Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s federal appeals court ruling finding that a key provision of New York State’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” law sentencing repeat offenders more harshly is unconstitutional.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued a letter to Thomas Prendergast, President of the New York City Transit Authority, asking that the conditions of the Bay Ridge Avenue train station be inspected and measures be taken to prevent heavy accumulation of water and leaking at the station in the future. The text of the letter is below.
Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) has called for all the members of the New York State Senate to support legislation he has introduced which would allow the State to compete for federal money from the Race to the Top program. Golden’s legislation would lift the cap on the number of charter schools in New York from 200 to 460.
Senate Republicans Recommend Reforms To Stop Medicaid Fraud That’s Driving Up Local Property Taxes
Albany- New reports today of Medicaid fraud scams in New York City highlight the urgent need to stop Medicaid fraud and abuse that is driving up state and local spending and property taxes, Senator Marty Golden said.
URGES MTA TO USE ADDITIONAL REVENUE THROUGH STIMULUS FUNDS AND PREVENTING FARE BEATERS AS POTENTIAL MEANS TO SAVE SERVICES
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued a letter to MTA Chairman Jay Walder and all members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board in response to the Board’s March 24, 2010 vote which will severely impact the transportation services in his district.
Senator Golden attended and spoke at the MTA Board meeting yesterday. The text of the letter is below.
New Open Process Would Restore Public Trust; Bring Decade Long Ordeal to an End
In an effort to restore public trust and bring a decade-long ordeal to an end, New York State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced he has introduced legislation to establish open, transparent and expedited process to select a video lottery gaming operator to develop and operate a VLT gaming facility at Aqueduct Raceway in Queens.
Senator Golden spoke this morning at the MTA Board Meeting urging them to reject the service reductions as proposed. His remarks are below.
I am State Senator Marty Golden representing the 22nd Senate District in Southwest Brooklyn.
On behalf of the thousands of people of my district, I stand before you to let you know that if approved, the reductions planned for bus routes in my district will create travel hardships, effect the local business economy, and negatively impact the quality of life of so many.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a letter to Acting Commissioner Sean M. Byrne of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services expressing recent parole policy changes that are placing our communities and all New Yorkers, as well as law enforcement personnel.
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's low-cost health insurance program, Brooklyn HealthWorks, is proving it's the little engine that could! The program created for Brooklyn's small business community now insures more than 540 businesses including over 2,540 employees and their dependents. These record numbers come at a time when enrollment in other regions and other programs have stayed flat or have declined.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden recently hosted an Irish Heritage celebration where he took time to honor four outstanding community leaders for their good work and efforts on behalf of our neighborhood. The awards ceremony and breakfast was held at the Knights of Columbus on Nostrand Avenue on Saturday, March 13, 2010.
Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos, Task Force Chairman Kemp Hannon and members of the Senate Republican conference today released the initial report of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and Reform, a sweeping set of policy recommendations that will empower localities to boost their own Medicaid fraud efforts, more aggressively combat waste and the overutilization of services, and save taxpayers up to $500 million a year. The report should be discussed as part of this year’s budget negotiations.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force and the Community Emergency Response Team, has planned two upcoming Easter Egg Hunts and will host one in Marine Park and the other in McKinley Park.
Easter Egg Hunt-Saturday, March 27, 2010, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway
Easter Egg Hunt- Saturday, April 3, 2010, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
McKinley Park, 75th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today has issued a second letter to Chairman Jay Walder of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, urging salvation of services in his district currently planned for elimination.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with members of his Committee on Special Education, hosted their 4th Annual Special Education Forum, and more than 225 teachers, school administrators, and parents of School District 20, 21 and 22 attended on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Dyker Beach Golf Course.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host free mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation later this month at both of his district offices.
Stronger Penalties And New Public Website to Help Ensure
New York Kids Get The Child Support They Need and Deserve
Members of the Senate Republican Conference today announced that a series of new proposals will be advanced to help strengthen New York’s child support enforcement efforts, and help identify and locate “deadbeat” parents who neglect to pay their child support.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today released the following statement urging the New York State Board of Regents to maintain the existing high-school Regents examination requirements in New York State:
“I urge the New York State Board of Regents to immediately take the the proposal that would eliminate as many as 13 of the 17 high school Regents examinations, off the table. Regents exams in such subjects as social studies, foreign languages, science and math, must continue to be given in New York State schools.