Statement from Senator Dilan on the Recommendations of the Judicial Nominating Commission

As many individuals have already stated, the list of seven candidates that the Judicial Nominating Commission has offered Governor Paterson is perplexing to say the least. I do however, want to commend all seven of the nominees put forth by the commission for their years of service and their impeccable records. Nevertheless, I find it extremely hard to believe that there is not one Latino or one woman who may be qualified to serve as the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.

December 4, 2008

Senator Dilan Announces MTA’s Capital Plan Is Underfunded In Executive Budget Proposal

Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) announced today that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has proposed a $28 billion budget for a five-year program to make major improvements to the aging system, provide greater access, and make some major expansions.

October 31, 2008

Senator Dilan: As Summer Draws to A Close, Don't Forget About Back-to-School Immunizations

August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month   Calling it "one of the most important things you can do to prepare your child for school," State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today reminded New Yorkers that as summer draws to a close, it's time to make sure their child's back-to-school immunizations are up to date.  Immunizations protect children against serious, vaccine-preventable diseases.

August 18, 2008

Senator Dilan Co-chairs Second Public Policy Forum On Judicial Diversity At St. John’s University

          On Thursday January 18, 2007 Senator Martin Dilan (D-Brooklyn) Co-Chaired the second of a series of state-wide public policy forums titled, “Public Forum: A Lasting Blueprint For Judicial Diversity.”  The series, inspired by the Democratic Conference’s concern with the lack of diversity among judges throughout New York, was a resounding success.  Under the leadership of Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith, and with the participation of 16 experts in the field offering insi

July 31, 2008

Senator Dilan Encourages New Yorkers To Give Blood This Summer

Blood donation often diminishes during hectic summer months           

July 17, 2008

Transgas Denied Rehearing For Proposed Power Plant In Greenpoint

Senator Dilan Announces Another Victory for the Neighborhood

July 14, 2008

Senator Dilan Praises Major End-of-session Victories; Says “There Is More To Do”

Brownfields clean-up, foreclosure prevention, and job growth legislation passed

Brooklyn—State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today said “a lot of great work was accomplished in the final days of this legislative session, but there is more to do.” The lawmaker pointed out that brownfields clean-up legislation, a bill to crack down on predatory lenders and help families facing foreclosure stay in their home, and “green” job growth initiatives all passed in the final days.

June 29, 2008

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May 13, 2008

Senator Dilan Announces Ruling On Transgas Power Plant Proposal

The Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment dismissed TransGas’ proposals to build a power plant in Greenpoint

March 26, 2008

Statement From Senator Martin Malavé Dilan On The Resignation Of Governor Eliot Spitzer

    Brooklyn – State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today released the following statement concerning the resignation of Governor Eliot Spitzer:

March 12, 2008

Senator Dilan Promotes Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Screening During Heart Health Month

Awareness campaign focuses on threat of heart disease in women

February 6, 2008

State Senator Martin Dilan Heralds Education Bill Benefiting New York’s Senior Citizens

          State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today announced that the Senate passed a bill which would allow seniors in New York State to take college courses for credit without paying tuition at State-operated campuses.

February 1, 2008

Senator Dilan: Eitc Good For Working Families

State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today said New York’s working families need to keep more of their earnings come tax time, and that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can help them do just that.The EITC is a special federal tax benefit that was created to assist low- and moderate-income workers who qualify.

January 25, 2008

Early Diagnosis Key To Breast Cancer Awareness, Says Senator Dilan

New York State Sen. Martin Malave Dilan, D-Brooklyn (17th District), issued the following news release:

State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today urged New Yorkers to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month by taking the initiative to learn all they can about the deadly disease that one in eight women will develop at some point during their lifetime.

The Brooklyn lawmaker said the earlier breast cancer is detected, the greater the chances of successful treatment and that screenings for the disease are an important component.

October 8, 2007

Senator Dilan Urges New Yorkers To Give Blood This Summer

State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today reminded constituents that the state’s blood supply usually drops by about 10 to 15 percent during the summer, which can lead to dire circumstances for hospital patients in need of transfusions. He encouraged volunteers to help prevent the rationing of blood supplies by donating blood.“New Yorkers have proven time and time again that they have big hearts and are not afraid to give generously,” said Senator Dilan.

August 1, 2007

Senator Dilan Announces Free Summer Lunches For Children

The DOE is expanding its School Support program to provide children with access to nutritious meals all year long. The purpose is not only to provide free meals to youngsters, but also to teach them about the importance of eating nutritiously to combat obesity.

“I am happy to announce this expanded program for our City’s youth.

July 26, 2007

Senator Dilan Announces Funding For School-based Health Clinics

State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today announced that Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center will receive a $204,805 grant from the State Department of Health in support of school-based health clinics, which provide on-site health care services free of charge to students at their local school.“We have seen report after report about the dangers today’s children face when it comes to obesity, asthma and other problems,” Dilan said. “There is no better place to combat these health care issues that affect our children than in our schools.

June 24, 2007

Senator Dilan Co-sponsors Comprehensive 421-a Legislation

Senator Dilan has co-sponsored a bill that Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) introduced that aims to curb the rampant tax breaks given to developers who have no intention of providing the affordable housing units within their buildings.

“The 421-a tax abatement program was originally established to help spur development in New York City when it was struggling financially in the 1970s.

June 17, 2007

Senator Dilan Urges Simple Precautions To Prevent Childhood Poisoning

In recognition of National Safety Month, observed annually each June, State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today reminded New York parents and guardians that young children are especially vulnerable to accidental poisonings, though not necessarily from toxic chemicals that conjure up a skull and crossbones image. "The average home is full of items that can poison a child," said Senator Dilan. "Some of them are self-evident — roach spray and rat poison. But others are more surprising, such as furniture polish, mouthwash, and windshield washer fluid.

June 11, 2007

Senator Dilan Announces Budget Triumphs For Schools, Health Care And The Uninsured

State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) announced the completion of an historic state budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year. This year’s budget, Governor Spitzer’s first as New York’s Chief Executive, set state spending at just over $121 billion while setting a new standard of fiscal responsibility. “In this year’s budget we were able to accomplish and fund programs at levels we have never seen before.

April 3, 2007