It is unfortunate that the New Senate Majority rejected an amendment sponsored by the Senate Minority that would have reduced skyrocketing health care costs in New York, ensuring that affordable health coverage will continue to remain out of reach for many small businesses, New Yorkers and their families.
The Governor’s State Budget took away your STAR Rebate Check. You and other homeowners in Rockland and Orange Counties depend on these checks to help pay your bills. I voted against the State Budget because it took away an average Basic STAR Rebate Check of $692.00 and an average Enhanced STAR Rebate Check of $705.00. The same State Budget raised taxes for you and other families an average of $2,400.00.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and I want to take this opportunity to raise awareness in Rockland and Orange Counties about child abuse and neglect, and encourage individuals and communities to support children and families. Reports of suspected child abuse or maltreatment should be made immediately -- at any time of the day and on any day of the week -- by telephone to the New York Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (sometimes referred to as the State Central Register or SCR). The Child Abuse Hotline Number: 1-800-342-3720
(Haverstraw, NY) -- Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe and New York State Senator Thomas Morahan joined other local lawmakers, law enforcement officials and school leaders to announce the launch of Community Prosecution in Rockland County.
Community Prosecution is a proactive approach to helping communities solve local crime problems by developing seamless relationships between prosecutors, police departments and the neighborhoods they serve.
At a press conference at the Pearl River Train Station, Senator Thomas P. Morahan was joined by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun, and Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt to voice opposition to a proposed an MTA payroll tax along with increases to fares and tolls.
New York State Legislators representing constituents who reside in the lower Hudson Valley—will be holding a public hearing on Governor Paterson’s proposed New York State Budget on Thursday, February 12, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Suffern Free Library, located at 210 Lafayette Avenue in Suffern, New York 10901. Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun, Assemblywoman Ellen C.
New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan, who chairs the NYS Senate Mental Health Committee, joined Sharon E. Carpinello, RN, PhD, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), Rockland County officials, family members, advocates and other stakeholders at groundbreaking ceremonies for the new, state of the art Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center (RCPC) building.
You may have recently heard stories warning that people will be dropped off the Do-Not-Call Registry. I wanted to set the record straight.
The federal Do-Not-Call list has been in existence for almost five years now. Because registrations are valid for five years, those who signed onto the list in its early days will automatically be dropped off the list beginning in June 2008 unless they enroll again.
New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced New York State Senate passage of legislation to provide passengers stranded on airplanes at New York airports with certain basic amenities to make their wait more tolerable. The bill (S.5050-C) also creates a new Airline Consumer Advocate Office to help airline passengers in New York report air travel service problems.
The legislation reflects an agreement with the State Assembly. The Assembly is expected to take up and pass the legislation before the end of session.