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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is urging those involved in the rescue, recovery or cleanup efforts at the World Trade Center on or after September 11, 2001 to register with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board by Tuesday, August 14th."September 11, 2001 was a day of horrific loss," Senator Dilan said. "But on that day, and in the days that followed, there was an outpouring of resolve to bring closure to a grieving city, be it through rescue, recovery or cleanup.
Today State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) announced his opposition to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) plan to increase the fee for starting the naturalization process to become a citizen of the United States. Under this proposal, USCIS’ fees will go up from $400 to $675, an increase of 69% with the expectation they will go into effect in June. “It cost legal permanent residents $90 to file their applications in 1991 and now they are forcing residents to pay $675 to file.
State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today condemned a plan by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to sell the Moore Street Market at 110 Moore Street in Brooklyn. Tenants have been told they have to leave by June 15th in order to make room for new housing development. “I am outraged by EDC’s failure to inform the public and listen to what the public has to say about this issue. This market has consistently been a cornerstone of the community since it opened.
State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan announced a tax saving opportunity for New Yorkers known as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is a tax benefit offered by the federal government that is meant to assist low- and middle-income working families. “This tax benefit is a chance for the hardest working families right here in New York to put significant money back into their pockets.