Newsroom

STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN ASKS FOR UPDATE ON SANDY FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES STILL SUFFERING

Golden invited Mayor de Blasio to tour Gerritsen Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Sheepshead Bay to get a firsthand look at the problems many residents are still facing

Albany, NY – During today’s Public Hearing on the 2014- 2015 proposed executive budget, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) had an opportunity to question Mayor de Blasio on the ongoing recovery efforts for Superstorm Sandy.

January 27, 2014
Read more...

TESTIMONY FROM STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN & ASSEMBLYWOMAN NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS REGARDING THE B37

Submitted for the January 27, 2014 MTA Transit and Bus Committee Hearing at 347 Madison, New York, NY at 10:30 AM

 

Below Please find the submitted testimony from State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) regarding the B37.

 

January 27, 2014
Read more...

STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR GOLDEN ON THE ADMISSION CHARGE FOR THE 9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Following the announcement that the September 11th Memorial Museum will be charging a $24.00 entrance fee, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) released the following statement:

 

January 24, 2014
Read more...

Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair Monday, January 27, 2014 Room 123 CAP

PLEASE NOTE COMMITTEE WILL MEET IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SESSION

January 27, 4:10 PM - 4:13 PM
Read more...

STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON COMMON CORE AS RAISED IN GOVERNOR CUOMO’S BUDGET ADDRESS

Albany – In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s comments regarding the Common Core curriculum during the State budget address, Senator Golden has issued the following statement:

“I applaud and agree with the Governor’s decision to suspend testing from Kindergarten to 2nd grade, and I am glad to see the Board of Regents concurs. The entirety of the Common Core Curriculum must be reviewed, but nevertheless, standardized testing for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders is unnecessary.

 

January 22, 2014
Read more...

STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN ON GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO’S BUDGET ADDRESS

Albany, NY – Following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget address, State Senator Martin J. Golden issued the following statement.

 

“Today the Governor outlined his proposal for this year’s budget. I’m pleased that in two key areas, tax cuts and health care, we agree. Governor Cuomo highlighted the healthcare crisis facing Brooklyn and the Obama administration’s failure on behalf of our hospitals. Governor Cuomo is right in that without these waiver’s President Obama will essentially be closing some of Brooklyn’s hospitals .

 

January 22, 2014
Read more...

ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS, SENATOR GOLDEN AND ADVOCATES TO PUSH FOR FULL RESTORATION OF B37

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) is joining Sen. Martin Golden, MTA Board Member Allen Cappelli, transit riders and members of the Transit Workers Union to continue the push for full restoration of the B37 bus line, in advance of the MTA Board’s upcoming meeting. The event will take place on Friday, January 17 in front of the Guild for Exceptional Children, located at 6749 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn at 10:00 a.m.

WHO: Sen. Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn)

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island)

MTA Board Member Allen Cappelli

Transit Workers Union

January 16, 2014
Read more...

Support growing for NY Jobs for Heroes Program to assist disabled veterans

Last year, I voted for the NY Jobs For Heroes Program, a plan that would create a state contract preference for service-connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses in New York State. The Senate-approved legislation mirrors the highly successful federal program that is presently established for a contract set aside.

Currently, nearly 40 other states are successfully using this program. Unfortunately, the bill was not addressed in the New York State Assembly.

Providing this earned opportunity to our heroes is commonsense. That is why I was enthused by the Governor’s support of this plan in his recent State of the State Address.

January 15, 2014
Read more...

Senate Report: Cut Red Tape to Create Jobs in New York State

To make New York State more economically competitive, we all know we have to reduce taxes and control spending. But, we also need to focus on efforts to eliminate unnecessary red tape and regulations that stifle the private sector’s ability to create new jobs.

 

January 15, 2014
Read more...

SENATOR GOLDEN MAKES CONCERNS KNOWN ABOUT MEDICAL APPOINTMENT WAIT TIMES AT SENATE HEARING

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who today attended the joint committee meeting of the Senate Health and Insurance Committees focused on the Affordable Health Care Act issued the following statement:"Following today's meaningful hearing on the future of health care in New York State, I have serious concerns regarding the outlook of the system. The new implication of in-network vs. out-of-network doctors, along with the thousands of new patients, has rightly created apprehension about the ability of the current system to handle the expected increase.

January 14, 2014
Read more...

SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN OFFERS FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has once again agreed to be a host site for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, offering free tax preparation services to those residents whom make less than $30,000 annually.

Appointments will be available at his district office located, at 7408 5th Avenue, on Thursdays and Sundays from February 16th through April 13th. Thursday appointments will be scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday appointments will be from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

January 10, 2014
Read more...

SENATOR GOLDEN REACTS TO GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2014 State of State speech delivered this afternoon in Albany:

 

“Today, Governor Cuomo outlined his plans for the future of New York State and his interest in continuing to work in a bipartisan manner to move the Empire State forward. New Yorkers throughout my district and New York deserve tax relief and we must seize the opportunity this year. We must work to reduce business taxes and those effecting our manufacturing industry, so we can sustain and flourish our State’s employment.

 

January 8, 2014
Read more...

Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, April 28, 2014 Room 410 LOB

April 28, 1:30 PM - 1:32 PM
Read more...

Winter Storm Advisory

A citywide winter storm warning has been issued starting Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00PM until 1:00PM on Friday, January 3, 2014. The current forecast calls for 6-8 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds and low temperatures. The Office of Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory warning of icy conditions on roadways and sidewalks. We are working together with our agency partners to prepare for the storm and will be closely monitoring and responding to local conditions as the storm progresses.

 

Below are some helpful resources for the public to follow the storm and snow clearance operations in their neighborhoods.

 

NYC Severe Weather websites:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/weather_home.shtml

January 2, 2014
Read more...

BUSINESS TAX CUTS, FAMILY TAX RELIEF, HEALTH CARE MEASURES AMONG NEW LAWS THAT TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses and manufacturers in New York will see a reduction in their state taxes as a result of new tax cuts that take effect on January 1, 2014. In addition, tax relief for hardworking, middle class families, new health care protections, legal casino gaming, and the START-UP NY economic development program are among the new state laws that take effect on New Year’s Day.

 

December 23, 2013
Read more...

NEIGHBORHOOD HEATING FUND APPLICATION AND ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE AT SENATOR GOLDEN’S OFFICE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing his partnership with HeartShare Human Services and the National Grid Neighborhood Heating Fund, to assist low-income families with the elevated cost of heat during the winter months.

 

The program, founded in 1983, has been administered by HeartShare Human Services since 1995. Senator Marty Golden has long partnered with the Fund to make the financial relief available to those qualifying constituents.

 

December 17, 2013
Read more...