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Important New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2015

As we rapidly approach the New Year, I just wanted to touch base to let you know that a number of new laws will be taking effect on January 1, 2015. These include:

 

Hire a Veteran Tax Credit – Starting next year, businesses can receive a tax credit for hiring and employing a qualified veteran. The credit is equal to 10 percent of the total amount of wages paid to the qualified veteran during their first full year of employment. If the veteran is disabled, the credit amount is increased to 15 percent. The credit is capped at $5,000 per veteran or $15,000 per disabled veteran. Any unused credit may be carried forward to the following three years.

 

December 22, 2014
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Statement on NYPD Killings

Today two members of the NYPD were brutally killed in an apparent execution in Brooklyn.  My thoughts and prayers go out to their families and all members of the department trying to keep our city safe.

Its unfortunate that our city has back tracked on 40 years of police relations.

December 20, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY PAJAMA DAY TOMORROW IN FIGHT AGAINST DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY (DMD)

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join the parents, friends and supporters of Pietro Joseph Scarso, a local 5 year old boy fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, at a press event tomorrow, Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. to mark the fundraising and public awareness campaign, “PJ’s for PJ”.

 

The press availability will take place at Pietro’s school, Stepping Stones – The Next Step, located at 9321 Ridge Boulevard in Brooklyn. All of the students will be dressed in their pajamas and have made a donation to Pietro’s Fight.

 

25 schools in total are participating in this community wide pajama party and fundraiser tomorrow.

 

December 17, 2014
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January 5, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN’S TESTIMONY TO THE MTA

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Member of the MTA Capital Review Board, released the following testimony given to the MTA at their hearing in Brooklyn regarding the proposed fare hikes:

 

December 11, 2014
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December 10, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS FEMA TO DO MORE FOR BROOKLYN IN WAKE OF SUPER STORM SANDY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following his learning that the Federal Emergency Management Agency may not necessarily take into account coastal protections like dunes and sea walls when calculating flood insurance costs for residents:

 

December 5, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN COMMENDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR SIGNING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER DISABILITY LAW

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is commending Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for ensuring New York State’s commitment to those who have fallen ill in the wake of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero, and signing S7628-A/A9562-A into law.

 

November 21, 2014
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR GOLDEN ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE

Brooklyn, NY – Preceding this week’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, State Senator Martin J. Golden issued the following statement:

 

November 20, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN CONTINUES TO CALL ON MAYOR DEBLASIO TO ADDRESS ISSUE OF ILLEGAL CONVERSIONS IN THE WAKE OF BROOKLYN FIRE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement following last night’s fire in an illegally subdivided building on Flatbush Avenue that killed one and injured fifteen:

 

“The issues surrounding illegal conversions overtaking communities in our City, including in my district in Southwest Brooklyn, has been the topic of many conversations amongst my colleagues in government, community organizations and residents. Last night’s fire on Flatbush Avenue, which resulted in a loss of life and many injured, further highlights the need for Mayor Bill de Blasio to create a multi-agency task force to address this issue.

 

November 20, 2014
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Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Veteran Council Job Opening Announcements

Application Support – Entry Level

 

Launch Your Application Support Career on Wall Street working in IT and finance

 

Successful candidates will receive intense technical training (approximately 12 weeks) in various technologies, concepts and methods applicable to working in the finance industry and will be employed by FDM as Application Support Analysts, Business Analysts, or Project Managers for a minimum of two years.

 

November 20, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGS TO BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO THE COMMUNITY

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who this week is delivering turkeys to local food pantries and senior centers in preparation for Thanksgiving, is today announcing his plans to host two Christmas tree lightings which promise to bring holiday cheer and excitement, with a special visit from Santa Claus and hot chocolate for all.

 

November 19, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND PIETRO’S FIGHT ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR A COMMUNITY PAJAMA PARTY TO FIGHT DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined with Pietro’s Fight, in announcing a fundraising and public awareness campaign, “PJ’S for PJ”, set for December 18th, to help in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Senator Golden was joined by Pietro Joseph Scarso, his parents Dayna and Manni, Pietro’s Fight Co-Chair Samantha Altilio, and Aimee Pomaro, representing Tiny Tots Playhouse.

 

November 14, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S VETO OF MILITARY SERVICE BUYBACK BILL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Chairman of the State Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee and member of the Veteran and Military Affairs Committee, today has issued the following statement following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s veto of legislation he co-sponsored, S. 7839/A. 6974, that would amend the New York State Military Service Credit Law to authorize state and municipal pension credits for peacetime military service.

 

November 12, 2014
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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Senator Golden will host his Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

December 4, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Senator Golden will host his Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

December 3, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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December 19, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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December 12, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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