Brooklyn- Parents of the student body of Brooklyn’s St. Bernadette’s will join the grassroots movement and rally in support of Senator Golden’s Education Tax Credit legislation which is presently before the New York State Legislature on Thursday, February 2, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Bernadette’s School Auditorium, located at 1313 83rd Street, in Brooklyn.
Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) today is calling for tougher penalties on companies and individuals that are illegally obtaining and distributing private cellular phone records. "We are dealing with unscrupulous companies that are selling highly sensitive, private, information," said Senator Golden a retired former New York City Police Officer. "I have researched websites that provide detailed cellular phone billing information. The information for sale includes the length, time and the telephone number of the person who is called.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) has announced that he has secured $1500 for each Parent Teacher Association of schools located in his district which includes Community School Districts 20, 21 (Region 7) and 22 (Region 6).
The funding secured through the State Senate will be awarded to over forty Parent Teacher Association’s to aid them in purchasing needed supplies and to host events designed to enhance the quality of education within their schools.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, a personal friend of Princess Dena Butler who has died after suffering massive head trauma following a hit-and-run in the parking lot of a Bay Ridge Dunkin’ Donuts on 94th Street, issued the following statement:
"I am deeply saddened by the horrific reality that Princess Dena Butler, a great friend and great community leader, has been taken from us at the hands of a reckless driver. My heartfelt condolences to the Butler Family who are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Albany- State Senator Marty Golden today joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate in passing legislation to provide an additional $100 million in emergency funds for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to ensure that seniors and low-income New Yorkers are able to afford to heat their homes this winter. The agreement adds a legislative commitment of $50 million to the $50 million increase proposed for the program by the Executive.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), is announcing that he has sponsored legislation introduced today, along with his colleagues Senator Ray Meier (R-C, Western) and Senator Nicholas Spano (R-Westchester), that will mandate a life without parole sentence for a person convicted of murdering a child less than 16 years old.
Brooklyn- An educational town hall meeting hosted by State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) last evening with Region 6 Superintendent Gloria Buckery and staff, held in the auditorium at Public School 207, yielded important information regarding the future of the expansion of Public School 207.At the meeting, the main topic of discussion was centered around the expansion of Public School 207 and how these plans have been placed on hold due to the unresolved Statewide educational funding lawsuit.
Brooklyn- As New Yorkers prepare to shop next week without the burden of the State sales tax, 4.375% on items of clothing and shoes under $110, State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling for the end of the State portion of the sales tax, to aid in the growth of New York’s economy, to benefit shoppers, and to make local stores and merchants more competitive against internet shopping and out-of-state businesses.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a former New York City Police Officer, is announcing that an agreement has been reached in the State Legislature that will insure that no sex offenders will come off the New York State Sex Offender Registry.Under the agreement reached:-Level 2 and 3 offenders will be on the registry for life-Level 2 offenders can petition to get off the registry after 30 years-Level 1 offenders automatically come off the registry after 20 yearsSenator Marty Golden stated, "Megan's Law was truly one of the ground breaki
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today was encouraged to hear Governor George Pataki’s push for an education tax credit.
Governor Pataki’s plan mirrors legislation sponsored by Senator Golden (S.1939-A) for an income tax credit. Both the Pataki and Golden proposals help all parents of public, parochial and private schools. A parent with eligible expenses would request a credit when they file their State income tax form.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that he has made arrangements with Maimonides Medical Center and the Auxiliary Police of New York to to host a three day blood drive in the name of Firefighter Matthew Long, a local resident, who was injured while biking to work during the transit strike.
Maimonides Medical Center Blood Bank, located at 4802 Tenth Avenue, 3rd Floor, will be accepting blood donations in his name on January 24, 25 and 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden is putting the final touches on a bill calling for substantial personal income and small business tax cuts. The Senator’s bill calls for a balanced multi-year tax cut funded in-part by the projected $2 billion state surplus.“The state surplus is taxpayer money and it should be returned to the people who earned it,” said Senator Marty Golden. “With the cost of living rising due to steep increases in energy prices, taxpayers are feeling the effects at the gas pump, in our energy bills, and for many day-to-day goods and services.
The New York State Senate yesterday passed legislation (S.6019, sponsored by Senator Dean Skelos) that would require the lifetime registration of sex offenders and prevent sexual predators from coming off the State sex offender registry later this month.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Transit Authority will take action to aid in the reduction of the excessive number of out-of-service buses traveling along 4th Avenue disturbing the quality of life of all residents.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that he has made arrangements with Victory Memorial Hospital to accept blood donations in the name of Firefighter Matthew Long, a local resident, who was injured while biking to work during the transit strike.
Victory Memorial Hospital, located at 699-92nd Street, will be accepting blood donations in his name beginning on Monday, January 9, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling (718) 567-1224. Donors must be age 18 or older.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a member of the State Senate Education Committee, will be hosting Superintendent Gloria Buckery and Region 6 administration officials for a town hall meeting with the parents and educational leaders of Community School District 22 on Thursday, January 19, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. at P.S. 207 located at 4011 Fillmore Avenue in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn.
Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and members of the Senate Republican Conference, including State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today proposed creating a New York State Veterans Hall of Fame to honor the courage, sacrifice and achievements of service men and women from across the state.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is reminding local residents required to get to Manhattan, during the transit strike, of the New York Water Taxi ferry service operating at the Brooklyn Army Terminal located at 58th Street and 1st Avenue in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is denouncing remarks made by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in which he calls the Holocaust "a myth" and questions whether the Nazi killings of six million European Jews during World War II occurred. Ahmadinejad went on to urge the destruction of Israel calling for Israel to "be wiped off the map".An outraged Senator Marty Golden today stated, "Statements such as this from the leadership of such a highly visible nation as Iran is both irresponsible and incendiary.