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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES LONG ISLAND SENIOR GAMES

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R, C) would like to assist the Long Island Senior Games Board of Directors in promoting the Long Island Senior Games of 2011. This is the thirteenth annual GAMES and they will run from May 20th through June 18th. The games are open to people fifty years of age or older and consist of over forty competitive and non-competitive medal and ribbon events. There may me certification in some events to allow the participants to qualify for the National Senior Games.

February 18, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN PLANS CELEBRATION OF ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc. has announced plans to host the 9th Annual Lunar New Year celebration at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601-80th Street in Brooklyn, on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will include cultural performances, food, and entertainment.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “I am pleased to announce and invite the community to attend my annual celebration of Lunar New Year for the communities of South Brooklyn. This year, Happy 4709, we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. As in the past, this event will be sure to be one filled with happiness and good wishes for health, prosperity and a great new year.”

March 6, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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NEW LEGISLATION INTRODUCED BY SENATORS GOLDEN AND LANZA WOULD ALLOW FOR NYC OFF-TRACK BETTING OPERATIONS TO RESUME

Albany- State Senators Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Andrew J. Lanza (R-Staten Island), today introduced legislation that would allow a vendor selected by an RFP process and approved by the State Racing and Wagering Board, to run the New York City off-track betting corporation and resume operations in a manner that would support the New York state horse racing industry.

 

February 16, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-CRIME BILLS

Legislation Would Toughen Laws & Penalties for Sex Offenses

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills that would strengthen laws and toughen criminal penalties for certain sex offenses related to rape and child pornography. In addition, bills were passed to expand information on criminal background checks for individuals applying for employment in law enforcement and increasing penalties for the crime of criminally negligent homicide.

Legislation (S.1826), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-C, Rockville Centre), would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate act of rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts.

February 16, 2011
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS FIGHT TO PROTECT LOCAL SENIOR CENTERS

Senator Marty Golden (R,C–Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C – Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently held a press conference denouncing proposed cuts in Governor Cuomo’s executive budget that would result in the painful closure of Brooklyn senior centers. The governor’s reductions in Title XX would re-route funding that traditionally supports senior centers to other programs, unfairly targeting our senior population.

February 10, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN PLANS ANNUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION FORUM

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 ad 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. The event will also feature a panel of experts who will discuss and answer questions from those in attendance on a variety of important topics. Informational tables featuring local advocacy organizations, community resources and State and City agencies devoted to special education will be available.

February 8, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TOURS THE NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11TH MEMORIAL CONSTRUCTION SITE

Senator Golden – (Brooklyn, R, C) visited the National September 11th Memorial and made the following statement.

“I wanted to thank Joseph Daniels and Jay Weinkam for the personal tour of the National September 11th Memorial on Thursday, February 3, 2011. I was extremely impressed with the memorial site and the progress that has been made.

February 7, 2011
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Golden's 5th Annual Special Education Forum

March 11th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Regina Pacis Center, 1258 65th Street, Brooklyn, New York

5th Annual Special Education Forum

 

Guest Speaker - Dr. Richard Selznick

Author of The Shut-Down Learner, Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child

 

The event will also feature of panel of experts who will answer questions on a variety of important topics.

Representatives from State Agencies and private associations will be providing information to parents, teachers and school administrators. For more information, please contact Senator Golden's office at (718) 238-6044.

 

March 11, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ASKS STUDENTS: “WHO WANTS TO BE A STATE SENATOR FOR A DAY?”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), is announcing his 9th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest and is inviting the participation of students from schools within grades 6, 7, and 8, throughout his Senatorial District.

Senator Marty Golden is asking students to write essays of no more than 250-words which begins with the phrase, “If I were a State Senator for a Day...”. The winning essays are judged on content and creativity and must be received by Monday, March 28, 2011.

Finalists will be notified and invited to a special ceremony in the Spring where they will read aloud their essays in front of a panel of judges. The winner of the contest and their class will be invited to Albany to see the legislative process in action.

February 3, 2011
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ALBANY LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS

Lanza, Golden & Cusick Bill Already Receives Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Support

From Savino, Malliotakis, Titone & Tobacco

Senators Andrew Lanza and Marty Golden along with Assemblyman Michael Cusick today introduced property tax relief legislation that would establish limitations upon real property tax levies in New York City. The bill places a cap on the growth of property taxes at two percent (or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less). The bill has already received co-sponsorship support from the entire Staten Island delegation including Senator Diane Savino, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, Assemblyman Matthew Titone and Assemblyman Lou Tobacco.

February 2, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S PROPOSED 2011-12 BUDGET

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2011-12 New York State Budget:

“Governor Andrew Cuomo today spoke to New Yorkers and made it evident that the Empire State is facing some of the toughest financial times in recent memory. With a $10 billion dollar deficit looming, the days of out of control spending, automatic increases, new taxes, and an oversized government are over.

February 1, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN NAMED TO STATE SENATE LEADERSHIP

Albany - State Senator Martin J Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following his appointment to the position of Assistant Senate Majority Whip of the New York State Senate:

“I thank Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos for selecting me to serve as the Assistant Senate Majority Whip and look forward to working with the Senate leadership to address the issues that are on the minds of all New Yorkers.

January 31, 2011
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Senator Golden Disappointed with Latest MTA Misstep Effecting Brooklyn Subway Riders

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) took the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to task today for its treatment of stranded riders, as published reports today indicate, on an N train Wednesday night. After confusion and a lack of communication to riders, around 100 people, who some are residents of his district, were left stranded in Coney Island overnight. Commuters taking D train service into Brooklyn late Wednesday night were rerouted to the N line and then left there for four hours, after it was decided service would be discontinued and riders were informed they would have to make alternative travel arrangements.

January 28, 2011
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Help the NYC Dept. of Homeless Services Conduct Outreach

The NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is conducting their annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) on January 31, 2011, from 10:30 PM – 4:00 AM. It’s a unique volunteer opportunity that will take a few hours of your time. HOPE produces a point-in-time estimate of the unsheltered chronic street homeless population in New York City. The information gathered by volunteers during HOPE 2011 is critical to measuring the ongoing efforts to overcome street homelessness at DHS and their partner agencies. We need approximately 3,000 volunteers to help survey the number of homeless individuals living on city streets, under bridges, in parks and in other public places.

January 28, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON THE ROBBERY AND ASSAULT OF JOHN AND LINDA NAIMO

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member and former Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee and the author of the New York State Law known as “Granny’s Law” today issued the following statement in response to reports of the assault and robbery of Staten Island’s Naimo family;

“It is tragedy that John, 81 and Linda, 75 were assaulted this past Sunday. It is less than two weeks since I made a statement on the assault and robbery of Brooklyn’s 81-year old Madeline Klima, and now, as a I did then, condemn this act of incivility and cowardice.

January 26, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN NAMED CHAIRMAN OF SENATE CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS COMMITTEE

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today was appointed by State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos to serve as the Chairman of the Senate’s Civil Service and Pensions Committee.

“As one born and raised amongst a family of civil servants, and now proudly representing a Senate District which is home to many, I thank Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos for selecting me to Chair the Senate’s Civil Service and Pensions Committee. My personal and professional experience will guide me in this new role,” said Senator Marty Golden.

January 25, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES CITY TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN HERO FROM BROOKLYN RESTORED

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, is announcing that through his efforts, a plaque posthumously honoring United States Army Private First Class Armond Cutinella, has been restored.

January 25, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS NAMES MARTY GOLDEN AS SENATE MAJORITY REP TO MTA CAPITAL PROGRAM REVIEW BOARD

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today appointed Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) as the Senate Majority’s representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Capital Program Review Board.

The Board is responsible for overseeing and approving the MTA’s five year capital spending programs.  The last full 5-year MTA capital plan totaled more than $21 billion.

January 20, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN, MEMBER OF THE SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE, JOINS WITH HEALTHCARE EXPERTS TO DETERMINE BEST METHODS TO REFORM MEDICAID

Albany- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), joined with other members of the Senate Health Committee and health care experts earlier this week during a public roundtable to discuss the most effective and efficient methods to reform New York State’s Medicaid program.

“We have to stop talking about it, and start implementing, serious systematic changes and for the benefit of all New Yorkers, our hospitals, nursing homes and other components of our health care system. If we do not redesign the system and put cost efficient mechanisms in place, the financial impact to our State and the quality of care available to New Yorkers will be devastated,” said Senator Marty Golden.

January 20, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN, SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER, VOTES TO CREATE A NEW YORK SPENDING CAP IN AN EFFORT TO TURN STATE’S ECONOMY AROUND

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who last week was appointed as a member of the New York State Senate Finance Committee, today voted to support legislation (S. 1892) that would enact a two percent state spending cap.

This will be the third time that Senate Republicans have voted to pass a state spending cap that ensures New York spends no more than taxpayers can afford. The cap, which would be set at 2 percent or 120 percent of the CPI (currently 1.9 percent), whichever is lower, would ensure that the state reduces spending and lives within its budget, easing the burden on taxpayers.

January 20, 2011
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