Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's Press releases

ADDABBO: NYS TAX DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES FREE TAX FILING SERVICE FOR ELIGIBLE TAXPAYERS

Website Offers Qualifying Guidelines for Using FreeFile 

Queens, NY, March 15, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), who serves on the Senate’s Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, urged taxpayers to take advantage of FreeFile – a program providing free state and federal tax preparation and e-filing services to qualified New York State taxpayers.  Half of New York’s taxpayers qualify for free or reduced fees to file electronically through FreeFile. You may be eligible if you earned $58,000 or less in 2010 or if you served in the military in 2010.   

March 15, 2011
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ADDABBO, MILLER PUSH PASSAGE OF SEX OFFENDER EMPLOYMENT ACT IN SENATE & ASSEMBLY

Bill Looks to Prevent Hiring Registered Sex Offenders Having Direct Contact with Children Under 16

March 15, 2011
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SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO STATEMENT ON PROPOSED SENIOR CENTER CLOSINGS

OUR GROWING SENIOR POPULATION HAS ENOUGH TO WORRY ABOUT THESE DAYS AND I BELIEVE IT WAS WRONG FOR THE MAYOR TO RELEASE THE LIST OF POSSIBLE SENIOR CENTER CLOSURES AND USE OUR SENIORS AS TOOLS OF THE BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE STATE. 

March 9, 2011
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ADDABBO SUPPORTS GOVERNOR’S PROGRAM BILL THAT ENSURES OVERSEAS MILITARY VOTERS ARE TREATED FAIRLY IN SPECIAL ELECTIONS

 

Bill Now in Assembly; Fixes Discrepancy Between State & Federal Laws 

 

Queens, NY, March 7, 2011 –  NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), ranking member of both the Senate’s Elections Committee and its Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs Committee, supports the Governor’s Program Bill #4, announced by Governor Cuomo on February 23, which has been passed by the Senate and now needs passage in the Assembly. Once passed by the legislature and signed by the governor, it would take effect immediately.  

March 8, 2011
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Senator Addabbo's statement on education bill S.3501B

Queens, NY, March 1, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate's Education Committee, released the following statement on education bill S.3501B, scheduled for a vote today:

 

March 1, 2011
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ADDABBO TO NYS LEGISLATORS: “BE HEROES OF REDISTRICTING REFORM, NOT ZEROES”

Queens, NY, February 28, 2011 --  NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., ranking member of the Senate Elections Committee, releases his views on some recently introduced bills by both parties, to bring independent redistricting reform to New York State. 

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO STATEMENT ON HIGH SCHOOLS REPORT

FEBRUARY 15, 2011

 

While I am concerned about the conditions mentioned in the report regarding the area

high schools, I am pleased that the New York State Department of Education/New York

City Department of Education Joint Intervention Team has recommended to keep the schools

open.  I intend to work with the DOE to ensure that the best education possible is provided

for the young students and their families.  It is time to move ahead and work together

to help these students achieve success.

 

February 15, 2011
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ADDABBO WARNS TAXPAYERS: CHECK CREDENTIALS OF YOUR TAX PREPARER

Tax Credit Fraud Investigation by Dept. of Taxation & Finance Saves the State Millions

February 15, 2011
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ADDABBO: “DON’T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE!”

Senator and Assemblyman Mike Miller Sponsor Free Seminar with Experts on How to Prevent or Eliminate the Growing Menace

February 8, 2011
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ADDABBO: SENATE COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING TO DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF HORSE RACING IN THE STATE AND AT AQUEDUCT

Queens, NY, February 7, 2010 -- The Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming & Wagering held a hearing in Albany on the future of horse racing and gaming in New York State.  Chaired by Senator John J. Bonacic (R-Middletown), the Senate panel included  Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the committee.    

February 8, 2011
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ADDABBO VOTES "NO" ON PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL

 No Relief for Residents of New York City  Queens, NY, February 1, 2011 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement on why he rejected S.2706, the property tax cap bill, when it came to a vote yesterday in the Senate:  "While I would have supported a true property tax cap that benefits all people, S.2706 does not include any property tax relief for residents of my district or anyone else in New York City who are specifically excluded in this bill. Therefore, I could not support this bill that could actually hurt my constituents." 

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February 2, 2011
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SENATOR ADDABBO BOOSTS SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGH TAX CREDITS

NYS Senate Passes S.1891 Providing NY Jobs Tax Credit for Hiring New Employees; Will Get Additional Credit Per Job if New Employee Collects Unemployment at Time of Hire

February 1, 2011
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ADDABBO: “DON’T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE!”

Senator and Assemblyman Mike Miller Sponsor Free Seminar with Experts on How to Prevent or

Eliminate the Growing Menace 

January 25, 2011
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ADDABBO SUPPORTS STATE SPENDING CAP AND BILL TO LIMIT FUTURE TAX INCREASES

Two Bills Seek a State Constitutional Spending Cap and a Supermajority Requirement to Raise Taxes        

January 25, 2011
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SENATOR ADDABBO'S STATEMENT ON JANUARY 10th CITY COUNCIL HEARING REGARDING THE DECEMBER SNOWSTORM

Queens, NY, January 13, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. released the following statement on this week's City Council hearing on the administration's response to the December 26-27 blizzard:  

"I commend Speaker Quinn and Chairs Crowley, James, Vallone and Williams for their excellent work at the City Council Hearing on the December snowstorm.  I also appreciate the administration’s taking responsibility for not declaring a snow emergency on the morning of December 26, and I am hopeful that the administration will implement their new 15-point plan for any future storm that approaches us this winter.  I believe if a snow emergency is declared early enough, it will be the catalyst for their ability to respond appropriately."

January 13, 2011
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ADDABBO BRINGS FREE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN BACK TO WOODHAVEN

Local Women Are Reminded: Have Breast Cancer Screening for Early Valentine’s Day Gift   

Queens, NY, January 10, 2011 – On Sunday, January 30, between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is sponsoring a free Mobile Mammography Van at the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven. An appointment is necessary. Call 1-800-453-8378, Ext. 1. Women ages 40 and over are urged to have a free screening for  cancer as an early Valentine’s Day gift to themselves. This is the seventh free mammography event the Senator has coordinated with the American Italian Cancer Foundation for women in his district since October 2008.  

January 11, 2011
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ADDABBO: LET’S GET TO WORK FOR 2011

Queens, NY, January 3, 2011 – With holiday season over, State Senator Joseph Addabbo says it’s time to focus on restoring faith back to the residents that their state government will be responsive to their concerns.

January 3, 2011
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SENATOR ADDABBO TO CHANGE ELECTION LAW IN JANUARY LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Seeks to Change Election Law in January Legislative Session     Queens, NY, December 29, 2010 -- NYS Senator Joseph P.

December 29, 2010
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ADDABBO WARNS SENIORS: BEWARE OF PHONY "POLICE CHARITY" PHONE SCAMS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Queens, NY, December 28, 2010 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate’s Committee on the Aging, warns seniors in his district that while it’s the season for giving, they should be wary of scam artists pretending to represent various police charities asking them for donations.  The Senator received reports that such phone scams have been made to older members of his district during December.

December 28, 2010
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ADDABBO: WAGE THEFT PROTECTION ACT NOW IS LAW

Co-sponsored Bill S.8380 Penalizing Employers Who Hold Back Wages and Overtime Pay Law Protects Workers from Unethical Treatment in the Workplace 

December 21, 2010
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