Now that the state Division of Homeland Security (DHS) has ruled crude oil shipment information must be made available to the public through the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), the criticism surrounding oil shipments in New York can get directed back to where it belongs: the federal government’s continued lack of enhanced oil train safety standards.
A Comprehensive Response to a Growing Public Health Threat
To date in 2014, more than 450 new cases of Lyme disease have been reported in New York alone, and the number is expected to continue rising each year as disease-laden ticks spread to more communities.
The New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases today released an important new report and action plan designed to enhance research, prevention, diagnosis and treatments for harmful tick-borne illnesses.
The report’s recommendations focus on the need for:
- additional research and data about past, current and future disease trends;
- increased public awareness as the reach of the diseases spread t
Bill Will Cede Certain Land To The Federal Government
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), announced today that Senate bill S6830A passed the Senate. This legislation will cede to the federal government full concurrent jurisdiction in and over certain lands of the West Point Military Reservation in Highlands, Orange County.
Lawmakers seek first-in-the-nation set-aside program to enable service-disabled
veterans to participate in annual state legislative internship program
In advance of Memorial Day, New York State Senator Bill Larkin (R,C-Cornwall-on-Hudson), a World War II and Korean War combat veteran, and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) today introduced new legislation to create the G.I.V.E. Back NY program (Giving Internships for disabled Veterans not fully Employed) to enable disabled veterans to participate in the Assembly and Senate’s annual legislative internship program.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that legislation (Senate bill S.7066) to allow the Moffat Library in Washingtonville to be eligible for Dormitory Authority financing has passed the Senate.
Moffat Library is planning a multi-million dollar renovation of its historic building and this legislation will allow the library to apply to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to assist with the financing of the project.
Senator Bill Larkin hosted a Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction public forum in Newburgh to solicit input from the community on this fast-growing epidemic. The information garnered at the forum will be used to develop legislative recommendations on how best to address the impact of heroin on our communities.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the Hudson Valley regional forum of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center in Newburgh, New York.