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Meet the Leaders

The show will be on Channel 118.

It will be shown four times a day between 7:30 AM  & 6:00 PM all week

August 23, 7:30 AM - August 29, 6:00 PM
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New Health Care Laws

I want to make you aware of two new laws that were recently signed that will help make health insurance more accessible for New York residents. I supported and voted for both of these measures during this year’s Senate session to help make health insurance more affordable for both families and young adults as our state recovers from the current economic crisis.

August 20, 2009
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Senator Morahan names Hudson Valley Physician to State Panel on Immunization

Yesterday, New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan held an educational forum at the Liberty Elementary School in Valley Cottage to mark the start of National Immunization Awareness Month. The Senator used the forum to remind parents getting their children ready for school, sending a student to college, healthcare-workers and seniors about the importance of keeping vaccinations update.

August 13, 2009
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Concern Over Governor's Welfare Giveaway Plans

I am very unhappy to report that Governor Paterson has secret plans to spend $140 million of federal stimulus money to give $200 per child “back to school” grants to welfare and food stamp recipients. The new welfare give-away reportedly was detailed in a secret memo from the Office of Temporary Disability Assistance.

August 11, 2009
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Senators Morahan, Klein, and Stewart-Cousins meet with Journal News Editorial Board

Senators Morahan, Klein, and Stewart-Cousins meet with Journal News Editorial Board.  Senator Morahan pitches "Regional Approach to the Lower Hudson Valley" to his Senate colleagues.

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July 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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STATE SENATE PASSES SWEEPING LEGISLATIVE REFORMS

I’m very pleased that the Senate has passed the most significant, sweeping legislative reforms in its history. The beneficiaries of those changes are the people of this state. As result, the Senate will be more open, transparent and accountable.

Each and every member of the Senate will now be empowered by these reforms. Every Senator will be treated fairly and given equitable resources to ensure they can effectively represent their constituents.

The days of legislative leaders dominating everything that happens in Albany is over.

July 16, 2009
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Legislative Report

North Rockland - Channel 78 - 7:00 PM

Rockland - Channel 78 - 7:00 PM

Warwick - Channel 77 - 7:30 PM

July 30, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Legislative Report

North Rockland - Channel 78 - 7:00 PM

Rockland - Channel 78 - 7:00 PM

Warwick - Channel 77 - 7:30 PM

July 23, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Legislative Report

North Rockland - Channel 78 - 7:00 PM

Rockland - Channel 78 - 7:00 PM

Warwick - Channel 77 - 7:30 PM

July 16, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Legislative Report

North Rockland - Channel 78 - 7:00 PM

Rockland - Channel 78 - 7:00 PM

Warwick - Channel 77 - 7:30 PM

July 9, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Legislative Report

North Rockland - Channel 78 - 7:00 PM

Rockland - Channel 78 - 7:00 PM

Warwick - Channel 77 - 7:30 PM

July 2, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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STATE TO FUND ARTS AND CULTURAL PROJECTS IN ROCKLAND

(ALBANY) New York State Senator Thomas Morahan today announced that the New York State Council on the Arts will be providing $ 190,613 in grants for cultural programs in Rockland County.

The following organizations have been approved for project funding:

Arts Council of Rockland, Inc., located in Spring Valley $94, 518

Historical Society of Rockland County, located in New City $8, 900

Hudson Vagabond Puppets, located in Blauvelt $9, 000

Penguin Players Ltd, located in Thiells $18, 067

Rockland Center for the Arts, located in West Nyack $47, 045

July 16, 2009
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STATE TO FUND ARTS AND CULTURAL PROJECTS IN ORANGE COUNTY

(ALBANY) New York State Senator Thomas Morahan today announced that the New York State Council on the Arts will be providing $ 18,230 in grants for cultural programs in Orange County.

The following organizations have been approved for project funding:

Dancing Crane, Inc., located in Warwick $6, 230

Sound Directions, Inc., located in Warwick $12, 000

July 16, 2009
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New York Successfully Moving to Transform Medicaid into a High Quality, Cost-Effective Health Insurer

I am pleased to let you know that a recent report, “Transforming New York’s Public Health Insurance Programs: Expanding Access, Improving Quality and Controlling Costs,” cites how New York’s Medicaid program has been reformed through the reduction of inpatient rates, investment in primary and preventive care and ambulatory care services, and by providing incentives to practitioners who work in medically underserved areas and meet patient-centered medical home standards that advance integrated and coordinated care.

July 16, 2009
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Senator Morahan Statement on Situation in Albany

It has become apparent that the Governor’s calls for special sessions have not stopped the legislative gridlock at the Capitol and more definitive action must be taken. 

Senator Morahan has joined with members of the Senate Reform Coalition  in calling for binding arbitration to resolve the leadership dispute.

The Senator strongly believes that arbitration will be the key to resolving the impasse allowing us to put an end to what has become an unworkable situation.

June 25, 2009
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Hero Superintendent presented with New York State Senate Liberty Award

After presenting South Orangetown Schools Superintendent Kenneth Mitchellwith the New York State Senate Liberty Award, the state's highest honor,Senator Thomas P.  Morahan and Mitchell listen intently as South OrangetownMiddle School student government co-presidents (l-r) Zoe Ferranti andYvonne Cheng thank Dr. Mitchell for keeping the students and staff during arecent "code red" incident involving a gunman.

June 17, 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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THE NEED FOR RULES REFORMS TO END ALBANY DYSFUNCTION

      With a very short time left in the 2009 regular legislative session, I have joined a bipartisan group of Senators to call for the enactment of real rules reforms that would truly end the dysfunction that has caused the public to lose confidence in the state Legislature by increasing government openness, accountability and fairness. 

June 17, 2009
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