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Pedro Espada, Jr.

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Amidst the Sinking Economy, Wine and Liquor Retailers Could Benefit from Proposed Legislation

State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx) has introduced a bill that would amend the alcoholic beverage control law to allow liquor stores to sell peanuts, cheese, crackers, olives and other snacks, condiments and food items associated with the consumption of wine and other alcoholic beverages.

Espada said the bill could boost sales revenue for liquor stores and sales tax for the State.

March 9, 2009
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Espada Set to Argue Merits of DREAM Act on Senate Floor Tomorrow

State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx) has introduced a bill that would amend the alcoholic beverage control law to allow liquor stores to sell peanuts, cheese, crackers, olives and other snacks, condiments and food items associated with the consumption of wine and other alcoholic beverages.

Espada said the bill could boost sales revenue for liquor stores and sales tax for the State.

March 8, 2009
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Bronx African-American ‘Trailblazers’ Honored

State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx, 33rd district), who serves as Senate Vice President for Urban Policy and Planning, concluded Black History Month by presenting the "African-American Trailblazers Award" during a special ceremony at the Bronx Library Center Auditorium, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY, on Friday, February 27, 2009, at 6 p.m., to a group of local honorees who included Tuskegee airman Dr.

February 27, 2009
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Sen. Espada Announces: Support for Schneiderman Millionaire Tax Legislation

State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx, 33rd district), Senate Vice President for Urban Policy and Planning, announced today that he is throwing his support behind the bill proposed by Sen. Eric Schneiderman that would create a so-called millionaire’s tax.

 

February 26, 2009
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State Senate Delegation Lobbies Capitol Hill; Espada Proposes: • Federalization of 20,000 NYCHA Operated Apartments • Half-Billion Dollar Allocation in Economic Stimulus Plan for Affordable Housing Initiative in New York

Bronx State Senator Pedro Espada, who serves as Senate Vice President for Urban Policy and Planning and Chairman of the Housing Committee, today outlined a plan that he proposed yesterday to the Obama Administration and congressional leaders on Capitol Hill that calls for:

• the federalization of 20,000 New York City Housing Authority operated apartment units, and

• a half-billion dollar infusion for New York in the congressional stimulus package that would be earmarked for affordable housing in parts of the state where it is needed most.

 

February 13, 2009
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