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Senator Montgomery Works to Renew and Strenghten State's Rent Protection System

With rent regulation laws that protect over one million units of affordable housing in New York City and the surrounding counties (Westchester, Nassau, and Rockland) dangerously close to expiring, NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery and her Senate Democratic colleagues have called for the immediate extension and expansion of tenant protections.

March 8, 2011
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March 4, 2011
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Tax Department Announces Free Tax Filing Service For Eligible Taxpayers

Tax Department Announces Free Tax Filing Service For Eligible TaxpayersWebsite Offers Qualifying Guidelines For Using FreeFile

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Thomas H. Mattox today urged taxpayers to take advantage of FreeFile - a program providing free state and federal tax preparation and e-filing services to qualified New York State taxpayers.

Half of New York's taxpayers qualify for free or reduced fees to file electronically through FreeFile. You may be eligible if you earned $58,000 or less in 2010 or you served in the military in 2010.

February 16, 2011
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Advocates for Juvenile Justice Reform

Youth from the Center for Community Alternatives join with Senator Montgomery and Senator Perkins in announcing the Senate Democratic Conference's proposal for juvenile justice reform.

February 9, 2011
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2011 New York City Parking Calendar

It is my pleasure to provide you with a copy of the 2011 New York City Parking Calendar.Please keep the calendar handy and refer to it whenever you have questions about where and whenyou may legally park your car on holidays and days of religious observance throughout the year.Knowing the parking rules may save you the headache and expense of receiving a ticket or having yourvehicle towed.I hope you will find this calendar useful throughout 2011.As always, if I or my staff can be of any assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.

File: 
Montgomery 529 NYC_Parking_Calendar 2011.pdf

February 9, 2011
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Juvenile Justice Reform: A Call To Action

 

 

 

Facing a system in crisis and an economy on the brink of collapse, Senate Democrats joined with child advocates and clergy to announce their support for Gov. Cuomo’s plans to reform the broken juvenile justice system, and call on Senate Republicans to drop their political demands that stand in the way of needed reform. Led by Senator Velmanette Montgomery, ranking member on the Senate’s Children and Families Services Committee, Senate Democrats sought to build on proposals included in Gov. Cuomo’s 2011-12 Executive Budget by announcing additional policy initiatives to create greater oversight and cost savings for New York taxpayers.

 

February 9, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Gets A Taste of New York Agriculture

Senator Montgomery meets and greets Future Farmers of America (FFA) from Syracuse during their presentation on New York agriculture at the State Capitol.

February 9, 2011
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Senator Montgomery & Brooklyn Omega Pay Tribute To Dr. King

Senator Montgomery at a basketball tournament organized by the Brothers of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter “Brooklyn Omega,” that combines sports with social responsibility. All the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, an historically black fraternal organization, are college educated and a great role model for the young men who competed at MS 113 in Fort Greene.  Among them is Robert Cornegy, an elected Democratic State Committee Representative. The fraternity promotes social and cultural program that help to uplift communities.

January 18, 2011
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Brooklyn Rent Reformers Lobby Albany

Brooklyn tenants and organizers with the Pratt Area Community Council, Fifth Avenue Committee and Neighbors Helping Neighbors bring their Real Rent Reform Campaign to Albany during the special Senate Session on August 3. They are pictured here with Senator Montgomery on the Million Dollar Staircase in the State Capitol.

August 9, 2010
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Ohio Students Shadow NYS Senators

Students from the Ohio Youth Civic Leadership Academy shadow Senator Montgomery and other NYS Conference of Black Senators members.

June 30, 2010
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Senate Majority Extends Rights to LGBT Couples

Montgomery Legislation Grants Bereavement Leave To Employees In Same Sex Relationships

June 30, 2010
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Nation's First Community Development Corporation Celebrates 43rd Anniversary & Celebrates Three Women of Distinction

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Honors Senator Montgomery at its "Cultivating An Abundant Community" Benefit    

June 24, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Speaks On Child Health Plus & School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011

June 21, 2010

Child Health Plus And School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011 Passes Senate The NYS Senate today approved the Child Health Plus and School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011 (S.4057-B), which preserves good health and nutrition as part of early development. Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) is one of the sponsors of the legislation.  

June 22, 2010
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Senator Montgomery on Handgun Crimes in the Community

Statement by Senator Montgomery on Hand Gun Crimes

We need to take immediate action to get guns off our streets. I am proud to co-sponsor the Crime Gun Identification Act, also known as the “Microstamping” bill (S.6005/A.6468).

This bill would require engravings on the internal mechanisms of all semiautomatic pistols manufactured, sold or transported to New York State.

June 22, 2010
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Senator Montgomery with Malcolm X Neighbors

Senator Montgomery with (l-r) Dorothy Barber, Sharon Solomon, Malcolm X Merchants Association President and Pandora Sanders.

Photo by Deborah Moore

June 22, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Participates in Panel Discussion on Juvenile Justice in New York State: Practice and Reforms

Sen. Velmanette Montgomery from The Fund for Modern Courts on Vimeo.

 

Modern Courts' Forum on Juvenile Justice in NYS: Legal Practice Policy Proposals and the Critical Need for Reform: May 2010

Senator Velmanette Montgomery participated in a panel  discussion on the present practice and newest policy proposals and initiatives in juvenile justice in New York State.

June 22, 2010
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