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State Tax Commissioner Andrew Eristoff Appears On “Legislative Report With Senator Golden”

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) recently welcomed New York State Taxation and Finance Commissioner Andrew Eristoff as his guest on his weekly television program, "Legislative Report with Senator Golden".

January 1, 2008
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Golden Supports Legislation To Combat Computer Crimes Against Children

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), joined the New York State Senate last week in passing legislation, sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I-WF, Rochester) to combat computer crimes against children. The bill (S.1921) establishes a felony offense, Computer Sex Crime, when an offender uses a computer to facilitate and commit a sex crime against a child.

December 26, 2007
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Traffic Relief On The Horizon For Brooklyn And Staten Island Commuters

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), working with Congressman Vito Fossella and other Staten Island lawmakers, is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority will alter traffic patterns headed to and from Staten Island, in an effort to alleviate traffic congestion for commuters of both Brooklyn and Staten Island, caused by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge reconstruction project.

December 26, 2007
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Golden: Governor Spitzer Is Wrong To Derail Javits Center Proposal

Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today denounced the decision of the Empire State Development Corporation to scrap their plans to move forward with an additional 340,000 square feet of convention center space at the Jacob Javits Center.

"Governor Spitzer said himself that he wanted to build a thoroughbred size convention center - and it would be bigger and better than the planned expansion Governor Pataki had proposed," said Senator Marty Golden. "It seems to me that Eliot Spitzer is more concerned with appeasing his ambition rather than the people of this city and state."

December 26, 2007
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Senate Passes Judicial Pay Increase Legislation

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined the the New York State Senate yesterday in passing legislation (S.6550), sponsored by Senator John DeFrancisco (R-C-I-WF, Syracuse), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that provides for increased compensation for judges and justices in New York State and establishes a commission to determine future salary increases and cost of living adjustments."Passing this bill is the right thing to do. The judges of this state have been without a pay raise for much too long," said Senator DeFrancisco.

December 14, 2007
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Golden: New York Department Of State Designates Brooklyn Communities As Cease And Desist Zone

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that following a year long effort, working with the community residents and homeowners, the Madison Marine area of Kings County has been extended as part of the non-solicitation area as designated by the New York State Department of State, an area that extends west to Ocean Avenue and south to Emmons Avenue.Due to the numerous complaints of solicitation by real estate brokers, Senator Golden and his staff first met with the Department of State in December, 2006, to discuss the possibility of extend

December 14, 2007
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Victory Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Reprieve

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), Congressman Vito Fossella (R-13th District), and City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-43rd District), today are announcing that the New York State Department of Health has granted a reprieve that will maintain an operational emergency room at Victory Memorial Hospital for an undetermined amount of time, beyond the planned closure scheduled for February 1, 2008 as part of the final recommendations of the Berger Commission.

December 13, 2007
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Senator Golden Makes 2008 NYC Parking Calendar Available

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that his office has made available the 2008 New York City Parking Calendar at his district offices.

The 2008 Parking Calendar features a listing of the 2008 Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspension Calendar for the new year.

December 12, 2007
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Senator Golden Blasts City Council Decision To Provide Free Services To Inmates

Brooklyn-State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today denounced the decision of the New York City Council to provide birth certificates free of charge to inmates upon being released from incarceration. Legislation was passed yesterday that would amend the city administrative code to repeal the current fifteen dollar fee for inmates to obtain a copy of their birth certificate. The fee is still required for all other New York City residents.

December 12, 2007
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Fossella, Golden & Gentile Announce Lawsuit To Save Er Services At Victory Hospital Site

Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13), State Senator Marty Golden (R-C) and City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D) today announced plans to file a lawsuit against the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to prevent the discontinuation of emergency room and acute care services at the Victory Memorial Hospital site.

The lawmakers will file an Article 78 charging that the State’s decision to close the hospital and reject SUNY Downstate’s application to maintain ER and acute care services at the site were "arbitrary and capricious." An Article 78 is a type of laws

November 27, 2007
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Senator Golden To Host Verrazano-narrows Bridge Traffic Town Hall With Officials

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that he has planned a town hall meeting regarding the traffic nightmare being caused by the reconstruction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.

November 26, 2007
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Senator Golden Honored By Brooklyn College For Support Of Center For Italian American Studies

At a ceremony on November 13, Brooklyn College honored New York State Senator Martin J. Golden for his generous support in issuing a $10,000 grant for the College’s Center for Italian American Studies. The funding, which was made available through a Member Item allocated by the State Senate, will be used to launch new courses and to provide additional resources to Brooklyn College’s students and faculty. Additionally, the ceremony served as a rededication of the Center following its move to its current 1212 Boylan Hall location, according to Christoph M.

November 21, 2007
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Senator Golden To Collect Toys For Tots To Support 2007 Drive Sponsored By The United States Marines

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will be collecting gifts for the 2007 Toys for Tots Drive, sponsored by the United States Marines, with collection boxes available at both of Senator Golden’s district offices, located at 7403-5th Avenue and 3610 Quentin Road. Unwrapped toys can be dropped off during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.The Toys for Tots foundation distributes millions of toys to needy children across the country and in Puerto Rico every holiday season.

November 20, 2007
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Fare Hike Dismissal: The Right Decision For New York Says Golden

Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden issued the following statement in response to the Governor's announcement this morning that put the brakes on the MTA's proposed fare increase: "Thankfully for New Yorkers, Governor Spitzer came out this morning in opposition to the fare hike proposed earlier this year by the MTA.I am pleased that Governor Spitzer has finally decided not to go through with this fare hike.

November 20, 2007
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Senator Golden To Host Christmas Tree Lightings In Neighborhood

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, in partnership with the Bay Ridge Parks Task Force, will host three Christmas Tree lightings throughout the community this December in preparation for the upcoming Christmas season and to bring out the holiday spirit in all as we celebrate this magical time of year.Senator Marty Golden stated, "Come join friends, and neighbors as we embrace our Christmas spirit and look forward to a rewarding season together at the upcoming Christmas tree lightings." The Christmas Tree lightings, which will feature Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and a

November 20, 2007
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Senator Golden Awards $1,500 To Over Forty Parent Teacher Associations To Assist Local Schools

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) announced yesterday at a breakfast meeting of the Parent Teacher Associations in which he hosted that he has secured $1500 for Parent Teacher Association of schools located in his district which includes Community School Districts 20, 21 and 22.

November 15, 2007
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Fossella & Golden Declare Victory In Effort To Stop Early Parole For NY’s Most Violent Criminals

[Brooklyn, NY]- Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13) and State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today declared victory in their efforts to prevent convicted cop-killers, rapists and arsonists from getting early parole under a proposed deal that was being negotiated by the Spitzer Administration.

November 15, 2007
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Statement By Senator Golden On Govenor's Suspension Of Driver's License Plan

"Governor Spitzer’s decision to abandon his plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens is a huge victory for the people of New York and across our great nation. The voice of the people has been heard and the people have won. The Governor’s wrong-headed proposal would have jeopardized our safety and security leaving us vulnerable to terrorists who wish to do harm.

The Governor’s arrogant attempt to force this policy onto New Yorkers was unsuccessful.

November 14, 2007
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Golden, Fossella, Gentile And Brooklyn Community Call State Department Of Health Decision To Close Victory Memorial Hospital Wrong

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), Congressman Vito Fossella (R-C, 13th District), and City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn), today issued the following statement at a press conference outside the emergency room of Victory Memorial Hospital, located at 699-92nd Street in Brooklyn, urging the New York State Department of Health to overturn their decision to close the emergency room at this site."The New York State Department of Health’s failure to approve an emergency room for this location will put the health and safety of all citizens at great risk.

November 13, 2007
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No Parole For Cop Killers-not Now, Not Ever

New York- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today was joined by a coalition of New Yorkers, on the steps of New York City Hall, calling on Governor Eliot Spitzer to reject any agreement which would alter the governance of parole hearings in New York State and favor the rights of violent criminals, even Sam Berkowitz, the "Son-of-Sam," would have the opportunity for an early parole hearing before parole officers of his lawyers choice.

November 12, 2007
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