Ethics Laws, Middle Class Tax Breaks, Energy Tax Breaks, Increased Penalties for Drug Abuse Among My Priorities for 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Session is in full swing. There are many pressing items that need to be addressed. Here are my legislative priorities for 2014:
We need to clean up Albany and pass ethics reforms. I’m tired of the misconduct and unethical behavior. We started...
Organ Donation Encouraged Online And With New Form
Dec 2, 2013
It wasn't too long ago that New York was ranked close to the bottom in terms of organ harvesting and donation rates. In 2010, a little over 2.7 million New Yorkers were registered organ donors. While that may sound like a high number, it was only about...
Common Core Raises Concerns
Nov 25, 2013
Common Core—the new academic standards adopted by 46 states intended to make students ready for college and careers—was put into motion for grades K-12 this school year. The State Board of Regents adopted Common Core in 2010 in part to secure more...
Hire A Vet Tax Credit, Classroom Education, Mental Health Portal Among Law Changes For Veterans
Nov 4, 2013
Veteran’s Day is a time we honor our veterans and thank them for their service. We pause to reflect on their lives and appreciate how their sacrifices keep us safe and protect our country and our freedoms. I’ve always believed that New York State...
New Law, 'Safety Plan' App Aims to Help Those at Risk of Suicide
Sep 27, 2013
According to the most recent statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death by suicide surpassed death by motor vehicle crashes in 2010. Suicide rates for adults, ages 35-64, increased by 28% since 1999. A report issued by...