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Senator Golden Restores Bus Service For Local Students

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has assisted in the restoration of adequate school bus service for more than twenty students of Good Shepherd School living in Gerritsen Beach and the Sheepshead Bay section of his district.During the last week of January, Senator Golden received numerous phone calls from parents of Good Shepherd School concerning yellow bus service, having had been advised that the bus service provided to their children would be shortened.

March 5, 2007
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Making College Education More Affordable

With such an importance being placed on having the skills necessary to compete in today’s knowledge-based economy, obtaining a college degree has never been more critical. However, educating our students should not break the family budget.

March 2, 2007
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Senator Golden's Push Leads To Agreement Keeping Sexual Predators In Civil Confinement

Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn) joined Governor Eliot Spitzer in an agreement to keep sexual predators under civil confinement after their prison sentences are over. Senator Golden announced that the State Senate and Assembly are expected to pass civil commitment legislation in early March."This agreement is a tremendous achievement that will save lives, protect our children and keep our neighborhoods safer from dangerous sexual predators," said Senator Marty Golden.

March 1, 2007
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Senator Golden Delivers Senate Passage Of Wtc Accidental Death Benefit Bill

Albany- The New York State Senate gave final passage of a bill (S.2509-A.4697) sponsored by Brooklyn Senator Marty Golden that will ensure accidental death benefits for first responders to the World Trade Center attack. “This bill makes the necessary corrections to the 2005 law that ensure our first responders, that risked their lives to save others, have the necessary accidental death benefits,” said Senator Golden. “As a former New York City Police Officer, I know that these families are counting on our support to aid them and their families financially.

March 1, 2007
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Golden Joins Senate Passage Of Nixzmary's Law

ALBANY- In a continuing effort to protect New York’s innocent children from being victims of violent child abusers, the New York State Senate will passed "Nixzmary’s Law," a bill that would require a sentence of life without parole for parents or guardians who kill a child. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Mary Lou Rath and Senator Serphin Maltese along with Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) and Senator Frank Padavan.The bill (S.675A) is named after Nixzmary Brown, a seven-year-old Brooklyn girl who was brutally beaten and left for dead last year.

February 27, 2007
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Senator Golden’s Lunar New Year Event Planned At New Utrecht High School

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden, together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc., today is announcing that he will be hosting the 6th annual Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, March 4, 2006, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at New Utrecht High School located at 1601 80th Street in Brooklyn.

February 27, 2007
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Landmark Workers' Comp Accord Benefits Business And Labor

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with his legislative colleagues, today announced a landmark agreement to reform the state’s workers’ compensation system.Under the agreement, benefits for injured workers will be increased for the first time in more than a decade, and employer costs, which are among the highest in the nation, will be reduced by 10 to 15 percent with savings to grow over time."The agreement on workers compensation reform is a tremendous victory for workers, who will receive increased benefits, and for businesses that will see a signific

February 27, 2007
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Protecting Children from Internet Predators

The Internet is a wonderful tool that has transformed and improved the lives of millions, but sexual predators have also made it a potentially dangerous weapon that can be used to victimize innocent children.

February 27, 2007
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As Baby Boomers Retire, Legislature To Launch “Experience Wave”

Albany, NY—Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Senator Martin Golden today announced that New York will be the first state in the nation to introduce a package of bills to establish the infrastructure needed to keep older Americans engaged in the workplace and civic life beyond traditional retirement age. Designed to address the needs of an aging workforce, this legislation will remove barriers faced by older workers and the employers who need their skills, facilitate older worker training, and encourage older New Yorkers to engage in charitable services.

February 27, 2007
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Senator Golden Reminds New Yorkers That 9/11 Responders Must Register With Workers' Compensation Board By August 14, 2007

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is reminding all those who aided in the rescue, recovery or cleanup efforts of the World Trade Center ruins to register by August 14, 2007, with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. By registering, 9/11 responders will preserve the right to file a workers’ compensation claim in case of sickness in the future.

Without a second thought, tens of thousands of people rushed to help after the terrorist attacks.

February 26, 2007
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Senator Golden Honors Jenny Hynes For Raising Funds For A.l.s.

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden last week honored Jenny Hynes, a 2006 graduate of Public School 222, in the State Senate Chamber in Albany, with a New York State Legislative Resolution commending her efforts which raised over $650.00 for the A.L.S. Association.

Jenny Hynes lost her father, Michael Hynes, to ALS last June and this past Spring, led a fundraising effort for the ALS Association in his honor and to help find a cure. Working with her teacher, Ms.

February 23, 2007
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Senator Golden To Honor Local Women In Conjunction With Celebration Of Women's History Month

State Senator Martin Golden will honor women from the community for their outstanding service. They have been selected by their peers for this award.On Thursday March 8, 2007 at 7PM at the Bay Ridge Manor, 76th St between 4th & 5th Avenue the following women will be honored by Senator Golden:Iris Y. Chiu, Andrea D’Emic, Principal of St. Patrick’s School, Carmella Golino, from St. Finbar, Sandy Irrera, Sr. Virginia Lake, Bishop Kearney High School, and Maureen Neuringer of Mapleton Kiwanis.

February 23, 2007
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Nominated By Senator Marty Golden, Tony Wu, Assistant Principal Of Ps 105, Appointed To The Commission On Increasing Diversity In The State Government Workforce

Brooklyn- Upon the recommendation of Senator Marty Golden, Mr. Tony Wu, assistant principal of Brooklyn’s Public School 105, was appointed by Senator Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno as a member of the Commission on Increasing Diversity in the State Government Workforce."Tony is an outstanding educator, who understands the needs of new immigrants. We expect that his appointment will help bring more diversity to the state work force and will raise important issues that will help us to grow the economy of New York State.

February 20, 2007
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Senator Golden Joins Fight To Retrieve Bay Imaging Records

Brooklyn – Senator Marty Golden has joined an army of Brooklyn elected officials to get back much needed records from a shuttered medical imaging center. Lawmakers join together in a bipartisan, multi-pronged effort at the city, state, and federal levels of government to resolve this issue.Bay Imaging was a medical imaging center with 3 Brooklyn locations. In August 2006, the centers all shut down abruptly without first notifying their clients. These patients were left in the dark and unable to recover their files.

February 20, 2007
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Senator Golden: Students Of K-6 Should Be Guaranteed School Bus Transportation

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-Brooklyn) is announcing that he has co-sponsored legislation that will require the Department of Education in the City of New York to provide school bus service for students in grades kindergarten through six who live one-half mile or more away from their school. Currently, only young students (5-7 year olds) in grades K-2 are subject to the New York City Board of Education bussing distance requirement of one-half mile or more.

February 19, 2007
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Senator Marty Golden Honored By Asian Jade Society For Strong Crime Fighting Record

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a retired New York City Police Officer, was recently honored by the New York City Police Department’s Asian Jade Society as the 2007 Man of the Year for his accomplishments on behalf of law enforcement, for his service as a New York City Police Officer for more than ten years, and for his outstanding record of legislative accomplishment which has aided the N.Y.P.D.

February 13, 2007
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Small Business Assistance Package Passes Senate With Senator Golden's Support

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former President of the 5th Avenue Board of Trade Merchant Association, today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving a small business and manufacturing assistance plan (S.1456), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, that targets the biggest concerns that hold back small businesses from growing and creating new jobs.

February 13, 2007
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February 5, 2007
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Senator Golden Statement On Proposed State Budget

The 2007-08 New York State Budget proposed by Governor Eliot Spitzer sends a mixed message to New York City taxpayers. The Governor’s proposal of no tax hikes and additional funding for public education are laudable goals but I am concerned about the $1.2 billion in cuts to health care and the continued inequity of New York City taxpayers that shoulder a disproportionate a burden of sending more than we receive from Albany.In the past two years, the State Legislature has pumped billions of dollars for new public schools and operating aid.

January 31, 2007
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