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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: