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Support the Empire State's Olympians as they compete in Sochi!

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are in full swing, and as we follow the Games and root for our country’s athletes, I wanted to let you know that there many New Yorkers that are participating.

 

Overall, 18 athletes from New York State are competing in the Winter Olympics:

 

(Name, Hometown, Sport)

 

Lowell Bailey, Lake Placid, Men’s Biathlon

 

Dustin Brown, Ithaca, Men’s Ice Hockey

 

Tim Burke, Paul Smiths, Men’s Biathlon

 

Ryan Callahan, Rochester, Men’s Ice Hockey

 

Annelies Cook, Saranac Lake, Women’s Biathlon

 

John Daly, Smithtown, Men’s Skeleton

 

Billy Demong, Vermontville, Men’s Nordic Combined

 

February 14, 2014
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN CONCERNING THE ONGOING LICH/SUNY NEGOTIATIONS

Brooklyn -Today State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) issued the following statement on the Statement the ongoing LICH/SUNY negotiations:

“It is difficult to see how the long standing uncertainty regarding the transformation of Long Island College Hospital is in the interests of the patients of Brooklyn, taxpayers of the State of New York, and our world class SUNY system. After more than a year the time has come for common sense to prevail and to move forward. The proposals, all of which are available for public review, are reasonable and one should be chosen without delay. While change is never easy, this is an opportunity to begin implementing the less costly and more effective 21st century health care solution that Brooklyn clearly needs. “

 

February 13, 2014
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Drug Abuse Town Hall Meeting

Please mark your calendars for a very important community town hall meeting that I will be hosting on drug use and abuse in our community scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2014, starting at 7pm at PS 170, 7109-6th Avenue. More details to follow.

 

In the meantime, take time to learn more about the New York State Office of Alcholism and Substance Abuse Services.

https://www.oasas.ny.gov/

 

February 27, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN CONTINUES FIGHT FOR THE NY JOBS FOR HEROES PROGRAM

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, today joined his colleagues in the State Senate, announcing support and continued efforts to see this be the year that the New York Jobs for Heroes Program State law.

 

The New York Jobs for Heroes Program (S. 2803B), co-sponsored by Senator Golden, would give State contract preference to service-connected disabled veteran owned small business in New York State.

 

February 10, 2014
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Message from the New York Aquarium on Teen Volunteer and Employment Opportunities

I am so pleased to share with you the news about our Bridging the Gap program for teens. Bridging the Gap is a new initiative from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) that seeks to connect 10th and 11th grade high school students that have an interest in pursuing a career in conservation science, zoology, marine science, ecology, or biology, directly with professionals in those fields. In addition to receiving hands-on experience and mentoring, students will obtain information in areas including educational planning, financial aid options, effective job search methods, resume building, networking, job referral, and more. The teens can work at either the New York Aquarium or the Prospect Park, Queens, Central Park or Bronx Zoos.

February 7, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS FOR DISCOUNT TOLL PLAN ON VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE

Following Staten Island discounted proposal, Senator Golden renews his call for a discounted rate for those who travel over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge 3 or more times a month

 

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), following the announcement that Staten Island residents will receive an additional discount in tolls, is calling on the MTA to fund a discount for residents of New York City who travel over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on a regular basis.

 

February 6, 2014
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR MARTIN GOLDEN ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE INTEGRITY ACT

The Public Assistance Integrity Act, co-sponsored by Senator Golden, would bring more accountability and stricter guidelines on the use of welfare in New York State

 

Albany, NY – Following the State Senate’s passage of S966 The Public Assistance Integrity Act, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a co-sponsor of this vital legislation, issued the following statement:

 

For too long, people have abused the welfare system to make unnecessary and frivolous purchases at the expense of not only the tax payer, but those who rely on these programs to support their families.

 

February 4, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN GIVES KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT PUBLIC EMPLOYEES CONFERENCE

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee, served as the keynote speaker at the New York State Public Employees Conference held this morning in the State Capitol. Senator Golden’s remarks spoke to the need to hold New York’s workforce in the highest regards and applauded the expansion of the 9/11 legacy bill for firefighters.

 

February 4, 2014
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February 9, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN ASKS FOR UPDATE ON SANDY FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES STILL SUFFERING

Golden invited Mayor de Blasio to tour Gerritsen Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Sheepshead Bay to get a firsthand look at the problems many residents are still facing

Albany, NY – During today’s Public Hearing on the 2014- 2015 proposed executive budget, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) had an opportunity to question Mayor de Blasio on the ongoing recovery efforts for Superstorm Sandy.

January 27, 2014
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TESTIMONY FROM STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN & ASSEMBLYWOMAN NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS REGARDING THE B37

Submitted for the January 27, 2014 MTA Transit and Bus Committee Hearing at 347 Madison, New York, NY at 10:30 AM

 

Below Please find the submitted testimony from State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) regarding the B37.

 

January 27, 2014
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR GOLDEN ON THE ADMISSION CHARGE FOR THE 9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Following the announcement that the September 11th Memorial Museum will be charging a $24.00 entrance fee, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) released the following statement:

 

January 24, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair Monday, January 27, 2014 Room 123 CAP

PLEASE NOTE COMMITTEE WILL MEET IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SESSION

January 27, 4:10 PM - 4:13 PM
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON COMMON CORE AS RAISED IN GOVERNOR CUOMO’S BUDGET ADDRESS

Albany – In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s comments regarding the Common Core curriculum during the State budget address, Senator Golden has issued the following statement:

“I applaud and agree with the Governor’s decision to suspend testing from Kindergarten to 2nd grade, and I am glad to see the Board of Regents concurs. The entirety of the Common Core Curriculum must be reviewed, but nevertheless, standardized testing for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders is unnecessary.

 

January 22, 2014
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN ON GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO’S BUDGET ADDRESS

Albany, NY – Following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget address, State Senator Martin J. Golden issued the following statement.

 

“Today the Governor outlined his proposal for this year’s budget. I’m pleased that in two key areas, tax cuts and health care, we agree. Governor Cuomo highlighted the healthcare crisis facing Brooklyn and the Obama administration’s failure on behalf of our hospitals. Governor Cuomo is right in that without these waiver’s President Obama will essentially be closing some of Brooklyn’s hospitals .

 

January 22, 2014
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ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS, SENATOR GOLDEN AND ADVOCATES TO PUSH FOR FULL RESTORATION OF B37

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) is joining Sen. Martin Golden, MTA Board Member Allen Cappelli, transit riders and members of the Transit Workers Union to continue the push for full restoration of the B37 bus line, in advance of the MTA Board’s upcoming meeting. The event will take place on Friday, January 17 in front of the Guild for Exceptional Children, located at 6749 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn at 10:00 a.m.

WHO: Sen. Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn)

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island)

MTA Board Member Allen Cappelli

Transit Workers Union

January 16, 2014
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Support growing for NY Jobs for Heroes Program to assist disabled veterans

Last year, I voted for the NY Jobs For Heroes Program, a plan that would create a state contract preference for service-connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses in New York State. The Senate-approved legislation mirrors the highly successful federal program that is presently established for a contract set aside.

Currently, nearly 40 other states are successfully using this program. Unfortunately, the bill was not addressed in the New York State Assembly.

Providing this earned opportunity to our heroes is commonsense. That is why I was enthused by the Governor’s support of this plan in his recent State of the State Address.

January 15, 2014
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