GOP will seek Staten Island’s independence from NYC next legislative session

State Senator Andrew Lanza is expected to introduce a bill early in the next legislative session to formally sever Staten Island’s ties to New York City — on everything from municipal services, schools, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA),

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Gallivan sponsors Bill to honor student killed in 2016 crash

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R-C, Caledonia) announce the New York State Legislature has passed legislation to designate a portion of state route 63 in the Town of Geneseo as the “Savannah Marie Williams Memorial Highway.”  Williams, an 18-year-old

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Ortt slams NYC Council’s $1 billion cut to the NYPD

The newly ascendant Republican Leader in the State Senate is slamming the New York City Council’s $1 billion budget cut to the New York Police Department last week and is taking steps to prevent its implementation. Senator Rob Ortt (R

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Assemblymen ask: Why are People Leaving New York State?

Tedisco, Santabarbara to Launch New Bi-partisan effort to examine recent population loss reported in the Empire State Senator Jim Tedisco and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced a new bi-partisan effort they are leading to examine the New York State population loss

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Carlucci advances legislation to lower taxes for the most vulnerable

ALBANY, NY — Today, Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) passed legislation (S.5557A), which will lower property taxes for seniors and people with disabilities. The bill co-sponsored by Carlucci will raise the income eligibility for seniors or people with disabilities

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Krueger releases statement on Pension Fund Coal Review

ALBANY, NY — State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today regarding the announcement by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli that his office will review whether to divest from 27 coal companies: “I commend Comptroller DiNapoli for taking this first

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Flanagan calls new bail reform law a disaster

The Republican Minority Leader in the State Senate, John Flanagan is slamming Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s new bail reform law — which has allowed for egregiously unsafe releases of criminal offenders in dozens of high profile cases. STATEMENT FROM SENATE REPUBLICAN

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Richie warns constituents to beware of utility scams

BY SENATOR PATTY RICHIE As temperatures drop, utility bills often rise. For many, every penny is critical in ensuring there is gas in the car, food on the table and heat in the home. Unfortunately, during this difficult time for