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Senator Duane Celebrates the Opening of Piers 62 and 63 in Hudson River Park

On Monday morning, Senator Duane joined New York Governor David Paterson, Assembly Member Dick Gottfried, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert Lieber, Hudson River Park Trust President Connie Fishman and Trust Chairperson Diana Taylor to formally open Piers 62 and 63 in the Chelsea section of Hudson River Park.

May 17, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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The New York Times: Housing Subsidy Has High-Profile Foe

By CARA BUCKLEY

The mayor’s office is urging Gov. David A. Paterson to veto a bill that would offer greater rent relief to 11,000 New York City residents with H.I.V. or AIDS, saying the measure would tax the city’s strained budget.

May 4, 2010
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The New York Times: Remembering the Little Man Who Was a Big Voice for Causes

April 30, 2010
Remembering the Little Man Who Was a Big Voice for Causes

May 4, 2010
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The Villager: Watershed moment on fracking? New well-review rule

By Albert Amateau

April 28, 2010

The New York City watershed, which supplies 90 percent of the city’s drinking water, will require special reviews for companies seeking state permits for high-volume, horizontal hydrofracture drilling for natural gas.

May 4, 2010
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Washington Square News: Homeless to pay rent

by Sara Gates

Published April 15, 2010

The New York Department of Homeless Services announced on Tuesday that homeless people in shelters who are currently employed will have to pay the city rent or will be kicked out on the streets. 

May 4, 2010
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The Observer: Stabilization Now, Tomorrow and Forever?

By Eliot Brown

April 13, 2010 | 6:28 p.m

In the world of tenant activists, 2009 was a year of tremendous optimism. And then it wasn’t.

Democratic control of the State Senate failed to provide any of the radical changes to rent laws that activists had long fought for—and that were expected once Republicans were booted from the majority. Deadlock dominated; the housing committee chair led a short-lived coup; then status quo regained power, allowing the real estate industry to exhale.

May 4, 2010
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Senate Passes Legislation to Cap Rent Share At 30% of Income for Poor New Yorkers with HIV/AIDS

Aligns NYC HIV/AIDS Service Administration with Other Rental Assistance Programs

(Albany, NY)-On Tuesday the New York State Senate decisively passed legislation, prime sponsored by Senator Thomas K. Duane, that would cap at 30 percent of income the rent contribution of people receiving housing assistance from the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA). 

 

April 27, 2010
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Senate Health Committee Moves Five Pieces of Legislation

Electronic Signatures for Organ Donation,

Right to Palliative Care Passed

April 27, 2010
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Statement of Senator Thomas K. Duane RE: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Announcement on High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

“Today, the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) announced a separate environmental review process that will effectively prevent high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the New York City and Skaneateles Lake watersheds.  

April 23, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 123 CAP

Agenda notes: The committee will consider the following nominations: Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MS: Member, Public Health Council, and Chair and Member, Minority Health Council. John A. D'Anna, MD, MPH: Member, Administrative Review Board for Professional Medical Conduct. Gordon W. Felt: Member, State Camp Safety Advisory Council. Lori V. Quigley, PhD: Member, Minority Health Council.

April 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Duane and Assembly Member Rosenthal Sponsor Maple in Manhattan Day

On April 16, I joined New York State Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal in sponsoringMaple in Manhattan Day at P.S. 87 at West 78th Street.  The event featured a presentation by the Vernon-Verona-Sherill High School Future Farmers of America (V.V.S. FFA) of its mobile maple exhibit to 2nd through 5th graders from P.S. 9 and P.S. 87.

April 20, 2010
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Senator Duane Rallies with Elected Officials, Advocates to Oppose Plan to Charge Homeless for Shelter

Proposed Policy Would Create Steeper, Longer Path Out of Homelessness

Elected Officials Support Legislation to Prohibit Charging Homeless for Shelter

April 15, 2010
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Joint Statement on Flag Burning at LGBT Community Center

Joint Statement by Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Senator Thomas Duane, Assembly Members Danny O’Donnell, Deborah Glick, Dick Gottfried, Micah Kellner, Matthew Titone and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Re: Condemning the Recent Flag Burning at LGBT Center

April 15, 2010
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The New York Times: Law Dictates Who Decides on Care for the Incapable

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS

It is one of those medical quandaries often faced by families dealing with older and dying parents: Who makes decisions for patients who cannot make their own and have not left written instructions?

April 13, 2010
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DNA Info: Intrepid Museum Bid to Bring NASA Space Shuttle to West Side Bolstered by State Senate

By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MIDTOWN WEST — A proposal to bring a space shuttle to the Intrepid Air and Space museum got a boost on Thursday as the state Senate unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the move.

April 13, 2010
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