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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.