Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State Museum, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum recently announced the locations for thirty "New York Remembers" exhibitions that are being organized as part of a statewide recognition of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has launched "Labor for your Neighbor," a Labor Day weekend effort to tap into the neighborly instincts of New Yorkers and rally volunteers to pitch in on local clean-ups of public and private property following the devastation of Hurricane Irene.
New York has clearly faced major economic challenges in recent years. That’s why – in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo – we took decisive action during this year’s Legislative Session to help revitalize our economy and create new job opportunities. Taken together, these changes and reforms represent one of the boldest job-creation plans New York State has enacted in decades. That’s good news – especially in terms of our efforts to create new jobs here right in our local community.REAL PROGRESS / FUNDAMENTAL REFORMS
The positive steps we’ve taken to create a stronger economy include the following:
Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that communication is ongoing with Governor Cuomo as he remains diligent in his fight to keep the Hudson River Psychiatric Center (HRPC) open.
New law will bar people convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from purchasing firearms
Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed his legislation to protect victims of domestic violence by ensuring that pertinent information regarding certain violent misdemeanor crimes is considered, as required by federal law, when determining whether a person is qualified to purchase a firearm (S.4244C).
I made a promise to our community that I would work to bring jobs to the region and the State. I am pleased to let you know that today I joined with Governor Andrew Cuomo and other local officials, business leaders, and community members at SUNY New Paltz to launch the Mid Hudson Regional Economic Development Council.
Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, announced he is introducing a bill to establish the crime of failure to report the death or disappearance of a child.
I made a promise to our community that I would fight to pass legislation that would make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses. I am pleased to let you know that Governor Cuomo has signed into law a tough texting and phoning-while-driving measure that would make the use of electronic gadgets behind the wheel a “primary” offense.
The State Legislature recently concluded one of the most successful sessions in recent history; a session highlighted by a budget that cut state spending, reduced taxes and helped point New York in a positive direction toward economic growth, job creation and prosperity. The newly-enacted State Budget was passed on-time, closed a $10 billion deficit, reduced state spending, and did not raise a single tax or fee – marking a sharp departure of the past two years.
In 2009 when the marriage equality bill came before the Senate for a vote, I struggled with the decision. This is an issue which a great many have a deep and passionate interest, both those for marriage quality and those who support the traditional view of marriage. In part, the difficulty in arriving at my decision is that I respect and understand the views coming from both sides of the issue.
The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill (S.5253B) to divert youth to an education program addressing the sending of nude or obscene photographs through electronic technologies, also known as “sexting,” as well as conduct that constitutes “cyberbullying.”
Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation requiring the Department of Corrections to enter into agreements to house local inmates when the State Commission on Corrections determines it necessary to alleviate overcrowding at local correctional facilities (S.1429).
Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) today announced Michael Burke of Poughkeepsie was inducted into the Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The veterans selected are recognized not only for their distinctive military service, but also for the service and commitment shown to their community that helps make New York a better place.
Michael Burke was born on September 4th, 1949. After graduating from Wyandanch Memorial High School in 1968, he worked for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, until he was drafted into the United States Army in April 1969.