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SENATOR GOLDEN APPLAUDS STATE BUDGET ACHIEVEMENTS FOR NEW YORK SENIORS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), the former Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is today applauding the significant achievements of the 2014-2015 New York State Budget on behalf of our state’s senior population.

 

“This year’s budget has established significant increases in the income eligibility requirements for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program and has expanded the New York State EPIC Prescription Drug Program. This action will provide true relief for thousands of seniors living on a fixed income, facing the rising costs of medication, rent and other living expenses,” said Senator Marty Golden.

 

April 1, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN APPLAUDS ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF ON-TIME BUDGET, YET NEW YORKERS DESERVE MORE

EDUCATION TAX CREDIT, VERRAZANO TOLL RELIEF REMAINS PRIORITY

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, has issued the following statement as approval of the 2014-2015 New York State Budget continues today, resulting in New York’s fourth consecutive on-time budget:

 

March 31, 2014
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SENATE PASSES MANDATORY DWI TESTING AFTER SERIOUS ACCIDENTS

Chemical Tests Would Be Required If Injury or Death Occurs

 

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would help convict dangerous drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The bill (S1446), sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), would require testing drivers suspected of being under the influence when an accident occurs and results in serious injury or death.

 

March 26, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO PROTECT YOUNG CHILDREN FROM BEING LEFT UNATTENDED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement after his vote this afternoon to support legislation (S. 306), sponsored by Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola), that would create a penalty for endangering the welfare of a child in circumstances where a child is left unattended in a motor vehicle:

 

March 26, 2014
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Analysis: $40 Million That Gov. Cuomo Seeks from MTA Could Add Bus & Rail Service, Reduce Crowding and Waits, and Lessen Pressure on Fares

State Senator Martin Golden said, “I sponsored the Transit Funding Lockbox Act in the State Senate so to stand up for all those who ride the buses and trains and have been asked to pay more for less service. This legislation will guarantee that funds dedicated to support the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s commuter system, will actually be spent for such purposes and not get lost on the account of other State expenses. It is vital that this year's budget retains the $40 million for transportation purposes so to create greater financial integrity for the Metropolitan Transit Authority and end the days of simultaneous fare hikes and service reductions.”

 

 

 

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March 25, 2014
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New Initiative Helps Service Disabled Vets

Last year, Senate Republicans approved new tax credits to encourage employers across the State to provide job opportunities to New York’s courageous veterans.

 

To build upon this initiative, the Senate has just approved the “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act” to help New York’s Service Disabled Veterans pursue successful new business ventures. A three-way agreement on the bill was announced during the Governor’s Veterans and Military Families Summit held last week in Albany.

 

Modeled after a highly successful federal initiative, New York’s new law will establish a new contract preference “set-aside” for service disabled veterans.

 

March 25, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN CONTINUES EFFORTS TO LOWER AUTO-INSURANCE RATES, CUT DOWN ON FRAUD

Albany, NY – Today the New York State Senate passed S1959A, sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), which allows insurance companies to retroactively cancel policies taken out by people who commit auto fraud. These criminals often take out policies and pay for them with bad checks or stolen credit cards just before they stage accidents. Under current law, insurance companies cannot cancel the policy and policyholders wind up paying for it through higher premiums. This bill would take that burden off honest consumers and therefore lower the insurance rates.

March 24, 2014
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GOLDEN ADVOCATES FOR NEW LAW TO CURB BANK CARD FRAUD

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the Senate Banks Committee, this afternoon was joined by merchant leaders, including Robert Howe, President of the Third Avenue Merchants, at a press conference announcing legislation he has sponsored (S. 6551-A) which would require credit cards issued to New York State residents to be equipped with smart chip technology.

 

Senator Golden also spoke about the recent rash of credit card and debit card fraud which has impacted a significant number of local residents. Golden was joined by Dimitri Akhrin, the President of the Bank Associates Merchant Services, who spoke about the effects that such fraud has on retail profit, and preventive measures.

 

March 21, 2014
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Brooklyn State Senator says tax credit bill good for everyone

New York’s Catholic leaders have joined with top politicians and union chiefs to make a major push to pass a new law that’s designed to help schools – both public and parochial. Currents correspondent Konrad Aderer has been following the story for several days now and spoke with a state senator from our diocese.

 

http://netny.net/currents/video/brooklyn-state-senator-says-tax-credit-b...

March 21, 2014
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CHANCELLOR FARIÑA AND CITY COUNCIL CHAIR OF THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE DANIEL DROMM CONGRATULATE 38 ‘RESPECT FOR ALL’ SCHOOLS

Senator Golden congratulates McKinley JHS, IS 98, PS 101 and PS 277 as they are recognized for their great work with the respect for all initiative.

 

March 21, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO ANNOUNCE LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS CALLING FOR CREDIT CARDS TO INCORPORATE SMART CHIP TECHNOLOGY

Locals to join Golden in support of efforts following recent string of credit card fraud

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the Senate Banks Committee, will be joined by merchant leaders, including Robert Howe, President of the Third Avenue Merchants, at a press conference this Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Law Offices of Robert Howe, 251-86th Street, to announce legislative efforts calling for credit cards issued to New York State residents to be equipped with smart chip technology.

 

Senator Golden will also make comments regarding the recent rash of credit card and debit card fraud which has impacted a significant number of local residents.

 

March 19, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON DRUG ARRESTS IN BAY RIDGE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, has issued the following statement following the announcement of six arrests and indictments made on drug related charges in the Bay Ridge area:

 

“Working with the community and law enforcement officials, today, we send a message throughout the Bay Ridge area that we will not tolerate the presence of drugs on our street. At a recent town hall meeting that I hosted on this topic, I saw the frustration, and fear, that drugs have caused our neighborhood families. Residents forced to contend with drug sales in stores where they are simply looking to purchase milk.

 

March 18, 2014
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN ON THE DREAM ACT

Brooklyn, NY – Following the Senate Vote on the Dream Act, which failed to pass today, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) issued the following statement:

 

“We have extremely limited resources as a state, and we need to focus our tax dollars to increase funding in TAP for children of American citizens as well as reinstate Graduate TAP, which was discontinued a few years ago. Using our limited resources to give tax dollars to illegal immigrants a college education is not, in my opinion, a sound use of resources. Immigration is a Federal Issue, and even if we were to pass the Dream Act, these students would still not be able to work legally in the United States, giving them a state funded and subsidized education with nowhere to use it.”

 

March 18, 2014
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SENATE MAJORITY COALITION ANNOUNCES JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION

Panel Will Develop Recommendations to Prevent and Treat Addiction

and Its Related Crimes

 

Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeffrey Klein today announced the creation of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction to examine the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and develop recommendations for treating and preventing addiction.

 

March 17, 2014
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GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS CITE STATE ASSEMBLY FAILURE TO ADVANCE EFFORTS TO GET REPEAT DRUNK DRIVERS OFF THE STREETS

Vow to Fight to Get Restored in Final New York State Budget

 

Albany – State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, 64th District), have issued the following comments regarding the State’s efforts to increase penalties against drunk-drivers, including a provision that would revoke a driver’s license after three DWI convictions. Today, the Senate included a plan to take repeat intoxicated drivers off our streets in their one house budget bill, but the Assembly failed to do so.

 

March 13, 2014
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March 13, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN, ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS TO HOST A RALLY TO SUPPORT THE EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

Tax credit to help private and parochial schools throughout New York State

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn, Staten Island) will join with parents and educators throughout Southern Brooklyn on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 2:45 p.m., at Holy Angels Academy Auditorium located at 337 74th Street in Brooklyn, to rally in support of the Education Investment Tax Credit.

 

Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, will speak at the event calling on the Senate and Assembly to support this tax credit this year.

 

March 13, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR EXTRAORDINARY ORGANIZATIONS AND HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TEAMS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will hosting his annual Women’s History Month Celebration and Awards Ceremony tomorrow, Thursday, March 13, 2014, starting at 7:00 p.m. at Bishop Kearney High School, located at 2202-60th Street, Brooklyn.

 

Senator Golden will be honoring the following with State Senate Proclamations:

 

*Arab American Family Support Center

*Bishop Kearney High School Championship Varsity Basketball Team

*Fontbonne Hall Academy Championship Junior Varsity Volleyball Team

*Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

*Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign War Argonne Post

 

Members of the media are welcome.

March 12, 2014
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MALLIOTAKIS, GOLDEN OPPOSE STATUS QUO, VOTE AGAINST INCUMBENT BOARD OF REGENTS MEMBERS

Call for new members to be elected to the board

 

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and State Sen. Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) today voted against the reelection of the incumbent members of the Board of Regents. Members of the board are elected in a joint session of the legislature. All incumbents were part of the initial implementation of the Common Core Standards.

 

March 11, 2014
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STATE SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS FOR STRENGTHEN SECURITY FOR CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS

Following Visa and Mastercard announcement Friday to work to increase security, Senator Golden calls on a all companies to install EMV in all credit and debit cards.

 

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on all lending companies to require EMV on all credit and debit cards throughout the United States. EMV, also known as ‘chip’ would install a unique microchip on all new credit and debit cards, making identity theft significantly more difficult, as EMV gives each card an individual marker.

 

March 11, 2014
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