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"Do you support the division of New York into two separate states?"

Yes

50% (7 votes)

No

50% (7 votes)

Total votes: 14

June 4, 2013
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Legislative Report with Senator Dilan

Senator Dilan speaks with 14-year MTA Bus Operator and Fresh Pond Depot Chair, James Beard about the job, the B38 route in Brooklyn, Hurricane Sandy and Transit Worker Union Local 100's ongoing negotiations with the MTA.

March 14, 2013
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MTA to assess complaints that much maligned G train is frequently overcrowded, delayed and rerouted

EXCLUSIVE: MTA answers calls issued by state Sens. Daniel Squadron, Martin Malave Dilan for full-scale analysis of G subway line.

Read more at New York daily News.

February 27, 2013
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Senator Dilan Announces Successful Gun Buy Back Event Held in Cypress Hills

 Brooklyn—Yesterday more than 180 guns were taken off the streets as part of an annual gun buy back program in Cypress Hills.

Though successful, this year’s program was overshadowed by the unfortunate death of 22-year NYPD veteran, Peter Figoski.  Officer Figoski was tragically killed in the line of duty earlier in the week when he responded to a robbery in progress. The handgun used in the failed robbery would have amounted to roughly one-third of the $700 in drug money the perpetrators attempted to steal.

December 18, 2011
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Senator Dilan to Host Gun Buy Back Program with Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

 

The New York Police Foundation creates scholarship fund to assist Officer Figoski’s four daughters achieve their college dreams

Brooklyn—State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Bushwick) is hosting a Gun Buy Back Program with Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, Assemblyman Rafael Espinal and City Councilman Erik Dilan on Saturday December 17, 2011 in Cypress Hills.

December 14, 2011
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Senator Dilan Announces Passage of Inner City Youth Employment Program

Brooklyn—State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick) announced the passage of a new Inner City Youth Employment Program and Tax credit initiative for the State of New York.  The new program, created within the legislation adopted during extraordinary session on December 7th,  sets aside $87 million for inner city youth.  The funding is allocated through programs, training funds, and tax credits to deal with the crisis of inner city youth unemployment.

December 13, 2011
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Senator Dilan Announces Deal Reached on Taxes, Flood Victim Relief, Infrastructure Development and Youth Employment

Comprehensive legislation designed to spur New York’s economy and invest in the future passes Senate and Assembly

Albany—State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) announced that the Senate and Assembly has passed legislation that will help kick start a sluggish economy by providing modest tax relief to the middle class along with financial assistance to victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

December 8, 2011
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Senator Dilan Announces Implementation of “Operation Hang-Up” this Thanksgiving Holiday

 Brooklyn—Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick) today announced the implementation of “Operation Hang-up” – an initiative created under the leadership of Governor Cuomo to discourage drivers from using their cell phones and other electronic devices while driving this Thanksgiving holiday. 

 “Driving while using a handheld electronic device is not only extremely dangerous, but it is also illegal,” Senator Dilan explained. “And since Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, we will heighten our enforcement of this law to ensure that our friends and family get to their destinations safely.”

November 23, 2011
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Super Committee Fails – Now is Not the Time to Cut Taxes for Millionaires

New York could lose billions as a result of automatic cuts

State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick) expressed his disappointment that the Federal Committee appointed to strike a deficit reduction deal has announced its failure.  The committee’s failure to reach an agreement sets in motion an automatic plan to cut $1.2 trillion in federal spending beginning in 2013.

November 22, 2011
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Senator Dilan Announces the Opening of New Champlain Bridge – Re-Connecting New York and Vermont

State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today announced that the new Lake Champlain Bridge – connecting Crown Point, NY and Addison, VT – will open during a ceremony to be held at 2:30 pm.

“It has been a long two-years for the residents of this upstate New York region as they had to endure the loss of a bridge that serves as a lifeline for businesses and families alike.  Thank you to NYS DOT, Governor Cuomo as well as Governor Shumlin of Vermont for their efforts to get the bridge open as quickly as possible,” Senator Dilan said.

November 7, 2011
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Senator Dilan Urges LATFOR to Publicize Data, Dates and Meetings to Bolster Public Participation in Upcoming Map Drawing Process

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, member of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR), sent a letter to his LATFOR colleagues asking that they make public all criteria necessary for the public to actively engage in the drawing of New York’s Assembly, Congressional and Senate legislative districts.

Upon the conclusion of the pre-initial plan public hearings on October 5, LATFOR will actively begin the process of redistricting state and congressional legislative districts. It is of the utmost importance that public map proposals are submitted and considered during this time.

File: 
Letter to LATFOR members urging easier public access to redistricting data

September 27, 2011
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Senator Dilan Calls on LATFOR to Employ Fair, Open Redistricting and Honor Public Demands

Urges colleagues to abide by fair standards at task force’s first public meeting

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, member of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR), urged colleagues to embrace many of the reforms the public has been calling for during the task force’s first public meeting of the 2011- 12 redistricting process.

July 6, 2011
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S.1340 Allowing Optometrists to Issue Handicap Tags, Passes Senate

Yesterday S.1340 passed the Senate unanimously. The bill allows optometrists to issue certificates of disability for visually disabled persons so they may obtain handicap vehicle registrations, plates and permits.

June 23, 2011
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Complete Streets Passes Senate

The New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation that would encourage municipalities to consider new street design standards for all users.

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn), Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee, and a sponsor of the legislation, has been a strong advocate of Complete Streets legislation since introducing it last year.

June 21, 2011
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S.4444-B, Permitting Temporary COs to be Issued to Partially Completed Condos Expected on Floor Today

S.4444-B (Dilan) is on today's rules committee and it expected to be voted on in today’s legislative session. The legislation permits the commissioner of the department of buildings to issue a temporary certificate of occupancy to residential condominiums when the building's owners have partially completed the necessary work to achieve compliance with city building codes.

Read about the "Saga of the Wothless Condo" at Citylimits.org. 

 

June 21, 2011
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S.1362 (Dilan) Up for a Vote Today

Senator Dilan' bill, S.1362, that extends the maximum length of single vehicles to forty-five feet, is up for a vote in today's legislative session. Six days of session left in this year's legislative calendar. Watch them at livestream.com/NYSENATE.

June 13, 2011
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NY Senate Interactive Redistricting Reform Forum, Opening Remarks

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Ranking Democrat on LATFOR, Senator Michael Gianaris, and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, were joined by Senate and Assembly Democrats during a recent interactive public forum on redistricting reform.

Speakers include: Citizens Union, Common Cause NY, League of Women Voters of New York, NYPIRG and Andrew BeveridgePh.D, of CUNY.

June 9, 2011
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Senate and Assembly Democrats to Hold Interactive Redistricting Reform Forum

Real-time, social media conversation to engage public regarding Governor Cuomo’s independent redistricting legislation. 

12:30 PM Tuesday, June 7th, Hearing Room B in the LOB

Watch the forum live online

June 7, 2011
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Two Senator Dilan Bills Pass Senate

The Senate today passed two of Senator Dilan’s bills: S. 1316 that closes a loophole in vehicle and traffic law defining highway markings as those that shall not be crossed at any time, even if that driver were accessing their driveway; and S.1348 that addresses the issue of funding to localities for the implementation of interlock devices installed as a condition of sentencing under Leandra’s Law by utilizing county STOP-DWI programs and existing funding mechanism.

June 6, 2011
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Statement | Re: Suspension of Secure Communities Program in New York

“Governor Cuomo’s suspension of the federal Secure Communities program in New York State is welcomed news. This program was a misallocation of resources that did nothing more than needlessly threaten the rights of Brooklyn’s immigrant communities.

"Any program that fails to bring enforcement and immigrant communities to the table to work together only compounds the problems they both face.” 

June 2, 2011
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