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“The action of the Senate Democratic Majority in recent months – for example, addressing issues in a bipartisan way, creating green jobs, controlling spending and preserving important resources for education – has demonstrated our commitment to the state’s 19.5 million residents.
State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. has asked Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Carl Kruger to immediately commission an independent forensic audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
“Today’s vote in the New York City Council regarding the Armory should clearly send forth the message that the Bronx is pro-business,” said New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. “We know the importance of business in creating jobs and fueling the economy. The Armory vote outcome must not deter us from developing responsible projects that will yield opportunities and benefits for poor, low-income and working families.”
“I am proud to celebrate and honor the outstanding efforts of the State University of New York and its Office of Diversity and Educational Equity in recruiting and retaining diverse populations into the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics."
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"The new school governance reform package will hold New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accountable for the performance of the city's public school system, but equally and most important it will allow greater parental involvement in their children's education, increased curriculum oversight and strengthened role of superintendents, and decision-making input at the school level by principals and parents on such issues as academic programs, transportation, school safety and nutrition,” Majority Leader Espada said: “It will a
For Immediate Release: July 23, 2009Contact: Steve Mangione | firstname.lastname@example.org | 914-403-4072 (Senator Espada)
State Senate Majority Conference Urges City to Improve School Governance
(New York, NY) State Senate leaders joined dozens of parents from acrossthe city on the steps of City Hall to urge Mayor Bloomberg to supportlegislation that would include parental involvement and training.
Statement by State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. (DEMOCRAT-Bronx) I am honored to accept the Office of President Pro Tempore of the New York State Senate. I have taken these actions on behalf of the people I represent in the 33rd district in the Bronx and the nearly 20 million residents of New York State. Let me first make it clear that I remain a staunch, reform Democrat. I have not switched parties.
Printed No. Sponsor Title 3067A Oppenheimer An act to amend the private housing finance law, in relation to enacting the affordable rental housing siting act and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof 3457 Refer to Finance Espada An act to amend the private housing finance law, in relation to the
S5705 SAVINO Extends the period of time during which certain real property tax exemptions apply
from State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx), Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community DevelopmentPress Contact:Steve Mangione914-403-4072 (cellular)FOR IMMEDISTE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009Senate Passes Espada Bill That Continues Financing of Affordable Housing in the Bronx and Other Boroughs