New York- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is denouncing the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s vote to implement fare hikes and service reductions at the same time, and is citing the failure of Governor Paterson, Assembly Speaker Silver and Senate Majority Leader Smith as cause to this end result.
Senator Martin J. Golden today blasted Governor Paterson’s proposal for the expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Governor Paterson announced a more than 90% reduction from the original plan. The Governor’s new proposal is only a 100,000 square foot expansion, which will include a paltry 40,000 square feet of new exhibition space.
Members of the Urban Task Force and Senate Republican Conference today blasted an ill-advised and potentially dangerous attempt by the Assembly Democrats to weaken New York State’s anti drug laws. The Rockefeller Drug Laws, a series of stringent anti-drug measures passed in 1973 which were once considered among the most strongest in the nation, were dramatically reformed in 2004.
Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) is urging all members of the New York State Senate, and Senators-elect, to sign on in support of a resolution urging Senator-elect Hiram Monserrate not to file his oath of office until felony assault charges against him are resolved.
Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn) today said that he backs Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s call to increase fines for dog poop violators. The Brooklyn Senator said that he will introduce a bill in the State Senate that raises the maximum fine for repeat violators from $100 to $250.
Brooklyn -- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) was among those testifying at the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s public hearing held in Brooklyn last evening against the proposed fare increases and service reductions which would significantly impact his district.
The complete text of Senator Golden’s testimony is below.
Good evening. I am State Senator Marty Golden representing the 22nd Senate District in Southwest Brooklyn.
Brooklyn -- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, noting that there is a 42% recidivism rate among parolees, is strongly opposing Governor David Paterson’s proposal that would result in the early release of as many as 800 inmates.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) is strongly criticizing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board vote yesterday that will approve the proposed "doomsday budget." This budget would involve significant cuts to both local and express bus service in Senator Golden’s district, where he has spearheaded petition drives, and has made plans to meet with MTA officials to push for a reconsideration of these cuts.
Brooklyn -- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee is today announcing his plans to host an informative town hall meeting for senior citizens at the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults, located at 6935-4th Avenue, on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in conjunction with the Medicare Rights Center.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), recently presented a New York State Senate Resolution to Seth and Debra Kruchkow, the owners of 5th Avenue’s Kruchkow’s Shoe Shop, in honor of their 100th Anniversary of providing high quality comfort footwear for women and men.
SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2008 HALLOWEEN WALK & FAIR
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced plans for the 2008 Halloween Walk & Fair set for Friday, October 31, 2008 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park, located at 68th Street and Colonial Road. Senator Golden was joined by event organizers, some in costumes, and some of the props and scenery purchased for the event.
SENATOR GOLDEN TO PAY TRIBUTE TO OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADERS AT CELEBRATION OF ITALIAN HERITAGE
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will be hosting a special awards ceremony and reception in honor of five outstanding Italian Americans from his district at a celebration of Italian Heritage on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at C and C Caterers located at 7611-18th Avenue.