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Senator Dilan Announces Statewide Public Hearings on DOT Five-Year Plan

(Albany, NY)—Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced today that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

October 15, 2009
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Senator Dilan Urges Women to Schedule Mammograms during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is partnering with the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program to remind women about the importance of early detection.

September 25, 2009
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Legislation Sponsored By Senator Dilan Prohibits Unauthorized Solicitation of Passengers at Airports

(Albany, NY)—Senate bill S.5643, sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn), passed in the upper house making it a class B misdemeanor for ground transportation services to solicit passengers outside airports.

September 11, 2009
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September 11, 2009
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan on New MTA Chairman, CEO, Jay Walder

It is my hope that in naming Jay Walder the next Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, that the first steps have been taken in returning the authority to fiscal solvency and improved public standing.In my discussions with Mr. Walder, his acumen for managing large-scale public transportation authorities quickly became evident. As Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, I look forward to a successful working relationship with Mr. Walder as he works to restore the public’s trust in the MTA and improve services for riders.

September 10, 2009
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Stand Up Brooklyn and Be Counted!

Senator Dilan Urges Residents to Participate in Upcoming 2010 Census

September 8, 2009
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Cypress Hills’ “Little Red Schoolhouse” Rededicated As State Of The Art School

School to Open for 2009-2010 School Year(Brooklyn, NY)—Recently Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) attended the dedication of the Cesiah Toro Mullane Campus, affectionately known as “The Little Red School House,”  upon completion of renovations as a part of a city-wide school capital plan.The school house, P.S. 65, underwent renovations to combine what was two buildings into a state of the art 97,000 square foot, 700 seat facility.

September 8, 2009
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Public Hearing: Senate Standing Committee on Transportation

The committee will consider the following nominations:

Jay H. Walder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (TO APPEAR) - Pending report from the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee

September 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senator Dilan Hears Testimony Regarding the Governor's Nomination to Head MTA

Senator Dilan, Senate Transportation Committee Chair joins Finance Chair, Senator Carl Kruger and Senator Craig Johnson during a public hearing in Mineola to gather information and solicit public opinion regarding Governor Paterson's nominee to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Jay Walder.

 

September 3, 2009
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Governor Paterson Signs Two Senator Dilan-Sponsored Bills into Law

S 3619-A bans the use of portable electronics while driving, S 3623-A requires passengers under age eight to ride in restraint systems(Albany-NY)— Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, today praised the signing of two bills into law that will improve safety measures protecting New York’s young drivers and passengers.

August 28, 2009
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August 17, 2009
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August 6, 2009
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Senator Dilan Named Co-Chair of Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment

(Albany, NY)—Today Senator Martin Malavé Dilan was named Co-Chair of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment by Senate President Pro Tempore, Malcolm A. Smith.“New York is a dynamic state. In light of the 2010 Federal Census, I look forward to seeing that the people of New York receive fair representation here and in Washington,” said Senator Dilan (D-Brooklyn).

July 28, 2009
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July 16, 2009
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Joint Statement from Senators Martin Malavé Dilan and Bill Perkins

“As chairs of our respective committees, this morning we met with Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Mr. Walder’s background certainly demonstrates his acumen for managing large-scale public transportation authorities. We were pleased to have the opportunity to speak with him on his past accomplishments and if confirmed, how he would proceed to foster a new, fiscally-sound and transparent MTA that both improves upon service and restores public trust and confidence.

July 15, 2009
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Senator Dilan Lauds Passage of Legislation Increasing New York State Bridge Authority’s Ability to Finance Infrastructure Improvements

(Albany, NY)—Recently Senate bill, S.3624 sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) passed the Senate increasing New York State Bridge Authority’s ability to finance improvement projects.

This legislation, amends the Public Authorities Law to increase New York State Bridge Authority’s power to issue bonds and notes in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $153,255,000.

July 9, 2009
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

“This morning I opted to meet and speak with my Senate colleagues in the Latino caucus and other members of the Democratic Conference. The meeting was only to explore options to facilitate a solution to the now more than month-long standoff.

However, it has been construed that I have sided one way or another, or made a commitment; neither are true. I am committed to a solution to the stalemate.

July 8, 2009
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Facing Midnight Deadline, Senator Dilan Calls on Governor Paterson to Sign Legislation

(Albany, NY)-Despite in-fighting and caustic outside influences, today Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) and Senate colleagues were able to get back to work and pass crucial legislation that would have otherwise expired at midnight.

“This work needed to get done, these bills, at the very least needed the opportunity to come to the floor; that’s what we are elected to do,” said Senator Dilan.

June 30, 2009
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

“Realizing that any action taken in these Extraordinary Sessions called by Governor Paterson are moot, my Senate Colleagues and I will remain adjourned  until such action is warranted.

Myself and Senate Democrats are more than willing to work with both Senate Republicans and the Governor, but only until such time as we have a legitimate forum and cause to legislate.

June 24, 2009
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Senator Dilan Urges Senate Republicans to Put Politics Aside and Get Back to Work

Democrats Offer Plan to Get Back to Business, Republicans Continue to Stonewall

June 17, 2009
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