By Barbara Bensonin an ad that began running last week during the Olympics, a pediatrician grimly delivers the line, “Helping New Yorkers lose weight is a matter of life and death.” An offscreen narrator then goes on to lament the sickening rise in childhood obesity, and urges Albany lawmakers to tax sugar-laced beverages.
Imagine, an open and honest debate in the state Senate, and on a very relevant and substantive issue. What happens all too rarely could happen quite soon, on the topic of legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
By Andre TartarGov. David Paterson has made clear that he will wait for the state Department of Conservation to finish studying the risks of the proposal before making any final decisions on drilling in the Marcellus Shale. That could take months, however, and several state legislators who fear the drilling could contaminate New York City’s water supply say they are not content to let the process drag out any longer.They are pushing a set of bills that would either impose tight regulations on the drilling or possibly kill the Marcellus Shale proposal altogether.
The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for incapacitated patients.
On Sunday, February 21st, Senator Duane hosted a "Save St. Vincent's Hospital Day of Visibility" at the McBurney YMCA on West 14th Street at which the Senator and his staff distributed more than 800 posters to be displayed in area businesses and residences. In addition, those who came to the event signed more than 250 letters to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York State Commissioner Richard N. Daines urging them to do all that is within their power to ensure that St. Vincent's Hospital does not close.
Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 123 CAP
The committee will consider the following nominations: Wellington Y. Liu, MD, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital. Martin C. Wortendyke, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital.
Above: Senator Duane presents a check on behalf of the New York State Senate to Reynold Levy, President of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The funding will go towards costs for the design, architecture and engineering of Alice Tully Hall.
(New York, NY)- Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith along with Senator Tom Duane presented a $7.5 Million capital funding allocation to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to be used for its ongoing redevelopment of the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall.
The check will go towards costs for the design, architecture and engineering of the hall.
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