New York children head back to school, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) issued a report about the high concentration of Level 3 sex offenders, the most violent category of sexual predators, living in our community. Klein also announced a proposal to allow New Yorkers to sign-up for email notification when changes or additions are made to the Level 3 sub-directory of the State Sex Offender Registry, which would dramatically improve the public’s access to and awareness of these individuals’ close proximity to our children and families.

New Legislation saves more than 1500 jobs

ALBANY, NY – June 16, 2008 – Senate Democrats have come to the rescue for more than 1500 workers of New York City Off-Track-Betting (NYC OTB) by voting unanimously to pass legislation to avoid shutting down the organization and approving a state takeover of the facilities.

State lawmakers passed a measure today creating an entity called the NYC OTB, a public benefit corporation. NYC OTB will continue to broadcast races on cable television (Channels 71 and 73) for three years.

Bronx while ensuring funding for a number of local priorities. “This important appointment gives me an even greater platform to fight for my constituents in Albany and will allow me to be even more effective at bringing our tax dollars back home to be put to use right here in the community,” Klein said.

New York's taxpayers and demonstrates a depth of knowledge on budget-related issues.

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the New York State Senate has passed legislation that would provide almost $1 billion in much-needed relief to hardworking, overburdened taxpayers to help pay their school property taxes this fall. The bill represents an agreement with the State Assembly.

"Property taxes are the number one issue people stop me on the street to talk about," said Senator Larkin. "We pay the fourth highest property taxes in the nation. Hard working people need a break.

"Today, District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced the arrests of 34 individuals who are purportedly members of the Bloods street gang in Far Rockaway. Their arrest on gun and narcotics charges is an important development in making our streets safer for all law-abiding citizens."

"The hardworking people of this community and their families deserve to live in crime-free neighborhoods. This sends a message that gang violence will not be tolerated."

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will be awarding a $2,500 state grant to the Warriors Football Club, of the Bronx, to support the League’s ongoing activities. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

“Organized sports not only help our children develop athletically today, but are pivotal in helping our children become the responsible leaders of tomorrow,” said Klein.

(DENVER, CO)— A united party is the message Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D – St. Albans) plans to bring home from the Democratic National Convention in Denver that kicked-off today.

Katonah Avenue , the main avenue in Woodlawn. Our Lady of Mercy is a 429-bed teaching hospital and in 2005 treated 50,000 patients in its emergency room, along with 17,000 patients on an inpatient basis, with a daily average of 258 patients.

The MTA's study is due to be completed by Fall 2006.

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) and Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) have a friendly wager riding on the outcome of this weekend’s Class AA State championship high school football game between the Monroe-Woodbury Crusaders and the Webster Thomas Titans. Senator Larkin is wagering a bushel of Hudson Valley Pears and Senator Nozzolio has anted up a bushel of Webster Apples.

Senator Larkin said, "We’re all looking forward to an exciting contest between two great teams.

NEW YORK – Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn), Senator John Sampson (D-Brooklyn), and Richard Lipsky, President of the Neighborhood Retail Alliance, revealed the results of a study conducted by his office, Up in Smoke: Buttlegging, Cybersmokes, and the Disappearance of New York State Tax Revenue.