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Senator Morahan Announces 2007 “Women Of Distinction” Inductee

Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced the selection of  Rockland County businesswoman, Patrice Prusmack as the 2007 New York State Senate "Woman of Distinction" award recipient from the 38th Senatorial District.

March 26, 2009
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Hudson Valley Delegation To Continue Fighting MTA’s Comprehensive Fare Increase Plan

The State Senate Majority’s Hudson Valley Delegation today called upon Governor Eliot Spitzer to reject any increase in the cost of the MTA’s Metro-North commuter fares or tolls for MTA bridges and Tunnels.

At a press conference in New York City today the Governor announced that the MTA would drop its plans to impose an increase in basic subway and bus fares, but he failed to rule out such an increase in the cost of Metro-North service, monthly subway commuter passes, or tolls on MTA bridges and tunnels.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Morahan Presents Rockland County Resident With New York State Senate Achievers’ Award

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chairman of the NYS Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, today presented Preston Hollander of Garnerville with the New York State Senate Achievers’ Award.

March 26, 2009
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Governor Urged To Sign “Timothy’s Law”

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chairman of the Senate's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee today urged Governor Pataki to sign "Timothy’s Law," legislation to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illnesses. The legislation would require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and would require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children. Yesterday, the State Assembly joined the State Senate in passing the landmark legislation.

March 26, 2009
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Cerebral Palsy Assocations Of New York State To Present Senator Morahan With ’Legislator Of The Year Award’

The Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State has selected New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan as their "2007 Legislator of the Year." Senator Morahan serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. He will be presented with this distinguished honor on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. at the organization's Annual Conference being held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.

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March 26, 2009
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Workers’ Compensation Rates To Drop By Record 20.5%

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced that rates for workers’ compensation insurance will decline bymore than 20.5% and save New York businesses about $1 billion in the 2007-2008 fiscal year. The rate drop stems from the historic reform of the Workers’ Compensation Law earlier this year. Based on a careful analysis of the impact of the reforms and market trends, New York State Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo has ordered a 20.5% decline in workers’ compensation insurance rates for the fiscal year beginning July 15.

March 26, 2009
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Senate Passes “do Not Call” Legislation

Senator announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation  (S.4180), that would improve New York State’s "Do Not Call" Registry to eliminate more telemarketing calls.

"This registry will allow consumers more opportunities to protect their privacy," said Senator Morahan.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Morahan Introduces Nyack Hospital’s New Director Of Breast And Women’s Health Prevention Services

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan today officially introduced the newly appointed Director of Breast and Women's Health Prevention Services at Nyack Hospital at a community education event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

One year ago, Senator Morahan secured a $ 1 million dollar state grant to establish a breast surgery program which would enable Nyack Hospital's Cancer Center to fast track patients through the process of initial diagnosis to surgical treatment.

March 26, 2009
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Rockland And Orange Counties Get Federal Assistance For Nor’easter

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced that the federal government has approved New York State’s request to expand its disaster declaration to Rockland and Orange Counties. Morahan, who represents Rockland and a portion of Orange County, also announced that Governor Spitzer has agreed to provide additional state support and assistance for localities. Morahan, who contacted Spitzer two weeks ago, was pleased that the Governor had opted to have the state assume the full share of the local costs.

March 26, 2009
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New York State Senate Passes Jonathan’s Law

The New York State Senate today passed Jonathan’s Law, sponsored by Senator Tom Morahan to ensure that parents and guardians have access to records pertaining to allegations and investigations of mistreatment of children in residential care facilities. The legislation was introduced after the tragic death in February of 13-year-old Jonathan Carey, an autistic teen who lived at the state-run O.D.

March 26, 2009
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Senate Acts On “Timothy’s Law” To Provide Mental Health Parity

Senator Thomas P. Morahan , Chairman of the Senate's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee announced that the New York State Senate today passed "Timothy’s Law", legislation to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illnesses. The legislation would require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and would require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children.

March 26, 2009
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March 26, 2009
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GETTING RID OF TAX AND FEE HIKES IN THE STATE BUDGET IS A GOOD IDEA

I applaud the Governor for embracing the recommendation by Senate Republicans that he get rid of the tax and fee hikes in his budget. It’s a good start, but there is much more to be done.

 

The Republican conference opposed all of the Governor’s tax hikes when they were first proposed in December and we advised him to eliminate all of them when it became clear that federal stimulus money made the increases unnecessary.

 

March 1, 2009
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Senator Morahan is featured Guest on AFL-CIO TV show "Working New York".

Denis Hughes, President of the New York State AFL-CIO interviewed Senator Morahan on his TV program, which aired in March. The Senator sponsored a recent law banning mandatory overtime for nurses, and is presently sponsoring landmark legislation to address "bullying" in the workplace.

February 24, 2009
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Morahan reacts to gov.’s state of NY state speech

Posted By Laura Incalcaterra On January 7, 2009

State Senator Thomas Morahan, R-New City, issued a statement today in reaction to Gov. David Paterson’s State of the State speech, in which the gov outlined a rather bleak future for us New Yorkers.

Paterson, and the state Legislature, are trying to close a $15.4 billion deficit over the next two years, the worst deficit ever faced by New York state. The governor has proposed a $121 billion budget for 2009-10, which keeps spending flat from the current fiscal year.

January 9, 2009
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Good Samaritan Hospital Receives $1.5 Million In Start-up Funding For Electrophysiology Lab State Sen. Morahan Pushes Funding In New York State Budget; Lab Will Save And Enhance Lives Of Lower Hudson Valley Residents

State Senator Thomas P. Morahan was instrumental in securing $1.5 million in the state's budget for start-up funding for a new Electrophysiology Lab at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, that will be on the front lines in saving and enhancing lives for residents of the Lower Hudson Valley.

May 3, 2008
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Who Will Decide? Honoring Your Health Care Choices

Who will make your health care decisions should you become unable to do so? It’s estimated that four out of five Americans do not have any written health care directives to help their families make medical decisions for them if they become incapacitated.New York's Health Care Proxy Law protects you and your family by ensuring that your wishes are carried out. The law allows you to appoint someone you trust (your "agent" or "proxy") to make health care decisions for you.

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April 29, 2008
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See If You Are Entitled To New York State Unclaimed Funds

You may be entitled to some of the over $8 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State. A simple internet search is all it takes to see if you are eligible.

Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?

Banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to turn over inactive accounts to the State. The Office of the State Comptroller then serves as the custodian of this money until it is claimed.

What are some types of unclaimed funds?

April 7, 2008
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Senator To Join Orange County Students At Unique Heart Healthy/life Saving Presentation & Demonstration

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan will participate in an American Heart Month event at Warwick Valley High School on Thursday, February 14, 2008. Ninth and tenth graders from Warwick Valley High School will attend a special assembly program at the school at which time Warwick School District Superintendent, Dr. Frank Greenhall, will introduce the following:

February 12, 2008
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