NY -- A new program, funded by New York
State, will give unemployed or underemployed women from Westchester an
opportunity to find a job in the green energy industry. Senator Andrea
Stewart-Cousins, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow and Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer will
present a check for $40,000 to the Yonkers YWCA on Monday, September 24, 2012, to fund a free Solar Workforce Training
Program in conjunction with Rockland Community College. Program participants
will be on hand at the press conference to discuss their journeys and how this
training could open doors for them in a growing industry.
program begins on October 11, 2012 and spots are still available.
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Albany, NY, March 28, 2011 -- “A bi-partisan agreement has been reached that will put New York State on track to pass an on-time budget that reduces year-to-year spending and closes a $10 billion deficit without raising taxes.
“While we were successful in making some vital restorations – including EPIC for seniors, $19.6 in education aid (VLT revenue) for Yonkers schools andeconomic development initiatives to foster job creation – I share the concern ofmany working families who believe the sacrifice should be more equally shared among the wealthiest New Yorkers in order to better provide for our children’s education.
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Albany, NY -- Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/WF/I) rallied Democratic political support to restore proposed State budget cuts to education funding, joining several of her colleagues at a press conference in the Capital. The Senator advised the cuts, totaling over $1.5 billion, can be restored by continuing the income tax surcharge on individuals netting more than $200,000 per year, and couples netting more than $300,000 per year. The surcharge was signed into law in 2009 and is set to expire on December 31, and it would bring over $4 billion in revenue to the State this fiscal year.
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Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced they have reached a bipartisan agreement to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act today in the U.S. Senate.
Senators Gillibrand and Schumer issued the following statement:
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“Heroes” Unveil Comprehensive Reform Legislation to Fulfill NY Uprising Campaign Pledge and Commitments to Leading Civic Orgs
Bills on Ethics, Budget, Redistricting Part of Wide-Ranging Plan to Clean Up Albany
53 of 62 Members of Incoming Senate Signed Pledge Before Election
New York, NY -- Hon. Mayor Koch, the former New York City Mayor, and members of the Senate unveiled a package of reform bills today that would fulfill the “New York Uprising Heroes of Reform” pledge, and called on the Senate to pass the comprehensive reform legislation as its first order of business in January.
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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2010 -- Ten individuals pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to serve as unlawful agents of the Russian Federation within the United States and will be immediately expelled from the United States, the Justice Department announced today.
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Legislation Gives Parents More Time to Safely Give Up Unwanted Newborns, Protects Parents from Criminal Liability
June 17, 2010, Albany, NY -- The Assembly unanimously passed Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s legislation to better implement the Abandoned Infant Protection Act of 2000 by extending the time parents are allowed to safely abandon infants to 30 days. The bill eliminates criminal prosecution against parents who abandon their child safely, as prescribed by law (A.1111)
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Applicants will be required to comply with state & local LGBT anti-discrimination laws
June 7, 2010, Washington, DC -- For the first time in its history, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will require grant applicantsseeking HUD funding to comply with state and local anti-discrimination laws that protect lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Today, HUD published a noticedetailing the general requirements that will apply to all of the Department’s competitively awarded grant programs for Fiscal Year 2010.
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June 3, 2010, Albany, NY -- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx / Westchester) announced today the NYS Senate passed his legislation to impose tougher penalties on those who commit auto insurance fraud, helping to keep down insurance premium costs for those who properly insure their vehicles.
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“Yesterday, several of my Assembly colleagues and I stormed the governor’s office and demanded that he speak to us about the lateness of the state budget. The governor hasn’t spoken to Assembly Speaker Silver in over a week. The governor’s silence, when so much is hanging in the balance, is unacceptable and as Yonkers’ representative, I feel that we need answers now.
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