Roy J. McDonald's Videos

Sen. McDonald Honors Mary Jean Coleman with Suicide Prevention, Advocacy and Leadership Award

Senator Roy McDonald honors Mary Jean Coleman, M.S.W. as the reipient of the Edgar Francis (Eddie) Reed Suicide Prevention, Advocacy and Leadership Award. Mrs. Coleman is the National Director of Field Programs and the Regional Director for Upstate New York for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, she is a dedicated advocate helping individuals in need along with spreading awareness about suicide prevention.

June 12, 2012

Senator McDonald honors Glen Liebman as the Inaugural Recipient of the Thomas P. Morahan Leadership Award

Senator McDonald discusses a New York State Senate Resolution establishing the Thomas P. Morahan Annual Leadership Award in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. Glen Liebman was recognized as the inaugural recipient of the award, on Wednesday, May 30, for his dedication to education the public about mental illness and mental health. Mr. Liebman serves as the CEO of the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS).

June 11, 2012

Senator McDonald Discusses the Importance of Protecting Vulnerable People with Developmental Disabilities

Senator Roy McDonald outlined the concerns associated with protecting vulnerable populations from abuse and neglect before a round table discussion he hosted with industry experts, care providers and advocates on April 23, 2012.

April 30, 2012

Round Table Discussion on Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Abuse and Neglect

Senator Roy McDonald hosted a round table discussion on protecting vulnerable populations from abuse and neglect on Monday, April 23, 2012.

April 30, 2012

Senator McDonald Explains PTSD Program Funding in the 2012-2013 State Budget

Senator McDonald explains the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program to help returning combat Veterans cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by offering a Veteran-to-Veteran peer counseling pilot program.

McDonald joined with Senator Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in including $800,000 of funding for the program in the Senate's one house budget which eventually became part of the 2012-2012 State Budget.

The program will be implemented in the Counties of: Jefferson, Saratoga, Suffolk and Rensselaer.

April 2, 2012

Senator McDonald Discusses the 2012-2013 New York State Budget

"I think the public has been the driving force, the nineteen and a half million people said no more we're not going back to those old days of August budgets that didn't balance and I'm proud to be apart of this team."

March 28, 2012

Naturalization Ceremony

Senator McDonald Welcoming twenty new American and New York State citizens at the Saratoga Battlefield in the Town of Saratoga.

August 17, 2011

Senator McDonald's Budget Public Hearings

On March 19 & 26 Senator Roy McDonald hosted a budget public hearing in Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties, inviting community members to attend and share their thoughts and concerns on the state budget.

March 28, 2011

McDonald Hosts Press Conference on Reported Group Home Abuse

Chairman of the Senate Mental Health Committee, Senator Roy McDonald was joined by Chairman of the Assembly Mental Health Committee Felix Ortiz, along with Senator Kemp Hannon, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, Assemblyman Mark Schroeder, Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee. The legislators discussed a recent NY Times investigative report that outlined allegations of abuse at OPWDD group homes.

March 15, 2011

Senator McDonald & Assemblyman Spano Discuss Isabella's Law

Assemblyman Mike Spano (D,C,WF-Yonkers) and Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) announced the introduction of legislation that would require all health insurance policies and medical assistance programs to cover the cost of hearing aids for children under 16 years old with severe or progressive hearing loss (S.3379/A.4339).

March 1, 2011

Troy Police Department Ride Along

Troy – Senator Roy McDonald worked the night shift with members of the Troy Police Department on Friday, February 11. McDonald joined Chief Tedesco and expierienced first-hand the great work done by the men and women of the Troy Police Department.

February 17, 2011

Saratoga Racetrack Will Be Open for Business This Year

Senator McDonald discusses the importance of a guaranteed meet for 2011 at the Saratoga Racetrack with NYRA President Charles Hayward at the Senate Racing, Wagering & Ganming public hearing on the future of racing. (2-7-2011)

February 8, 2011

No Government Shutdown

Senator McDonald explains his vote on a budget extender that would shut down New York State Government and services if it was not passed.

June 21, 2010

Senator McDonald Talks about the Budget Furlough Proposal

Senator Roy McDonald, who's district includes Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties, outlines his concerns with the furlough proposal and how it will effect people in his communities.

May 11, 2010
November 23, 2009
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