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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz on the Dissenters

August 3, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-NY) has released the following statement in response to the Debt Ceiling vote:

"After voting ‘no’ on the Debt Ceiling vote, United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has publicly criticized this legislation as an "unbalanced approach” that “did not include new taxes on the wealthiest Americans and the elimination of loopholes benefiting corporations”.

But I never heard her nor any Democrat from New York City (except for Senator Tom Duane and me) criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo for not including a Millionaires Tax in the Governor Cuomo’s Budget that was clearly balanced on the backs of the poor and needy.

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SENATOR REVEREND RUBEN DIAZ TO BRONX MINISTERS: BEWARE

August 15, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has a message for the Bronx Clergy Legislative Counsel: Be careful that you don’t let Senator Kirsten Gillibrand use you tomorrow for an early campaign stump.

“When Senator Kirsten Gillibrand meets with Bronx ministers tomorrow to discuss the unacceptable unemployment rate for our Bronx youth, I hope they ask her to explain her silence when Governor Andrew Cuomo rammed his budget through the legislature costing jobs for our youth, cuts in education for our children, and loss of the home care attendants for our seniors.

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El Senador Rubén Díaz hace un llamado a los Ministros del Bronx

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

15 de agosto de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

El Senador Estatal Reverendo Rubén Díaz hace un llamado a los Ministros que asistirán a la reunión con la Senadora Kirsten Gillibrand en el Condado del Bronx y al mismo tiempo les advierte que tengan cuidado y no permitan los utilizen como estrategias de campañas politicas.

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Statement from Senator Rubén Díaz on Governor Cuomo’s Budget Presentation

For Immediate Release January 17, 2012

Senator Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement:

“This is the first time that a Governor’s Budget Presentation contained such an emphasis on children’s education.

“Governor Cuomo today presented an incredible plan to improve the education of our children and his plan certainly caught my attention.

“There have been many occasions where I have disagreed with Governor Cuomo, but I certainly hope he continues on the path he has created to improve the education of our children.”

For more information, contact State Senator Rubén Díaz at (718) 496-4793.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

The Second Floor is Calling

You should know that the Office of the New York State Governor is located on the Second Floor of the Capital Building in Albany. Therefore, anything and everything that has to do with the Governor is referred to as coming “from the Second Floor.”

You should also know that there were seven pieces of legislation dealing with the Budget. Independently, each piece of legislation was supposed to be discussed and approved by the majority of the Senators before they could be sent to the Governor to sign into law.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Two Heroes From Our Community

You should know that out of so many Black and Hispanic elected officials in the New York State Legislature, this year, only two of them had the guts to show their complete dissatisfaction with Governor Andrew Cuomo by voting to reject every single part of the Governor’s Budget.

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