Senator Diaz to Governor Cuomo: Your Lieutenant Governor is Getting Stripped of Power!
New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement today in response to legislation introduced today by Senate Republicans and supported by five Democrats that would remove a constitutional provision that the lieutenant governor shall act as governor when the governor leaves the state:
“I am surprised that Governor Andrew Cuomo is sitting idle while the Senate Republicans - along with the help of five Senate Democrats – continue to strip the Lieutenant Governor of his constitutional powers.
La Coalición Latinoamericana de Consules en New York (CLACNY) visitará el Condado del Bronx a invitación del Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz Presidente de el Caucus de Senadores Hispanos del Estado de New York.
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.
January 4, 2010Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseNew Senate Majority is Costing New York State MoneyAlbany, NY – State Senator Rubén Díaz today charged the new Senate Majority with costing New York State money.
“The new Senate Majority continues to authorize and encourage expenditures that the State cannot afford through its use of antiquated and outdated accounting methods,” stated Senator Díaz.
PRESS RELEASEJanuary 3, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAs you may know, the 2011-2012 Senate Session commences this Wednesday, January 5. Before session begins, I would like to present to you the 101 pieces of legislation that I have previously introduced and have re-introduced for the new legislative session.I call on my Republican colleagues to carefully consider these bills to ensure their swift passage.2011 Both Houses Bills, Prime Sponsored For: DíazSearch Results Count = 101Bill No. S58 DIAZ -- Enacts the "behavioral health and long-term care act"
I'd like to invite you all to bring your children - ages 1 through 9 - to join us on Saturday, January 8th at 12noon for our Three Kings Celebration at PS 5 located on 149th Street and Jackson Avenue. The first 500 children who attend will receive a backpack filled with school supplies and a toy.on Saturday
Reverend Jessie Jackson used to preach a pro-life message that reminded all of an ancient Kenyan expression: “No one knows whose womb holds the chief.” This means that taking the life of an unborn baby could mean that the world would miss out on a wonderful life.
As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Three Kings, I cannot ignore how important it is to be pro-child, pro-family and pro-life.
According to the Bible, King Herod saw the birth of Jesus as a threat.
January 3, 2011Dr. Merryl H. TischChancellorNew York State Board of Regents9 East 79th StreetNew York, New York 10075 Dear Chancellor Tisch:This letter is to express my strong opposition to budget cutting measures that are being proposed by the Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education Committee to eliminate all Language Regents Exams with the exception of Spanish and French.I am against the elimination of these exams, and support their immediate reinstatement. It is my fervent belief that the New York State Board of Regents should be setting a standard of excellence in education by continuing to support the study of many languages, including Italian, Latin, Hebrew and German.
For Immediate ReleaseDecember 12, 2010It Stinksby Senator Reverend Ruben DiazKudos to Ms. Joanna Molloy from the New York Daily News for her sharp warning to us in Saturday’s column, New Yorkers rip Bloomberg on crash tax, say he's 'bleeding the middle class' dry.Her comparison of Mayor Bloomberg’s intention to allow the FDNY to bill drivers involved in accidents to the Emperor Nero’s tax on urine collectors may sound grotesque. According to history, Nero’s son complained about the gross nature of that tax. A gold coin was held high before him and a voice of authority stated: “This doesn’t stink.”
SENATOR DIAZ CALLS ON THE MAYOR TO DO “THE RIGHT THING” FOR THE SCHOOLS IN HIS SENATORIAL DISTRICT
Bronx, NY- State Senator Ruben Diaz announced that tomorrow the New York State Department of Education will release the names of the City’s failing schools. Among them, Samuel Gompers High School, Banana Kelly High School, Bronx Academy High School, James Monroe High School, Christopher Columbus High School, School for Community Research and Learning, and Monroe Academy for Business and Law, which are in the 32nd Senatorial District, which he represents.
New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Host Public Meeting on “The State of The Latino Women Entrepreneurs”
Bronx, NY- State Senator Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, announced that the Caucus will host a Public Meeting to hear testimonies from interested individuals about The State of the Latino Women Entrepreneurs in New York State. “Oral and written testimonies related to issues and concerns, affecting Latino Women in business will be presented,” Sen. Diaz expressed.The meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 10 am to 1 pm, and will be held at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center – Auditorium, located at 234 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451.
PRESS ALERTFor Immediate ReleaseNovember 22, 2010Contact: 718-991-3161New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Host Public Meeting on “The State of The Latino Women Entrepreneurs” Bronx, NY- State Senator Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, has announced that the Caucus will host a Public Meeting to solicit testimonies from interested individuals about The State of the Latino Women Entrepreneurs in New York State. “The public meeting will accept oral and written testimonies related to issues and concerns affecting Latino Women in business,” Sen. Diaz expressed.