Thomas P. Morahan's News items

Governor directs Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Senator Morahan

Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on New York State government buildings be flown at half-staff on Friday, July 16, in honor of State Senator Thomas Morahan, who passed away on Monday, July 12. 

“I join with all New Yorkers in expressing our sympathy to Senator Morahan’s wife, Helen, and family,” Governor Paterson said. “Tom was an exceptional public servant, dedicated to bi-partisanship and serving his constituents and all New Yorkers. Our State has lost a tireless champion for New York’s most vulnerable populations and we must learn from his example and continue his work.”

July 14, 2010
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Statement regarding the Passing of Senator Thomas Patrick Morahan

It is with great sadness that the staff of the 38th Senatorial District today announces the passing of New York State Senator Thomas Patrick Morahan, a highly respected New York State Legislator and a champion of mental health reform in the State.  Senator Morahan, 78, died at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, after a six month struggle with Leukemia.  The Senator passed peacefully with his family at his bedside. For over 11 years, Senator Morahan represented the residents of Rockland County, as well as residents in the towns of Tuxedo and Warwick in Orange County. 

July 13, 2010
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Morahan Returns to Senate Floor

Sen. Thomas Morahan, R-New City, Rockland County, was back in Albany Wednesday after a 41-day hospital stay, where he received chemotherapy treatments and blood transfusions to help fight leukemia.

During the session, Morahan received a standing ovation after he was introduced by Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, who said Morahan “looked as healthy as ever.”

The senator thanked everyone for their support and well wishes.

April 8, 2010
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Senator Morahan joins Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to introduce TRUST Legislation

Today, Senator Morahan flanked by his colleagues in the Assembly joined Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials to announce new, bipartisan legislation that would replace the sole trustee at the New York State Common Retirement Fund with a board of trustees and eliminate pay to play in state public pension funds.

October 14, 2009
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Senator Morahan speaks with Senator Aubertine about legislation to bring Green Jobs to NY

This past week the Senate passed the Green Jobs / Green NY bill, a measure that will create thousands of jobs across the state and help hundreds of thousands of families and businesses from Montauk to Buffalo save up to a billion dollars annually in energy costs.

September 14, 2009
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Hero superintendent receives state awards at S. Orangetown Middle School

 

Ethan Klapper
eklapper@lohud.com

BLAUVELT - Flanked by state, local and school officials, South Orangetown Schools Superintendent Kenneth Mitchell received awards and praise at a ceremony yesterday honoring his actions on Tuesday.

Mitchell, who pinned a gunman to the floor of his office in South Orangetown Middle School, was honored by state Sen. Thomas P. Morahan and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee at the middle school.

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June 17, 2009
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Region's senators look to pressure MTA

Khurram Saeed

 ksaeed@lohud.com

 

State Sen. Thomas Morahan and four other Republican state senators are creating a task force to come up with ways to make the MTA do a better job of serving Lower Hudson Valley residents.

The task force, which is still being formed, will primarily focus on service improvements by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess counties.

May 23, 2009
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Federation of Mental Health Centers Honors Senator Thomas P. Morahan

New York State Mental Health Commissioner Michael F. Hogan looks on as Senator Thomas P. Morahan addresses the Federation of Mental Health Centers.

April 24, 2009
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Senator Morahan, State Mental Health Commissioner Participate In Groundbreaking Ceremony For Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center Building

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan, who chairs the NYS Senate Mental Health Committee, joined Sharon E. Carpinello, RN, PhD, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), Rockland County officials, family members, advocates and other stakeholders at groundbreaking ceremonies for the new, state of the art Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center (RCPC) building.

March 26, 2009
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Senate Passes Bill To Create “Airline Passengers’ Bill Of Rights”

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan  announced New York State Senate passage of legislation to provide passengers stranded on airplanes at New York airports with certain basic amenities to make their wait more tolerable. The bill (S.5050-C) also creates a new Airline Consumer Advocate Office to help airline passengers in New York report air travel service problems.

The legislation reflects an agreement with the State Assembly. The Assembly is expected to take up and pass the legislation before the end of session.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Morahan To Honor Local Resident With New York State Senate Achievers’ Award

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan (R-C-I, New City) has selected Preston Hollander of Garnerville to receive the New York State Senate Achievers’ Award.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Morahan Announces 2007 “Women Of Distinction” Inductee

Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced the selection of  Rockland County businesswoman, Patrice Prusmack as the 2007 New York State Senate "Woman of Distinction" award recipient from the 38th Senatorial District.

March 26, 2009
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Hudson Valley Delegation To Continue Fighting MTA’s Comprehensive Fare Increase Plan

The State Senate Majority’s Hudson Valley Delegation today called upon Governor Eliot Spitzer to reject any increase in the cost of the MTA’s Metro-North commuter fares or tolls for MTA bridges and Tunnels.

At a press conference in New York City today the Governor announced that the MTA would drop its plans to impose an increase in basic subway and bus fares, but he failed to rule out such an increase in the cost of Metro-North service, monthly subway commuter passes, or tolls on MTA bridges and tunnels.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Morahan Presents Rockland County Resident With New York State Senate Achievers’ Award

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chairman of the NYS Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, today presented Preston Hollander of Garnerville with the New York State Senate Achievers’ Award.

March 26, 2009
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Governor Urged To Sign “Timothy’s Law”

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chairman of the Senate's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee today urged Governor Pataki to sign "Timothy’s Law," legislation to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illnesses. The legislation would require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and would require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children. Yesterday, the State Assembly joined the State Senate in passing the landmark legislation.

March 26, 2009
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Cerebral Palsy Assocations Of New York State To Present Senator Morahan With ’Legislator Of The Year Award’

The Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State has selected New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan as their "2007 Legislator of the Year." Senator Morahan serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. He will be presented with this distinguished honor on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. at the organization's Annual Conference being held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.

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March 26, 2009
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Workers’ Compensation Rates To Drop By Record 20.5%

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced that rates for workers’ compensation insurance will decline bymore than 20.5% and save New York businesses about $1 billion in the 2007-2008 fiscal year. The rate drop stems from the historic reform of the Workers’ Compensation Law earlier this year. Based on a careful analysis of the impact of the reforms and market trends, New York State Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo has ordered a 20.5% decline in workers’ compensation insurance rates for the fiscal year beginning July 15.

March 26, 2009
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Senate Passes “do Not Call” Legislation

Senator announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation  (S.4180), that would improve New York State’s "Do Not Call" Registry to eliminate more telemarketing calls.

"This registry will allow consumers more opportunities to protect their privacy," said Senator Morahan.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Morahan Introduces Nyack Hospital’s New Director Of Breast And Women’s Health Prevention Services

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan today officially introduced the newly appointed Director of Breast and Women's Health Prevention Services at Nyack Hospital at a community education event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

One year ago, Senator Morahan secured a $ 1 million dollar state grant to establish a breast surgery program which would enable Nyack Hospital's Cancer Center to fast track patients through the process of initial diagnosis to surgical treatment.

March 26, 2009
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Rockland And Orange Counties Get Federal Assistance For Nor’easter

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced that the federal government has approved New York State’s request to expand its disaster declaration to Rockland and Orange Counties. Morahan, who represents Rockland and a portion of Orange County, also announced that Governor Spitzer has agreed to provide additional state support and assistance for localities. Morahan, who contacted Spitzer two weeks ago, was pleased that the Governor had opted to have the state assume the full share of the local costs.

March 26, 2009
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