The recent installation of a newsstand on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights without community approval prompted State Senator Jose Peralta to introduce legislation intended to remedy the injustices occurring under City law. Currently, if the applicant for a newsstand meets the proper requirements, the City approves the application regardless of community opposition.
In efforts to further promote motor vehicle and road safety, Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblymember Alicia Hyndman (D-Springfield Gardens) today unveiled legislation that will provide an automobile insurance premium discount for non-commercial vehicles that have an operating dashboard camera installed. In the United Kingdom, for example, insurance companies offer similar reductions for drivers who install dashcams in their vehicles.
New Tax Credit Will Promote New York’s Creative and Technology Sectors; Provide Support for Existing Businesses and Create 21st Century Jobs
Today Senator Bill Larkin (R-C-I, 39th District) hosted an event to coincide with Sandwich Generation awareness month. The Sandwich Generation is a generation of individuals, usually between the ages of 40-60, who are sandwiched between taking care of their ageing parents while also taking care of their own children. Today’s event took place at the Hudson Street Café in the Village of Cornwall-On-Hudson. Many attendees were part of the Sandwich Generation and spoke openly about the challenges they face.
Squadron Continues Long Push for Active Parkland at Pier 42
State Senator Patty Ritchie Tuesday voiced her support for a Public Service Commission proposal that would help protect New York State nuclear power plants, as well as the jobs and economic benefits they support.
Recently, the PSC announced the state’s new Clean Energy Standard—which has set a goal of achieving 50 percent renewable energy generation by 2030—if approved in August, would include annual investments of over $480 million over the next 12 years in the form of zero-emission tax credits (ZEC) benefitting nuclear power plants.
Elmira, N.Y., July 12— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, today praised the state’s 3rd Annual “Invasive Species Awareness Week” this week, July 10-16, as an important piece of New York’s overall strategy to combat the spread of invasive species across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and statewide.
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For Immediate Release: July 13, 2016
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