The New York State Senate today passed a 2018-19 budget plan that promotes affordability, opportunity, and security for all New Yorkers. This fiscally responsible plan keeps state spending within the two-percent cap and serves as a blueprint for the creation of a better budget and a stronger, safer, and more prosperous New York.

(Albany, NY)- “I was absolutely shocked to learn of the New York State Parole Board’s shameful decision to grant parole to cop-killer and domestic terrorist, Herman Bell. In 1971, Herman Bell callously assassinated two NYPD officers simply because they were cops. In a day when law-enforcement officers from around the country are being targeted, this decision sends the absolute wrong message.”

Legislators demand State Liquor Authority suspend license of troublesome bar where a violent stabbing occurred

Bronx, NY – Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto (D-Bronx) demanded the New York State Liquor Authority investigate and suspend the liquor license of Vapor Lounge following a violent stabbing and lewd incident in a letter to the authority.

ALBANY, NY - Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I - Hyde Park) today announced that the State Senate One-House Budget Resolution includes a significant appropriation of $1.2 million to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases (TBDs) in the state.

“With headlines across the state detailing the devastating impact of Lyme and tick-borne diseases, now is the time for New York to lead by investing a coordinated statewide response aimed at combatting their spread and protecting residents,” said Senator Sue Serino.