Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a former New York City Police Officer, today hosted a news conference in the State Capitol, calling for the Assembly and Senate to act on legislation he has introduced (S. 645) that would reinstate the death penalty for those who intentionally kill police officers, peace officers or an employee of the Department of Correctional Services in New York State.
Senator Golden’s call for action follows the recent in-the-line-of-duty deaths of New York City Police Officer Alain Schaberger and Poughkeepsie Police Detective John Falcone. Senator Golden was joined by Senator Greg Ball (R-C, 40th District) at the press conference along with other members of the Senate Republican Conference.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Aging Committee, has issued the following statement regarding today's vote in the State Senate to approve a budget recommendation that would maintain the current level of Title XX Funding:
"The State Senate today decided that we will not allow the proposed Governor's $25 million cut to senior centers in the City of New York in our budget. Closing senior centers will be detrimental to the health and well-being of thousands of New Yorkers.
“The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act”
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate yesterday afternoon in passing legislation (S.3901), sponsored by Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley), that would limit protests at military funerals. Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.
You may have heard about the Mayor’s proposal to establish a new category of livery cars that can make on-street pickups outside of Manhattan just like yellow cabs do. It will give many New Yorkers a safe, reliable and convenient option for getting around. The program aims to improve taxi availability while bringing yellow-taxi-like amenities (e.g., metered fares, credit/debit card payment, easier-to-spot cabs) to the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.
The City wants to hear from residents about your experiences with taxis and car services and has a developed a brief online survey where your voice can be heard. let them know what you think at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NYCTaxiSurvey
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is urging residents of the 22nd Senate District to support the American Red Cross in their efforts to assist those affected by the March 11th Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.
Senator Golden is asking neighbors and community organizations to consider making a financial contribution to support the American Red Cross by either phone, internet, mail or via text. Those interested in donating should call 1-800 RED CROSS, or visit www.redcross.org, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.00, or to mail a contribution, please send it to:
American Red Cross
P.O. Box 4002018
Des Moines, IA 50340-2018
*Please indicate Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami on the check’s memo line.
NEW YORK, March 11, 2011 – More than 150 leaders of business, government, academia and students gathered at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) to officially launch its new Center of Innovation for Technology and Entertainment (CITE) with a panel discussion exploring innovation in the $32-billion global video games industry – a driver of technology and innovation and a growing economic sector for the state. NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin, New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R, C), representing the 22nd State Senate District in Brooklyn, and Edward Reinfurt, Executive Director of NYSTAR, cut the ribbon for CITE, funded by a $2-million state grant.
BAY RIDGE HERO, POLICE OFFICER MOIRA SMITH, 9/11/01 VICTIM, REMEMBERED
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in celebrating Women’s History Month by announcing an exhibit honoring historic New York women whose achievements in arts, science, government, military, labor, education, and social reform have earned them recognition as “Women of Distinction.”
Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-22nd Senate District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are sponsoring legislation that would protect our communities by providing prospective employers with the means to conduct accurate criminal background checks.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the arrest of the Bay Ridge rape suspect:
“I commend 68th Precinct Deputy Inspector Eric Rodriguez and the police officers who led the investigation which has led to the arrest of an individual charged with robbery and sexual assault of two women in our neighborhood on the night of Friday, February 25, 2011.
I know that the 68th Precinct focused their efforts on bringing swift justice in this case. Such criminal and heinous behavior has no place in our society. I know that all community residents are relieved to know that this predator is behind bars this morning and are grateful for the efforts of the New York City Police Department.”
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be hosting his 5th Annual special education forum and is inviting educators and parents of students of School District 20, 21 and 22, to attend on Friday, March 11, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Regina Pacis Center located at 1258 65th Street in Brooklyn.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Richard Selznick, author of The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child.
Brooklyn - Senator Marty Golden (R,C-I–Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C Brooklyn, Staten Island) today have launched a petition drive in an effort to save senior centers slated to close following Governor Cuomo’s budget announcement. The Governor’s reductions in Title XX , estimated at $25 million, would impede funding that traditionally supports senior centers.
Senator Marty Golden, a member of the Senate Aging Committee stated, “We all know how important a neighborhood senior center is to the health, well-being and livelihood of a senior citizen here in New York. That is why I join with my colleague, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, in today starting a petition drive against these proposed state cuts that would cause senior centers to close.”
Albany - State Senators Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) Andrew J. Lanza (R-C-I, 24th District) today renewed their call to make the necessary changes in the payment structure to ensure the financial viability of Off-Track Betting Corporations (OTBs) statewide in the wake of the Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corporation’s recent move toward filing bankruptcy and recent reports that Nassau OTB’s handle is significantly down.
Measure has Governor’s backing and is set to become law
Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined with the New York State Senate in voting to give final legislative approval today to legislation (S.3500) sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee, to ensure that special elections in New York State provide more time for military absentee ballots to be mailed and counted.
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R, C) is pleased to announce that the community voice has been heard on the co-location of the New American Academy at Marine Park Junior High School.
Senator Golden stated “Once again my constituents came forth with opposition to a Department of Education plan for IS 278 and I made sure that they were heard. It is with great satisfaction that I announce this victory.
New legislation imposes a three strike rule, targeting repeat offenders
Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I–Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C–Brooklyn, Staten Island) are proposing new drunk driving laws in response to a rash of recent cases across the state. The proposal takes a new approach to penalizing repeat drunk drivers.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Transportation has approved his requests to install a traffic light at a busy intersection in the immediate vicinity of the parish and school at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Bensonhurst.
The Department of Transportation has approved a new traffic signal at the intersection of 15th Avenue and 74th Street and the light should be installed by May 31st.
Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today cautioned Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team against advancing proposals that would directly lead to the reduction of essential services and the possible closing of some city hospitals that serve our most vulnerable population.