The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would keep the most dangerous, violent, repeat criminals behind bars and out of our communities.
The bill (S.1539) requires persistent violent felony offenders be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. This bill recognizes that persistent violent offenders are most likely to commit violent crimes again and would ensure that violent, recidivist criminals are permanently prevented from posing a danger to society.
Eight Simultaneous Career Fairs Will Connect New Yorkers with Hundreds of Businesses Offering Thousands of Jobs - Career Fairs Are Taking Place in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Hauppauge, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Syracuse, and Utica
Eight career fairs are taking place throughout the state tomorrow, April 12, to help job seekers connect with hundreds of businesses offering thousands of jobs. This year, the state's annual career fair happens in eight locations: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Hauppauge, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Syracuse, and Utica.
A $34 million investment for NY Works projects to upgrade and repair nine parks, two historic sites and one ski facility in the Hudson Valley was announced by the Governor's office today.
New York Works is designed to reinvent state economic development with innovative new strategy that will put New Yorkers back to work rebuilding the state's infrastructure. The Task Force will help create tens of thousands of jobs by coordinating comprehensive capital plans, overseeing investment in infrastructure projects, and accelerating hundreds of critical projects across the state.
$217,860,381 Investment to Repair 287 Miles of Roads and 23 Bridges
An additional and accelerated $217,860,381 investment for 38 NY Works projects that will repair 287 miles of roads and 23 bridges in the Hudson Valley and create thousands of jobs have been announced by the Governor's Office. For the transportation component of NY Works, the Department of Transportation (DOT) reviewed its Capital Program and identified those projects, which can be accelerated by utilizing either the conventional design-bid-build project delivery mechanism or the newly-enacted design-build project delivery method.
Repeal of MTA Payroll Tax on 80% of Small Business and the Elimination of State Sales Tax on Clothing and Shoes
Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced self-employed taxpayers and businesses with an annual payroll under $1.25 million, will finally be relieved of the MTA payroll tax on April 1st. In 2009, employers were unjustly saddled with this onerous tax which Senator Saland vehemently opposed.
Judges required to consider victim’s risk factors before determining bail
Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation to further protect victims of domestic violence by requiring judges to consider certain risk factors to victims when determining bail in domestic violence cases (S.1414A).
3/28/12 - Senator Saland speaks with a State Troooper who was staffing the distracted driving display and simulator set up in the LOB today. The display consists of a car that was involved in a serious accident caused by distracted driving. The nearly demolished car has been taken around to numerous schools and has been signed by students who have pledged not to text and drive. A good visual reminder with many proms, graduations and other functions happening in the coming months.
Measure Requires Enhanced Access to Safety Records
The New York State Senate today passed a measure that will help provide the public with more information about amusement parks, carnivals or county fairs so that they can make informed safety decisions. The bill (S.5868A) requires the state and amusement operators to post valuable safety information online and at a ride’s location.