Tag Archive | "NYS Senate"

Former NYS Parliamentarian Cries Fowl on Senate Coalition

Friday, December 14, 2012


When Troy attorney Jack Casey published his satirical political novel "A Parliament of Fowls" (StoneGate Ink, Sept. 2012), he hoped that statehouse shenanigans described in the book would never repeat themselves.

The National Federation of Independent Business of New York Endorses Kemp Hannon for Senate

Friday, September 21, 2012


New York State Senator Kemp Hannon (R, C, I – 6th Senate District) has received the endorsement of The National Federation of Independent Business of New York (NFIB/NY). The NFIB represents members in all 50 states as well as Washington D.C. – making it the nation’s leading small business association. The NFIB is a nonprofit […]

Farewell Statement From Retiring New York State Senator Owen Johnson

Friday, July 13, 2012


I first started this adventure when I was 42 years old; when Richard Nixon was the President and gasoline was 55 cents per gallon . A lot of things have changed over the years, but one thing that never changed was how much I cherished representing Long Islanders in Albany.

Q&A with State Senate candidate Ryan Cronin

Saturday, June 23, 2012


by Shannon Koehle | LI Herald Garden City resident Ryan Cronin launched his campaign for New York State 6th Senate district in November and was endorsed by the Nassau County Democratic Party last month. He is challenging the incumbent, Kemp Hannon, who has been in the state legislature since 1977.  .  . CONTINUE READING   […]

State Senate Passes the Zeldin “Crack Down on Crime” Package

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


New York State Senate Passes Legislative Package To Crack Down on Organized Retail Crime   Albany, NY- State Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, announced Senate passage today of his legislative bill package designed to crack down on Organized Retail Crime (ORC). According to the Federal Bureau […]

State Sen. Jack Martins: The Triple-Crown of Tax Relief

Monday, June 18, 2012

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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 […]

LI Pol Calls on Colleagues to Act Swiftly on Welfare-Reform

Thursday, June 14, 2012


NYS Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C-East Patchogue) today praised Senator Tom Libous (R-Binghamton) for his recently introduced legislation prohibiting welfare recipients from using public assistance funds for cigarettes, alcohol, gambling and the lottery. Murray urged his colleagues in the Assembly to take action and pass a similar measure before the end of the legislative session on […]

Long Island Senate Delegation “Gets It Red On” in Support of Stony Brook Seawolves Baseball

Thursday, June 14, 2012


The Long Island Nine: Long Island’s Senate Delegation “gets their red on” in support of the Stony Brook Seawolves Baseball team reaching the College World Series. As Yahoo reports, no Cinderella team has captured this much national attention since Butler and VCU both crashed the Final Four in 2011. Then again, nothing quite compares to […]

Humane Society Honors Long Island State Senator

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle was honored by the New York State Humane Association today for sponsoring and passing a bill last year that increased the penalties for spectators at animal fights. The bill was signed into law by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law closed a major loophole in New […]

New York State passes “I-Stop”: Real time prescription tracking to prevent drug abuse

Monday, June 11, 2012


In response to the escalating problem of prescription drug abuse, the State Legislature today passed legislation that would make significant changes to the way prescription drugs are distributed and monitored in New York State. State Senator Kenneth LaValle said the bill (S7637) includes “real time” prescription tracking to provide more information to doctors and pharmacists, […]

Senator Hannon Discusses “2012 New Jobs – NY Job Creation Plan”

Monday, June 11, 2012


Patty Knap | Long Island Parenting Examiner Senator Kemp Hannon, 6th District of NY, this week discussed the passing of the “2012 New Jobs – NY Job Creation Plan.” For months now, the three most important issues constituents have … Read more ►

State Senator Jack Martins: Degrees and Debt … College Affordability

Thursday, June 7, 2012


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 […]


Monday, June 4, 2012


The New York State Senate today passed legislation to help middle-class families and students afford the rapidly increasing cost of a college education. The Senate’s 2012 College Affordability Plan (S7449A), sponsored by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), would help parents save for higher education for their children and give students and families access […]

State Senator Lee Zeldin Targets Organized Retail Crimes

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, announced legislative action on a bill package designed to crack down on Organized Retail Crime (ORC). The legislation (S.6954-A, S.6955-A, S.6956, S.6957-A, S.6958-B and S6959-A) passed in today’s committee meeting and will now be reported to the Senate floor […]

State Senate Passes Bill Requiring School Districts Notify Parents of a Sex Offender Living in Area

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) said today that his bill (S-1449C) requiring school districts to distribute information about sex offenders residing within the school district to the parents of its students passed the NY State Senate today. LaValle said his bill amends the correction law, in relation to required notification […]

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