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Senator Johnson Works With Auto Dealers To Secure "Resusci-Anne" For West Babylon High

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently on hand when representatives from the Greater New York State Auto Dealers Association -- an association that represent 650 franchised new car and truck dealers in Westchester, Rockland New York City and Long Island -- presented West Babylon High School with a brand new "Resusci-Anne" Torso Complete CPR Training Device, courtesy of the National Automobile Dealers Association Charitable Foundation.

March 22, 2007
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Senator Johnson Sponsors Bill To Aid World Trade Center Workers

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, announced that he has signed on as a sponsor of legislation that would extend the time period to file a notice of claim for certain persons who sustained injury as a result of the World Trade Center rescue, recovery and cleanup operations. The bill, S.2176, is currently being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

March 15, 2007
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Senator Johnson Honors Judge Arthur Cromarty

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently presented a New York State Legislative Resolution to retired New York State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Cromarty of Lindenhurst upon the occasion of his receiving the "Distinguished Alumni Award" from the St. Martin of Tours School in Amityville.

March 15, 2007
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Senator Owen Johnson Secures Funding To Restore Bay Shore Marina

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, announced this week that he has secured $1.5 million in state funding to help restore the popular and well utilized Bay Shore Marina. The funding will be used for new decking, sidewalk upgrades, replaced benches and improved handicapped accessibility. Also, the south wall will receive 1,372 linear feet of steel bulkheading to replace the current dilapidated wood.

March 8, 2007
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Senator Johnson Supports Plan To Track NY's Missing Sex Offenders

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, joined his Senate Majority colleagues this week in calling on Governor Eliot Spitzer to implement a three-point plan within the next sixty days that would help identify the whereabouts of the more than 1,000 convicted sex offenders who have failed to comply with address verification requirements.

March 8, 2007
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Senator Johnson’s 2007 Beach Cleanup A Success

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Long Island Marine District, announced that the 373 volunteers who showed up for his Annual Beach Cleanup Day this year removed 2,400 pounds of debris from the shoreline at Robert Moses State Park. Senator Johnson has been sponsoring his annual cleanup in conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup for several years.

February 28, 2007
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Senator Johnson Gives $50,000 Boost To Brentwood Library’s Career Center

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently paid a visit to the Brentwood Public Library where he had the opportunity to visit the library’s Career and Educational Resource Center, for which he recently secured a $50,000 state grant.

The Center provides residents with the resources they need to either secure employment or enhance their career by offering counseling and training and collaborating with other programs such as the AFL-CIO-sponsored Apprenticeship Program.

February 7, 2007
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Johnson/Senate Pass $6 Billion, Two-year Property Tax Relief Plan

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, joined his Senate colleagues this week in passing a three-part property tax relief plan (S.1) that would significantly expand the Senate-initiated property tax relief rebate program. The plan calls for $2.6 billion in property tax relief this year, and $3.4 billion in 2008.

January 25, 2007
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Johnson/Senate Pass Budget Reform Legislation

State Capitol, Albany, New York, January 24, 2007 -- State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, joined with other members of the New York State Senate this week in passing budget reform legislation that increases accountability, openness and transparency in the State budget process and helps to ensure the passage of on-time budgets. The bill (S.1322) reflects an agreement among the Senate, Governor and Assembly.

January 24, 2007
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Senator Johnson On Hand For Dedication Of Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently on hand for the dedication ceremony of the newly-relocated Holy Family Ukrainian Church in Lindenhurst. The new church and parish center are located on North 4th Street in Lindenhurst. The church, which had previously been located in West Islip, needed more space for its growing parish community.

January 12, 2007
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Johnson /Senate Unveil $1.3 Billion Small Business Assistance Package

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, joined Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and his Senate colleagues this week in unveiling a small business and manufacturing assistance plan that would help New York’s small businesses grow and create jobs. The plan would provide $490 million in assistance in the first year and almost $1.3 billion in tax relief and assistance to small businesses when fully implemented after three years.

January 12, 2007
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Senator Johnson Supports LI Youth Mentoring

State Capitol, Albany, New York, January 8, 2007-- State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently honored by Long Island Youth Mentoring of Deer Park for his longtime support of their organization. Most recently, Senator Johnson was able to secure $49,000 in the 2006 state budget to help defray the organization’s operational expenses.

January 12, 2007
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Johnson Helps Bay Shore Lions Club Celebrate 75 Years Of Service

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently attended a celebration at Captain Bill’s in Bay Shore commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Bay Shore Lions Club where he presented the Club with a proclamation paying tribute to the organization and congratulating them on reaching this tremendous milestone.

November 29, 2006
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Senator Johnson Recognizes Good Samaritan Hospital Nurses

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was on hand for a special celebration honoring Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center upon being named a recipient of the prestigious Magnet Award for Excellence in Nursing Services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The designation, which is held by only 215 hospitals in the U.S., is the result of a rigorous evaluation that included extensive interviews and reviews of nursing services, clinical outcomes and patient care.

November 29, 2006
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Senator Johnson Congratulates Babylon Lions Club On 70 Years Of Service

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4thSenate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was on hand when the Babylon Lions Club celebrated their 70th Anniversary at the Venetian Yacht Club. The Senator presented the Club with a proclamation honoring them for their 70 years of exemplary service to the community.

November 29, 2006
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Senator Johnson Honors Two Local Veterans Into The NYS Senate Veterans Hall Of Fame

Babylon, New York, November 15, 2006 -- State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, announced on Veterans Day that he had selected two local veterans to be inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. The Senate’s Online Hall of Fame was established by the Senate last year to honor the men and women throughout New York who served our nation with distinction and fought to ensure that freedom and liberty would be preserved for current and future generations.

November 15, 2006
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Senator Johnson Announces Grant Money To Demolish Andrews Avenue Property

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, today announced that the Town of Babylon has been awarded two New York State grants totaling more than $82,000 through Restore New York’s Communities Initiative (Restore-NY) -- a program designed to aid municipalities in rehabilitating or removing obsolete or rundown commercial and residential properties. The goal of the program is to make these sites attractive to residents and businesses searching for investment property.

October 27, 2006
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Johnson State Grant Will Heighten Security At Cleary School For The Deaf

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, today announced that he has secured a state grant in the amount of $55,000 to heighten security and promote a safe and secure environment at the Cleary School for the Deaf. The school educates deaf children from throughout Long Island on their campus in Nesconset.

October 5, 2006
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Senator Johnson Honors Nilda Alvarez Of Brentwood

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently presented Nilda Alvarez of Brentwood with the 2006 New York State Senate Hispanic Heritage Award at a ceremony held in the Senator’s office during National Hispanic Heritage Month. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 each year, and is an excellent time to take pause and recognize the contributions that Hispanic Americans make to our country and communities each day.

October 5, 2006
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Senator Johnson Honors Emmanuel Salazar Of West Islip

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently presented Emmanuel Salazar of West Islip with the 2006 New York State Senate Hispanic Heritage Award during National Hispanic Heritage Month which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 each year. Hispanic Heritage Month gives us time to take pause and recognize the many contributions of Hispanic Americans to our county and our communities.

October 5, 2006
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