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Public Hearing: Joint Public Hearing on Improving Patient Safety in New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

 

October 19, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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August-September 2009 Community Report

August-September 2009 Community Report

Dear Neighbor: The following is a summary of some of my office's activities since my last community report:

Albany Update

I am pleased to report that on September 16, Governor Paterson signed into law three important bills that I sponsored in the Senate:

September 30, 2009
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Announcement of Joint Public Hearing on Improving Patient Safety in New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

 

September 28, 2009
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September 24, 2009
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Summer/Fall 2009 Newsletter to Constituents

Senator Duane's semi-annual newsletter has an update on the happenings of the past few months as well as the future of the New York State Senate in addition to a recap of important and interesting events and stories from the 29th District.

File: 
duane_summer_newsletter_v1_final.pdf

September 22, 2009
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Crain's Health Pulse: Duane: No health cuts

September 22, 2009

New York's health care providers have a new champion in state Sen. Tom Duane, D-Manhattan, chair of the Health Committee. Mr. Duane methodically laid out arguments on why the industry should be spared from cuts in this round in an Aug. 21 letter to state leaders, including Gov. David Paterson and Democratic Sens. John Sampson, Malcolm Smith, Pedro Espada and Jeffrey Klein.

September 22, 2009
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The New York Times: Primary Results Show Progress for Gay Candidates

By A.G. Sulzberger

September 17, 2009

James Van Bramer and Daniel Dromm are both Democrats who built reputations for their activism in their Queens neighborhoods and their work in schools and libraries. They are also gay. And after victories in the primary election this week, they appear likely to join the City Council.

September 17, 2009
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NY Daily News Daily Politics Blog: Why The Nix On Nixzmary Bill?

By Elizabeth Benjamin

September 12, 2009

Thursday was another late night at the Capitol for the Senate Democrats, but perhaps it wasn’t too late for a little payback, the DN's Glenn Blain reports.

Sen. Tom Duane, a Manhattan Democrat, cast the only negative vote against the so-called "Nixzmary Brown bill", which authorizes life sentences without parole for people who kill children in a “cruel and wanton manner.”

September 12, 2009
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Town Hall

New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane waves goodbye to a constituent following a Town Hall meeting at The Duke on 42nd Street September 1st in Manhattan. Senator Duane addressed a range of issues including the Senate stalemate, the road ahead for the Senate and discussed dozens of topics ranging from federal health care legislation to reform of the juvenile justice system to tenant reform.

September 3, 2009
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September 2, 2009
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Advocating for Faster, More Efficient Graffiti Removal in New York City

New Council Legislation Will Allow Faster, More Efficient Graffiti Clean Up in the City

September 2, 2009
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H1N1 (Swine Flu) Resources

As we continue to monitor the H1N1 Inluenza (Swine Flu) this fall, we wanted to make sure that you had easy access to several useful government websites on the topic. 

The United States Department of Health (DOH) has established a call center to answer questions concerning seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccination requirements.

September 1, 2009
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August 27, 2009
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New York Must Protect its Troubled Youth

Senators Duane, Montgomery, Hassell-Thompson and Huntley to Hold Public Hearings to Ensure New York Complies with the Federal Mandate to Fix Youth Detention Facilities

August 25, 2009
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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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Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the Lifting of the Entry Ban for HIV-Positive Foreign Nationals

January 4, 2010 marked the official end of the United States' ban on HIV-positive foreign nationals' entry, stay and residence in our country, bringing to a close 22 years of shameful and misguided policy. President Obama deserves the highest praise for initiating and completing the long-overdue repeal of this meritless regulation. I am proud that our country's policy is now in line with current science and international standards of public health and human rights practice, and has taken this step toward eroding, and no longer perpetuating, prejudice and stigma around HIV.

August 16, 2009
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District 29 Town Hall Event with Senator Duane

Join NY State Senator Tom Duane for a 29th District Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, September 1st, 2009, 6:30-8:30 PM at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street, 2nd Floor (between 7th & 8th  Avenues) Senator Duane will address:

-The state of the NYS Senate -What's ahead in Albany and the District -Constituent questions and concerns -How he and his staff can help you

September 1, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Syracuse Post Standard: Valesky Brings Health Chairman to Hamilton

From left, Senator Duane, Senator Valesky and Dave Felton, CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, NY speak at a forum on Upstate hospitals

August 13, 2009

State Sen. Dave Valesky, D-Oneida, will bring one of his Downstate counterparts to Hamilton's Community Memorial Hospital today to learn more about the challenges faced by rural hospitals.

August 13, 2009
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Senator Duane Discusses School Overcrowding, Legislative Recap on WNYC

On August 12th, Senator Duane spoke with Mike Pesca on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show about his report on impending school overcrowding in Clinton-Hell's Kitchen as well as the 2009 Legislative Session and the prospects for his same-sex marriage bill and other legislation.

To listen:

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/2009/08/12/segments/138519

August 12, 2009
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August 11, 2009
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