Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's Press releases

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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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON BOSTON BOMB INCIDENT

APRIL 15, 2013 

MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THE TRAGIC INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED IN BOSTON.  

April 16, 2013
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AS EARTH DAY APPROACHES, ADDABBO PUSHES MEASURES TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE & HYDROFRACKING

Also Plans 8th Recycling Day Event in Forest Park, Queens, on April 28th

 

 

April 15, 2013
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ADDABBO SAYS, “ACTION MUST BE TAKEN TO REFORM NEW YORK STATE ELECTIONS PROCESS, PROVIDE MORE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR CANDIDATES”

Queens, NY, April 15, 2013 --  Saying that “we need to get to work right now to clean up our elections system and prove once and for all that our democratic constitutional republic is not for sale to the highest bidders,” New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

April 15, 2013
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SENATOR ADDABBO’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S PROPOSALS TO ADDRESS ALBANY CORRUPTION

Queens, NY, April 10, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., today released the following statement, reacting to Governor Cuomo's proposals to address Albany corruption:  
 

April 10, 2013
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SENATOR ADDABBO ANNOUNCES RENEWED EMPHASIS ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Queens, NY, April 8, 2013NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., (D-Howard Beach) today announced that additional funds have been allocated for the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) as part of the 2013-2014 State Budget, and noted new “green” opportunities for New Yorkers including the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit.  

April 9, 2013
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Addabbo: “April Is Autism Awareness Month

Urges Increased Awareness, Advocacy and Understanding of Autism and Its Effects

 

April 8, 2013
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FEMA HOSTS A TOWN HALL ON APRIL 11 IN HOWARD BEACH

Discussion Will Cover Proposed Flood Maps and Insurance Requirements

April 3, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. ON BUDGET FUNDING TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR NEW YORK CITY O.T.B. RETIREES

Queens, NY (March 27, 2013): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a staunch champion of the effort to provide promised health care benefits to retirees of the bankrupt New York City Off-Track Betting (OTB) Corporation, made the following statement on provisions included in the new 2013-2014 State Budget, approved by the Senate, to provide this long-awaited coverage: 

March 27, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR ADDABBO ON LEGISLATIVE PASSAGE OF 2013-2014 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET PLAN

Queens, NY, March 27, 2013 -- New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) made the following statement regarding the March 27th early morning passage of the 2013-2014 New York State Budget:

 

March 27, 2013
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ADDABBO RETURNS NYS DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES MOBILE COMMAND CENTER VAN TO HOWARD BEACH: SATURDAY, MARCH 30

Insurance Assistance in Queens to Help Sandy Victims; 7-Day Storm Hotline Is Staffed 

March 26, 2013
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