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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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MALLIOTAKIS, GOLDEN RENEWS PUSH TO BAN TATTOOING, PIERCING OF PETS

ALBANY- Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) today reintroduced her legislation to prohibit dogs, cats and other companion animals from receiving surgical procedures with no medical benefit, or for cosmetic or aesthetic purposes such as tattoos, piercing, and tummy tucks. The legislation was originally introduced in 2012 after Malliotakis viewed "Pet Crazy," a documentary about such behavior on "20/20." Malliotakis is renewing her calls for passage of the bill after recent reports in the New York Post about Brooklyn tattoo artist “Mistah Metro,” who bragged about inking his dog with a heart and his wife’s name while the animal was drugged after surgery. Senator Marty Golden is sponsoring the legislation in the Senate.

 

March 11, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN, CONGRESSMAN GRIMM CALL ON US SENATE TO PASS HOMEOWNER FLOOD INSURANCE AFFORDABILITY ACT

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), today joined with Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C-I, 11th District), outside a home damaged by Super Storm Sandy in the Gerritsen Beach section of his district, to call on the United States Senate to fast track the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, sponsored by Congressman Grimm.

 

March 11, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TAKES ACTION AGAINST PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in response to the recent rash of prescription drug overdoses in his district, is announcing his vote to support S. 2941 that will add practitioner, and pharmacist, to the law that charges individuals with a Class B Felony who falsely fill controlled substance prescriptions.

 

Senator Golden recently hosted a town hall meeting with representatives from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, the Dynamite Youth Coalition, and the New York City Police Department. A significant number of deaths and overdoses have been reported throughout the Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights sections of Golden’s district over the past year.

 

March 11, 2014
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March 10, 2014
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS LAUNCH PETITION FOR VERRAZANO BRIDGE TOLL DISCOUNT FAIRNESS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 64th District), hosted a press conference this morning announcing the kick-off of grassroots efforts calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to authorize a multi-trip toll discount plan for Brooklyn residents traveling via the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

 

In 2012, the Port Authority created a bridge discount program, providing Brooklyn residents traveling over the Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, and the Bayonne Bridge three times or more a month with a 58% discount. Senator Golden and Assemblywoman Malliotakis are asking the MTA to implement the same plan for the Verrazano toll.

 

March 7, 2014
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STATE SENATOR GOLDEN AND CONGRESSMAN GRIMM TO CALL ON UNITED STATES SENATE TO PASS FLOOD INSURANCE AFFORDABILITY ACT

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) will welcome Congressman Michael G. Grimm (R-C-I, 11th District) to the Gerritsen Beach section of the Senator's district, for a press conference on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., to call on the United States Senate to approve the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, sponsored by Grimm, that was approved by the House earlier this week.

 

The press conference will take place outside of a home damaged by Super Storm Sandy located at 52 Dare Court (off Gerritsen Avenue between Cyrus Avenue and Seba Avenues).

 

March 6, 2014
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT DRUG DEALERS FROM PREYING ON CHILDREN

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to increase penalties for drug dealers who sell to children. The bill (S988A), sponsored by Senator Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola), strengthens the felony charges for the sale of drugs by an adult to a child under the age of 14.

 

“Drugs destroy lives, and the victims of drug abuse are getting younger and younger,” said Senator Martins. “Drug use among children, especially heroin, is a growing epidemic on Long Island. Criminals who target young children and poison them with heroin and other controlled substances deserve tougher penalties. This legislation will give law enforcement another tool to keep these drug dealers off the streets and behind bars where they belong.

 

March 6, 2014
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ELECTED OFFICIALS TO LAUNCH PETITION FOR VERRAZANO BRIDGE TOLL DISCOUNT FAIRNESS FOR BROOKLYNITES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 64th District) will host a press conference on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. to kick-off an organized grassroots efforts calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to authorize a multi-trip toll discount plan for Brooklyn residents.

 

MTA Board Member Allen P. Cappelli, will join the elected officials, at the announcement that will take place at the Brooklyn entrance to the Verrazano Bridge at the corner of 92nd Street and Gatling Place.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

March 5, 2014
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STATEMENT OF SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON CHARTER SCHOOLS

Brooklyn- Statement of Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent action on charter schools in New York City:

February 28, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING REGARDING HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG USE IN COMMUNITY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, will host a community town hall meeting regarding the recent rise in heroin and prescription drug use, abuse and overdoses in his district, tomorrow, Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 170, 7109-6th Avenue, Brooklyn.

 

Representatives of law enforcement and drug prevention service organizations will make presentations at the event to community residents. A question and answer session on drug use and how families are being affected will follow the presentations.

 

The town hall meeting is being co-sponsored by the Arab American Association of New York and the Yemeni American Association of New York.

 

February 26, 2014
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Support the Discount Toll Plan on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Following Staten Island discounted proposal, Senator Golden and Assemblywoman Malliotakis are renewing their call for a discounted rate for those who travel over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge 3 or more times a month. 

February 24, 2014
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STATEMENT FOR STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN ON MAYOR DE BLASIO’S VISION ZERO PLAN

Brooklyn, NY - Following the announcement of Mayor De Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) issued the following statement:

 

“I appreciate the commonality of interest in the Mayor’s plan and legislation that I have introduced. Vision Zero is a comprehensive plan that is an overall good first start for ensuring less pedestrian fatalities and reducing vehicular accidents overall.

 

February 18, 2014
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Support the Empire State's Olympians as they compete in Sochi!

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are in full swing, and as we follow the Games and root for our country’s athletes, I wanted to let you know that there many New Yorkers that are participating.

 

Overall, 18 athletes from New York State are competing in the Winter Olympics:

 

(Name, Hometown, Sport)

 

Lowell Bailey, Lake Placid, Men’s Biathlon

 

Dustin Brown, Ithaca, Men’s Ice Hockey

 

Tim Burke, Paul Smiths, Men’s Biathlon

 

Ryan Callahan, Rochester, Men’s Ice Hockey

 

Annelies Cook, Saranac Lake, Women’s Biathlon

 

John Daly, Smithtown, Men’s Skeleton

 

Billy Demong, Vermontville, Men’s Nordic Combined

 

February 14, 2014
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