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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

A farm truck and snowmobile moved by the flood waters from the Tropical Storm Irene sits in the middle of a farmers corn field along Rt.30 Schoharie, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Cuomo Creates $15 Million Fund For NY Farms Damaged By Irene

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Irene caused significant damage to the state’s agriculture. He said there is already $45 million in damage to farms in the state.

09/03/2011

Items destroyed by Irene - Suffern, NY - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

After Irene, Homes Condemned In Rockland; Putnam Not Qualified For Disaster Aid

After Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on New York City’s northern suburbs, getting back to normal continues to be a struggle.

09/01/2011

Flooding along Albany Post Rd (Route 9A) in Buchanan, NY (credit: Facebook fan pic by Mark Angelides)

Northern Suburbs Continue To Clean Up After Hurricane Irene

From Westchester County to Dutchess County and beyond, New York City’s northern suburbs are still cleaning up from the torrential rains of Hurricane Irene.

08/29/2011

NYC police officer with radio (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Renews Push For Advanced Network For Emergency Communications

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is hoping the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will compel Congress to finally act on a bill devoting open radio spectrum to the nation’s first responders.

08/17/2011

Joseph and Jim pose for a photo as they wait to be officially married at the City Clerk's Office - New York, NY - Jul 24, 2011 (credit: Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)

Forum To Address Challenges NYC Same-Sex Married Couples Face

Even though New York is one of the few states in the nation to recognize same-sex marriage, St. Sen. Daniel Squadron points out that the federal government still doesn’t.

08/16/2011

Hamburgers Cooking (file / credit: AP)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Wants Tougher Food Safety Procedures In America

A sure sign of summer is a nice juicy hamburger being cooked on the grill. But, before you put the ketchup on, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to make sure it’s safe.

06/07/2011

President Barack Obama

President Obama’s Middle East Speech Rattles Israelis, Palestinians Alike

President Barack Obama is urging Israel to pull back to 1967 borders, which has always been rejected, and he wants the Palestinians demilitarized. Obama’s speech was met with shock and dismay here in the Tri-State Area from both sides.

05/19/2011

NYPD Counter Terrorism Team (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Calls For Wireless Network For First Responders

The 9/11 Commission Report pointed to shortcomings in the communications systems used by first responders during the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City in 2001.

05/19/2011

Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

New York Gets $354.4 Million For High-Speed Rail Projects

The Big Apple has been granted a chunk of $2 billion that was rejected by the Sunshine State for three projects that will advance New York’s high-speed rail plans.

05/09/2011

New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand, Commissioner Kelly Want Wireless Network For First Responders

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the NYPD needs a broadband network that would allow it to communicate with other agencies, including federal law enforcement

04/11/2011

The flag-draped casket of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro is carried out of the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer, Thursday, March 31, 2011 in New York. Ferraro died Saturday, March 26, 2011 of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. She was 75. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

Geraldine Ferraro Remembered As Trailblazer, Icon At Manhattan Funeral

A parade of dignitaries came out to pay their respects to Geraldine Ferraro Thursday at a private service at the Church Of Saint Vincent Ferrer on the Upper East Side.

03/31/2011

Mayor Bloomberg joins Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Jerrold Nadler and Taxi Commissioner David Yassky to announce new federal legislation to grant the city authority to set fuel efficiency standards for taxis. (Photo Credit: Edward Reed)

Lawmakers Hope To Address ‘Under-Regulated’ Industry With Green Taxis Act

New York lawmakers came together on Monday to announce new federal legislation they hope will allow them to set higher fuel efficiency standards for city taxis.

03/28/2011

Teen Drivers - File / Photo: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images

NY Lawmakers Push For New Nationwide Teen Driving Standards

Car crashes are the number one killer of American teenagers.

03/09/2011

President Barack Obama (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Local Politicians React To President’s State Of The Union

Trying to lift the nation, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to promote a jobs agenda blending concentrated spending and a fresh bid to control the country’s staggering debt.

01/25/2011

Al Sharpton (credit: AP)

NY Leaders Meet Sharpton To Mark King Holiday

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo were among those scheduled to participate in Sharpton’s annual event at held at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem.

01/17/2011

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