Archive for April, 2012
MALLIOTAKIS PROTECTS YOUR TAX DOLLARS – TAKES STAND AGAINST MATCHING FUNDS FOR STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS
April 24, 2012
NO TAX DOLLARS FOR POLITICAL GAIN
In response to legislation introduced today to bring matching public funds to state legislative elections, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R C–Brooklyn, Staten Island) issued the following statement
At a time when people are out of work, underpaid and overtaxed, the concept of using taxpayer dollars for political gain is an absolute disgrace. Campaign finance laws in New York are in shambles, but a sure way to make it worse would be to rob hard-earned taxpayer money to support this broken system. We must focus on removing the corrosive influence of money from politics rather than breaking the backs of taxpayers to fund this shell game. Last year, I voted against a proposal for matching public funds in the race for Office of the Comptroller, and I am prepared to once again vote against any measure that attempts to fund political campaigns with the hard-earned money of my constituents.
The Kings County Conservative Party will once again come together to celebrate the end of the government emptying our pockets. Come have a piece of cake with your friends on May 1st at 7:30 pm at County Headquarters 486 78th Street, Brooklyn to mark the time of year when you have paid all of your income to taxes and the rest is yours for you and your family to live on. The government’s attitude is “let them eat cake.” so let’s eat that cake!
Friends of Marty Golden- The campaign to re-elect the Brooklyn Conservative Republican Senator updated its website to announce the Senator’s re-election bid. The Senator made his announcement stating citing the improvements in Brooklyn and that Albany is turning around. See below and link.
FRIENDS OF MARTY GOLDEN
8112 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2012
GOLDEN ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION BID
Brooklyn – Saying that “Albany is turning around,” State Senator Marty Golden today announced his plans to seek re-election to represent the 22nd District in the New York State Senate as the candidate of the Republican, Conservative and Independence Parties.
In announcing his candidacy, Senator Marty Golden stated, “The people who I proudly represent know of my tireless dedication on behalf of this great neighborhood. Each and every day, I look to build on a record of service for the people that have placed their trust in me to represent them in the State Senate. I have been a voice for our community in Albany, and I have never failed to stand up for what I believe to be the interests, and the needs, of the 22nd District.”
Golden continued, citing passage of the second consecutive on-time budget as “the most recent evidence that the days of dysfunction in Albany are coming to an end. It’s time to turn this state around, and make our communities even better places to live, work, and raise families.”
Golden’s achievements include:
• Continued demonstration of an unwavering commitment to community service through the array of events sponsored by his office which include Easter Egg Hunts, the annual Halloween Walks, the 4th of July Picnic , the Christmas Tree Lightings, Summer Concerts in the Parks, and tax preparation for seniors and low income taxpayers. Golden’s district offices have, over the years, handled thousands of constituent problems and helped many people solve problems with government agencies.
• Filing a lawsuit against the MTA which resulted in a settlement where the agency agreed to weekday express bus service restorations and improvements to the Access-a-Ride program;
• Senator Golden has authored over 75 laws most notably in the areas of public safety, tax cuts, economic development, and senior citizen issues.
• Marty Golden continues to work to improve public safety in Brooklyn and throughout New York State. He has worked to strengthen the Megan’s Law sex offender registry and expand the DNA databank to include all persons convicted of a felony and certain misdemeanors. Golden sponsored the laws that increased penalties against gun-runners and those that injure or kill police officers, and in 2006, Senator Golden wrote a tough law that mandates prison for the possession of a single loaded illegal firearm.
• Senator Golden has worked through his career in public service to create jobs. Golden sponsored the law that created a tax break for television and movie production in New York. This program has added more than $5 billion into the local economy annually, supporting 4,000 local businesses and 100,000-plus jobs. This past year, 23 prime time television series were filmed in New York City, and 11 “pilots” for the 2012-13 television season are being filmed in the city. 188 motion pictures were made last year in New York. Five new sound stages are being built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, creating more jobs for the future.
• Senator Golden was the driving force behind the Bioscience Initiative at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The “BioBAT” project is converting more than 480,000 square feet at the terminal into space for research and bio-manufacturing. When completed, the $60 million project will create more than 1,000 permanent jobs.
• Working with a diverse group of parents, educators, clergy and school choice advocates, Senator Golden delivered a $330 child tax credit for public, private and parochial school students.
• Golden’s diligent efforts secured $11.2 billion in funding to improve New York City Public Schools including the construction of a new high school in Brooklyn and the building of new elementary and middle schools (and the expansion of existing schools) to insure adequate facilities in which our children can receive an education that prepares them for the future. The newest projects include P.S. 264 (371 89th Street), P.S. 310 (942 62nd Street), and P.S. 331 (7002-4th Avenue). These new school buildings will add 1,500 seats to schools in area, further reducing overcrowding. He has also secured funding for new technology in our schools and financial support for PTAs.
• As Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, Senator Golden was credited by nationally recognized advocacy groups for championing the rights of senior citizens through the Assisted Living Law of 2004. Under his leadership, a number of significant bills affecting older Americans were enacted, including a new Elderlaw, the Senior Bill of Rights; Long Term Care Reform, internet posting of retail prescription drug prices and a single EPIC/Medicare prescription drug card. Golden wrote the law that raised the SCRIE eligibility limit from $24,000 to $29,000 for seniors and disabled.
• Golden also secured funding for the establishment of Moose Lodge, Homecrest and soon to be opened Marine Park Senior Centers.
• Golden has been an advocate for state support for many not-for-profits serving our community including the Neighborhood Improvement Association, the Guild for Exceptional Children, and HeartShare Human Services.
• Golden has been a fighter for the community’s health care needs, helping secure support for Maimonides and Lutheran Medical Centers and leading the fight to restore needed services at the former Victory Memorial Hospital site. SUNY Downstate at Bay Ridge, opened last year, offers a walk-in Urgent Care Center, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Advanced Endoscopy Center, Laser Vision Correction Center, and laboratory and radiology support services. Golden remains committed to bringing an emergency room to this facility.
Marty Golden is a retired New York City Police Officer who received numerous awards during his ten years with the Police Department. Then-Officer Golden was forced to retire in 1983, after suffering a serious injury while making a narcotics arrest.
He was elected to the New York City Council in 1997 and re-elected in 2001. In 2002, he was elected to the State Senate. He has served the people of the 22nd State Senate District since then.
Posted on Capitol Tonight – Liz Benjamin’s Blog: Brooklyn/Staten Island Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis(60AD)- an early supporter of Conservative Party U.S. Senate Candidate Wendy Long:
Apr 13th - 11:28 am
U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long, currently in a three-way battle for the Republican nomination, netted the first formal endorsement of a state lawmaker: Staten Island Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis.
“With New York at the forefront of the Republican Party’s effort to regain control of the Senate, we carry the burden of nominating the most capable and dynamic candidate, unafraid to take the fight to an extremely well-financed U.S. Senator. As we struggle under the Obama-Gillibrand policies of reckless spending and big government programs like ObamaCare, Wendy Long is of the precise character, demeanor, and experience to carry the Republican banner in what will be among the country’s most important races. Her service under Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Court of Appeals Justice Ralph Winter instilled the ideals of judicial restraint and strict adherence to our Constitution. These are values that were proven through her successful efforts to ensure the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, and have become so desired during this administration. Wendy Long is not only what New York needs, she is what our nation needs.”
Long, a Manhattan lawyer, is facing off against Rep. Bob Turner and Nassau Comptroller George Maragos.
Assemblyman Bill Reilich has not officially endorsed her, but he did vote for her as the preffered Republican candidate at the state convention in Rochester on March 18.
Long has sought to position herself a Republican female alternative to Gillibrand, who has made getting women involved in seeking public office a priority. Though it is relatively early in the race, polls do not look good for any of the Republicans seeking to deny Gillibrand a full six-year term.
Turner, who in part benefits from his name recognition as the Republican who won an upset special election last year, has seen some of the better numbers so far.
Please see the attached invitation in support of 60th AD Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis. May 11,2012 * 6:30 pm @ Hall of Fame Billiards, 505 Ovington Avenue, Brooklyn.- Play and eat or challenge Assemblymember Malliotakis, Senator Marty Golden or Congressman Grimm. Notice copied below respond directly and look Nicole up on Facebook.