New York State Senate Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. 15th District District Office 159-53 102nd Street Howard Beach, NY 11414 Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Judy Close 718-738-1111 Queens, NY, November 20, 2009 -- Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., today reported on the progress of the ongoing negotiations on the state budget. "Today, we are facing our greatest budget deficit in New York State history since the Great Depression," explained Senator Addabbo.
Queens, NY, August 3, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate's Racing, Gaming & Wagering Committee, today issued the following statement on the winning Aqueduct bidder: “Today’s selection by the New York Lottery of Genting New York LLC, means that finally, after almost a decade-long process, the future of Aqueduct Racetrack and the surrounding communities looks bright.” According to sources at New York Lottery, Genting was chosen for their professionalism and for their understanding of the needs of the community.
Senate Bill Allows for Keeping the Regents Program through 2011
Queens, NY, August 16, 2010 – During the recent summer session in Albany to finalize the state’s budget, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., reports that the Senate passed legislation that would restore the New York State Italian Regents High School Exam until 2011.
Addabbo said, "Working with Senator Diane Savino and my colleagues in the State Legislature, I am proud that we saved the exam from extinction when we went back into session and passed the final piece of this year’s budget. I intend to work just as diligently with them to insure this Regents Program is again saved for 2012."
Queens, NY, August 16, 2010 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced that the passage of a law to enable the merger of the New York State Office of Real Property Services (ORPS) and the Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) is a step in the right direction of making the state government more efficient. “By consolidating the agency responsible for New York State taxation with the agency that oversees local property tax administration, the State will realize more than $2 million in annual savings,” explained Addabbo. “In addition, the merger will allow for significant administrative and program efficiencies.”
Queens, NY, November 8, 2010 – With Election Day over, along with the mailers, phone calls and commercials, 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. “Elected officials have a lot of work to do in making people know that their state legislature can operate in a professional and responsible manner.” The Senator understands that this will not be an easy task given the general frustration amongst the public and the previous dysfunction in Albany.
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: