Senator Jack M. Martins will serve a second term in the New York State Senate thanks to the bi-partisan support he received from voters. Residents of Manhasset, for instance, overwhelmingly supported the Senator’s efforts, voting to return him to Albany for another term to serve the Seventh Senate District.
As we consider the legacy of 9/11 on this, its 11th anniversary, let’s consider the triumph of the American spirit in the post 9/11 attacks. Let’s consider the state of our national political dialogue and let’s hope that we can rekindle some of the common purpose that brought us through those terrible days as we struggle to find our way through these difficult times.
I guess some might call me old-fashioned, but I still enjoy listening to talk radio. Even with the rise of online media, there is still something very personal about radio that I like. You get news and opinions of course, but it’s the sound and inflection of people’s voices that give you insight into the […]
Jack M. Martins is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing the 7th.
There certainly must have been a lot of disappointment in the days leading up to the Belmont Stakes as thoroughbred racehorse and Triple-Crown favorite, “I’ll Have Another,” showed signs of tendonitis and was scratched. I imagine it must have wreaked a fair amount of havoc on the sport, but I think most notable was the […]
Sometimes I look at my four daughters and catch my breath, not just because they’re beautiful (although I think they are), but because I wonder how in the world my wife and I are going to pay for their college educations. It’s not just us. It seems as if every couple we speak to has […]
Another Memorial Day weekend has passed us by, and I was fortunate enough to be included at some of the many parades and ceremonies that paid tribute to the men and women who died serving in our armed forces. Thankfully, I think most of us agree that honoring those who served, living and deceased, […]
Something unfair is going on. It’s not only unfair but at the risk of sounding cliché, it’s strikes me as distinctly un-American. It’s been written about here and there, but has mostly gone unnoticed by the media and the few outlets that have covered it, in my opinion, have missed the point. For anyone who […]
Senate Passes Bill That Extends Time to Use Train Tickets and Eliminates Refund Charges Legislation sponsored by State Senator Jack M. Martins to repeal a processing fee for customers to refund unused Long Island Railroad tickets received wide bi-partisan support as it passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday by a 60-0 vote. Currently, a customer who […]
From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins I think people in neighboring states could hear New Yorkers breathe a collective sigh of relief this past week as we finally began to see the effects of our new tax cap. More than anything else, property taxes have been the overriding issue in New York for […]
State Senator Jack Martins has begun to respond to calls from constituents to ban fracking, cosponsoring legislation to place a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until June 2013, Sam Bernhardt of Long Island Organizer Food and Water Watch wrote in an email statement sent to LIPolitics.com this evening. “This is a good first step towards a […]
From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins As sure as the swallows return to Capistrano, you know it must be spring in New York City when the mayoral candidates declare war on the suburbs. No sooner did we repeal the onerous MTA payroll tax than candidate, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, trotted out his […]
From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins New Yorkers said, “Play it Again, Sam,” and we did. For the second consecutive year, your state government produced an on-time budget that puts the breaks on state spending and does not increase taxes or fees. You heard that correctly: holds spending in check with no new […]
Martins From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins Earlier this month, officials at Stony Brook University here on Long Island announced that they are adopting a secular calendar. Changing decades of understanding and tolerance for the sake of secular uniformity, they will now hold classes on religious holidays. That means Christian and Jewish holidays […]
From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins This past week saw the state legislature, Senate and Assembly, work with the Governor to pass significant legislation and reforms in what is being hailed as a week of momentous initiative. Unfortunately, no matter how much was positively accomplished, there will always be special interests that focus […]