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SENATE PASSES BILL TO BAN SALVIA DIVINORUM

In an effort to keep drugs out of the hands of New York State’s youth, the New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), to ban the sale of the legal hallucinogen salvia divinorum.

January 24, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO CREATE FELONY CHARGES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers.

“Wrong-way drivers have caused tragedies and endangered lives on our roadways; it has to stop. Creating felony charges for wrong-way and reckless drivers will give law enforcement another tool to prosecute these individuals and get them off the roads,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

January 23, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO TOUGHEN LAWS FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that creates new penalties for individuals supervising another driver while also under the influence of drugs or alcohol, also known as Abbagail’s Law (S.164C). The bill, sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), is named after eight-year-old Abbagail Buzard, who died in a car accident caused by an inexperienced driver who was supervised by a parent under the influence of alcohol.

January 23, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, January 23, 2012 Room 123 CAP

January 23, 12:30 PM - 12:36 PM
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2012-13 EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL INFORMATION

Governor Andrew Cuomo has just unveiled his new Executive Budget Proposal -- marking the beginning of the State Budget negotiation and adoption process for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year.

January 18, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND’S RESPONSE TO THE EXECUTIVE BUDGET

The Governor’s budget revealed both good news and bad news. The bad news is it will be another challenging fiscal year. The good news is the Governor’s budget holds the line on spending and does not raise taxes and fees.

January 17, 2012
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$1.5 MILLION IN NEW STATE FUNDING WILL ENHANCE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

Senator Saland credited with facilitating the new funding from Albany

Poughkeepsie…Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has announced the Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene will work with the New York State Office of Mental Health and various community partners to improve and expand mental health services in Dutchess County, utilizing an additional $1.5 million in continuous funding from New York State secured through the advocacy of New York State Senator Steve Saland.

January 17, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 12 Noon, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Room 123 CAP

January 18, 12:00 PM - 12:21 PM
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SENATOR SALAND'S STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE STATE

In his delivery of the State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo managed to strike a balance which was both optimistic and realistic. With a new spirit of cooperation in Albany, unlike the dysfunction we have been witnessing in Washington, we were able to make state government work for the people once again, and made 2011 the most productive year in modern state history.

January 4, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION TO INCREASE PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS RELATED TO PUBLIC MEETINGS BECOMES LAW

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that his legislation which amends the Public Officers Law to require that certain records, which are the subject of a discussion conducted at an open meeting, be made available to the public (S.3255B) has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

January 4, 2012
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SHARE YOUR IDEAS FOR A STRONGER ECONOMY - TAKE SENATOR SALAND'S SURVEY

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ECONOMY....

This past year, we closed a $10 billion deficit by cutting spending.  We did not rely on tax increases. In fact, we cut taxes and enacted a property tax cap!  Our reform plan has already resulted in recent job growth outpacing nearly every state in the nation.

January 3, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES EMPIRE STATE PLAZA ICE RINK TO OPEN DECEMBER 31

Grand Reopening to Feature Free Skate Rentals and Free Hot Chocolate

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Empire State Plaza ice rink in Albany will reopen to the public on Saturday, December 31 at 11:00 a.m. Opening day will include figure skating demonstrations as well as free skate rentals and free hot chocolate.

December 29, 2011
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OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL UNVEILS YEAR-END REVIEW

Review Cites Progress For New York On Taxpayer Protection, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Public Integrity, Civil Rights & Environmental Protection

The Office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued an end-of-the-year review detailing many of its accomplishments in areas including public safety, economic justice, taxpayer protection, public integrity, civil rights and environmental protection.

December 29, 2011
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