Queens, NY, January 11, 2013 – Pictured is NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), as he is sworn in for a third two-year term in the State Senate chambers by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman on Thursday morning, January 10, 2013.
Queens, NY, January 9, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement today in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State Message to the Legislature:
A year ago this week, the Queens community came together to welcome Resorts World Casino New York City (RWC) to the borough. One year later, we have 1,750 new jobs, $410 million in additional tax revenue, and an anchor business in Queens that is partnering with local business both in joint marketing plans and vendor agreements, helping them to thrive and grow. Resorts World has been a tremendous partner to the Queens community and the impact it’s having on our local economy will only grow in the years to come.
From August through October, the senator sponsored a series of lectures at senior centers in his district covering the changes to New York’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) prescription-drug program, now that the 2012-13 state budget restored $30.6 million, that will affect EPIC members starting January 1, 2013.