Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's Press releases

ADDABBO AND AVELLA TEAM WITH LANZA TO RESTORE SCHOOL BUS SERVICE CUTS

Albany, NY, Friday, March 30, 2012 – Yesterday, bipartisan legislation (S.6027), supported by State Senators Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) and Tony Avella (D-Bayside) successfully passed the State Senate.

March 30, 2012
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American Legion hit with $4,900 in city fines

They paid their service to this country, but now a Queens veterans group said they are being harassed over fine print in the city’s health code. To read more click on the Daily News link below...

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-03-20/news/31217190_1_city-fines-american-legion-post-fine-print

March 27, 2012
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ADDABBO MEETS WITH NEW YORK AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERS, PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR NEEDS AND CONCERNS OF VETERANS

Queens, NY March 26, 2012 -- NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs, recently joined American Legion veterans at a meeting in Albany to review and show support for the group’s 2012 State Legislative Program. 

March 26, 2012
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ADDABBO MAKES SUPPORT FOR LIBRARIES A PRIORITY FOR 2012-2013 FINAL STATE BUDGET

Also Sponsors Bills in Senate to Assist Libraries across the State

  

March 26, 2012
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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON GAMING LEGISLATION PASSED BY STATE LEGISLATURE

Queens, NY, March 20, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P.

March 20, 2012
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SENATOR ADDABBO’S STATEMENT ON BREAKDOWN IN TRANSPARENCY AND GOOD GOVERNMENT IN SENATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Queens, NY, March 19, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., released the following statement following the critical Senate legislative session last week:  

March 19, 2012
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ADDABBO APPOINTED TO SERVE ON NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Bipartisan Senate & Assembly Panel Charged With Negotiating Final Education Budget

 

 

March 19, 2012
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ADDABBO: WHAT HAPPENED TO $2.3 BILLION IN STATE AID FOR EDUCATION AWARDED BY THE COURT?

Wants State to Honor the Court Decision to Fund City Schools  

 

March 19, 2012
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Electeds HOLD FREE Tax Lien HELP on MARCH 8 IN GLENDALE

Senator Joe Addabbo, Assembly Member Mike Miller, City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley Help District Property Owners

 

March 13, 2012
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ADDABBO SPONSORS DATING VIOLENCE WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS AT TWO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS ON MARCH 9

Queens, NY, March 12, 2012 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the Senate’s Education Committee, sponsored a powerful learning experience on Friday, March 9—two Teen Dating Violence 101 interactive workshops—in the morning at John Adams H.S. in Ozone Park and in the afternoon at Martin Luther H. S. in Maspeth.

March 13, 2012
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ADDABBO INTRODUCES BILL TO HELP LOW-INCOME SENIORS AFFORD EXPENSIVE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Queens, NY, March 12, 2012 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the Senate Committee on Aging, has introduced legislation (S.6417) to provide greater access to prescription drugs for low-income seniors and the disabled. 

 

“Although Medicare now provides a Part D prescription drug benefit, the fact of the matter is that out-of-pocket costs may still be too much for many seniors to afford,” said Addabbo. 

March 12, 2012
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ADDABBO PUSHES BILL TO KEEP RESIDENTS FROM FALLING VICTIM TO “GET RICH QUICK” CONSUMER FRAUDS

Queens, NY, March 12, 2012 --  “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.”  That’s the word from NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) as he announced his co-sponsorship of Senate legislation (S.6276) that would require financial institutions to warn New Yorkers about the trap of falling for fraud schemes that require consumers to send out money as a condition of claiming their new riches. 

March 12, 2012
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ADDABBO’S STATEMENT REGARDING DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL CLOSURES

Queens, NY, March 7, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement today, reacting to this week’s announced proposal by the NYC Department of Education to close three high schools in his district:    

March 7, 2012
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ADDABBO SPONSORS LEGISLATION TO STRIP STATE FUNDING FROM COMPANIES THAT OUTSOURCE NEW YORK JOBS

Queens, NY,  February 24, 2012 -- Charging that “companies shouldn’t be rewarded with our tax dollars when they move New York jobs out of New York,” NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) announced that he is introducing legislation (S.1244) that would prevent businesses from reaping state tax breaks and other economic benefits when they outsource employment opportunities to other states and countries. 

February 27, 2012
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ADDABBO APPOINTED TO NEW BI-PARTISAN SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON LIBRARIES

Queens, NY, (Date), 2012:  State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens)has been appointed to serve on a new, bipartisan Senate Select Committee onLibraries to explore how New York can better support and provide assistanceto the more than 7,000 libraries that are located throughout every regionof the Empire State.    “Here in the Borough of Queens, where we are served by a trulytop-notch local library system, the importance of libraries is clear andcannot be overstated,” said Senator Addabbo.  “They are places to check outbooks, do homework, surf the Internet, search for jobs, take advantage ofinnovative programming serving many different interests and groups ofpeople, and much, much more.

February 23, 2012
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LEGISLATION CO-SPONSORED BY ADDABBO TO BOOST GRAFFITI REMOVAL EFFORTS IS APPROVED BY NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Queens, NY, February 21, 2012 -- Under a bill (S.585) co-sponsored by NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), convicted graffiti vandals would get a taste of their own medicine and be required to clean up graffiti and repair damaged property as part of their sentences, according to the Queens lawmaker. 

February 21, 2012
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ADDABBO BRINGS METROCARD VAN TO HOWARD BEACH & GLENDALE

Senator Is a Member of NYS Senate’s Committee on the Aging

 

 

February 8, 2012
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ADDABBO SIGNS ON TO LEGISLATION HALTING ISSUANCE OF HYDROFRACKING PERMITS

Queens, NY, February 7, 2012 -- In an effort to ensure that the State Legislature and other interested parties receive all of the information they need to determine the ultimate pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) has given his support to legislation (S.6261) that would suspend the issuance of new permits for this form of natural gas drilling in New York State until June 2013.  

February 7, 2012
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ADDABBO BILL TO PREVENT UNWARRANTED HARASSMENT BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES CLEARS SENATE

Queens, NY, February 6, 2012 --  NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced that his legislation (S.1242)  to protect New York residents from unfounded harassment by government agencies has been approved by the full New York State Senate.   

February 6, 2012
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ADDABBO VISITS RICHMOND HILL SCHOOL FOR LOCAL RED CROSS SAFETY PROGRAM

Queens, NY, February 6, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), visited students and staff at PS 273 in Richmond Hill in late January for a special program conducted by the American Red Cross (ARC) of Greater NY.  The ARC’s representative, Christian Jimenez,  presented the Scrubby Bear Program (see photos).

February 6, 2012
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