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Why We Must Not Cut Free Student MetroCards

Why We Must Not Cut Free Student MetroCards

April 5, 2010
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Why the MTA Should Not Cut Free Student MetroCards

Why the MTA Should Not Cut Free Student MetroCards  

Recent announcements from the executive board of the MTA concerning its FY 2011-12 budget indicated that there must be drastic cuts in service on subway and bus lines, over 700 employees laid off, free transit passes for schoolchildren discontinued, in addition to cut-backs in Access-a-Ride. 

March 3, 2010
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WHY WE MUST WORK TO MOVE FORWARD ON AQUEDUCT PROJECT

 

 

New York State approved VLT gambling for Aqueduct Racetrack eight years ago. Now, two Governors later, VLTs are still not up and running at Aqueduct, a community's in a frustrated limbo, and our cash-strapped state is still not realizing much-needed income. 

February 25, 2010
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New Voting Machines

  

When you go to the polls in September, the old Shoup 3.2 mechanical voting machine - used in city polling places for about half a century - will be gone, replaced by Elections Systems & Software‟s (ES&S) DS200 Scanner and the AutoMark Ballot Marking Device.

ES&S will provide 5,000 to 7,000 voting machines to the city under a $50 million contract. According to the City Board of Elections, the board selected ES&S after completing a thorough evaluation and public hearing process.

February 9, 2010
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Op Ed - Election machines

 


New York State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee

 

In a recent vote, the New York City Board of Elections chose the Elections System and Software DS200 optical scan voting machines to replace our aged lever machines. The new machines will be used in this fall’s primary and general elections and will bring greater efficiency and accuracy to the electoral process, while ensuring that every vote cast is counted accurately.

February 3, 2010
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Swine Flu Information

 

Click on Swine Flu prevention tips and hotline PDF for more information.

April 28, 2009
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Notice of Public Hearing

New York State Senate Standing Committee on Elections...

April 9, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee to Begin Series of Five Hearings Across New York on Reform Bills and Oversight

Hearings to Target Different Election-related Issues Now Through November

April 9, 2009
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