Stephen M. Saland's Reports

Senator Saland's Jobs Resource Center

This web page has been designed to help you in your job search. Click on the links below to find job search resources and local listings that may help.

October 25, 2011

Creating the Green Jobs/Green New York Program – Good for the Economy – Good for the Environment!

In October, the Green Jobs/Green New York Program was enacted into law.  This new initiative invests in a cleaner New York while at the same time creating job opportunities.  At a time when economic development is on life support, it is initiatives like this that are needed to stimulate our economy . 

January 4, 2010


Our nation will not forget the tragedy that rocked the world on September  11, 2001.  I can think of no other single event in my lifetime that evoked the response we witnessed after 9/11.

September 10, 2009

SENATOR SALAND CALLS FOR AN IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION - Hundreds of thousands of public dollars funneled to ACORN called into question

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C – Poughkeepsie) called upon the offices of the State Attorney General  and State Comptroller to investigate the hundreds of thousands of public dollars being funneled to ACORN through member items earmarked for  the New York Agency for Community Affairs (NYACA).

September 8, 2009


Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) joins the Dutchess County Arts Council in announcing the availability of grants for individual artists and art organizations in Dutchess and Ulster counties.

The Project Grant Program is a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) designed to promote regional community-based arts. 

July 6, 2009


Throughout the month of July, festivities from the New York Harbor to the Canadian border will take place commemorating the explorations of Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain in 1609 as well as the 200th anniversary of Robert Fulton’s steamship voyage on the Hudson River.  The Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial will be recognizing these significant events which greatly contributed to our State’s rich history, growth, and culture. &nbs

July 6, 2009

Swine Flu Information

Information for parents from the State Education Department in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health:

New York State Department of Health:

April 30, 2009

See If You Are Entitled To New York State Unclaimed Funds

You may be entitled to some of the over $8 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.  A simple internet search is all it takes to see if you are eligible. 

Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?             Banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to turn over inactive accounts to the State.  The Office of the State Comptroller then serves as the custodian of this money until it is claimed.

March 31, 2009

Greenway Indemnification – A Law That Works For Communities

The Hudson River Valley Greenway, created in 1991 under legislation I authored, was designed to create a voluntary regional strategy to preserve the many scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Hudson Valley. At the same time, it encourages communities to engage in compatible economic development without losing the time honored tradition of local land use decision-making.

March 27, 2009

The Protection Of Children Must Be Our Highest Priority

The protection of children must be our highest priority

There are over 225,000 classroom teachers in New York State and by far, the vast majority are hard working, dedicated individuals who care deeply about the well being of students. A small number, however, capture the headlines when caught preying on innocent children. These are the predators that every parent fears.

February 26, 2008
January 23, 2008

Important Gift Card And Toy Recall Information Links

Holiday shopping is in full swing, and gift cards are an extremely popular holiday present for loved ones, friends, and coworkers. However, before you buy a gift card this holiday season, you need to be aware of your rights under New York State gift card laws. Under legislation I joined in sponsoring, New York’s laws regarding gift cards were strengthened so consumers would not unexpectedly find their gift cards had expired or the balance had been used up by fees they had not known about in advance.


December 17, 2007

"stop Taxing Our Property" Reform Plan (ny-stop)

It is said that the three most important considerations when purchasing property are "location, location and location", however, the three most important issues for Hudson Valley taxpayers are "property taxes, property taxes and property taxes".

Statistics show that New York ranks well above the national average when it comes to real property taxes, and New Yorkers are demanding relief. Many suggestions have been made over the years on how to provide real property tax reform, but there has been no consensus.

October 17, 2007

Useful Phone Numbers And Web Sites

Health Related Phone Numbers

Adelphi Univ. Breast Cancer Hotline 1-800-877-8077

NYS Commission on Quality Care & Advocacy for the Disabled 1-800-522-4369

AIDS Hotline 1-800-962-5065

ALS-NY Hotline 1-800-672-8857

Alzheimer's Association 1-800-272-3900

American Cancer Society Hot Line 1-800-227-2345

American Diabetes Association 1-800-342-2383

American Heart Association 1-800-242-8721

American Lung Association 1-800-586-4872

August 27, 2007

Precautions You Can Take If Your Identity Has Been Compromised

Last year, Ihosted forums in both Dutchess and Columbia counties to increase awareness among my constituents about how they can better protect themselves from the growing crime of identity theft. As you may know, identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, Social Security number, date of birth, or other identifying information without authority, to commit fraud. If you suspect that you are the victim of identity theft, you can place a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports.

August 29, 2006
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