.

January 23, 2013
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Senator Klein’s Statement on Passage of Co-op/Condominium Tax Credit Renewal

Today, the New York State Senate passed the renewal of the co-op/condominium tax credit with overwhelming support. Senator Klein called the bill critical and commonsense.

January 23, 2013
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Senator Jeff Klein to Host Jobs Fair for Veterans on Wednesday, November 14th at the Hutchinson Metro Center in The Bronx

The Bronx, NY – On Wednesday, November 14th at the Hutchinson Metro Center at 1200 Waters Place in The Bronx, NY, Senator Klein will host a job fair exclusively for our nation’s veterans. At the event, over 30 New York and Bronx based employers will reach out to veterans about current openings at their company or institution. To maximize the use of each veteran’s time, Senator Klein has only invited those employers who currently have job opportunities available and are actively seeking to employ our returning vets.

November 9, 2012
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Senator Klein Distributes 250 Free Flashlights to Pelham Residents Still in the Dark

Thanks to a generous donation by Home Depot, I was able to deliver 250 free flashlights to Pelham residents who are still coping with power outages. Alongside local elected officials and the Pelham Fire Chief, my staff and I handed out every last light at the Pelham Firehouse. There's still a lot of work to be done in the surrounding area, but I'm glad that we were able to make the black out a little more tolerable for a good number of Pelham residents.

November 5, 2012
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During Hurricane Sandy Recovery, Senator Klein Delivers Hot Meals to Seniors in Woodlawn

On Friday, my office learned that nearly 150 Woodlawn seniors in a highrise building were still without power. Concerned for these brave folks, my staff and I swept into action. Within three hours, thanks to the genrosity of local volunteers and a great Bronx restaurant (The Pine), I delivered 150 hot meals to every resident in the 100 unit apartment building. It took a lot of walking up dark stairwells, but it was definitely worth it. Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz joined me, and we can safely say that we have never met a more upbeat and appreciative crowd. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen!

November 5, 2012
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Senator Klein Helps Morris Park Recover

On Saturday, after soliciting relief donations for the MP community, Senator Klein went door-to-door on Morris Park streets to hand-out 250 free meal gift certificates to Frankie and Johnnie's restaurant on Bronxdale Avenue. A big thank you to Frankie and Johnnie's for their generousity to our community during these trying times. Senator Klein also took the time to survey the storm damage with Morris Park residents. 

November 5, 2012
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Senator Klein Hosts Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration!

On Saturday, October 13th, Senator Klein hosted his annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at Havana Cafe in the Bronx. At this year's event, themed Diversity United, Building America's Future Today, Senator Klein honored 45th Precinct Community Affairs Officer Miguel Caldero, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav, Morris Park Association Member Ostacia "Lefty" Negron, and Olympic Gymnast John Orozco. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. deliverd an inspiring keynote address.

Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th to October 15th, celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of American of Spanish, Mexican, Carribean and Central and South American descent. 

October 17, 2012
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Sign the Petition to Save Rusty and Help Pass the Animal Endangerment Act!

Click Here: https://www.change.org/petitions/our-local-state-representatives-pass-the-animal-endangerment-act-and-help-save-rusty#news

September 20, 12:00 AM - October 19, 12:00 AM
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A Great College Scholarship Opportunity from La Unidad Latina Foundation

Attention college bound Latino and Latina seniors in the 34th Senate District! La Unidad Latina Scholarship Fund is offering a college scholarship of at least $2,000 to one graduating senior in Senator Klein's new senate district. All qualifying students are encouraged to apply by completeing the attached application and submitting it to La Unidad Latina c/o The Hispanic Federation. The application deadline is September 14th and recipients will be announced on September 28th. Best of luck to all of the applicants!

File: 
UNIDAD Latina Scholarship Application.pdf

August 23, 2012
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June 19, 2012
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Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, Miss New York, and the IDC Release New York's Definitive Cyberbullying Census

Miss New York Joins NY State Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, and IDC in Releasing Results of Largest And Most Comprehensive Cyberbullying Census Ever Conducted

Nearly 10,000 NY Students Complete Survey; 70% Think Cyberbullying Should be a Crime

 

File: 
Cyberbully Final Report.docx

June 13, 2012
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Senator Klein, IDC, Release Cyberbullying Census - Push for Criminal Penalties as Part of Cyberbullying Package

Miss New York Joins NY State Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, and IDC in Releasing Results of Largest And Most Comprehensive Cyberbullying Census Ever Conducted

Nearly 10,000 NY Students Complete Survey; 70% Think Cyberbullying Should be a Crime

 

June 13, 2012
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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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