Suzi Oppenheimer's Press releases

Senator Oppenheimer To Host Mobile Office Hours in New Castle and North Castle on Saturday, April 24th

 

Please join Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck)

as she hosts mobile office hours

Saturday, April 24th at the following locations:

 

New Castle

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Gail Patrick’s Cafe

31 South Greeley Avenue

Chappaqua, NY

April 19, 2010
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Oppenheimer Bill Strengthening Open Meetings Law is Signed Into Law

 

New Law Provides Additional Enforcement Tools to Ensure Compliance

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer is pleased to announce that her bill to enhance judicial enforcement of the open meetings law, S. 7054, was signed into law on April 14, 2010.  The legislation was part of a package of sunshine bills aimed at fostering greater openness and public participation in government decision-making.

April 16, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer to Speak at Annual Autism Spectrum Information Fair

 

Senator Urges Awareness and Advocacy as part of Autism Awareness Month

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) will speak at Navigating the Spectrum’s 4th Annual Autism Information Fair on Sunday, April 18th at the Westchester County Center.  The event is co-sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health.  

April 7, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer's Education Mandate Relief Package Passes Senate

 

Measures Reduce Unfunded Mandates and Provide Greater Flexibility to Contain Costs

March 17, 2010
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NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11

 

In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

 

March 11, 2010
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New Law Honors Teen Who Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

AMANDA’S LAW REQUIRING THE INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS GOES INTO EFFECT IN NEW YORK           Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce enactment of a new law to protect families from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Known as the “silent” killer, carbon monoxide – which can neither be seen nor smelled -- is responsible for the deaths of more than 500 people each year.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Announces Free Tax Preperation Sites to Assist Wage Earners in Determining Eligibility for Earned Income Tax Credit

                     Many Taxpayers May Overlook Valuable Tax Credit     In today’s difficult economy, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can make life a little easier for workers and their families struggling to make ends meet.  Yet, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that one in four eligible taxpayers could miss out on this valuable tax credit because they aren’t aware that they qualify.

February 26, 2010
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Educators Hail Senator Oppeneheimer's Efforts ot Provide School Districts Mandate Relief and Increased Flexibility to Manage Costs

     Acknowledging the difficult economic circumstances facing schools throughout the State, the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, today took decisive action to assist school districts in meeting their considerable fiscal challenges.  The Committee acted favorably on several bills that are part of Senator Oppenheimer’s reform agenda to provide mandate relief and afford greater flexibility to school districts to manage expenses and achieve cost savings. 

February 26, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Chaired a Roundtable Discussion of School Officials and Education Policy Makers in White Plains. From R to L: NY Board of Regents, Harry Phillips, Senator Oppenheimer, NYS Senior Deputy Commissioner of Education, Dr. John King

School Officials Roundtable Highlights Challenges and Successes of Local School Districts

Preserving a quality education in Westchester amid considerable economic challenges was the topic of discussion at a school officials roundtable organized by State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) last Thursday.

February 16, 2010
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Winners of the 2009 Senate Education Committee Annual Report art contest show off their artwork to Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair of the Education Committee.

BUDDING LOCAL ARTISTS WIN NYS SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ART CONTESTStudents’ Work Featured in 2009 Annual Report of the Senate Committee on Education    Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, is pleased to announce the winners of the Committee’s 2009 Annual Report art competition.  Six local artists, ranging in age from six to nine years, were honored recently by Senator Oppenheimer at her district offices in Port Chester.

February 9, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer and Assemblyman George Latimer co-host the recent Continuing Care Leadership Coalition Westchester Town Hall Forum

SENATOR OPPENHEIMER CO-HOSTS WESTCHESTER TOWN HALL FORUM ON LONG-TERM HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) co-hosted with Assemblyman George Latimer a Westchester town hall forum addressing state funding for long-term health care services.  The forum, which was organized by the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition (CCLC), was held on January 15, 2010 at the United Hebrew Geriatric Center in New Rochelle.

February 8, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Says "Count Me In" to Census 2010 Efforts

 

The Senator provides key assistance to ensure maximum funding for Westchester communities

Recognizing the importance of an accurate and complete count of all residents residing in Westchester County, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is actively assisting local communities in her Senate district in their 2010 census outreach efforts.  

February 5, 2010
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Governor Signs "Leandra's Law" Strengthening Penalties on Drunk Drivers Carrying Child Passengers

 

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that legislation she co-sponsored, making it a felony to drive intoxicated with a child in the car, has been signed into law.

December 4, 2009
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SENATE PASSES LANDMARK CONSUMER PROTECTION BILL

Legislation Safeguards Seniors Entering into Life Settlement Insurance Arrangements

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today announced passage of legislation, S.3655A (Breslin), to protect individuals who, for various reasons, choose to sell their life insurance policies.

November 17, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer to Push for Mandate Relief and Expansion of BOCES Services as Means to Achieve Cost-Savings in Education and Reduce Budget Deficit

School Officials Call for Greater Flexibility to Consolidate Services and Achieve Taxpayer Savings

November 9, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer Congratulates Briarcliff Middle School Students on Their "Internet Smarts"

 

 

The Senator Discusses Internet Safety with Students at Briarcliff Middle School

 

November 9, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer moderating a panel discussion of successful businesswomen and entrepreneurs, including Ellen Parlapiano, Therese Ferretti, and Leslie Allicks

 

SENATOR OPPENHEIMER AND WOMEN’S ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOST SMALL BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) and the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) hosted a successful Small Business and Economic Development Forum on Thursday, October 22nd at the White Plains Public Library.

October 28, 2009
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GOVERNOR PATERSON SIGNS OPPENHEIMER BILL REQUIRING THE MOST HUMANE ANIMAL EUTHANASIA PRACTICES

Governor Paterson has signed into law, S. 4962-B, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer’s bill  significantly updating New York state laws regarding the euthanasia of animals.  The measure bans the euthanasia of animals by lethal gassing and ensures that animal euthanasia is performed in the most humane manner possible.

October 14, 2009
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Music Conservatory of Westchester Executive Director Carol Shiffman presents New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer with a special Conservatory proclamation for her support of the Arts at the organization’s 80th Anniversary Celebration held on October 3

SENATOR SUZI OPPENHEIMER HONORED BY THE  MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER

The Senator recognized for her continued support for the Arts at the Conservatory’s 80th Anniversary Celebration

 

October 14, 2009
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Senators Brian Foley, Suzi Oppenheimer and Ken LaValle at the Senate Education Committee hearing exploring ways to achieve taxpayer savings through the BOCES model of shared delivery of services

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), held the first of three public hearings exploring how the delivery of shared services through Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) or related entities might be expanded to create greater efficiencies and lead to further taxpayer savings.  The hearing took place on October 2, 2009 at the Western Suffolk BOCES Conference Center in Wheatley Heights, New York.  It was attended by representatives of BOCES, school districts, unions and governmental organizations. 

October 14, 2009
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