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Committee Meeting: Consumer Protection Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Senator Jose R. Peralta, Chair   Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Off The Floor

"CANCELED"

May 18, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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State Senator José Peralta, State Senator Diane Savino, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assembly member Jeff Aubry Call for Passage of the Wage Theft Prevention Act

(Queens, NY)- State Senator José Peralta, joined by State Senator Diane Savino, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky., Assembly member Jeff Aubry, Make the Road New York, The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 are calling for the passage of the The Wage Theft Prevention Act, S7050 (Savino), A10163( Heastie).

May 13, 2010
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Statement by State Senator Jose Peralta Regarding Mayor Bloomberg’s Threat to Close Senior Centers

“While we are facing tough budgetary decisions, Mayor Bloomberg’s threat to close up to 50 senior Centers that are life lines for our senior citizens is unconscionable and short sighted. Senior citizens depend on these centers for daily meals, community engagement and social services. We cannot stand by and allow Mike Bloomberg to ignore the most vulnerable and beloved members of our community. I call on the Mayor to first address the bloated budgets and redundancies in city agencies before he threatens to throw our seniors out in the streets.

May 11, 2010
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Senator José Peralta on Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposal to Close 20 Firehouses

“I understand that we must be fiscally prudent during these challenging economic times; however compromising public safety is not an option. Closing firehouses or cutting manning on for trucks is a recipe for disaster and we cannot allow Mayor Bloomberg to treat public safety like a line item in the budget. Our lives and our businesses depend upon a fully funded, fully staffed fire department.”

May 10, 2010
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PERALTA, SENATE TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TARGETS DOT SUSPICIOUS OVERTIME

Task Force Reveals Whistleblower Website Tip; Probes Officials on Wasteful Spending

ALBANY, NY – Senator Jose Peralta and The Senate’s Task Force on Government Efficiency unveiled a recent tip submitted to the Task Force whistleblower website regarding suspicious overtime pay at the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) at a press conference in Albany on Wednesday. Immediately following the press conference, the Task Force held a public forum to probe DOT officials on this issue and other potential findings of excessive spending.

May 6, 2010
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Senator Jose Peralta Calls for Wall Street Bonus Tax to Prevent Education and Adult Literacy Budget Cuts

(April 29, 2010) Today, Senator Jose Peralta was joined by Alliance for Quality Education and Make the Road New York to call on Wall Street to pay its fair share in order to prevent millions of dollars in education cuts to New York City Schools and adult literacy programs.

The groups cited Wall Street’s recent record profits of more than $61 billion in 2009 with bonuses for the same year exceeding $20 billion, while the average New Yorker makes $50, 000 annually, and called for them to bear their share of the state’s fiscal crisis.

April 30, 2010
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Lawmakers Slam Arizona Immigration Law

April 28, 2010 5:58 pm

Posted by Michael Johnson

With the budget talks at a stalemate, several Senate and Assembly Democrats took time to weigh in on the biggest national story – the Arizona Legislature’s controversial immigration enforcement bill. Senators Jose Peralta and Jose Serrano publicly denounced the new plan today. They say it would promote racial profiling. And Senator Peralta went a step further, calling the decision to sign the bill by the Arizona Governor a slap in the face of the federal government.

April 29, 2010
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Rev. Al threatens to fight Arizona's new immigration law

The Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday threatened to fight Arizona's tough new immigration law with civil disobedience -- and welcomed the prospect of getting arrested in the process.

Sharpton compared himself to the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, who rode interstate buses in mixed-race groups to protest racial segregation, saying he and his allies would become "Freedom Walkers," striding through the streets of Arizona without identification to show their opposition to the law.

"We will walk down the streets with no identification and submit ourselves to arrest,"

April 28, 2010
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PERALTA AND SERRANO DENOUNCE ARIZONA'S NEW IMMIGRATION LAW

(Albany, NY)- Following the controversial signing in Arizona of the nation's harshest anti-immigration law, Senators José Peralta (D-Queens) and José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and, and their Senate colleagues, held a press conference today to denounce the new law, and to call for immediate, comprehensive immigration reform.

April 28, 2010
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Press Conference: After the shocking signing in Arizona of the nation's harshest anti-immigration law Senators Peralta & Serrano will be holding a press conference to denounce the new law, and to call for immediate, comprehensive immigration reform

Albany, NY)- After the shocking signing in Arizona of the nation's harshest anti-immigration law, Senators Jose Peralta (D-Queens) and José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) will hold a press conference tomorrow to denounce the new law, and to call for immediate, comprehensive immigration reform. Arizona Bill 1070, which was signed into law on Friday, April 23rd, requires law enforcement to question people regarding their immigration status and to arrest individuals if there is "reasonable suspicion" that they are in the country illegally.

April 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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*NY State Senator Jose Peralta supports Congressman Raul Grijalva’s opposition to Arizona State legislature Bill SB1070 *

*“Anti-immigrant, anti-American”*

 

 State Senator Jose Peralta supports Congressman Raul Grijalva’s opposition

to Arizona State legislature bill SB1070 Peralta said “I support Arizona

Congressman Raul Grijalva’s objection to SB1070. As a Dominican American

who represents one of the most diverse communities in this country, I find

Arizona’s SB1070 anti-immigrant, anti-American and unconstitutional. This

April 25, 2010
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April 25, 2010
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*NY State Senator Jose Peralta supports Congressman Raul Grijalva’s opposition to Arizona State legislature Bill SB1070 *

*“Anti-immigrant, anti-American”*

 State Senator Jose Peralta supports Congressman Raul Grijalva’s opposition

to Arizona State legislature bill SB1070 Peralta said “I support Arizona

Congressman Raul Grijalva’s objection to SB1070. As a Dominican American

who represents one of the most diverse communities in this country, I find

Arizona’s SB1070 anti-immigrant, anti-American and unconstitutional. This

bill does not address comprehensive immigration reform; instead it will

April 24, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Consumer Protection Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Senator Jose R. Peralta, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 945 LOB

April 27, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Earth Day 2010: Senator Jose Peralta Passes Environmental Protections

Majority Passes Comprehensive Package to Strengthen Environment and “Green” Economy

(Albany, NY) Senator Jose Peralta (D) and the Democratic Majority demonstrated their commitment to environmental conservation this week by passing a package of bills designed to strengthen environmental and citizen protections for a cleaner, greener and healthier New York.

April 22, 2010
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Senator Peralta joins Senator Klein, Chair of the Task Force on Government Efficiency Unveiling Millions in Potential Savings

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASTED $200 MILLION OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS

April 21, 2010
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