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Thomas K. Duane

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Statement of Senator Thomas K. Duane RE: St. Vincent's Hospital

Senator Duane delivers remarks at a town hall meeting regarding St. Vincent's Hospital at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in the West Village on January 28th.

"As I told hundreds of stakeholders who turned out on January 28 for SEIU 1199’s St. Vincent’s Community Town Hall Meeting, we need St. Vincent’s Hospital.  We need a full-service hospital and health care facility in this neighborhood and on the lower West Side of Manhattan.  We need the care that St. Vincent’s provides for the people that no one else wants to treat.

January 28, 2010
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Statement of NYS Senator Thomas K. Duane RE: Tishman Speyer and Blackrock Realty Surrender of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village to Creditors

 “Residents of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village (ST/PCV) and all who care about the future of this bastion of affordable middle-class housing in New York City are understandably concerned about the news that the complex will be turned over to its creditors. 

January 25, 2010
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Health care challenges for New York

By THOMAS K. DUANE

The stakes for federal health care reform are high. I am a strong believer that we must rethink the way we provide health insurance so that it is available and affordable for all Americans. As the House and Senate continue to resolve differences between their bills, here are three issues of paramount concern to New York:

January 25, 2010
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Statement of Senator Duane RE: Tishman Speyer Properties’ Announcement of its Mortgage Default on Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village

January 8, 2010

“While not unexpected, it is sad and a cause of great concern that Tishman Speyer and Blackrock will miss a payment today on debt from their 2006 purchase of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village (ST-PCV).  This situation is another tragic result of the recent real estate boom, which has and will continue to negatively impact New York City’s residents. 

January 8, 2010
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Letter from Senator Thomas K. Duane to Equinox Holdings RE: Multistory Signage at 97 Greenwich Avenue

Attached and below please find a letter sent today by New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane to Harvey Spevak, CEO of Equinox Holdings, calling for the removal of multistory signage at Equinox Fitness at 97 Greenwich Avenue, which constitutes an egregious violation of the spirit and character of the Greenwich Village Historic District.

January 5, 2010
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Senator Duane and Assembly Member Kellner Criticize MTA Plan to Slash Millions From Access-A-Ride Program

MTA PLAN TO SLASH $40 MILLION THIS YEAR, $80 MILLION THE NEXT, FROM ACCESS-A-RIDE WILL LEAVE DISABLED RIDERS STRANDED

MTA Fails to Take Advantage of Existing Proposal to Save $50 Million Annually Without Cutting Services.

December 16, 2009
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Senator Duane Speaks at Governor Paterson's Signing of Gender Identity and Expression Executive Order

GOVERNOR PATERSON SIGNS GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION EXECUTIVE ORDER

 

Executive Order Will Protect State Workers from Discrimination Based on Gender Identity

 

December 16, 2009
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Democracy Now: NY State Senate Defeats Bill to Legalize Gay Marriage Gay

December 3, 2009

Guests:

Thomas Duane, New York State Senator (D).

Ann Northrop, veteran journalist and activist. She is co-host of Gay USA on MNN and Free Speech TV.

December 2, 2009
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Statement of Senator Duane RE: Marriage Equality Vote in NYS State Senate

"Today’s vote against Marriage Equality makes me very angry.  Promises made were not honored.  The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, and all fair minded New Yorkers, have been betrayed.  I am enraged, deeply disappointed and profoundly saddened by the vote today.

December 2, 2009
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November 30, 2009
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Sen. Duane Announces Public Roundtable on Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Thomas K. Duane, Chair

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE

November 30, 2009
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New York City Hosts Third Weekend of H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

  City Hosts Third Weekend of H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

November 20, 2009
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‘Oreo’s Law’ Would Give Dogs a Second Chance at Life

MANHATTAN -- A bill to allow animal welfare organizations the right to request animals be given to their care when a shelter is planning to euthanize them will be introduced in the State Legislature this week by Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner and State Senator Thomas K. Duane.

November 18, 2009
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Statement by Senator Thomas K. Duane RE: Results of Maine Referendum on Marriage Equality

“Yesterday’s referendum to repeal Maine’s marriage equality law was a blow to the Lesbian, Gay,  Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, and indeed all those who believe in fairness and equality under the law. As in every struggle for civil rights, defeats are temporary – and so shall be this repeal in Maine.

November 5, 2009
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Statement of Senator Duane Re: New York State Court of Appeals Ruling in Roberts v. Tishman Speyer Properties

"In fighting on behalf of tenants, I have long argued that under New York State law, landlords who receive New York City tax abatements for renovations must extend rent stabilization protections to their tenants during the abatement period.I am gratified that the New York State Court of Appeals, in upholding the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division ruling in Roberts v. Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P., has affirmed it.

October 22, 2009
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Statement by New York State Senator Duane RE: Hiram Monserrate

"From the time Hiram Monserrate was arrested on domestic violence charges last December, I have been outspoken in my disgust and horror at his actions, and at the sad but true fact that he continued to serve in the New York State Senate.  As I said privately and publicly in the Senate Democratic Conference, indeed to Senators on both sides of the aisle, and publicly at my District-wide Town Hall Meeting and elsewhere, I am appalled to serve with him and I believe Mr.

October 20, 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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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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