Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Extended in NY for an Additional 17 Days
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 17-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Superstorm Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels.
The new checkout date for those in the TSA program is May 1, 2013. FEMA will call applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the new checkout date.
Calls for New York City Water Board to reconsider raising rates on our middle class families
Brooklyn, NY – New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I), today is calling for The New York City Water Board not to increase water and sewage fees. As of today, the New York City Water Board is considering a proposal for a 5.6% increase in water rates, making it the 10th increase in as many years, stifling away much needed income from our already struggling middle class families.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding his vote on this year’s New York State budget:
“I am especially proud of the commitment this budget makes to job creation and economic support for small business and entrepreneurs. As Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship, I am excited by the opportunities to expand incubator development throughout the State. I am also excited to see that we have saved the Brooklyn HealthWorks program which has helped over 1,000 small businesses, and that we have cleared barriers so more people to qualify for the Self Employment Assistance Program.
Sets Plans to Honor Those Who Have Made Outstanding Contributions
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host a community celebration of Women’s History Month, and has selected nine honorees who have made outstanding contributions to our neighborhood.
Senator Golden has set his annual Women’s History Month celebration for Thursday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Council #126, located at 3051 Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn.
This year’s honorees include:
*Judy Baron, Manhattan Beach Community Group
*Ann Marie Bartone, Principal, St. Ephrem's School
Calls for strengthening penalties on ‘runners’ which would bring down fraudulent no fault insurance claims
Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on his colleagues to pass S3033, which would make it a crime to act as a runner or employ runners in regards to defrauding insurance companies. A runner is a person who is paid for each patient they send to a fraudulent provider, recruiting patients who either do not need treatment, exaggerating illnesses, were not in car accidents or even going so far as to stage accidents.
By doing so, they drive up the costs of insurance, so much so that New York has one of the highest insurance rates in the country, especially inside the City of New York.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing today that he has scheduled two visits of the New York State Department of Financial Services’ Insurance Response Unit to aid victims affected by Sandy in his district for next week.
On Monday, March 18th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., NYS Department of Financial Services Mobile Command Center will in Sheepshead Bay, on the corner of Sheepshead Bay Road and Emmons Avenue. The next day, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Mobile Command Center will be outside the Gerritsen Beach Public Library, located at 2808 Gerritsen Avenue in Brooklyn.
The staff will be available to assist homeowners and business owners with the following: