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First African- American Woman Appointed To Gov. Paterson’s Commission On Hiv/aids

Nomination made by Senator Parker who champions HIV/AIDS causes in the Senate

 

March 27, 2009
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Senator Parker Praises Major End-of-session Victories; Says “there Is More To Do”

Brooklyn—State Senator Kevin S. Parker (D-Brooklyn) today said "a lot of great work was accomplished in the final days of this legislative session, but there is more to do." The Central Brooklyn lawmaker and Minority Whip pointed out that brownfields clean-up legislation, a bill to crack down on predatory lenders and help families facing foreclosure stay in their home, and "green" job growth initiatives all passed in the final days.

March 26, 2009
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B’klyn Residents Invited To Join The East Flatbush Disaster Relief Team

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IN GREATER NEW YORK, MT. ZION CHURCH OF GOD (7th DAY) and WE ARE ALL BROOKLYN 

ONE DAY OF FREE TRAINING – OCT. 26 OR NOV. 13 

March 26, 2009
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Senator Parker Announces Passage Of ‘historic’ State Education Budget

New York State's school aid increases by $1.7 billion over last year’s mark, raising the total to $19.2 billion for 2007-08, including $5.5 billion in fair and sufficient funding for New York City schools.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Parker Fights For More School Aid, Votes Against State Budget Legislature “in Contempt Of Court” For Shortchanging NYC Schools

          Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Kevin Parker last week voted against the State Budget because “it continues to shortchange New York City school children.”          Senator Parker said the Legislature’s budget, while providing sufficient capital funding for New York City

March 26, 2009
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Senator Parker Applauds Announcement Of Dmv Policy Change Of "authorized Presence" In The United States To Obtain Driver’s License

Brooklyn, NY – Saying that "this is good news for all drivers as well as the State’s economy," State Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) applauded Governor Spitzer’s announcement to make drivers’ licenses available to more New Yorkers including undocumented immigrants. "This is a huge move for the community and Governor Spitzer should be congratulated for making it happen," said Senator Parker.

March 26, 2009
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Taking The Sting Out Of Hiv/aids – Know Your Code!

It has been approximately 25 years since we were first confronted with HIV/AIDS in the United States and New York State. This is a disease that has touched millions of lives including my own and many people in my Senate district. I watched my own brother who was an intravenous drug user, waste away from this awful, debilitating disease. It is a painful burden to bear. And so I understand what it is like for the millions of families around the world who live through a similar experience.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Parker Applauds Patients-first Approach In Restructuring New York’s Medicaid Program

Brooklyn lawmaker said. “Despite Legislative additions made to the Governor’s proposal, Senate Democrats reduced the Medicaid annual growth rate from an unsustainable 8 percent to 1.7 percent. That’s all the more remarkable when you consider the rate has been at 8 percent since 2001.”Senator Parker noted that Medicaid spending in New York next year would have reached $48.7 billion, or nearly 35 percent of the state budget, had strong steps not been initiated.

March 26, 2009
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Statement form State Senator Kevin Parker on the MTA Fare Hikes

 “The MTA’s decision to raise transit fares and cut services for workers, seniors, and students in New York City proves just how out of touch they are from the problems of the people they are charged to serve. Every New Yorker has to tighten their belt, why not the MTA?

I oppose the MTA’s plan to impose tolls on NYC drivers, I oppose this latest massive and unwarranted fare increase, and I oppose the MTA’s desire to impose a large, new “mobility” payroll tax on downstate workers and businesses. There is a better way.

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Kevin Parker Letter

March 25, 2009
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State Senator Parker Joins Senate Majority Leader Smith To D.C. To Lobby For Stimulus Package With Congress

About Senator Kevin Parker Senator Kevin S. Parker is committed to restoring the overall quality of life for the constituents of the 21st Senatorial District in Brooklyn. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker has been a Flatbush resident for more than 30 years. Having been nurtured, schooled and employed in the district, Senator Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of this ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in several communities which include: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park.

February 13, 2009
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Statement From State Senator Kevin Parker On The Appointment Of Jonathan Lippman To The Court Of Appeals

"I congratulate Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman upon his confirmation by the Senate to the Court of Appeals.

Justice Lippman is a distinguished and widely respected jurist, with a fine reputation as an administrator. I have every hope and confidence he will live up to the standards set by his predecessor, the Honorable Judith Kaye, and will provide wise and progressive perspective from the bench."

February 11, 2009
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Senator Parker Encourages New Yorkers To Donate More Blood This Year

Critical Need to Restore Community Blood Supply

February 11, 2009
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Re-gifting Outerwear: Senator Parker Kicks Off Annual Coat Drive

Senator Parker Declared Yesterday a Day of Service for All Constituents!

February 9, 2009
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Statement From State Senator Kevin Parker On The Appointment Of Timothy Geithner To U.s. Treasury Secretary

“I congratulate Secretary Timothy Geithner upon his appointment to serve the 75th U.S.

February 3, 2009
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Statement From State Senator Kevin Parker On The Appointment Of Kirsten Gillibrand As Senator

" I congratulate Kirsten Gillibrand on her appointment to serve as Senator from New York State," said Senator Kevin Parker. "Rep. Gillbrand holds a great reputation and is a dedicated public servant. Governor Paterson's pick of Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand is a step forward for leading our state into the right direction as she brings with her a strong record of hard work and dedication."

January 28, 2009
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Senator Parker 5th "a Shared Dream" Concert Proven To Be A Hit Among Brooklyn Residents

Gospel Artist Kurt Carr & the Kurt Carr Singers Celebration Warms the Hearts of Many

January 26, 2009
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Senator Parker Announces Committee Assignments For The 21st District

Senator Parker Selected for Prestigious Committee Appointments

January 22, 2009
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Statement From Senator Kevin Parker On The Inauguration Of President Barack Obama

“ Today marks an historic moment for our country. I congratulate President Barack Obama on this historic election and inauguration. This is a celebration of our thriving democracy and a celebration of our nation's first African-American president.

January 21, 2009
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Statement From State Senator Kevin Parker On The Federal Court Term-limits Decision

“Today’s decision does not change that Mayor Bloomberg’s grubby power grab overrules the will of the voters as expressed twice through legal and binding referenda. 

January 13, 2009
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