Martin J. Golden's News items

Senator Golden Invites Nominees For "women Of Distinction"

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction." The Senate will honor distinguished women from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception on June 5th, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of an exhibit proclaiming their special contributions.

March 18, 2007
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Senator Golden Statement On Caravan For Kids

Senator Marty Golden today issued the followed statement on the Caravan For Kids Campaign planned visit to his Brooklyn District Office:“Thank you for coming by my office during the Caravan for Kids. I want you to know that insuring a quality education for our children is something that is very important to me.

March 16, 2007
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Public Gives A Big Thumbs-up To Senate Majority Bill Imposing Stiffer Penalties For Attacks On Seniors

The Senate Majority’s proposed bill (S. 3684 - Golden) that would impose tougher penalties on individuals who brutally assault senior citizens received a tremendous vote of public confidence today in a new America Online Poll (AOL.com). The introduction of the bill followed the recent vicious attacks on Queens residents 101-year-old Rose Morat and 85-year-old Solange Elizee. The following question was posed today on the AOL.com website, and the results as of 4:15 p.m. are posted below: New York may make an assault on anyone over 70 a felony. Your view?

March 14, 2007
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New Proposal To Impose Stiffer Penalties For Attacks On Elderly New Yorkers Introduced By Senator Golden

Senate Committee on Aging Chairman Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced legislation that will impose tougher penalties for physical assaults on senior citizens. The announcement follows the recent vicious attack on Rose Morat, a 101-year-old Queens woman who was mugged on her way to church. The same attacker is also suspected of beating and mugging 85-year-old Solange Elizee just a half hour later.

March 12, 2007
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New Senate Proposal Will Empower Governor Spitzer To Pick Education Commissioner

State Senator Martin J. Golden(R-C, Brooklyn) joined colleagues in the New York State Senate this week in sponsoring legislation to reform and improve accountability within New York’s public education system by empowering the Governor to appoint the Commissioner of Education.This reform would enable voters across New York to hold the State’s top elected official -- the Governor -- accountable for the performance of the public school system.

March 11, 2007
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Senators Issue Urgent Call To Track New York's Missing Sex Offenders

Members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today called on Governor Eliot Spitzer to implement a three-point plan within the next sixty days to help identify the whereabouts of the more than 1,000 convicted sex offenders who have failed to comply with address verification requirements.

March 7, 2007
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Assemblyman Steven Englebright And Senator Martin Golden Join Forces To Push A Package Of Bills To Address Growing Issues Related To Alzheimer’s Disease

Albany, NY – New York Assembly member Steven Englebright and Senator Martin Golden, chairs, respectively of the committees on aging in their houses, said their committees would today approve a series of bills dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

March 6, 2007
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Senator Golden Joins Legend Albert King For Winter Basketball Camp Sponsored By Forest City Ratner

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) recently attended a winter summer basketball camp sponsored by Forest City Ratner Companies and the Nets hosted at St. Ephrem’s which was offered over the winter vacation free of charge.

The camp featured a special visit from former Fort Hamilton High School basketball legend and retired Nets staf Albert King who was born in Brooklyn. Mr. King’s best days as a basketball player came as a member of the New Jersey Nets but he learned the game in Brooklyn. Mr.

March 6, 2007
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Senator Golden Restores Bus Service For Local Students

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has assisted in the restoration of adequate school bus service for more than twenty students of Good Shepherd School living in Gerritsen Beach and the Sheepshead Bay section of his district.During the last week of January, Senator Golden received numerous phone calls from parents of Good Shepherd School concerning yellow bus service, having had been advised that the bus service provided to their children would be shortened.

March 5, 2007
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Making College Education More Affordable

With such an importance being placed on having the skills necessary to compete in today’s knowledge-based economy, obtaining a college degree has never been more critical. However, educating our students should not break the family budget.

March 2, 2007
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Senator Golden's Push Leads To Agreement Keeping Sexual Predators In Civil Confinement

Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn) joined Governor Eliot Spitzer in an agreement to keep sexual predators under civil confinement after their prison sentences are over. Senator Golden announced that the State Senate and Assembly are expected to pass civil commitment legislation in early March."This agreement is a tremendous achievement that will save lives, protect our children and keep our neighborhoods safer from dangerous sexual predators," said Senator Marty Golden.

March 1, 2007
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Senator Golden Delivers Senate Passage Of Wtc Accidental Death Benefit Bill

Albany- The New York State Senate gave final passage of a bill (S.2509-A.4697) sponsored by Brooklyn Senator Marty Golden that will ensure accidental death benefits for first responders to the World Trade Center attack. “This bill makes the necessary corrections to the 2005 law that ensure our first responders, that risked their lives to save others, have the necessary accidental death benefits,” said Senator Golden. “As a former New York City Police Officer, I know that these families are counting on our support to aid them and their families financially.

March 1, 2007
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Golden Joins Senate Passage Of Nixzmary's Law

ALBANY- In a continuing effort to protect New York’s innocent children from being victims of violent child abusers, the New York State Senate will passed "Nixzmary’s Law," a bill that would require a sentence of life without parole for parents or guardians who kill a child. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Mary Lou Rath and Senator Serphin Maltese along with Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) and Senator Frank Padavan.The bill (S.675A) is named after Nixzmary Brown, a seven-year-old Brooklyn girl who was brutally beaten and left for dead last year.

February 27, 2007
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Senator Golden’s Lunar New Year Event Planned At New Utrecht High School

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden, together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc., today is announcing that he will be hosting the 6th annual Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, March 4, 2006, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at New Utrecht High School located at 1601 80th Street in Brooklyn.

February 27, 2007
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Landmark Workers' Comp Accord Benefits Business And Labor

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with his legislative colleagues, today announced a landmark agreement to reform the state’s workers’ compensation system.Under the agreement, benefits for injured workers will be increased for the first time in more than a decade, and employer costs, which are among the highest in the nation, will be reduced by 10 to 15 percent with savings to grow over time."The agreement on workers compensation reform is a tremendous victory for workers, who will receive increased benefits, and for businesses that will see a signific

February 27, 2007
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Protecting Children from Internet Predators

The Internet is a wonderful tool that has transformed and improved the lives of millions, but sexual predators have also made it a potentially dangerous weapon that can be used to victimize innocent children.

February 27, 2007
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As Baby Boomers Retire, Legislature To Launch “Experience Wave”

Albany, NY—Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Senator Martin Golden today announced that New York will be the first state in the nation to introduce a package of bills to establish the infrastructure needed to keep older Americans engaged in the workplace and civic life beyond traditional retirement age. Designed to address the needs of an aging workforce, this legislation will remove barriers faced by older workers and the employers who need their skills, facilitate older worker training, and encourage older New Yorkers to engage in charitable services.

February 27, 2007
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Senator Golden Reminds New Yorkers That 9/11 Responders Must Register With Workers' Compensation Board By August 14, 2007

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is reminding all those who aided in the rescue, recovery or cleanup efforts of the World Trade Center ruins to register by August 14, 2007, with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. By registering, 9/11 responders will preserve the right to file a workers’ compensation claim in case of sickness in the future.

Without a second thought, tens of thousands of people rushed to help after the terrorist attacks.

February 26, 2007
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Senator Golden Honors Jenny Hynes For Raising Funds For A.l.s.

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden last week honored Jenny Hynes, a 2006 graduate of Public School 222, in the State Senate Chamber in Albany, with a New York State Legislative Resolution commending her efforts which raised over $650.00 for the A.L.S. Association.

Jenny Hynes lost her father, Michael Hynes, to ALS last June and this past Spring, led a fundraising effort for the ALS Association in his honor and to help find a cure. Working with her teacher, Ms.

February 23, 2007
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