Martin J. Golden's News items

Senator Golden: For The Sake Of New York's Economy And Shoppers, Let State Portion Of Sales Tax Expire

Brooklyn- As New Yorkers prepare to shop next week without the burden of the State sales tax, 4.375% on items of clothing and shoes under $110, State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling for the end of the State portion of the sales tax, to aid in the growth of New York’s economy, to benefit shoppers, and to make local stores and merchants more competitive against internet shopping and out-of-state businesses.

January 19, 2006
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Senator Golden: Our Children Are Safe

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a former New York City Police Officer, is announcing that an agreement has been reached in the State Legislature that will insure that no sex offenders will come off the New York State Sex Offender Registry.Under the agreement reached:-Level 2 and 3 offenders will be on the registry for life-Level 2 offenders can petition to get off the registry after 30 years-Level 1 offenders automatically come off the registry after 20 yearsSenator Marty Golden stated, "Megan's Law was truly one of the ground breaki

January 18, 2006
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Senator Golden Applauds Governor Pataki’s Plan To Establish An Education Tax Credit

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today was encouraged to hear Governor George Pataki’s push for an education tax credit.

Governor Pataki’s plan mirrors legislation sponsored by Senator Golden (S.1939-A) for an income tax credit. Both the Pataki and Golden proposals help all parents of public, parochial and private schools. A parent with eligible expenses would request a credit when they file their State income tax form.

January 17, 2006
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Senator Marty Golden Announces Blood Drive For Matthew Long

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that he has made arrangements with Maimonides Medical Center and the Auxiliary Police of New York to to host a three day blood drive in the name of Firefighter Matthew Long, a local resident, who was injured while biking to work during the transit strike.

Maimonides Medical Center Blood Bank, located at 4802 Tenth Avenue, 3rd Floor, will be accepting blood donations in his name on January 24, 25 and 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

January 13, 2006
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Senator Golden Calls For Substantial Income And Business Tax Cuts

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden is putting the final touches on a bill calling for substantial personal income and small business tax cuts. The Senator’s bill calls for a balanced multi-year tax cut funded in-part by the projected $2 billion state surplus.“The state surplus is taxpayer money and it should be returned to the people who earned it,” said Senator Marty Golden. “With the cost of living rising due to steep increases in energy prices, taxpayers are feeling the effects at the gas pump, in our energy bills, and for many day-to-day goods and services.

January 12, 2006
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Golden Joins Senate Passes Sex Offender Legislation

The New York State Senate yesterday passed legislation (S.6019, sponsored by Senator Dean Skelos) that would require the lifetime registration of sex offenders and prevent sexual predators from coming off the State sex offender registry later this month.

January 11, 2006
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NYC Transit To Monitor 4th Avenue In Response To Complaints About Excessive Number Of Buses

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Transit Authority will take action to aid in the reduction of the excessive number of out-of-service buses traveling along 4th Avenue disturbing the quality of life of all residents.

January 6, 2006
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Senator Golden Announces Victory Memorial Hospital To Accept Blood Donations In Name Of Matthew Long

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that he has made arrangements with Victory Memorial Hospital to accept blood donations in the name of Firefighter Matthew Long, a local resident, who was injured while biking to work during the transit strike.

Victory Memorial Hospital, located at 699-92nd Street, will be accepting blood donations in his name beginning on Monday, January 9, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling (718) 567-1224. Donors must be age 18 or older.

January 4, 2006
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Senator Golden To Host Region 6 Educational Town Hall Meeting With Superintendent And Administration

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a member of the State Senate Education Committee, will be hosting Superintendent Gloria Buckery and Region 6 administration officials for a town hall meeting with the parents and educational leaders of Community School District 22 on Thursday, January 19, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. at P.S. 207 located at 4011 Fillmore Avenue in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn.

January 4, 2006
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Golden Joins Senate Efforts To Create Veterans “Hall Of Fame”

Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and members of the Senate Republican Conference, including State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today proposed creating a New York State Veterans Hall of Fame to honor the courage, sacrifice and achievements of service men and women from across the state.

January 1, 2006
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Senator Golden Makes 2006 NYC Parking Calendar Available

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that his office has made available the 2006 New York City Parking Calendar at his district offices.

The 2006 Parking Calendar features a listing of the 2006 Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspension Calendar for the new year.

December 28, 2005
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Golden Urges Local Residents To Use 58th Street Ferry Service As Means Of Transportation To Manhattan

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is reminding local residents required to get to Manhattan, during the transit strike, of the New York Water Taxi ferry service operating at the Brooklyn Army Terminal located at 58th Street and 1st Avenue in Brooklyn.

December 21, 2005
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Senator Golden Calls Denial Of Holocaust By Iranian President Incredulous

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is denouncing remarks made by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in which he calls the Holocaust "a myth" and questions whether the Nazi killings of six million European Jews during World War II occurred. Ahmadinejad went on to urge the destruction of Israel calling for Israel to "be wiped off the map".An outraged Senator Marty Golden today stated, "Statements such as this from the leadership of such a highly visible nation as Iran is both irresponsible and incendiary.

December 15, 2005
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Senator Marty Golden Urges Community To Help U.s. Troops Phone Home For The Holidays

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the State Senate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Homeland Security, today is encouraging local residents to support members of the United States Military by supporting the U.S.O.’s Operation Phone Home, a program to give prepaid phone cards to those serving in forward-deployed locations.The United Service’s Organization, incorporated in New York in 1941, has provided America’s men and women in uniform with a sense of home away from home for more than six decades.

December 14, 2005
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Golden Honors Business For Hurricane Relief Efforts

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) presented New York State Certificates of Achievement to the employees of Peggy O’Neills in Coney Island, James Quigley the Manager and Janice Higgins an employee for their outstanding citizenship to those in need during the devastation from the Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. In total, over $6,000 was raised by these individuals combined for both relief efforts.

December 14, 2005
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December 13, 2005
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Important Information From Senator Golden

Brooklyn-Senior citizens who have found themselves confused by the new Medicare prescription drug benefit (Part D) are urged to contact State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, who has made available an informational flyer entitled, "Medicare, EPIC & You: Understanding the New Rx Benefit".

December 13, 2005
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Golden Obtains Transportation Safety Enhancements For Gerritsen Avenue

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that through his efforts, the Department of Transportation has made numerous safety enhancements along Gerritsen Avenue which will benefit all residents and all traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular, thus improving the quality of life and the safety of the entire community.

Senator Golden is highlighting the planned installation of additional street lighting along Gerritsen Avenue to be completed by February 2006.

December 6, 2005
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Golden, Mirones Applaud Judge's Decision: Nypd Bag Searches Legal

Brooklyn- Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblyman Matthew Mirones (R-C-I, 60th District) today issued a joint statement applauding the judge’s swift ruling that the NYPD subway bag searches are constitutional. "Insuring that our subway remains a safe mode of transportation for all New Yorkers is the priority and the intent of New York City's subway bag inspection program. To compromise it to any degree would be unacceptable and that is why I applaud this ruling.

December 2, 2005
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