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Senate Passes Bill Increasing Health Benefits For Ground Zero Workers

SENATE PASSES BILL INCREASING HEALTH BENEFITS FOR

GROUND ZERO WORKERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.8676) enabling certain World Trade Center workers, who are currently ineligible for presumptive eligibility for accidental disability benefits, to become eligible.

July 10, 2008
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Golden: Recruitment Drive For Correction Officer’s Announced

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today is announcing that the New York State Department of Correctional Services has launched their latest Department’s Correction Officer recruitment effort. An examination will be held on October 27, 2007 and the filing deadline for this examination is September 10, 2007.

July 9, 2008
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Senate Passes Bill To Protect Senior Assistance Programs

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT SENIOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

City Council Fails To Protect Seniors, Senate Democrats Play Politics

While Senate Acts To Address Senior Issues

July 7, 2008
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Senator Golden Speaks Out Against State Policy That Panders To Criminals

SENATOR GOLDEN SAYS: "STOP LETTING THE INMATES RUN THE ASYLUM"

Calls for the State to Stop Pandering to Transgendered Delinquents

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today called for the immediate reversal of an Office of Children and Family Services policy requiring the State juvenile facilities to stock gender neutral undergarments and referring to transgendered youth by their chosen rather than legal names.

July 7, 2008
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Senator Golden Kicks Off His Summer Concert Series

GOLDEN ANNOUNCES 2008 SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

BIG SHOT, BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE BAND, TO KICK OFF THE SERIES

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CHARLIE THOMAS DRIFTERS, THE TRAMMPS, KENNY VANCE & PLANOTONES AMONG HIGHLIGHTS

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July 7, 2008
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Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Convicted Felons Out Of Schools

SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO KEEP CONVICTED FELONS OUT OF SCHOOLS

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today joined the New York State Senate today in passing legislation, sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland, to automatically decertify teachers and school officials who are convicted of a sex offense, and automatically revoke an administrator’s license upon a felony fraud conviction. The bills (S.8553, S.8554) reflect a three-way agreement between the Senate, the Assembly and the Governor.

July 7, 2008
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Senator Golden Applauds Early Completion Of Roadwork On Verrazano Bridge

SENATOR GOLDEN APPLAUDS MTA BRIDGES AND TUNNELS FOR EARLY COMPLETION OF VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE ROADWAY WORK

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today issued a statement commending the M.T.A. Bridges and Tunnels for their early completion of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Roadway, which has restored normal operation to all three lanes of the roadway:

July 7, 2008
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Senate Passes Bills To Help Veterans And Military Members

SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS SENATE PASSAGE OF BILLS TO HELP VETERANS AND MILITARY MEMBERS

July 6, 2008
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Senate Passes "home Heating Relief Act"

SENATE PASSES "HOME HEATING RELIEF ACT" CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR GOLDEN

Albany- The New York State Senate today passed the "Home Heating Relief Act," sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, and co-sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) to provide a one thousand dollar tax deduction to homeowners who purchase heating oil, natural gas and propane during the winter heating season.

June 22, 2008
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Senator Golden To Host Gerritsen Beach/marine Park Town Hall Meeting

SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST GERRITSEN BEACH/MARINE PARK TOWN HALL MEETING

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cort Club located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue in Brooklyn.

June 22, 2008
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Illegal Top Floor Of Building To Finally Come Down

SENATOR GOLDEN: ILLEGAL TOP FLOOR OF BUILDING ON KIMBALL STREET WILL FINALLY COME DOWN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the top floor of a building, located at 2232 Kimball Street, was issued a criminal violation by the Department of Buildings to remove the top floor of the building, which has been in violation of zoning laws for almost five years.

June 22, 2008
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Senator Golden Welcomes New Commander At Flag Day Ceremony

SENATOR GOLDEN WELCOMES NEW FORT HAMILTON COMMANDER AT FLAG DAY CEREMONY TO SUPPORT U.S. TROOPS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), with other elected officials including Assemblyman Alec Brook-Kransy, veteran organizations, and civic leaders, hosted a Flag Day Ceremony to support the men and women of the United States Military serving our country both home and abroad this past Saturday at John Paul Jones Park.

June 22, 2008
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Senate Passes Bill To Strengthen Home Visitation Programs

SENATE PASSES BILL TO STRENGTHEN HOME VISITATION PROGRAMS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) that would strengthen State support for home visitation programs that send trained child care experts into the homes of families at risk of abuse and neglect. The bill (S.7227) requires half of the savings achieved in certain areas in the budget of the Office of Children and Family to be reinvested in home visitation programs.

June 22, 2008
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Senate Passes Bill Banning All Portable Electronic Devices For Teen Drivers

SENATE PASSES BILL TO BAN ALL PORTABLE ELECTRONIC

DEVICES FOR TEEN DRIVERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.8332), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would prohibit the use of any and all electronic devices for drivers under the age of eighteen, including but not limited to iPods, texting devices and cell phones, including hands-free cell phones

June 22, 2008
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Senate Passes Bill To Protect Children In Day Care Centers

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT CHILDREN IN DAY CARE CENTERS

Albany- The New York State Senate late yesterday passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Serphin Maltese (Queens), to prohibit individuals who have been convicted of a serious crime from working or volunteering in a day care center. The bill (S.6449-A) also calls for an employee’s termination and license revocation upon such convictions. Among those voting in favor of this legislation was State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn).

June 22, 2008
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Golden Joins Passage Of Bill To Crack Down On Staged Internet Violence

GOLDEN JOINS SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON STAGED VIOLENCE

FOR INTERNET ENTERTAINMENT

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.8207), sponsored by Senator Serphin Maltese (Queens), designed to crack down on the alarming trend of recording criminal acts of violence with the intent of distributing them on the Internet for entertainment purposes.

June 16, 2008
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Senator Golden Urges Local Children To Join His Summer Reading Olympic Team

LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN URGED TO JOIN SENATOR GOLDEN’S SUMMER READING OLYMPICS TEAM

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kickoff of his "Summer Reading Olympics Team" program and is inviting local school children to take part in this special activity designed to encourage reading over the summer season.

June 16, 2008
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NYS Senate Passes Bill To Require Random Steroid Testing For Athletes

SENATOR GOLDEN AND SENATE COLLEAGUES PASS BILL TO REQUIRE RANDOM STEROID TESTING FOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), that would require random testing for anabolic steroids in high school athletes in public and private schools.

June 16, 2008
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Senate Passes Bill To Help Families Caring For Elderly Loved Ones

SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP FAMILIES CARING FOR ELDERLY LOVED ONES

Bill Would Provide A Tax Exemption For Family Members Of The Elderly

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.2060), sponsored by Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) that would provide individuals who are caring for an elderly family member with an additional tax exemption.

June 16, 2008
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Senate Passes Dwi Legislation

SENATE PASSES DWI LEGISLATION

Bills Upgrade Tough Penalties For Aggravated Vehicular

Assault and Vehicular Murder While Intoxicated,

Increase Sanctions for Other DWI Offenses and Combat Underage Drinking

June 16, 2008
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