John L. Sampson's Press releases

Census 2010: Why It Is Important That You Participate Fully

Stand Up And Be Counted

By State Senator John L. Sampson, Democratic Majority Conference Leader

New York State Senate

 

In a little over a month the 2010 Census will swing into action. The goal is simple: to get as accurate a count as possible of all people living in the United States. This time the US Census Department has gone to great lengths to make the reporting form as simple as possible, non-invasive, and far shorter than in previous years. The census form contains only 10 relatively simple questions.

February 4, 2010
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Sampson: Take Advantage Of The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) This Tax Season

Free Tax Preparation Sites Will Help Qualified Taxpayers

February 4, 2010
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KIDS & FAMILIES STILL CAN’T WAIT

Senate Issues Groundbreaking Report on NY Family Court System

(Albany, NY) New York’s Family Court system is reaching a state of crisis, the State Senate Judiciary Committee finds in Kids & Families Still Can’t Wait: The Urgent Case for New Family Court Judgeships.

November 4, 2009
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Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson Announces Formation Of Special Committee Of Inquiry

(New York, NY)- Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson announced the formation of a special committee of inquiry to investigate the conduct for which Senator Hiram Monserrate was convicted by the State Supreme Court of Queens County.

October 20, 2009
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New York State Delegation of Legislators to China Announce New Business Opportunities to State

(New York, NY) Following a successful nine-day trade mission to China sponsored by the Asian American Business Development Corporation (AABDC), legislative leaders today announced several agreements reached which could result in millions of dollars in revenue to the state.

October 20, 2009
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

“Accusations against public officials are of the utmost concern to everyone in a just and civil society and I take them very seriously.  A court of law has now ruled and we respect the decision rendered by the justice system.

The leaders of our conference are discussing the potential for further disciplinary action by the Senate and will comment further once a determination has been reached.

October 15, 2009
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Legislators, Business Leaders And Academics Lead "Invest In New York" Trade Mission

Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm A. Smith and Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson, in cooperation with The Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC), have organized “Invest in New York,” a trade mission to China which will visit Beijing, Nanjing, Changzhou and Shanghai, from October 9 - 18. The purpose of the trade mission is to promote inward investment in New York State, spur economic growth and create jobs.

October 9, 2009
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Senate Passes Power For Jobs Program Provides Businesses Low Cost Power To Protect Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs

(Albany, NY) – Yesterday, the New York State Senate, led by President and Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Democratic Conference Leader John L. Sampson, passed legislation extending the Power for Jobs program which provides low cost power to businesses and non-profits across the state. If the program was not extended, New York faced the potential loss of over 250,000 jobs. 

June 24, 2009
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Happy Juneteenth

Senator John L. Sampson would like to wish you a HAPPY JUNETEENTH celebrating June 19, 1865, which marks the official end of slavery for African-Americans in the U. S., and the signing of Chap.#113 (2004) into law, which officially recognizes the oldest known African-American holiday in New York State.

June 18, 2009
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Notice of Public Hearing - New York State Senate Standing Committee on Ethics

 

Notice of Public Hearing

New York State Senate Standing Committee on Ethics

May 26, 2009
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A Free Medicines Program for Newly Unemployed Americans

Pfizer Inc. announced that it will launch an innovative program to help eligible unemployed Americans and their families who have lost their health insurance maintain access to their Pfizer medicines at no cost. 

May 18, 2009
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COPS Secure Our Schools (SOS)

The COPS Office is accepting applications for the 2009 COPS Secure Our Schools Program (SOS). This grant program provides funding to local governments to assist with the development of school safety resources.

May 11, 2009
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Mammography Saves Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        

April 29, 2009

Mammography Saves Lives

Senator John L. Sampson today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother's Day campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

April 29, 2009
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Senator Sampson Supports Student Literacy and Learning

ALBANY, NY -- Sen. John L. Sampson wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer with the 2009 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

April 28, 2009
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Swine Influenza: What New Yorkers Need To Know

What is swine influenza? Swine flu is a respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses that regularly cause outbreaks in pigs. There have been reports of serious illness and deaths due to swine flu in Mexico, but the recently confirmed cases in the United States have been mild.

April 28, 2009
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Senator John Sampson, Chair Of NYS Senate Judiciary Committee To Hold Hearings On Selection Process For Appointment Of Chief Judge

(Albany, NY)- Senator John Sampson, Chair of the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee, today, announced that his first order of business in convening the Judiciary Committee, prior to addressing the appointment of the new Chief Judge, is to hold hearings concerning the criteria employed by the Commission on Judicial Nomination during its selection process.

January 13, 2009
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