Senator Squadron and his lower Manhattan colleagues sent the attached letter to the City calling for continued lower Manhattan construction coordination. See the Downtown Express coverage of the letter here.

Downtown Express -- January 29, 2017 

"Road-work rage: Pols rip city for overlapping Downtown street rip-ups BY COLIN MIXSON

Senator Patrick Gallivan joined Senator Fred Akshar and Senator Martin Golden in announcing the Community Heroes Protection Act (S1114A/A2962A), which would designate crimes that specifically  target police, firefighters and other emergency service workers punishable as hate crimes.

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, (R-C-I, Elma) says the New York State Senate has passed a measure to help further protect the health of volunteer firefighters who become sick due to the hazards they encounter from their service to the community. The bill (S1411) expands the benefits available to volunteer firefighters when they contract certain illnesses and cancers as a result of their dangerous work.

State Senator Patty Ritchie is announcing she has introduced legislation authorizing the state to sell a 25-acre parcel of surplus land at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, a move that will help to create new jobs and spur economic development in the region.

“Since being elected, one of my top priorities has been working with local officials to help Ogdensburg find ways to transform surplus properties at the 125-year-old Psychiatric Center into assets to create opportunities for new jobs and growth,” Senator Ritchie said.

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed two bills to help save the lives of abused children who may otherwise slip through the cracks of Child Protective Services. The bills require testing young children for drugs if their guardian is arrested on drug charges, and restrict high caseloads from jeopardizing the investigation of child abuse or maltreatment.

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, (R-C-I, Elma) a former New York State Trooper, Sheriff of Erie County and member of the State Board of Parole, has been re-appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections. Gallivan has chaired the committee since 2013.  

Gallivan has also been assigned Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Education, which reviews PreK-12 related issues, and will serve as a member of twelve additional Senate committees this Legislative session.