Senator George Amedore, member of the New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, today announced the Senate has passed a package of legislation to combat lyme and tick-borne diseases. The bills increase public awareness and prevention and will improve diagnosis and treatment to better protect the health of all New Yorkers.

ALBANY – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D/WF-Manhattan) nominated World War II veteran and acclaimed poet 1st Lt. Edward Field for induction into the 2018 NYS Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame, which recognizes outstanding veterans who have distinguished military and civilian lives. Senator Hoylman was joined in Albany to honor 1st Lieutenant Edward Field by SAGE, the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) nominated US Army Reserves Sergeant Lakia Echols of Far Rockaway for the 2018 New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. She is a Sergeant in the United States Army Reserves pursuing to be a Warrant Officer. She has been in the Army Reserves from 2001 to the present.

Senator Elaine Phillips’ legislation, which would prohibit the state from contracting with or investing in any entity that promotes or engages in activities to boycott Israel and other allied nations, advanced through the Senate Finance committee this week.

(Albany, NY) - Yesterday, State Senator Gustavo Rivera honored Claude S. Copeland, Jr. at the New York State Senate's 2018 Veteran's Hall of Fame Ceremony. This event seeks to honor those across the state that served as members of the United States Armed Forces and who have served their community with the same honor and dedication. Every year, State Senators across New York State nominate one veteran from their district to be inducted to the Hall of Fame.

ALBANY – State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-C-I-Rome announced today that Russel Fielding of New Hartford has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from New York State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. 

Fielding, who served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in World War II and as a 1st Lieutenant during the Korean Conflict, was recognized by Sen. Griffo during a ceremony Tuesday in Albany, where Fielding was joined by his wife, Darlene.