Senator Serrano was joined by the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, The Tenant Support Unit of HRA and The New York County District Attorney's Office for this month's off-site constituent service hours. These organizations met with constituents throughout the district in order to share information about the immigration services available to them. Representatives from these offices assisted individuals who needed free legal support through the Mayor's Action NYC initiative and helped people sign up for their free IDNYC municipal identification cards.

Senator Serrano sponsored a resolution on the State Senate floor commemorating Earth Hour throughout New York State. Earth Hour is a global event in which people across the globe turn off their lights and non-essential electronics for one hour. It is an international call to action and a worldwide phenomenon that grows bigger every year. By reducing overall power consumption for an hour, and thereby reducing fossil fuel usage at power plants, Earth Hour has a real and lasting effect around the world. This year's Earth Hour took place on Saturday, March 19th, from 8:30 pm-9:30 PM. 

Senator Dilan, Advocates Call on Passage of Elevator Safety Act

State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan today joined local leaders and elevator technicians outside the Espoir apartment building in Williamsburg to mark six months since an elevator failure in that building caused the death of Queens resident Eran Modan.

New York City East New York Rezoning Rendering

State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, State Assembly Member Erik Dilan, Arlington Village tenants, members of the Coalition for Community Advancement: Progress for East New York/Cypress Hills and advocates today called on City officials to exclude Arlington Village, East New York’s largest, private low-income housing development from a proposed rezoning plan.

Senator Dilan, Colleagues Pass $156 Billion 2016-17 State Budget

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Senator Dilan Debates 2016-17 New York State Budget

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan and colleagues passed a $156 Billion spending plan on April 1 that incorporates long-held Democratic Conference priorities, commits additional funding to schools, and supports New York’s working families.

"Last week, after many long days of negotiations, we in the state legislature passed the $155.6 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  Within this spending plan are many initiatives that will benefit the people of the 29th Senate District, as well as all New Yorkers across our state.  

Please clik on the pdf file above to view the 2016-17 New York State Budget booklet. 

Tenants Rally in Support of Stronger Tenant Protections

Paid family Leave and a $15/hour minimum wage have been among the most widely advocated measures to date in the Capitol; beginning with Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address in January. Senator Dilan and colleagues have long contended that full-time employment doesn’t begin to pay off the daily expenses and necessities of working New Yorkers.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from Glencliff Elementary School, Niskyauna Central School District, on March 15th in Albany, NY, when they came to the Capitol for a tour. Students in Christopher Cipriano’s class were included on the tour.