Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden recently hosted an episode of Brooklyn Community Access Television’s "Brooklyn Elected Officials". 5th Avenue Board of Trade President Basil Capetanakis and 5th Avenue Business Improvement District Director James Clark were Senator Golden’s guests.The show featured a discussion surrounding the development and the current status of the newly created 5th Avenue Business Improvement District.
Senator Martin Golden (R, C-Brooklyn) and New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo (R, Merrick) are announcing that they advancing two bills designed to better ensure the safety and security of children across the State who ride school buses every day.
The Senate Majority Task Force on Port Security announced it’s reformation this week and Senator Marty Golden (Brooklyn) will once again hold an active role in addressing the need to improve security at Coastal Waterways in New York’s Port facilities.“New York City is a prime target for those who seek to harm our interests and the well-being of our residents,” said Senator Marty Golden.
Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden recently hosted a senior breakfast with more than one hundred members of the senior citizen organizations of the following parishes, Good Shepherd, Resurrection and St. Columba.Issues discussed included safety, taxes and housing. Senator Golden also discussed his efforts as Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee to reduce the cost of prescription drugs here in New York State.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction." The Senate will honor distinguished women from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception on June 5th, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of an exhibit proclaiming their special contributions.
State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving it’s 2007-08 State budget plan for education that adds $358 million in school aid, which generates over $514 million on a school year basis, to the Governor’s school aid package to ensure a fair distribution of school aid to districts throughout the State. The budget represents the largest school aid increase in the history of New York.
Senator Marty Golden today issued the followed statement on the Caravan For Kids Campaign planned visit to his Brooklyn District Office:“Thank you for coming by my office during the Caravan for Kids. I want you to know that insuring a quality education for our children is something that is very important to me.
The Senate Majority’s proposed bill (S. 3684 - Golden) that would impose tougher penalties on individuals who brutally assault senior citizens received a tremendous vote of public confidence today in a new America Online Poll (AOL.com). The introduction of the bill followed the recent vicious attacks on Queens residents 101-year-old Rose Morat and 85-year-old Solange Elizee. The following question was posed today on the AOL.com website, and the results as of 4:15 p.m. are posted below: New York may make an assault on anyone over 70 a felony. Your view?
Senate Committee on Aging Chairman Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced legislation that will impose tougher penalties for physical assaults on senior citizens. The announcement follows the recent vicious attack on Rose Morat, a 101-year-old Queens woman who was mugged on her way to church. The same attacker is also suspected of beating and mugging 85-year-old Solange Elizee just a half hour later.
State Senator Martin J. Golden(R-C, Brooklyn) joined colleagues in the New York State Senate this week in sponsoring legislation to reform and improve accountability within New York’s public education system by empowering the Governor to appoint the Commissioner of Education.This reform would enable voters across New York to hold the State’s top elected official -- the Governor -- accountable for the performance of the public school system.
Members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today called on Governor Eliot Spitzer to implement a three-point plan within the next sixty days to help identify the whereabouts of the more than 1,000 convicted sex offenders who have failed to comply with address verification requirements.
Albany, NY – New York Assembly member Steven Englebright and Senator Martin Golden, chairs, respectively of the committees on aging in their houses, said their committees would today approve a series of bills dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) recently attended a winter summer basketball camp sponsored by Forest City Ratner Companies and the Nets hosted at St. Ephrem’s which was offered over the winter vacation free of charge.
The camp featured a special visit from former Fort Hamilton High School basketball legend and retired Nets staf Albert King who was born in Brooklyn. Mr. King’s best days as a basketball player came as a member of the New Jersey Nets but he learned the game in Brooklyn. Mr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.