Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN ALLOCATES $1.2 MILLION TO SUPPORT LOCAL SCHOOLS

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has awarded $1.2 million in capital funding to six schools in his district.

Senator Golden has awarded $200,000 to the following schools in Districts 20, 21 and 22 including Public School 215, Intermediate School 278, Public School 112, Intermediate School 187, Public School 104 and Public School 185. The capital grants have been allocated to each school to support a variety of projects including labs, various infrastructure projects, and computers.

February 12, 2010
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February 10, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO SUPPORT RESOLUTION IN STATE SENATE CALLING ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO MOVE 9/11 TERROR TRIAL OUT OF NEW YORK

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, today joined his colleagues in voting to approve a State Senate Resolution (J3889) calling on the Obama Administration to move the 9/11 terror trials of New York without delay. The New York State Senate's action follows in the wake of the President's refusal this past Sunday to commit to moving the trial out of New York.

February 9, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S PROPOSED CHANGES TO MTA MOBILITY TAX

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) issued the following statement in response to Governor Paterson’s proposed “improvements” to the MTA mobility tax in his 21-day amendments to the 2010-2011 Executive Budget:

“One would never know that Governor David Paterson used to represent part of New York City as a member of the State Senate. This proposal is anything but an “improvement” for New York City. It is more like another step toward asking businesses in the Big Apple to close and for even more jobs be lost under his watch.

February 9, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND AMERICAN ITALIAN CANCER FOUNDATION TO OFFER FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS FOR WOMEN OF THE COMMUNITY

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation in March at both of his district offices.

February 5, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN WANTS TO HEAR FROM EXPRESS BUS RIDERS

Senator Golden Plans Visits to Local Bus Stops to Mobilize Community Against Planned Express Bus Service Cuts

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will begin distributing a survey at local express bus stops to riders of the X 27/X37 and the X 28/X38 bus routes in an effort to mobilize commuters against planned service cuts.

February 5, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS: TOUGHER MEDICAID FRAUD EFFORT NEEDED TO STOP ABUSE AND SAVE TAX DOLLARS

Senator Golden Named to New Medicaid Fraud Task Force

Albany- In an effort to strengthen the state’s efforts to fight Medicaid fraud, which is driving up spending and taxes at the state and local levels, Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos today announced the creation of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud, appointing Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) to serve as a member.

February 2, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL TO ALLOW WINE SALES IN GROCERY STORES

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd Senate District) today issued the following statement in response to Governor David Paterson’s proposal to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores across the State of New York:“Governor Paterson is again proposing to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores across New York State.

February 1, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN REMINDS THOSE ELIGIBLE TO FILE FOR THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today reminding eligible New Yorkers to file for the Earned Income Tax Credit, as part of the nationwide campaign designating January 29, 2010, “EITC Awareness Day”.The Earned Income Tax is a refundable credit for low income employees, designed to help eligible taxpayers lower their taxes or receive refunds. National estimates indicate that 15 to 20 percent of eligible workers do not claim their Earned Income Tax Credit benefits at the federal or municipal level. Last year, the average EITC amount was $2,000.

January 29, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES NEW YORKERS TO JOIN EFFORT TO MOVE TERROR TRIALS OUT OF NY

 Golden Announces Support for State Senate Resolution Opposing 9/11 Terror Trials From Taking Place in New York City

January 29, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN: LET'S START HIRING PEOPLE AGAIN IN NEW YORK STATE

GOLDEN JOINS WITH REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES IN CALLING FOR PASSAGE OF MAJOR NEW JOBS INITIATIVE

January 27, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE EXPULSION OF MONSERRATE

Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I – Brooklyn) has called for the immediate expulsion of Senator Hiram Monserrate.  Golden’s call follows recent reports where Monserrate has compared himself to fallen civil rights workers, and the introduction of a resolution to expel Senator Monserrate from the State Senate. 

January 25, 2010
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Senator Golden Calls on Governor Paterson and Legislative Leaders to Restore Cuts for Child Abuse Prevention

Senator Martin J. Golden (R, C, Brooklyn) today called on Governor David Paterson and legislative leaders to restore the Governor’s draconian cuts to child abuse prevention in the Executive Budget.

January 25, 2010
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Senator Golden on Inside City Hall

Senator Golden on Inside City Hall discussing the budget proposal announced by Governor David Paterson on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.  Follow the link to see the video.  http://ny1.com/content/112392/story

January 22, 2010
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Governor Paterson Urges President Obama to Release Home Heating Assistance Funds

ALBANY, NY - Governor David A. Paterson today called on President Barack Obama to release $590 million in home heating assistance funds to help families cope with cold winter temperatures blanketing the country. The Governor made the appeal at a time when more New Yorkers are in need of additional funds to help keep their households warm this winter season.

January 20, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S PROPOSED 2010-2011 BUDGET

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Paterson’s proposed 2010-2011 budget, calling it a “completely unacceptable” budget for New Yorkers.

January 19, 2010
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Senator Golden Encourages People to Help Haiti's Earthquake Victims

The Red Cross has contacted Senator Golden with the following information.

January 13, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN KICKS OFF LOCAL SCHOOL CONTEST

SENATOR GOLDEN KICKS OFF LOCAL SCHOOL CONTEST

STUDENTS TO COMPETE TO BE NAMED

January 12, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN STARTS PETITION DRIVE TO FIGHT AGAINST M.T.A’S PLANNED SERVICE CUTS SET TO GREATLY IMPACT DISTRICT

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has begun to circulate two petitions in response to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s planned devastating services reductions to bus service in his district.

Senator Golden has authored two petitions, one opposing service cuts to the B31 in Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach and one opposing the complete elimination of the B37 bus route, as well as weekend service on the X 27 and X 28 bus routes. The petitions also oppose the planned elimination of free student metro cards.

January 6, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO PROVIDE FREE INCOME TAX SERVICE TO SENIOR CITIZENS AND LOW INCOME RESIDENTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden has announced that he will provide free income tax preparation services, for the 13th year, to senior citizens and residents of his district earning less than $30,000. Appointments will be available at his district office located at 7408-5th Avenue, from February 4th through April 15th, every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

January 4, 2010
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