Queens, NY, April 3, 2012 – At the end of State Budget negotiations, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), announced that Governor Cuomo has included in his 2012-2013 Budget a bridge toll discount for Rockaway and Broad Channel residents who have been paying tolls to cross the bridge that connects them to the rest of Queens.
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.
Queens legislators and some good government groups are lashing out at an agreement reached in Albany during a session that ran into the early hours last Thursday morning on a number of unrelated issues, including redistricting, pension reform and casino gambling, saying it was a “dirty” back-door deal that kicks the public in the gut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Queens, NY, March 7, 2012 – NYS 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:
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.