New York, NY – Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) announced today that it would receive two grants totaling $200,000 as part of the New York State FY2015 budget. The New York State Senate and Assembly each awarded $100,000. State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D-WF, Manhattan) sponsored the funding requests in their respective chambers. Funds will support the growth of LE&RN's National Lymphatic Disease Patient Registry and Tissue Bank.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Finance Committee, has issued the following statement regarding the 2015-2016 New York State Budget:
“Late last night, I joined my colleagues in the State Senate in approving a fiscally responsible budget for New York State. New Yorkers can be proud that this budget includes significant investments in economic development, job creation, public safety, healthcare, and education. This year’s budget additionally encompasses significant ethics reforms, making New York a leader in the Nation in strengthening the public trust of officials.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that he will host two free shredding events, at both of his district offices during the month of April, to assist residents in protecting themselves against identity theft.
The shredding truck will be parked outside Senator Golden’s office at 7408 5th Avenue on Saturday, April 25th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and will be outside his satellite office located at 3604 Quentin Road the following day, Sunday, April 26th, also from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Residents are invited to bring as many personal documents as they wish to shred.
Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is offering his congratulations to the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center for being placed on a list of twenty-two properties nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo, to the State and National Registers of Historic Places by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation.
Legislators in the Senate unanimously passed a resolution earlier this year declaring September 2015 as Kinship Care Month, and members of the Assembly are set to vote on the same resolution today.
Kinship care refers to the more than 200,000 families in New York State who are relatives raising the children of other family members. Children who enter into the care of relatives often do so for the same reasons they might enter into foster care, because their parents are unable or unfit to care for them. Though the challenges are similar for kinship families compared to foster families, only about 5% of kinship caregivers receive the support and financial benefits that come with being in the foster care system.
The New York State Senate today passed four measures to keep New York’s roadways safe. The bills create tougher crimes to deter criminals who seek to commit automobile fraud by staging car accidents, allow auto insurers to cancel fraudulent polices, close a dangerous loophole that allows drunk drivers to avoid prosecution for leaving the scene of an accident, and enforce tougher penalties for those who drive without a license.
Saturday, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. It is an international day to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.
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