“The burden of the MTA’s budget deficit should not be placed on commuters already struggling in these hard economic times. The Rockaway Rebate Program benefits over 100,000 local residents. Rockaway residents should not have to foot-the-bill to travel on and off the Peninsula. I urge MTA Chief Executive Officer Jay Walder to immediately reinstate the program.”
“ Parks are an economic engine and promote tourism throughout the state. 55 Million people visit our state’s parks every year resulting in 1.9 billion in revenue. With the unemployment rate at an all-time high New Yorkers can take relief in knowing that over 20,000 jobs will now be created. With Memorial Day approaching I am certain that the residents of my district as well as New Yorkers throughout the state are eager to utilize our state’s great Parks. ”
(Far Rockaway, NY)- Senate President Malcolm A. Smith announced the passage of legislation which provides all public housing residents with limited mobility the option to live as close to the ground floor as possible. This comes after a deadly fire last year in Carleton Manor took the life of a mother and her handicapped daughter who lived on the 10th floor.“ In the event that there is an emergency, it's only fitting that public housing residents with limited mobility be located as close to the ground floor as possible.
Sweeping Legislation Provides Better Access, Better Care (Albany, NY)- Today, The New York State Senate passed a comprehensive package of legislation expanding services and increasing access for senior citizens, Senator Smith has announced.
Senator Malcolm A. Smith passed legislation (S5896c) to protect consumers from distressed property consulting service scams by requiring all companies offering these services to include a consumer warning statement in all advertisements.
Thank you to all of those who participated in the New York State Senate's fist ever online Town Hall. Since we're always striving to serve the people of New York better, and this was our first attempt at an event like this, we would appreciate your feedback on how we can improve the experience.