New York (CNN) -- The New York state senate passed passed an anti-bullying bill Tuesday night to protect all students from discrimination, including that based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
On Tuesday, March 22, the New York State Senate adopted a resolution State Senator Duane introduced commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire at 29 Washington Place in what is now New York University’s Brown Building.
By Kara Cusolito | June 3, 2010 A tour of Dimock, Pennsylvania, with Victoria Switzer is a bumpy ride over torn-up roads, around parking lots filled with heavy machinery and storage tanks, and past well pads that not long ago were forests. The winter here was quiet, but with the thawing ground came the return of the rigs, the trucks, the constant noise and lights of a twenty-four-hour-a-day gas drilling operation. "It's a modern-day
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.
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).
“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.
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
“While today’s decision by the Board of Directors of St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center to close the hospital’s inpatient units was deeply disappointing, I have not given up the fight. I will continue to work collaboratively with all stakeholders, including City, State and Federal officials, as well as the hospital board, management and labor, to guarantee that the health care needs of our neighborhoods are met."
"I will continue to fight for the preservation of a 24-hour emergency room, widely available and culturally sensitive community-based primary care, and the specialty services that have been at the core of St. Vincent’s commitment to our Lower West Side neighborhoods and our city as a whole.”
“St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center is the only inpatient acute-care facility on Manhattan’s Lower West Side -- the hospital, emergency room, affiliated clinics and care providers play a crucial role in serving our community's health care needs. I was saddened to learn that Mount Sinai Medical Center declined to become partners with St. Vincent’s. But I am not ready to give up the fight.
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.
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.
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