Monday, June 29, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 06/29/15: 3 Topics In Today's blog


1) News from Senator Murphy: June 26, 2015

2) Town Of Yorktown: [Public Notices] Water Bill Phone Scam Alert

3) ADVISORY: Rep. Peter King to Address recent ISIS Attacks Tomorrow Night

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No. 27
The Hudson Valley lost one of its finest the day David Fahey gave his life so that others could be safe and free. David understood how proud we all were of him, and he sent us home a flag from Kandahar that was displayed in the town of Yorktown when I served as Councilman. He was a hero and a true soldier.

That is why I was so proud to announce the passage of my legislation to create the Specialist David R. Fahey Jr. Memorial Bridge. The historic Hunters Brook Bridge, located on Route 129 near the border of Yorktown and Cortlandt, overlooks the Croton Reservoir, and is less than three miles from Specialist Fahey's childhood home. There is no more fitting way to remember David's noble service than by rededicating this bridge in his honor. We are forever in his debt and are forever grateful to his amazing family for the wonderful soldier they raised who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of freedom. READ MORE
Watch FiOS1's coverage of the new bridge.
Accelerated Road Paving
Earlier this year I joined my colleagues in successfully securing an additional $50 million in highway funding to address the harsh conditions of our roads following last year's brutal winter. Having heard from the local officials across my district it was clear that they needed more assistance than was originally provided to ensure our roads are safe for everyone."  

This week, we announced $10 million for accelerated paving projects which would be used to resurface four projects in the 40th Senate District. I was sent to Albany to represent the people of the Hudson Valley and claw back vital dollars for these kind of projects. Ensuring the safety of our roads is a long term investment that I committed to. Not only are we going to be improving the safety of our roads but we will be creating good paying jobs right in our backyard. READ MORE
Cocktail Party in the Clouds
Although the people's business prevented me from making it down it still looks like everyone had a blast without me. We will have a do-over real soon and I look forward to seeing everyone there. Thanks again to all who came out! SEE MORE Shed the Meds
We collected over 100 pounds of expired medications in just the first hour alone at our Shed the Meds event in Somers. Statistics show that 70% of children who abuse prescription drugs get them from family or friends and suffer more deaths every year due to painkillers than from traffic accidents. 

The success was due to our incredible partnership with the Town of Somers, the Somers Police Department and Somers Partners in Prevention. Our goal was to raise awareness of the dangers that are in our medicine cabinets and offer a safe place to dispose of them. Removing more than 150 pounds of prescription drugs in 4 hours clearly shows what a success this event was. READ MORE SEE MORE
Tamper-Resistant Drug Bill Passes
The State Senate approved a historic piece of legislation this week to ensure insurance companies cover the use of abuse-deterrent drugs in order to prevent opioid abuse. When it comes to winning the war on heroin and opioid abuse it is our responsibility to provide every tool possible to the people of New York.

The approved legislation prohibits pharmacists from substituting an abuse-deterrent opioid product without a new prescription from the prescribing doctor. Further, the legislation mandates insurance companies cover at least one abuse-deterrent drug for every opioid drug it covers, limits a consumer's cost sharing to that of brand non-abuse deterrents, and prohibits an insurer from requiring a patient take a non-abuse deterrent opioid before receiving an abuse-deterrent version.
Abuse-deterrent technology has the potential to address the medical needs of patients in pain without subjecting them to the potential risks of addictive pain killers. This will ensure a full recovery without accidentally falling victim to the perils of opioid addiction. READ MORE
Visiting Matthew Patterson Elementary School
The kids from Matthew Patterson weren't able to take their annual trip to Albany this year when I was around, so we took the Capitol to them! It was great discussing how a bill becomes law, and these children have some great ideas for how we can improve education: starting with fixing the unfair funding formula that penalizes Hudson Valley schools when we already pay the highest property taxes in the nation.
Business Council Comes to Albany
My fellow small business owner and friend George Lucciola of The Business Council of Westchester and the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce was in town to discuss ways we can continue to get New York state open for business.
Last Day of SessionThe 2015 legislative session has drawn to a close. My Albany staff and I would like to thank everyone who came to visit us during the year. For the rest of 2015, we will be back in the district and I look forward to seeing you #aroundthe40th!
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On Friday, June 26, 2015 3:07 PM, Town of Yorktown wrote:

Water Bill Phone Scam Alert

Northern Westchester Joint Waterworks (NWJWW) and the Town of Yorktown Water Department would like to warn Yorktown Consolidated Water District customers about callers who say they represent the "Department of Water" stating the customer has a large balance due and that if not paid, their water service will immediately be shut off. The caller then gives instructions to purchase a Wal-Mart card loaded with the delinquent dollar amount to avoid having their water shut-off.
Please be advised, NWJWW will not call a customer for payment. All contact is done through written correspondence in accordance with Town Code. In addition, NWJWW will never ask a customer to purchase a debit card or gift card to make a payment. If customers have any questions or concerns about their bill, they should call NWJWW at 914-788-3400.
If you receive a call, please contact the Yorktown Police Department
Rep. Peter King to address recent ISIS attacks at NYGOP Annual State Gala tomorrow night 
NYGOP Gala to host Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, honor New York's U.S. House Delegation
Contact: David Laska
Rep. Peter King (NY-2) will address last week's ISIS attacks at the NYGOP State Gala tomorrow night. Rep. King is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee's Sub-Committee on Counter-terrorism. 
The New York Republican State Committee's 2015 State Gala will take place on Tuesday, June 30 at the Pierre in New York City. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will keynote the event, which will honor New York's Republican House Delegation. All nine Republican members of Congress from New York will be present.
New York sent more new Republicans to Congress than any other state in both the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections. Up from a low of two members in 2010, the Republican delegation from New York is now larger than it has been in a decade.
Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to David Laska at and advise of any technological needs.
The invitation for the event can be found here.
What: New York Republican State Committee Annual Gala
When: Tuesday, June 30. Cocktails at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Where: The Pierre, 2 E. 61st St. at 5th Avenue, New York City
Who: Majority Leader Kevin McCarty, Rep. Chris Collins, Rep. Dan Donovan, Rep. Chris Gibson, Rep. Richard Hanna, Rep. John Katko, Rep. Peter King, Rep. Tom Reed, Rep. Elise Steganik, Rep. Lee Zeldin, NYGOP Chair Ed Cox, NYGOP Finance Committee Chair Arcadio Casillas
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