Senator Pledges to Fight Cuts that Cost Jobs, Limit Access to Health Care

JAMESTOWN, NY – The Protect Pharmacy Patients coalition today hailed Senator Catharine Young for her successful effort to fend off budget cuts that would have devastated community pharmacies during the August special session of the State Legislature, as well as for her pledge to continue to fight any cuts that may be proposed in the upcoming special session next month.

NY JETS LINEBACKER CALVIN PACE JOINS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS AND DOCTORS, NURSES, AND FITNESS EXPERTS TO ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF A TASK FORCE TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY.  IMMEDIATE PROJECTS INCLUDE A MARCH 28TH WALKATHON, A MAY 2ND BROOKLYN FOOD CONFERENCE, AND A JUNE 13TH SPORTS EXPO. 

NY Jets Linebacker Calvin Pace and New York State Senator Eric Adams announce the formation of a Childhood Obesity Task Force to combat the epidemic of obesity in children.  The Task Force will sponsor a Walkathon, a Food Conference, and a Sports Expo as its first projects. 

Legislation from U.S. Sen. Feingold similar to bills introduced by Sen. Aubertine at state level

ALBANY (March 27, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today applauded U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold for introducing a series of legislation intended to give dairy farmers a say in decisions that affect their bottom line and help them get a fair price for their milk. Two of Sen. Feingold’s bills are similar to legislation introduced by Sen. Aubertine in the state Legislature.

ALBANY (March 19, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, joined by 17 colleagues in both political parties from Long Island, New York City and throughout Upstate New York, has called on Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith to oppose an executive budget proposal that would freeze state payments of local property taxes on State owned land.

ALBANY (March 17, 2009)—State Senators David J. Valesky and Darrel J. Aubertine announced today that the Senate Majority’s plan to provide solvency and transparency to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority comes with a commitment to Upstate road and bridge projects.

Senator Applauds the Governor, Leadership for listening to concerns of Upstate New York

ALBANY (March 11, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today applauded Gov. David Paterson and leadership in the Senate and Assembly for listening to him and Upstate New Yorkers by eliminating $1.3 billion in taxes and fees from ongoing budget discussions.

Legislation would require a product to be made with milk, not MPCs, if it’s called “dairy”

ALBANY (March 5, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine has introduced legislation designed to make milk a more attractive ingredient for dairy processors. Legislation moved through the Agriculture Committee last week would keep processors from calling certain products dairy, if they’re made with milk protein concentrates instead of milk.

ALBANY, 03/23/09 - State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that a number of physicians, hospitals, and health care facilities in the 51st district will receive funding under New York State’s Doctors Across New York program.

Under the program $15.6 million in funding is provided to offer loan forgiveness, grants and enhanced reimbursement to encourage new primary care and specialist physicians to practice in underserved areas.

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today reiterated his opposition to the MTA’s proposed payroll tax on all Long Island employers because it will impose a costly, multi-million dollar unfunded mandate on Long Island’s taxpayers.

With the tragic death of two year old Olivia Raspanti of Hicksville, at the Carousel Day School Senator Carl L. Marcellino is renewing his push for nursery school regulations.

“The heartbreaking death of Olivia is a dreadful accident that tugs on the heart of every Parent and Grandparent. However it is the Government’s ultimate responsibility to keep our citizens safe. It is a sad fact that for much too long Nursery schools have been falling into the cracks and have been unregulated.” said Senator Marcellino. “I believe that we must do better.”

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