Thomas K. Duane's Press releases

Sen. Duane and Local Elected Officials Call for Halt to Post Office Closures in NYC

Officials call on USPS to halt unnecessary closures, increase community input, and provide advance warning and justification for planned consolidations

 

August 20, 2009
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August 11, 2009
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Announcing $3 Million NYC Biotech Tax Credit Cleared by Senate

Senator Duane, Speaker Quinn, Assembly Member Weprin,

And Council Members Lappin and Garodnick

Announce $3 Million NYC Biotech Tax Credit Cleared by Senate;

July 23, 2009
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Family Health Care Decisions Act Passes Senate

For the First Time, Family Health Care Decisions Act Passes Senate; Bill Now Pending in Assembly

July 22, 2009
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Statement of New York State Senator Duane Re: the End of the Stalemate in the Senate

July 9, 2009

"The month long stalemate in the Senate has ended. I am pleased that the Democratic Conference remains, as they were elected to be, in the majority. It is now time for the Senate to get back to work."

"The June 8th coup was a painful and disturbing moment in the history of the Senate. Members' emotions are raw, feelings are hurt and trust has been lost. It will take time for these wounds to heal. As a result, I expect that the Senate this week will pass only time-sensitive, non-controversial legislation."

July 9, 2009
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Statement of New York State Senator Duane Re: Alleged Bias Attack on Transgender Woman in Jackson Heights, Queens

Statement of New York State Senator Duane Re: Alleged Bias Attack on Transgender Woman in Jackson Heights, Queens
July 1, 2009

"Yesterday, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) reached out to my office about an alleged bias attack that took place early in the morning on June 19th in Jackson Heights, Queens."

July 1, 2009
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Statement by Senator Thomas K. Duane on the State of the Senate

June 26, 2009

Dear Friends:

On June 8th the Senate Republican minority attempted a coup on the floor of the New York State Senate in order to regain the majority. This unprecedented move was made possible because of the defection of two Democratic senators: Senator Pedro Espada of the Bronx and Senator Hiram Monserrate of Queens.

June 30, 2009
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Statement by Senator Thomas K. Duane RE: Alleged Anti-Gay Bias Attack

Statement by Senator Thomas K. Duane

RE: Alleged Anti-Gay Bias Attack

June 29, 2009
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Senate Passes Bill to Offer Flu Vaccinations to Parents of Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units of Hospitals

Senate Passes Bill to Offer Flu Vaccinations

To Parents of Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units of Hospitals

 

June 2, 2009
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CHCANYS Joins Diverse Organizations Supporting S.3293/A.7610, Duane/Gottfried Bill to Increase Voluntary HIV Testing

For Immediate Release:

May 28, 2009

CHCANYS Joins Diverse Organizations Supporting S.3293/A.7610,  Duane/Gottfried Bill to Increase Voluntary HIV Testing

May 28, 2009
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Statement of Senator Thomas K. Duane on the California Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Proposition 8

For Immediate Release:

May 27, 2009

Statement of Senator Thomas K. Duane on the California Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Proposition 8

May 28, 2009
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Announcement of Bill that would Allow $3 Million Biotech Tax Credit for New York City

Senator Duane and Assembly Member Weprin Join Speaker Quinn to Announce $3 Million Biotech Tax Credit to Encourage Hundreds of High Tech Jobs

 

May 14, 2009
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May 13, 2009
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Statement on Governor David Paterson's Proposal to Make Timothy's Law Permanent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May 5, 2009

Statement by Senate Health Committee Chairman Thomas K. Duane

Regarding Governor David Paterson's Proposal to Make Timothy's Law Permanent

May 7, 2009
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Statement on New Hampshire State Senate Passage of Same-Sex Civil Marriage Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                  

APRIL 29, 2009 

May 7, 2009
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Statement Praising Vermont Legislature on Approving Same-Sex Civil Marriages

April 7, 2009

Statement of New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane

May 7, 2009
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Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Albany

For the First Time, Both Chambers to Consider Identical Bills

April 21, 2009
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