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Senator Hassell-Thompson Celebrates April 22nd as Earth Day

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson reminds all New Yorkers that April 22nd is Earth Day and encourages everyone to make a commitment to protecting the planet, ensuring clean air and fresh water for generations to come. 

April 22, 2013
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Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 36

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 36th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Thalia Ponce

April 22, 2013
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ASSEMBLYMAN KARIM CAMARA AND STATE SENATOR RUTH HASSELL-THOMPSON ANNOUNCE JUNE AS GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH IN NEW YORK STATE AND THE START OF A FIVE YEAR PLAN TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE

A Black or Latino youth has a 56% increased likelihood of being injured by gun violence than a motor vehicle accident, this is akin to a public health crisis”

April 17, 2013
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Osborne Association Moves to Fulton Street

A 106 year old Claremont building, used in the past as a synagogue, a church and a minimum correctional facility is now being proposed as a facility for reentry under the auspices of the Osborne Association.  The Osborne Association has an eighty year history of leadership in working with currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, and children and families, affected by the incarceration of a loved one. 

March 28, 2013
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Announces Extended DMV Hours and Increased Funding For Streets and Highways

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson is pleased to announce that certain Department of Motor Vehicle locations will soon have extended business hours and some branch locations will be open on Saturdays. 

March 27, 2013
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Legislature Rejects Increases in Traffic Fines

Proposed restrictions on plea bargaining traffic tickets and a proposed $80 surcharge on certain parking tickets were rejected by the Legislature during budget negotiations.  Governor Cuomo and the Legislature did, however, agree that fines for texting while driving and driving without a hands free device should be enhanced. 

March 26, 2013
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Universal Health Care for New York Introduced

New York Health” Single Payer Bill Provides

March 15, 2013
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