Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's Press releases

SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON PROPOSED COMMON CORE CHANGES BY BOARD OF REGENTS

I truly believe the proposed changes to the implementation of the Common Core standards delivered by the Board of Regents are a direct result of the outcry heard from parents, teachers and administrators. We should consider these proposals in light of the major, valid concerns raised and the goal of providing the best educational environment and opportunity for our children. The issues related to the roll-out of the Common Core standards and its effect on the curriculum and testing of our students is far from over.

February 11, 2014
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ADDABBO JOINS WITH COMMITTEE COLLEAGUES IN QUESTIONING STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTROVERSIAL COMMON CORE LEARNING STANDARDS

Queens, NY (January 27, 2014): During a very lengthy and occasionally contentious Senate Education Committee meeting with NYS Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr., NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) and his colleagues posed serious questions to the  Commissioner about the implementation of the controversial “Common Core” learning standards in New York schools, and expressed their concerns about excessive testing, how the tests affect teacher evaluations, the privacy of student data, and a number of other related issues.

January 27, 2014
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ADDABBO VOTES TO ADVANCE LEGISLATION TO BETTER PROTECT PRIVACY OF STUDENT RECORDS AND ASSESS EFFECTIVENESS OF “COMMON CORE” TESTING

Queens, NY (January 27, 2014): At a January meeting of the Senate Education Committee, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) voted to approve two pieces of important legislation: one to protect the privacy of student and educator records (S.6007) and another that would require a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness and fairness of the controversial new “Common Core” assessments (S.6009). 

January 27, 2014
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GOVERNOR SIGNS LAW CO-SPONSORED BY ADDABBO TO PROMOTE ANIMAL WELFARE AND PROTECT PETS FROM IRRESPONSIBLE DEALERS & BREEDERS

Queens, NY (January 14, 2014): Calling it “an important step forward for animal safety in New York State,” NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today hailed Governor’s Cuomo’s approval of a new law, co-sponsored by the Senator, which will help to crack down on pet dealers and breeders who neglect to provide humane treatment for animals in their care.

January 14, 2014
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ADDABBO SAYS A VARIETY OF VITAL EDUCATION ISSUES WILL BE IN SPOTLIGHT DURING UPCOMING 2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Queens, NY, December 17, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a long-time member of the Senate Education Committee, today noted that a variety of important issues deeply affecting New York’s school children, families, teachers, school administrators and the state’s entire educational system are expected to take center stage during the upcoming 2014 legislative session.

December 17, 2013
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ADDABBO STATEMENT FOLLOWING GOVERNOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF HOWARD BEACH RESILIENCY PROJECT

Queens, NY, December 2, 2013  -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), released the following statement following Governor Cuomo’s announcement:

December 2, 2013
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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING FULL GAMING IN NEW YORK STATE

Queens, NY, November 8, 2013  -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate’s Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, released the following post-Election Day statement:

November 8, 2013
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ADDABBO WILL INTRODUCE BILL TO ADDRESS SERIOUS FIRE HAZARDS OF COCKLOFTS IN AGING ROW HOUSES

Bill Would Provide Tax Incentives to Homeowners to Eliminate Fire Hazards

September 11, 2013
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ADDABBO APPLAUDS NEW STATE LAW PROVIDING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO CONSTITUENTS WITH SANDY-DEVASTATED HOMES

Queens, NY,  August 12, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is applauding the approval of a new state law (Chapter 250) he supported which will enable homeowners and tenant-stockholders whose homes were badly damaged or completely demolished during Hurricane Sandy to seek property tax relief from the City of New York.

August 12, 2013
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ADDABBO PRAISES PACKAGE OF BILLS TO AID AND HONOR NEW YORK STATE’S VETERANS

Queens, NY, July 15, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), applauded the State Senate and State Assembly for passage of legislation to increase job opportunities for veterans, aid disabled veterans in the civil service system, honor servicemen and servicewomen who served during the Cold War period in our nation’s history and help provide local tax relief to veterans’ organizations.  All bills will next be sent to the governor for review.

July 15, 2013
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ADDABBO INTRODUCES BILL TO REFORM PROCESS FOR AWARDING STATE GRANTS TO NONPROFIT COMMUNITY GROUPS

Queens, NY, July 15, 2013 -- In an effort “to take the politics out of the process and help our deserving local groups serve seniors, children, veterans and others in need,” NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) has introduced legislation (S.5709) that will enable not-for-profit organizations to apply directly to state agencies to obtain funds for programs they operate in the community.

July 15, 2013
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ADDABBO BILL PUNISHING THOSE WHO FALSELY SOLICIT DONATIONS, GIFTS OR OTHER PROPERTY IS APPROVED BY FULL SENATE

Queens, NY, June 18, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is pleased that legislation (S.3740) he sponsors and brought to his attention by a constituent, to crack down on people who defraud the public by pretending to collect donations on behalf of charitable and other organizations,  has been approved by the full State Senate. 

June 18, 2013
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ADDABBO APPLAUDS SENATE APPROVAL OF BILL PACKAGE ADDRESSING HURRICANE SANDY CONCERNS

Addabbo’s Legislation to Help Streamline Rebuilding of Breezy Point Homes Receives Senate Passage

June 18, 2013
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ADDABBO BILL TO BRING PEACE OFFICERS TO RESORTS WORLD IS APPROVED BY RACING COMMITTEE

Queens, NY, June 3, 2013 -- In order to increase public safety and deter criminal activity in and around the Resorts World Casino, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) has been advancing legislation (S.3746/A.5461) to require that peace officers be installed at the facility with the approval of the State Gaming Commission.

June 3, 2013
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ADDABBO JOINS WITH SENATE COLLEAGUES IN CALLING FOR HYDROFRACKING MORATORIUM

Queens, NY, May 24, 2013 --  NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) recently joined his colleagues in the Senate in calling for action on legislation (S.4236-A) he co-sponsors to establish a moratorium on new permits for hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking. The proposed legislation would ensure that environmental and health experts have enough time to assess the full impact drilling would have on the public health and overall environment of New York State.

May 24, 2013
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ADDABBO’S 8th FREE RECYCLING DAY HAULS IN OVER 13 TONS!

Successful Spring Recycling Day Co-Sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Miller

May 21, 2013
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ADDABBO CO-SPONSORS BILL TO FULLY RESTORE CUTS TO STATE PROGRAMS SERVING DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Queens, NY, May 13, 2013 -- In an effort to “make state services for some of our most vulnerable New Yorkers whole again,” NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is co-sponsoring legislation (S.4777/A.6692) that seeks to restore harmful cuts made to programs for developmentally disabled adults and children in the recently adopted 2013-2014 State Budget. 

May 13, 2013
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ADDABBO BILL THAT HELPS VETERANS AND POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS BETTER COMMUNICATE ABOUT JOB SKILLS GETS APPROVED BY VETERANS COMMITTEE

Queens, NY, April 23, 2013 --  State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) announced that legislation he sponsors (S.4402) to help employment-seeking veterans and potential employers to better communicate about job skills earned in the military, was recently approved by the NYS Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs. 

April 23, 2013
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ADDABBO COSPONSORS SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR SERIES WITH QUEENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

“Social Media Marketing Made Simple” Comes to Forest Hills on May 2  

April 18, 2013
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