Senator Tom Morahan, who Chairs the NYS Senate Select Committee on the Disabled, today invited neighborhood organizations, the business community, local agencies, as well as individuals, to nominate friends, coworkers, and neighborhood leaders for the 2005 NYS Senate Achievers’ Award, which honors people with disabilities who have overcome physical or mental challenges and contributed to improving their communities.
The 25th Annual Senate Disabilities Awareness Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24.
Senator Thomas P. Morahan announcedthat the New York State Senate passed legislation that will reinstate the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers. The Senate also passed a bill that would amend the state’s death penalty law to fix a provision that was ruled invalid by the state Court of Appeals.
Scores of students from Pearl River High School joined civic leaders and elected officials at the Swearing -In Ceremonies for Senator Morahan which were held at Pearl River High School. The Orangetown Police Honor Guard, Korean War Veterans Color Guard, the Pearl River HS Chorus participated in the ceremonies which culminated with the oath of office being administered by Rockland County Justice George Bergerman and Orange County Supreme Court Justice John McGuirk to Senator Morahan, who was joined by his wife Helen.
Senator Tom Morahan was appointed to chair the prestigious Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee."I'm honored that Senator Bruno has appointed me to help oversee a significant part of our State's mental health and developmental disabilities responsibilities.
Senator Morahan announced that approximately $50 million in grant funding is now available to small communities in New York for projects that create jobs, improve public infrastructure and provide better housing for working families.
Senator Morahan has contacted the representatives of the State Legislature who serve on the MTA's Capital Program Review Board to revise MTA future capital expenditures to include a downpayment for a cross-Hudson rail service that would enable people to cross the Hudson River between Rockland andWestchester in an efficient, less congested, and more environmentally sound fashion.