Rockland County Mental Health Advocate to be Honored in Statewide Event
New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan today announced that Rena Finkelstein, a resident of Rockland County, has been selected as a 2010 New York State Senate "Woman of Distinction."
"I am proud to honor Rena Finkelstein as a Woman of Distinction and prouder still of the recognition she has earned from her neighbors, colleagues and friends for her achievements on behalf of our community," said Senator Morahan.
Recently the Senate’s Task Force on Government Efficiency, of which I am a member, released an investigative report citing $60 million dollars in potential cost-savings at the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT), and more than $200 million in funds the Department has already wasted. The report is the third in a series of investigations into state agency spending by the Task Force.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and encourage individuals and communities to support children and families. The consequences are wide-ranging and affect us all. Child abuse leads to other problems – long term health and mental health problems, drug addiction, runaways, juvenile violence and adult crime. Most violent prisoners in our jails were abused or neglected as children.
New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced that the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with veterans service organizations, various federal, state and local agencies will be hosting a benefit seminar for veterans 55 and older. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the Ellipse Room at Rockland Community College, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The New York State Senate today passed a legislative resolution, introduced by Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Disabilities, calling on Governor David Paterson to proclaim March 2010 as Spread the Word to End the Word Awareness Month in the State of New York.
The Spread the Word to End the Word movement is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics and their supporters to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word "retard(ed)" and encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word.
During these especially difficult economic times, working families in the lower Hudson Valley should be aware of how to claim money that rightfully belongs to them. Below is information about the most popular tax credits available to New York State families.