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Senator Morahan: Rena Finkelstein...A ‘Woman Of Distinction’

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.

May 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Room 804 LOB

May 12, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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NYS DOT wastes millions in taxpayer money

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.

May 4, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Room 804 LOB

April 28, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Raising Awareness about child abuse and neglect

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.

April 19, 2010
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State to hold Informational Seminar for Veterans 55 and older at Rockland Community College

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.

April 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Room 804 LOB

April 14, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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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 returns to Senate to be recognized by colleagues

Senator Morahan returns to the New York State Senate to be recognized by colleagues, stronger then ever, after a 41-day battle to combat and beat leukemia.

April 7, 2010
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New York State Senate Passes Resolution calling for an end to the use of the "R" word

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.

April 6, 2010
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Family-Friendly Tax Credits Can Lower Tax Bills and Increase Refunds

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.

April 6, 2010
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April 12, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
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April 28, 8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
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April 21, 8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
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April 14, 8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
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April 7, 8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Room 804 LOB

March 24, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Room 804 LOB

March 10, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Senate Announces Task Force on Government Efficiency

Demonstrating their commitment to developing a fiscally responsible budget, Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein announced the formation of a new bipartisan task force on government efficiency.

March 4, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Room 804 LOB

February 24, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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