Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN TO BOARD OF REGENTS: DON’T SACRIFICE EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS TO SAVE MONEY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today released the following statement urging the New York State Board of Regents to maintain the existing high-school Regents examination requirements in New York State:

“I urge the New York State Board of Regents to immediately take the the proposal that would eliminate as many as 13 of the 17 high school Regents examinations, off the table. Regents exams in such subjects as social studies, foreign languages, science and math, must continue to be given in New York State schools.

March 8, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR LOCAL LEADERS IN CELEBRATION OF IRISH HERITAGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that he will be honoring local leaders in conjunction with the celebration of Irish Heritage Month.

 

The honorees to be recognized include:

 

Mark Cranston, Retired from NYC Department of Corrections and Current Chief of Staff of New Jersey State Department of Corrections

 

Father Dennis J. Farrell, Pastor, Resurrection Church

March 8, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON WABC/CABLEVISION NEGOTIATIONS

"I am disappointed that ABC Disney pulled the signal, denying millions of New York area households the ability to see WABC-TV.  It is time for both parties to put consumers first, and therefore I am calling on ABC Disney and Cablevision to agree to a binding arbitration process to resolve this matter.  It is imperative that consumers be held harmless during this process by having the signal restored immediately."  

March 8, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS JOIN RICHMOND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DAN DONOVAN TO UNVEIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT OF 2010

New York State Senate Republicans today joined Richmond County District Attorney Dan Donovan in Albany to unveil the Domestic Violence Act of 2010, a comprehensive effort to strengthen the State’s porous and ineffective domestic violence laws.

 

Among other things, the initiative would for the first time ever create a specific crime of domestic abuse in the State penal law and provide law enforcement with greater tools to stamp out domestic violence.

March 4, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT TO MTA AT BROOKLYN BOROUGH HEARING ON PLANNED SERVICE REDUCTIONS

SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT TO MTA AT BROOKLYN BOROUGH HEARING ON PLANNED SERVICE REDUCTIONS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) was among those testifying at the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s public hearing held in Brooklyn tonight against the service reductions which would significantly impact his district.

The complete text of Senator Golden’s testimony is below.

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Good evening. I am State Senator Marty Golden representing the 22nd Senate District in Southwest Brooklyn.

March 3, 2010
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Senators Volker, Golden, Padavan and Lanza Call for Reversal of Dangerous Division of Parole Directive Tying Hands of Parole Officers, Allowing Parole Violators to Go Free;

Republican State Senators Dale Volker, Marty Golden, Frank Padavan and Andrew Lanza today called on the Paterson administration’s State Division of Parole Services to reverse its dangerous new policy allowing convicted drug, sex and other violent offenders out on parole to remain free even if they fail a drug test or commit other illegal actions which violate the terms of their parole.

 

March 3, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS SENATE REPUBLICANS IN INTRODUCING JOB CREATION BILL

Incentives Could Create Thousands of New Jobs; U.S. Senate Passes Similar Plan

State Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, Senator Marty Golden and members of the Senate Republican Conference announced today that legislation to create thousands of new jobs and turn around the state’ economy has been introduced. The jobs plan provides tax credits to businesses that create new jobs, eliminates the state corporate franchise tax for small businesses, and rolls back the personal income tax surcharge that hit small businesses last year.

March 2, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO SALUTE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS AT AWARDS CEREMONY

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will be hosting a dinner and awards ceremony to recognize individuals who have contributed to the success of community events hosted locally last year including the Summer Concert Series, the Easter Egg Hunts, the 2009 Halloween Walk, the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies and those who have volunteered and become part of CERT 1 NYC.

Certificates of Achievement will be awarded by Senator Marty Golden.

March 1, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), together with the Chinese American Partnership, today announced plans to host their Annual Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601-80th Street in Brooklyn.

The celebration will include cultural performances and food, entertainment, and the distribution of important community information. Senator Golden will honor local leaders at the event with proclamations from the New York State Senate. A lucky drawing will also be held for prizes.

February 26, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR LOCAL WOMEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing his plans to honor six women from the community for their outstanding service.

Senator Golden has selected to honor the following women:

Patricia Carlucci, St. Finbar’s Church

Lu Ann Campbell, Hairdress/Owner of “Going In Style”

Florence Forrester, Lutheran Medical Center Auxiliary

Rita Hollenga, New Utrecht Reformed Church

Paula Katinas, Reporter, Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator

February 25, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN CO SPONSORS LEGISLATION SO NEW YORKERS CAN RECEIVE STATE TAX RETURNS WITHIN 30 DAYS

Kicks-Off On-line Petition Drive To Protest Withholding of Tax Refunds

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator George Winner, S. 3985, that requires the Commissioner of the New York State Taxation and Finance to provide for the payment of State tax refunds within 30 days of the Department’s receipt of a taxpayer’s tax return unless there is a discrepancy.

February 25, 2010
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MTA Public Hearing

SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ENCOURAGES YOU

TO ATTEND A PUBLIC HEARING TO OPPOSE

THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY’S

PROPOSED CHANGES, SERVICE REDUCTIONS AND THE ELIMINATION OF STUDENT METRO CARDS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010

Brooklyn Museum, Cantor Auditorium

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

February 24, 2010
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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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