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Thomas P. Morahan

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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 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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SENATE LEADERS UNVEIL TAXPAYER EMPOWERMENT ACT

I recently joined Senator Dean Skelos and other Senate leaders to unveil the “Taxpayer Empowerment Act” (TEA), a five-part program that addresses the root causes of New York’s fiscal and economic problems -- spending too much and taxing too much. This plan goes to the heart of the reasons that people, businesses and jobs are leaving New York for other states.  The TEA will strictly limit taxes, spending and mandates and will increase accountability at the state and local levels. 

June 11, 2009
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SENATE LEADERS FIGHT TO FIX DANGEROUS PROVISION THAT WOULD HIDE CRIMINAL RECORDS OF DRUG DEALERS

NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Senator Thomas P. Morahan, 38th District

Albany, New York 12247

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan joined Senator Dean Skelos and other Senate colleagues to push for legislation, supported by District Attorneys and concerned advocates throughout the State, that would fix a dangerous problem created by state legislators who voted to change the State’s drug laws as part of the 2009-10 state budget. Morahan voted against changing the State’s drug laws as well as the 2009-10 state budget.

June 3, 2009
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Protecting Empire Zone Benefits for Businesses

Very recently it has come to my attention that more than 2,000 companies across the State - - including a number of businesses located in the lower Hudson Valley, could be retroactively lose their existing Empire Zone benefits under a drastic plan approved in the State Budget that I voted against. The plan is now being implemented by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC).

June 3, 2009
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Region's senators look to pressure MTA

Khurram Saeed

 ksaeed@lohud.com

 

State Sen. Thomas Morahan and four other Republican state senators are creating a task force to come up with ways to make the MTA do a better job of serving Lower Hudson Valley residents.

The task force, which is still being formed, will primarily focus on service improvements by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess counties.

May 23, 2009
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Taking big ‘STEPS’ to promote teen mental health

I want to thank the representatives of mental health agencies and non-profit organizations in Orange and Rockland for participating in a recent forum on the “STEPS” program (Screening, Treatment, and Education to Promote Strength), a first-of-its-kind virtual mental health initiative for teens and their parents. Funded through a $500,000 state grant I was able to secure, New York University’s Christopher P.

May 20, 2009
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SENATORS TO LAUNCH REGIONAL TASK FORCE ON MTA

Hudson Valley State Senators today proposed a regional taskforce to summarize the current MTA services offered to Hudson Valley area residents in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland Counties and make specific recommendations for key, specific, desired improvements to MTA service in the Hudson Valley.

May 14, 2009
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MTA Bailout is a Massive New Mandate That Hurts Suburban Communities

NYC Legislators are praising a deal on an MTA bailout. While they talk a lot about “One New York,” the reality is they always put New York City first.

Almost ten years ago suburban commuters were targeted with a commuter tax. New York City-oriented legislators at that time tried to ignore the fact everyone who works in New York contributes to the city treasury—directly, through sales taxes on purchases in the city, and indirectly, through a broad array of city taxes paid by the firms that employ commuters and profit from their productivity.

May 8, 2009
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Governor Proposes Timothy's Law To Become Permanent

(Albany) New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan praised Governor Paterson for announcing today his support for making Timothy’s Law permanent.

May 5, 2009
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How the Deficit Reducation Package increases the uninsured

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.

May 5, 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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