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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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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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Senate Report: Cut Red Tape to Create Jobs in New York State

To make New York State more economically competitive, we all know we have to reduce taxes and control spending. But, we also need to focus on efforts to eliminate unnecessary red tape and regulations that stifle the private sector’s ability to create new jobs.

 

January 15, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN MAKES CONCERNS KNOWN ABOUT MEDICAL APPOINTMENT WAIT TIMES AT SENATE HEARING

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who today attended the joint committee meeting of the Senate Health and Insurance Committees focused on the Affordable Health Care Act issued the following statement:"Following today's meaningful hearing on the future of health care in New York State, I have serious concerns regarding the outlook of the system. The new implication of in-network vs. out-of-network doctors, along with the thousands of new patients, has rightly created apprehension about the ability of the current system to handle the expected increase.

January 14, 2014
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN OFFERS FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has once again agreed to be a host site for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, offering free tax preparation services to those residents whom make less than $30,000 annually.

Appointments will be available at his district office located, at 7408 5th Avenue, on Thursdays and Sundays from February 16th through April 13th. Thursday appointments will be scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday appointments will be from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

January 10, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN REACTS TO GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2014 State of State speech delivered this afternoon in Albany:

 

“Today, Governor Cuomo outlined his plans for the future of New York State and his interest in continuing to work in a bipartisan manner to move the Empire State forward. New Yorkers throughout my district and New York deserve tax relief and we must seize the opportunity this year. We must work to reduce business taxes and those effecting our manufacturing industry, so we can sustain and flourish our State’s employment.

 

January 8, 2014
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Winter Storm Advisory

A citywide winter storm warning has been issued starting Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00PM until 1:00PM on Friday, January 3, 2014. The current forecast calls for 6-8 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds and low temperatures. The Office of Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory warning of icy conditions on roadways and sidewalks. We are working together with our agency partners to prepare for the storm and will be closely monitoring and responding to local conditions as the storm progresses.

 

Below are some helpful resources for the public to follow the storm and snow clearance operations in their neighborhoods.

 

NYC Severe Weather websites:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/weather_home.shtml

January 2, 2014
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BUSINESS TAX CUTS, FAMILY TAX RELIEF, HEALTH CARE MEASURES AMONG NEW LAWS THAT TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses and manufacturers in New York will see a reduction in their state taxes as a result of new tax cuts that take effect on January 1, 2014. In addition, tax relief for hardworking, middle class families, new health care protections, legal casino gaming, and the START-UP NY economic development program are among the new state laws that take effect on New Year’s Day.

 

December 23, 2013
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NEIGHBORHOOD HEATING FUND APPLICATION AND ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE AT SENATOR GOLDEN’S OFFICE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing his partnership with HeartShare Human Services and the National Grid Neighborhood Heating Fund, to assist low-income families with the elevated cost of heat during the winter months.

 

The program, founded in 1983, has been administered by HeartShare Human Services since 1995. Senator Marty Golden has long partnered with the Fund to make the financial relief available to those qualifying constituents.

 

December 17, 2013
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