Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 07/15/15: 9 Topics In Today's blog


1) The Book Club Returns! Sat. July 18th, 2015 @ 8pm: The Green Growler, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

2) Maloney Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

3) Representatives Maloney and Gibson Announce Passage of Major Bipartisan Lyme Disease Legislation

4) Statement from Ed Cox on Hillary Clinton's speech

5) Former NY Senator James L. Buckley to Speak in East Fishkill 07/25/15

6) Is Sean Patrick Maloney #ReadyForHillary?

7) An Important Message from Con Edison


9) Assemblywoman Galef talks about the Peekskill Art Renaissance on her TV show "Dear Sandy"

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THE  BOOK  CLUB  Returns!


The Green Growler Tap Room presents:

the Return of a VERY Special Jazz Trio!

The Book Club!  

John Hart, guitar

Don Falzone, bass

Bob Meyer, drums & cymbals

Playing JAZZ !

And celebrating the release of Harper Lee's new book "Go Set A Watchman"  

Saturday, July 18th, 2015   8PM - 11:30

    368 S. Riverside Ave,   
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
 (914) 862-0961  
Come early. Come late. Catch some tunes and have a brew or two. Get your beer supplies!     Host Seana O'Callaghan will welcome you!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              CONTACT:
July 14, 2015                                                                                      Alex Miller, 202-225-5441

Maloney Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement


Washington, DC — Today, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on the Iran nuclear agreement:

“I look forward to carefully reviewing the Iran agreement in the days ahead. Any deal must prevent Iran from possessing nuclear weapons.  There must also be robust and ongoing verification that Iran has dismantled its critical nuclear infrastructure before we lift the sanctions. I take seriously my responsibility to examine this agreement, and I will take into consideration the opinions of experts, the administration, and my neighbors in the Hudson Valley before making an informed decision.”

Alex MillerCommunications Director

Office of U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
1529 LHOB | WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515 | p: 202.225.5441 | F: 202.225.3289 | C: 202.768.6817

United States House of Representatives


For Immediate Release                                                                      Contact: Alex Miller, 202-225-5441 
July 13, 2015                                                                                                             Matt Sheehey, 202-225-5614


Representatives Maloney and Gibson Announce Passage of Major Bipartisan Lyme Disease Legislation


Joined by Local Health Professionals, Maloney and Gibson Continue Push for New Standards for Treatment of Tick-Borne Illnesses  


Legislation Prioritizes Federal Research on Lyme and Related Diseases and Gives Patients, Advocates, and Physicians a Seat at the Table


Poughkeepsie, NY — Today, Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Chris Gibson (NY-18), joined by local health professionals, highlighted their legislation to fight Lyme disease at the Dutchess County Department of Health. The Tick-Borne Disease Research Transparency and Accountability Act, legislation authored by Representative Gibson and originally co-sponsored by Representative Maloney to fight Lyme disease and related illnesses, was adopted as part of the broader 21st Century Cures Act. Last week, the 21st Century Cures Act passed the House of Representatives 344-77. Maloney and Gibson were joined by Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Dutchess County Commissioner of Health Kari Reiber, MD to discuss the impact their legislation on the fight against Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.


“Folks in the Hudson Valley know the debilitating impacts of Lyme disease all too well; this legislation will make the investments needed to help them in their fight,” said Representative Maloney. “Passing our legislation as a part of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act is a huge step towards that goal, and I’m grateful to work with Rep. Gibson to get this bill across the finish line so that we can move closer to finding a cure for tick-borne illnesses once and for all.”


“The bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act will help save and improve the lives of countless people afflicted with medical conditions that lack effective treatments, including Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses,” said Congressman Gibson. “Our provisions will bring relief to a long-suffering population, especially our chronic Lyme sufferers, and I am grateful to Congressman Maloney for his continued support of this constituent-driven legislation.”


The provisions on tick-borne illnesses in the 21st Century Cures Act create an interagency working group consisting of federal agencies and non-federal partners, including experienced Lyme physicians and patient advocates with a broad spectrum of scientific viewpoints. The working group is tasked with ensuring coordination among federal agencies like the NIH and CDC to maximize research priorities.


The bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to consult with the working group to submit a strategic plan to Congress within three years that includes benchmarks to measure progress. The plan must include a proposal for improving outcomes of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, including progress related to chronic or persistent symptoms, infections, and co-infections.
Alex MillerCommunications Director

Office of U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
1529 LHOB | WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515 | p: 202.225.5441 | F: 202.225.3289 | C: 202.768.6817


July 13, 2015
Statement from NYGOP Chair Ed Cox on Hillary Clinton's speech
Contact: David Laska
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today released the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton's speech: 
"New Yorkers recognize empty promises when they hear them: upstate New York is still waiting on the 200,000 jobs that Hillary Clinton promised to create when she ran for Senate. It's not a coincidence that the states with the best job growth numbers are run by Republican Governors instituting tax reform and pro-growth policies at the local level."


Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
Dear Friends,

On Saturday July 25th from 1-3pm I'm joining with East Fishkill Town Councilman Emanuele Marinaro to host former New York Senator James L. Buckley for a discussion of his latest book, Saving Congress from Itself. The book's focus is restoring the spending priorities of Congress and state governments. I'm looking forward to what is sure to be an enlightening presentation. The event is free to the public and details follow below.

I hope you can join us.

What: Former New York Senator James L. Buckley discusses his latest book, Saving Congress from Itself
When: Saturday, July 25th from 1-3PM
Where East Fishkill Community Center, 890 Rte. 82 Hopewell Jct., NY 12533

James L. Buckley was born in New York City in 1923, grew up in rural Connecticut, and received his B.A. degree from Yale. Following service as a naval officer in World War II, he returned to New Haven to secure his law degree. After several years in private practice, he joined a group of small companies engaged in oil exploration abroad. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1970 as the candidate of New York's Conservative Party. He has since served as an undersecretary of state in the Reagan administration, as president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany, and, most recently, as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He retired in 2000, and he and his wife now live in his hometown of Sharon, Connecticut.
Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Hopewell Jct. with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..


On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 9:09 AM, NRCC Communications wrote:

For Immediate Release
July 14, 2015
Contact: Press Office
Is Sean Patrick Maloney #ReadyForHillary?
WASHINGTON- With Hillary Clinton visiting Capitol Hill today, House Democrats are lining up to ride her coattails into office in 2016 per the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. But will their fate be the same as those who followed Nancy Pelosi’s lurch to the left in the 2014 election, which gave House Republicans an historic majority?
As Hillary Clinton moves further to the left, pandering to progressives and playing catch-up with Bernie Sanders, she is paving an extreme liberal agenda for House Democrats to follow in the coming election.  Even worse for the Democrats is that a recent poll found that a majority of voters in key swing states do not think Hillary Clinton is honest or trustworthy.  With friends with coattails like that, who needs enemies? 
“Sean Patrick Maloney’s political future is looking bleak if he plans to join his colleagues in riding the coattails of an untrustworthy and dishonest Hillary Clinton,” said NRCC Communications Director Katie Martin.  “The only thing that Maloney will be doing is riding Hillary’s coattails off a political cliff and further into political obscurity. So is Sean Patrick Maloney #ReadyForHillary?”
NRCC320 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 479-7000



CONTACT: Matt Slater, 914-582-2361
VALHALLA, NY - Coming on the heels of a bombshell report published by the Journal News which listed portions of key Westchester thoroughfares among the most accident prone roadways in New York State, today Senator Terrence Murphy announced additional funding to increase distracted-driving enforcement by Westchester County Police.
"When it comes to public safety we must take a zero tolerance approach," Senator Murphy said.  "During this year's budget negotiations I was thrilled to partner with the Westchester County Police and County Executive Astorino to secure additional state funds to further Westchester County's Accident Prevention Initiative."
In total Westchester County Police received $2.3 million in state funding which was approved this past March.  This was an increase of $312,000 from Governor Cuomo's original proposal for Westchester County Police.  These funds will now be used to combat distracted driving which includes talking on the phone or texting while driving.  The National Safety Council estimates one out of every four accidents involves cell phone use.
"There are a number of behavioral factors that contribute to traffic accidents," Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said.  "By putting the watchful eyes of our patrol officers on the lookout for drivers breaking the law, and by deploying them to parts of the parkway that can be difficult to navigate, we hope to reduce accidents and save lives.  I commend Senator Murphy for obtaining this funding and for being an advocate for safety on our roadways."
In 2014, county police officers issued more than 15,000 summonses on patrolled parkways.  During that same time two officers were struck by cars while standing outside of their patrol vehicles at accident scenes.  This year, two more officers have been stuck in similar incidents.
"On behalf of the men and women of the Department of Public Safety, I would like to thank Senator Murphy for obtaining this critically important grant," Commissioner George Longworth said.  "Keeping our parkways safe is a core mission of the Westchester County Police, and we are grateful for the Senator's support."
"Several of the parkways patrolled by Westchester County Police run through the town of Mt. Pleasant and we thank Senator Murphy for the additional funding to enhance enforcement on these roads.  Anything that could lead to safer travel for motorists on the parkways is greatly appreciated by the residents of Mt. Pleasant," said Mt. Pleasant Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi.

In addition to securing this crucial funding, Senator Murphy also passed critical legislation which would direct the Department of Transportation to investigate all of the entrance ways of the passenger only parkways in Westchester County to determine which are most frequently, and illegally, accessed by oversized commercial vehicles.  Once identified, DOT would install barriers to prevent accidents like today's in Pleasantville from happening.  S.5774 unanimously passed the Senate in June but did not come to a vote in the Assembly.


Sandy Galef FromNEWS Assemblywoman 95th Assembly District SANDY GALEF District Office: 2 Church Street, Ossining, NY 10562 albany office: Room 641, Legislative Office Building For Immediate Release Contact: Sandy

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