Queens, NY, April 11, 2011 – As new information continues to surface on the dangers of horizontal hydraulic fracturing, particularly in relation to the wastewater produced during the hydrofracking process, Senators Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), Ranking Member of the Environmental Protection Committee Tony Avella (D-Queens) and Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) have introduced a package of bills that aim to keep New York’s water clean against the effects of hydrofracking. First and foremost, the package calls for a ban on hydrofracking.
Queens, NY, April 5, 2011 – Responding to last month’s gang-related murder in his district of a young man by five teens now charged with manslaughter, who also are being investigated by the NYPD for hate crimes, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the Senate’s Education Committee, is co-sponsoring a bill (S.269), which would raise awareness about hate crimes through curriculum in the schools. Addabbo supported this bill in the Education Committee and the bill has been sent to the full Senate for a vote.
Local Women Urged to Welcome Spring, the Season of Renewal, with Breast Cancer Screening
Queens, NY, March 25, 2011 – On Saturday, April 16, between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is sponsoring a free Mobile Mammography Van, with the staff from St. Barnabas Hospital, at the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven. An appointment is necessary; call 1-718-738-1111. Women ages 40 and over are urged to have a free screening for cancer. This is the eighth free mammography event the Senator has coordinated with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation for women in his district since October 2008.
Queens, NY, March 16, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement on yesterday’s Senate budget resolution, now headed to conference committees for intensive negotiations, before the April 1 deadline:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."