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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.

November 1, 2008
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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 19, 2008
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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

August 1, 2008
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Senator Dilan Encourages New Yorkers To Give Blood This Summer

Blood donation often diminishes during hectic summer months           

July 18, 2008
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Transgas Denied Rehearing For Proposed Power Plant In Greenpoint

Senator Dilan Announces Another Victory for the Neighborhood

July 15, 2008
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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 30, 2008
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Are You Looking For a Job?

Thinking about a career in public service? Government careers can be both exciting and rewarding. New York State and local governments offer a broad range of career opportunities, from law enforcement to medical, conservation to education, and much more.

Government jobs offer competitive salaries and benefits, including flexible work schedules. Best of all, New York State and local government jobs are available right here in New York, so you may not have to travel far to find the rewarding career that you seek.

May 14, 2008
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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 27, 2008
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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 13, 2008
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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
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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
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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
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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 9, 2007
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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 2, 2007
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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 27, 2007
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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 25, 2007
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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 18, 2007
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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 12, 2007
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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 4, 2007
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Participates In Study Group On Realities Of The "Real ID Act"

          In May 2005 Congress passed the "Real ID Act," which requires states to issue federally approved licenses or identification (ID) cards to those who live and work in the United States starting in May 2008.

April 4, 2007
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