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Reform: New York Sate Senate Accomplishments, 2009-2010 Session

Please click on the PDF link below to view The Reform: New York Sate Senate Accomplishments, 2009-2010 Session Report ...

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Reform: New York Sate Senate Accomplishments, 2009-2010 Session

February 17, 2010
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Senator Montgomery's Charter School Letter

February 2010

Dear 18th Senate District Neighbor:

Thank you for sharing your views with me regarding the delivery and funding of quality education.  I am committed to helping our children achieve positive educational outcomes and working to secure the necessary federal and state resources to accomplish these goals.  With this goal in mind, my colleagues in the Senate and Assembly advanced a charter school bill that sought to place our state in the best possible position to win a maximum $700 million federal education financing award by submitting a timely and complete Race to The Top (RTTT) application.

February 5, 2010
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Senator Montgomery's February 1, 2010 LEGISLATIVE REPORT on School-Based Health Care.

Senator Montgomery talks about the delivery of comprehensive school-based primary care and mental health services in the 18th Senate District with (from l-r) Iona Thomas, RN, MACNE, Board Member, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; Jessica Perez, Board Member, Lutheran Family Health Centers; Bettie Mays, School-Based Health Center Administrator, Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, and standing rear (l-r), Kaitlin Viera, SBHC patient and Ivette Davila-Richards, mother of Kaitlin and Board Member, Lutheran Family Health Centers.

February 4, 2010
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February 2, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Senator Montgomery Presents Proclamations Of Recognition And Appreciation To CNR Health Care Network Honorees

(l-r) Dr. Wesner Moise, Primary Care Physician CNR; Mr. Richard Kuo, Executive Director Homecreast Community Services, Inc.; Clari Gilbert,Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office ; Ms. Suleika Cabrera-Drinane, President and CEO Institute for the Puerto Rican Hispanic Elderly, Inc.

January 28, 2010
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2010 New York City Parking Calendar

Please click on the PDF link below to view The 2010 New York City Parking Calendar...

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2010 New York City Parking Calendar

January 25, 2010
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Senate Approves Nurse Practitioners To Sign Death Certificates

The NYS Senate passed legislation (S.2969) this week permitting the nearly 13,000 certified nurse practitioners from across the state to sign death certificates ensuring the delivery of appropriate and medically-accurate postmortem care.

The legislation, sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), gives nurse practitioners the authority and responsibility to complete death certificates in the same manner as physicians, medical examiners and coroners.

January 24, 2010
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Bedford-Stuyvesant Legal Services Letter

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Bedford-Stuyvesant Legal Services Letter

January 21, 2010
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January 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senate And Assembly Unveil Sweeping Ethics And Election Law Reform Legislation

Measure includes stricter campaign finance rules and greater penalties for violations, increased disclosure of outside income for legislators, enhancements to the lobby law, strengthened legislative and executive oversight

January 15, 2010
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NYS Conference of Black Senators offer their support and prayers to the families and friends affected by this terrible natural disaster in Haiti

Members of the NYS Conference of Black Senators sent messages of prayers and support today, to families and friends that have been affected by the tragic earthquake that took place south of Port-Au Prince, Haiti yesterday. “The Haitian community is a very vibrant and important part of our districts and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time”, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the 36th District (Westchester and Bronx), Chairwoman of the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS).

January 14, 2010
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Parents, Union, Child Care Providers and Advocates Call for State to Take Action to Make Child Care Program Fair

ALBANY – A report released by Empire Justice Center today, Mending the Patchwork, documents a persistent lack of fairness in the way child care assistance is administered in New York State.

January 13, 2010
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Senator Montgomery speaking about Martin Luther King Day

Senator Montgomery speaking about Martin Luther King Day 2010

January 13, 2010
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Senator Montgomery at a dedication ceremony at Janes United Methodist Church

With ( l-r), Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, Rev. Edith Critchlow; Rev. Dr. Robert O. Simpson, pastor of Janes; Rev. Dr. Joseph V. Crocket; Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Rev. Allen H. Smith.

Janes United Methodist Church is named for Edmond Storer Janes (1807-1876) who in 1844 was elected Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The church can trace its roots to 1858 when a Sunday school was started in a private home. Janes Mission, located at Patchen Avenue and Monroe Street, was built ca.1859 at a cost of $3,000 and had a seating capacity of 400.

January 13, 2010
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Senator Montgomery's constituents from Park Slope are pictured here during their visit to Albany on January 12, 2010

To thank the Senator for hercontinuing support for family planning service providers in Brooklyn and statewide, and to request that funding for reproductive health services bemaintained in the 2010-11 State Budget. Among the visitors are CarolBeemet; Lissa Wolfe; Hadiyah Chantry; Dana Czucka; Rocio De la Rosa; MarthaDenton; Theodora Diwouta; Gayle Dorsley; Patricia Houston; Mika Keegstra;Martha Shane; Diane Smith; Sarah Uehara and Erick Washington.Photo by Erick Washington

January 13, 2010
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Taskforce on Transforming Juvenile Justice Report

Attached is the Report of the Taskforce on Transforming Juvenile JusticeThe following individuals will be at the briefing:Gladys Carrión, Esq. - Commissioner, Office of Children and Family Services(OCFS)Jeremy Travis - President, John Jay College and Chairman of TaskforceMichael A. Corriero - Executive Director, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Co-Chair of Taskforce

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Taskforce on Transforming Juvenile Justice Report

December 14, 2009
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December 14, 2009
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Useful Resources

Am I Eligible for Benefits?www.mybenefits.ny.gov

How do I contact my Local Department of Social Services?http://www.otda.state.ny.us/main/workingfamilies/dss.asp

December 8, 2009
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