Albany, NY- State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. today called on the Legislature to pass the Keep Excellent and Effective Professionals in the classroom (KEEP) Act (S.95), which would ensure that the City’s most effective teachers are not laid off in the event of massive budget cuts as is widely anticipated.
Two years ago, Senators Hiram Monserrate, Pedro Espada, Carl Kruger and I formed a group that we called the Four Amigos. We met frequently – not in secret- all believing in transparency in government. We discussed how, as Democrats serving in the Senate Majority, we could initiate much needed change in the Senate to help our constituents. As Senators representing areas with growing Hispanic populations, we knew that our mission was long overdue.
El Martes, 4 de Febrero de 1999, cuatro policías balearón un joven Africano de nombre Amadou Diallo.
Esto sucedió en el edificio número 1157 de la avenida Wheeler, aquí en el Condado de Bronx. Los cuatro policías le dispararón 41 balazos de los cuales 19 impactarón al joven Africano.
En aquella ocasión, los policías reclamarón defensa propia diciendo que Amadou Diallo se metio las manos en el bolsillo y ellos creyeron que lo que saco fue una pistola cuando en realidad Amadou Diallo lo que saco fue su cartera de bolsillo.
SENATOR DÍAZ CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SUPPORT BILL BANNING LEGISLATORS’ OUTSIDE INCOME
Albany, New York – State Senator Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) today called on Governor Cuomo to support a bill that he has reintroduced that would ban legislators from engaging in any outside paid activity during the legislators’ term of office (S.284).
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Democrat Colleagues: Let’s Grant His Wish
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s threat that he will shut down the state’s government if the Legislature refuses to approve $10 billion in budget cuts:
“I am dismayed by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s public threat to shut down New York State’s government if we do not approve budget cuts that will most definitely hurt the poor, our children’s education, New York’s healthcare system, and our senior citizens.