Several weeks ago we commemorated the eighth anniversary of the September 11th attack on our nation. At that time, during the Senate session in Albany, I introduced a bill which was passed by the New York State Senate which would include post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among the list of biologically based mental illnesses to be covered under Timothy's Mental Health Parity Law (
I was pleased to have played a role in arranging ongoing meetings between the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT), local officials and community leaders together which resulted in the recent opening of the James A. Farley Memorial Bridge, well ahead of schedule. This was originally planned as a three year project.
Local Senators come together to address regional issues at the first and second Hudson Valley Delegation meeting hosted by Senator Morahan and Senator Klein in Rockland County.
In an effort to ensure the Hudson Valley is fairly represented in all legislative matters before the Senate, local Senators have formed a bipartisan delegation to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents.
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.
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.