Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Democratic Senators Urge Against Federal Actions That Would Hike Utility Costs for Hudson Valley Consumers

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ALBANY, NY — Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and members of the Senate Democratic Conference yesterday sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging a reversal of the decision to create a new energy capacity zone for the Lower Hudson River Valley which will cause a dramatic increase in rates for consumers.

eHeziSenate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Democratic Senators Urge Against Federal Actions That Would Hike Utility Costs for Hudson Valley Consumers

Assemblymember Amy Paulin Calls on Legislature to Pass Equal Public Retirement Benefits for All Veterans

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ALBANY, NY — April 28, 2014 — Assemblymember Amy Paulin, New York State AFL-CIO affiliates, and veterans’ groups gathered for a press conference on the Million Dollar Staircase to demonstrate their support for the Military Buyback Bill (A6974/S4714).

eHeziAssemblymember Amy Paulin Calls on Legislature to Pass Equal Public Retirement Benefits for All Veterans

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins: Senate Approves Shared Services Legislation

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Measure Will Assist Municipalities with Lowering Costs to Taxpayers ALBANY, NY – JANUARY 31, 2012 — State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) announced that the Senate unanimously approved Senate bill 5525-B, which will allow localities to contract for goods and services with the State, federal government, and other municipalities. The bill is designed to lower costs and in …

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Senator Stewart-Cousins Seeks Input on Budget

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  ALBANY, NY — Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) is asking New Yorkers to weigh in on Governor Cuomo's 2012 Budget Proposal. For the second year in a row, she has launched a section on her website that allows constituents to send comments, questions or concerns directly to her email address. The Senator says public input is especially …

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The Albany Correspondent: Oppenheimer Will Not Seek Re-election By CARLOS GONZALEZ

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ALBANY, NY – January 12, 2012 — I had an interview with State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) during the end of the legislative session last year.  Something didn't seem right with the senator especially when I had questioned her on her real interest in running again for the seat.   After discussions with the editorial team of The Westchester Guardian, …

eHeziThe Albany Correspondent: Oppenheimer Will Not Seek Re-election By CARLOS GONZALEZ

New York Civic: Defining Democracy Down By HENRY J. STERN

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Cuomo the Conqueror; Where Will He Take Us? The agreement reached by Governor Cuomo and the legislative leaders of both houses on taxation is an achievement of sorts, in that it shows that somewhere, in some circumstances, and in some fashion, state government is capable of making decisions. 

This puts Albany far ahead of Washington, where partisan gridlock has so …

eHeziNew York Civic: Defining Democracy Down By HENRY J. STERN

Albany Correspondent: Senate to Vote on “Lauren’s Law” on Wednesday By Carlos Gonzalez

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10-year-old Heart Transplant Recipient Seeks to Boost Organ Donations in New York ALBANY, NY  – The Westchester Guardian / Yonkers Tribune just confirmed that a full vote by the New York State Senate on "Lauren's Law," a bill sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) that would require that drivers answer the question about organ donation when their licenses are processed …

eHeziAlbany Correspondent: Senate to Vote on “Lauren’s Law” on Wednesday By Carlos Gonzalez

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Seeks Public Comments on State Budget and Mandate Relief

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Uses Website to Invite Feedback  Yonkers, NY — Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/WF/I) launched two sections on her website this week, inviting public comments on two vital issues. One section seeks input on mandate relief, which the Senator will bring back to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Mandate Relief Redesign Team, and the other asks for feedback on the 2011-2012 Executive …

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Independent Democratic Conference Members to Chair Legislative Committees

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The Independent Democratic Conference today accepted recommendations from the Senate Majority that, in keeping with recent bi-partisan tradition, would allow them to chair legislative committees. The IDC similarly accepted committee assignments recommended to them by the Senate Minority on Monday. These chair appointments continue a Senate tradition of reaching across party lines and empowering non-majority members to have a more …

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Current Commentary: As Primary Smoke Clears, Election Scene Looks the Same BY Larry M. Elkin

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For all the noise and drama about Tea Party upsets and anti-incumbent fervor during the primaries, the outlook for the upcoming congressional elections appears very much the same as it did early this year. Most of the pundits have since come around to the view I expressed here in February that Republicans are likely to win control of the House of …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: As Primary Smoke Clears, Election Scene Looks the Same BY Larry M. Elkin