Oliver Koppell Announces Campaign For 34th State Senate District

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Wants to Ensure Bronx and Westchester Residents Receive the Progressive, Democratic Leadership They Deserve RIVERDALE, NY – May 5, 2014 — G. Oliver Koppell today formally announced his candidacy for the 34th State Senate District covering parts of the Bronx and Westchester County. “The moment Jeff Klein put Republicans in charge of the State Senate, he broke his word and betrayed …

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BREAKING NEWS: NYS Senate Majority Includes Proposed Legislation to Make the Yonkers Board of Education a Department of City Hall By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY — March 13, 2014 — The New York State Senate Majority, under guidance by the Senator Dean Skelos,  Republican, Conservative, Independence Majority Conference Leader, and  Independent Democratic Coalition (IDC) Senator Jeff Klein have included a one sentence resolution that would permit the New York State Legislature to change the present demeanor  of the Yonkers Board of Education from an independent entity …

eHeziBREAKING NEWS: NYS Senate Majority Includes Proposed Legislation to Make the Yonkers Board of Education a Department of City Hall By HEZI ARIS

Gov. Cuomo Announces Agreement On The Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act

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ALBANY, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an agreement on the Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act, which will establish four destination gaming resorts in Upstate New York and boost tourism and economic development in the region.

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Katherine Brezler Statement on TFA Concept

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I agree with Senator Jeff Klein in saying I am not interested in putting collective bargaining in jeopardy within New York, or anywhere, at any time. Our unions’ purpose is to protect our employees and keep them safe. They must be allowed to continue their mission. The current paradigm for the Transitional Financing Authority is proposed to bond out debt …

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Yonkers Budget Update by JOHN MURTAGH

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I just wanted to share a brief update on this year's budget. As you know, due to declining revenue, cuts in aid from Albany, increased costs and the continuing difficult economy, we were facing the prospect of significant cuts in school programs and staff. Last year, you may recall, there were similar cuts in police, fire and sanitation until much was restored …

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Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone Official Statement on NYS Budget, Education Funding & Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos

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Yonkers, NY, March 21, 2011 — Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone (center) was in Albany today along with Yonkers Schools Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio (right) and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (left) for the purpose of lobbying state legislative leaders for the restoration of severe school funding cuts to Yonkers and other serious issues affecting the City of Yonkers in the state budget. …

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Breaking News: Senator Klein Leads Independent Coalition within NYS Legislature By Hezi Aris

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Albany, NY, January 5, 2011 — Today, former Deputy Majority Leader and incumbent NYS Senator Jeff Klein, representing Westchester County and The Bronx, claiming support by Governor Andrew Cuomo, has brought about an independent coalition comprised of fellow senators Diane Savino of Staten Island, David Valesky of Onondaga County, and David Carlucci of Rockland and Orange Counties.

eHeziBreaking News: Senator Klein Leads Independent Coalition within NYS Legislature By Hezi Aris

Yonkers Receives More than $200,000 to Complete Flood Mitigation Project

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Elected and Community Officials Join Residents to Announce Final Funding to Alleviate Chronic Flooding Problem Yonkers, NY, September 29, 2010 — Deputy Majority Leader and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined President of the 2nd Precinct Community Council Lorraine Palais, President of the Hyatt Association Larry Wilson, Councilman Dennis Shepherd and Yonkers residents to present a grant to The City …

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State and City Legislators Announce Legislation that Would Hold Banks Accountable for Foreclosed Homes

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State Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries and City Council Member Brad Lander stood with their colleagues to propose legislation that shifts responsibility for foreclosed homes to the banks. New York, NY, August 25, 2010 — New York State Majority Leader and Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries, City Council Member Brad Lander and New York Communities for Change (NYCC) today held …

eHeziState and City Legislators Announce Legislation that Would Hold Banks Accountable for Foreclosed Homes

Italian Regents Rally and Heritage Celebration

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Klein and Savino Announce Restoration of NYS Italian Regents High School Exam (L to R): State Senator Jeff Klein; State Senator Diane Savino; Deputy Consul Marco Alberti of the Consulate General of Italy in New York; Robert Ferrito, State Treasurer of the Order Sons of Italy in America; Carlo Sclafani, Co-President of the Westchester Coalition of the Italian American Organizations …

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