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Parker Proposes Jobs Creation Package

(Brooklyn, NY) Today Senator Parker joined his Senate colleagues in another charge to assist Main Street New Yorkers by releasing the Workforce Reinvestment Plan which includes 11 pieces of legislation sponsored by Senators Parker, Kennedy, Perkins, Espaillat, Montgomery, Stewart-Cousins, and Maziarz.  The plan covers a broad range of employment issues including training programs, workforce credits, alternative investment and reinvestment funds, educational opportunities, green jobs initiatives, nondiscrimination legislation and tax credits.  Senator Parker sponsored three of the eleven pieces of legislation proposed.

June 2, 2011
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Making Daily Living More Affordable: Senator Parker Proposes Alternative Energy Package to Alleviate the Pain at the Pump and Encourage the Use of Alternative Energy

(Brooklyn, NY) Today Senator Parker led his Senate colleagues in releasing an alternative energy package with seven pieces of legislation to address the affordability crisis faced by main street New Yorkers.  The legislative package included bills from Senators Parker, Peralta, Grisanti, and Maziarz covering a broad range of alternatives including prohibiting more than one increase in the price of fuel in any 24-hour period, providing tax incentives to individuals who purchase green vehicles, creating solar energy projects which project thousands of new jobs for New York, and expanding the Green EZ-Pass discount.

May 25, 2011
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Senator Parker Speaks on Shariah at NYC Bar

(Brooklyn, NY)  On May 18, 2011, Senator Parker addressed the New York City Bar Association, on the topic of, “Islam and Democracy in the U.S. – A Legislator’s Perspective.”  The New York City Bar Association founded in 1870, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students.  Today the City Bar has over 23,000 members.  

May 19, 2011
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Senator Parker's Statement on the Killing of Osama Bin Laden

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-21)

Contact: Umair Khan ‌‌‌‌‌| mukhan@nysenate.gov | 518-455-2580 ph |518-426-6843 fax

 

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2011

(Brooklyn, NY)  New York State Senator Kevin Parker released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement that Osama Bin Laden has been killed by U.S. forces:

May 2, 2011
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Senator Parker and Miss Haiti Universe 2010 Sarodj Bertin Tour FernandeValme Ministries

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

(Brooklyn, NY) – State Senator Kevin Parker welcomed Sarodj Bertin, crowned winner of Miss Haiti Universe 2010, to his 21st Senate District, in Flatbush where they toured Fernande Valme Ministries on Friday, April 15, 2011.

April 26, 2011
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Senator Parker Discusses Islamic Finance at the University of California Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-21)

Contact: Umair Khan | mukhan@nysenate.gov  | 518-455-2580 ph | 518-426-6843 fax

Immediate Release: April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011
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Senators Urge Chairman Ball To Reject Bigotry

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

Contact: Umair Khan │ mukhan@nysenate.gov │ 518-455-2580 ph │518-455-6843 fax

For Immediate Release: April 5, 2011

Senators Urge Chairman Ball To Reject Bigotry

April 5, 2011
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Senator Parker Requests Majority Leader Skelos Not To Disenfranchise Voters

For Immediate Release:  Monday, January 31, 2011Please contact: Umair Khan 518-455-2580 mukhan@nysenate.gov

SENATOR PARKER REQUESTS MAJORITY LEADER SKELOS NOT TO DISENFRANCHISE VOTERS

February 11, 2011
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Senator Parker Passes S. 1054 Legislation that Promotes the Sale of Low-Emission and Energy Efficient Vehicles

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, February 8, 2011Please Contact: Ricja Rice, Esq., (518) 455-2580rrice@nysenate.gov

SENATOR PARKER PROMOTES SALES OF LOW-EMISSION AND ENERGY EFFICIENT VEHICLES

(Albany, NY)  Today, Senator Kevin S. Parker (D-Brooklyn) passed a bill out of the New York State Senate’s Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, which if passed, would help stimulate the sales of low-emission and energy efficient vehicles..

February 11, 2011
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Senator Parker leads Senate in passing Groundbreaking Fair Pay Act

Albany, NY) Yesterday, the State Assembly followed the Senate in passing the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA). This historic legislation will protect thousands of hard-working men and women from unscrupulous employers who steal their earnings by paying less than minimum wage, misclassifying them as independent contractors, or by forcing them to work off the clock, among other underhanded schemes.

December 1, 2010
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SENATOR PARKER ASKS FOR A CHANCELLOR WITH EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) called upon Commissioner David Steiner of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to deny Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Cathie Black's request for her to receive a waiver, allowing her to serve as the Chancellor of New York City's Schools despite lacking professional experience in education.

November 11, 2010
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Senator Parker Honors Our Fallen Heroes

(Albany, New York) On November 11, we celebrate Veteran’s Day, a day for us to pay tribute to those who have fought to protect our country. This year, Governor David Paterson signed my legislation, which will take effect on Veterans’ Day 2010. This law will allow for the respectful disposition of the unidentified cremated remains (cremains) of veterans.

November 10, 2010
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Senator Parker says NO to Bloomberg's Food Stamp Plan

(Brooklyn, NY) -  Governor David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg plan to announce today their impending request for permission of  the U.S.

October 7, 2010
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Senator Parker speaks to Paul Schindler from Gay City News at BCAT studios in Brooklyn

 

Senator Parker spoke to Paul Schindler from Gay City News about the Bias Crime Bill he passed into law and the advocacy work he has done for the LGBT Community.

Link: http://www.bricartsmedia.org/community-media/brooklyn-independent-televi...

September 9, 2010
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