It is important for state government, even during difficult economic times, to fund capital projects such as these because they provide the impetus for economic recovery. This funding is a meaningful investment in the state economy because it will revitalize communities, address affordable housing needs, create good-paying jobs for local residents, and stimulate business for local contracting companies.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and encourage communities to take a stand for the safety and well-being of our children and underscore our commitment to preventing and responding appropriately to incidences of child abuse.
With Census Day (April 1) less than one week away, State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. and a crowd of Bronx clergy, community and business leaders and residents – including families, children and senior citizens – take Census 2010 to the streets, holding a press conference and chanting “Count Me In!” as they mail their Census questionnaires at the Post Office, then fan out into the neighborhood to distribute flyers and explain to borough residents the importance of participating in this year’s Census count.
Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. demonstrates his support for the good work of Tremont Senior Center with a $60,000.00 check presentation on Friday, March 19, 2010.Tremont Senior Center is located at 2070 Clinton Avenue, Bronx.
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"This makes government more efficient by lifting unrealistic, burdensome regulations from school districts and providing schools with the flexibility to utilize resources more effectively for the benefit of children," said State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., a former teacher in the New York City public school system.
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ALBANY–State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. today said that wage increases for state judges should not be held political hostage to whether lawmakers receive a pay raise.
Sen. Espada said he agreed with today’s 5-1 Court of Appeals ruling that chastises the Governor and state legislature for violating the Constitution by linking judicial salary to other non-related issues.