Albany, New York (April 15, 2005): "The combination of rising gasoline prices, new state-imposed fees on drivers, high insurance rates, and recent MTA toll hikes are already crippling City residents and other New Yorkers who visit and do business in the Big Apple," said Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) in her message to policy makers at a recent public hearing of the New York State Thruway Authority in Loudonville, New York."The proposed toll increase along our State’s main 641-mile transportation artery will cause an even greater hardship for drivers of both passen
Albany, New York (April 11, 2005): Miniature replicas of interior spaces that are both practical and futuristic, with some designed especially for children, were displayed by Pratt Institute students of Interior Design during the recent New York Eleven exhibition attended by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) in Albany. Pratt Institute, which is located in Montgomery’s Senate District, is part of the New York Eleven, a collaboration of eleven prestigious educational institutions in the State offering four-year programs in interior design.
Brooklyn, New York: There is $3.6 million in federal money available through the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) for programs at NYCHA public housing developments in Brooklyn, and State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Fort Greene) is helping her constituents access this money for a variety of tenant activities.
Albany, New York (March 31, 2005): New York State Senators Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Thomas K. Duane (D/WFP-Manhattan) this week held a public forum on the Rockefeller Drug Laws and the disproportionate impact these laws have had on women. Testimony was presented by various legal experts, advocates for drug law reform and women who where incarcerated under these laws. Senators Montgomery and Duane co-chair the NYS Senate Minority Task Force on Criminal Justice Reform.
Brooklyn, New York (March 21, 2005): New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) celebrated the achievements of twelve Brooklyn women at her Fifth Annual Magnificent Dozen reception, Brooklyn Women Change America. The special tribute was held in recognition of National Women’s History Month at the Brooklyn YWCA on Friday, March 18, 2005.
Albany, New York (February 9, 2005): The staff of Family Dynamics, along with children and parents who support the group’s after-school programs, brought their request for greater state support for after-school programs to Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Darryl Towns (D-Brooklyn) during a recent visit to the Capitol in Albany, NY.
Albany, New York (January 18, 2005): The NYS Senate and Assembly gave approval to legislative resolutions introduced by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) that celebrate the life and accomplishments of "Unbought and Unbossed"Shirley Chisholm and commemorate the Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute for Children in Brooklyn, New York. The Institute, which is located in Montgomery’s Senate District, was founded by the late Shirley Chisholm in 1969.