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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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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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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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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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Statement From Senator Kevin Parker At The Start Of The 2009 Legislative Session

Malcolm Smith elected Majority Leader, Parker accepts committee appointment 

January 8, 2009
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Senator Parker Helps Make Christmas A Happy Holiday For Local Children

Annual holiday toy give-away offered hundreds of toys for children in need

Brooklyn, NY – As part of an annual tradition, Senator Parker hosted his fifth toy give-away party to donate over 450 toys for children in need. This year with the help of Health Plus, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Forest City Ratner and Toys ‘R’ Us, the holiday season kicked off on a cheerful note.

December 19, 2008
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Brooklyn Lawmaker Presents Capital Funding Support To Jewish Community Council

State Senator Parker presents $100,000 check to community center upgrades

December 15, 2008
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A Statement From State Senator Kevin Parker On The Occasion Of World Aids Day

21ST SENATE DISTRICTMINORITY WHIP OF THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE

 

December 1, 2008
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Senator Parker Demands Real Solutions To Solve Economic Crisis

“HOW we budget-in terms of generating new revenues and reducing state expenses- not WHAT we budget is what should be on the table.” 

November 13, 2008
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State Senator Kevin Parker Scores High In 2008 Environmental Report Card

Senate Democrats Scored an Average of 90 during the 2008 legislative session

November 12, 2008
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