Albany News: Fighting Against Sex Offenders, Fighting for Animals

Posted on: Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 8:00 am

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Staten Island's lawmakers in Albany have had several initiatives make their way to the Senate and Assembly floors, respectively, whether for debate or vote. Others have lobbied for certain initiatives outside the chambers of the state…

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Cool Off With Energy Assistance Program

Posted on: Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 1:59 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Assemblyman Michael Cusick is promoting an energy assistance program to residents who need help cooling their homes during the summer months.  The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that issues heating and cooling…

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Roundup: News From Our Albany Lawmakers

Posted on: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 10:05 am

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Before the state legislature adjourned for an extended Memorial Day weekend, they were pretty busy, passing some legislation sponsored by Staten Island's lawmakers. Here's a roundup of some of the bills that made their way around…

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Cusick Brings Students to Albany for Assembly Disability Day

Posted on: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 3:42 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. —  Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D- Mid Island) and children from several Staten Island elementary schools attended a Disability Awareness Day in Albany Tuesday to call attention to New Yorkers living with various physical and mental impairments and…

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Overdose Prevention Event to Offer Free Narcan Training

Posted on: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 3:52 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — State Sen. Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick will host an opiate overdose prevention event Thursday to educate residents on how to properly respond in the event of an overdose. The event will take place at 3 p.m….

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State budget passes, but with much opposition to ethics, education reforms

Posted on: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Rachel Shapiro | rshapiro@siadvance.com on April 01, 2015 at 3:54 PM STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — While is appears that Gov. Andrew Cuomo missed his on-time-budget mark by a few hours, with the Legislature taking their last votes around 3 a.m.,…

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Educational tax credits a no-brainer, but can Albany make it happen? (commentary)

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Daniel Leddy | For the Staten Island Advance on March 30, 2015 at 12:49 PM, updated March 30, 2015 at 1:24 PM Noting that educational tax credits would increase access to quality education for all children in the state, Gov….

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All FDNY should have same disability benefits, say Staten Island’s elected officials

Posted on: Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Rachel Shapiro | rshapiro@siadvance.com on March 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM, updated March 26, 2015 at 9:41 PM STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Firefighters battling a fire amid a building collapse in Manhattan's East Village Thursday evening is the most recent example…

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State budget resolutions include funding for continued toll relief for Staten Islanders crossing Verrazano

Posted on: Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 9:43 am

Vincent Barone | vbarone@siadvance.com on March 12, 2015 at 9:43 AM STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) and Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid Island) have announced that both the Senate and Assembly budget resolutions include the necessary funding…

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Assemblyman Cusick hosts American Irish Legislators Society St. Patrick’s Dinner

Posted on: Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 3:44 pm

ALBANY — On Monday, Staten Island Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island), president of the American Irish Legislators Society, hosted the 52nd Annual St. Patrick's Dinner at the Hibernian Hall in Albany. Cusick, who has been president of the Society since 2009,…

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