Current deadline is 10:00 P.M. tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, 2013
Brooklyn, NY – New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) is calling on both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and The Small Business Administration to extend the current deadline to apply for disaster assistance. Victims of Super Storm Sandy have until 10:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 13, 2013 to apply for FEMA aid and SBA loans.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that he will be hosting the 11th Annual Senator for a Day contest for middle school students throughout his district. Senator Golden is sending a letter to every middle school in the 22nd Senate District, asking 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders to participate by writing an essay on what they would do if they were Senator for a Day.
The essay must be no more than 250-words and begin with the phrase, "If I Were A State Senator For a Day". Throughout the essay, students should write about the issues they see facing the community. The winning essays will be judged on content and creativity.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today has issued a statement providing an update on the budget affecting the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities:
“I am happy to report that there is news out of Albany this morning forecasting significantly less of a financial hit to our service providers caring for our most needy. I am proud to learn that a plan has been formulated that will make the total budget cut to the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities actually $14.2 million, instead of the originally projected $90 million. While the ultimate goal is to have an OPWDD budget without any reductions, these agencies who care for our disabled New Yorkers can better sustain this cut.
Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Extended in NY for an Additional 17 Days
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 17-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Superstorm Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels.
The new checkout date for those in the TSA program is May 1, 2013. FEMA will call applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the new checkout date.
Calls for New York City Water Board to reconsider raising rates on our middle class families
Brooklyn, NY – New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I), today is calling for The New York City Water Board not to increase water and sewage fees. As of today, the New York City Water Board is considering a proposal for a 5.6% increase in water rates, making it the 10th increase in as many years, stifling away much needed income from our already struggling middle class families.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding his vote on this year’s New York State budget:
“I am especially proud of the commitment this budget makes to job creation and economic support for small business and entrepreneurs. As Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship, I am excited by the opportunities to expand incubator development throughout the State. I am also excited to see that we have saved the Brooklyn HealthWorks program which has helped over 1,000 small businesses, and that we have cleared barriers so more people to qualify for the Self Employment Assistance Program.
Sets Plans to Honor Those Who Have Made Outstanding Contributions
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host a community celebration of Women’s History Month, and has selected nine honorees who have made outstanding contributions to our neighborhood.
Senator Golden has set his annual Women’s History Month celebration for Thursday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Council #126, located at 3051 Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn.
This year’s honorees include:
*Judy Baron, Manhattan Beach Community Group
*Ann Marie Bartone, Principal, St. Ephrem's School
Calls for strengthening penalties on ‘runners’ which would bring down fraudulent no fault insurance claims
Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on his colleagues to pass S3033, which would make it a crime to act as a runner or employ runners in regards to defrauding insurance companies. A runner is a person who is paid for each patient they send to a fraudulent provider, recruiting patients who either do not need treatment, exaggerating illnesses, were not in car accidents or even going so far as to stage accidents.
By doing so, they drive up the costs of insurance, so much so that New York has one of the highest insurance rates in the country, especially inside the City of New York.
Asks his colleagues in Senate and Assembly to make the creation of a violent felony offender registry law.
Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on his colleagues to pass S1850-A, also known as “Brittany’s Law.” The legislation would create a violent felony offender registry in the state of New York and establish a database to help both law enforcement and the public. The bill requires any violent felony offenders to register with DCJS upon discharge, parole or release from any state or local facility and allows for dissemination of and access to certain information to the general public.
Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today invites local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction.”
The Senate will honor a distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at a May 7th Albany ceremony, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York women.
Lever Machines will allow for accurate and timely results for Primary and Run-off Elections in New York City
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden, along with his NYC delegation colleagues, Senators Simcha Felder, Andrew Lanza, & Diane Savino, are calling for the passage of legislation S4088, which allows for the use of lever machines in New York City municipal elections.
Free Design Consultations Will Accelerate Project Approval Process for Affected Homeowners
Meetings Will Ensure New Flood Recommendations Are Properly Incorporated So Newly Constructed Buildings Are More Resistant to Flooding in the Hardest-Hit Areas
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri today announced a new program to offer free design consultations to property owners and design professionals who are planning to reconstruct buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will welcome representatives from the New York City Tax Commission and a guest speaker from FEMA on the Advisory Base Flood Elevation maps to a town hall meeting with the residents affected by Sandy, this Thursday, March 7, 2013,
at 7 p.m. at the Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2750 Gerritsen Avenue in Brooklyn,.
Additionally, the Small Business Administration, the New York State Department of Financial Services, the NYC Departments of Buildings and Health, and the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors
Brooklyn – In the wake of this weekend’s hit and run horror that killed Nachman and Raizy Glauber, and baby, that has devastated the Williamsburg community, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on the State Assembly to pass his legislation, S. 2503, that increases penalties for such offenses. Senator Golden is calling on the Assembly to stop putting the brakes on life saving legislation and urging a vote as soon as possible.