Students rally for free MetroCards

Posted by Nathan Duke and Anna Gustafson in Assembly, District 15, District 19, District 22, District 23, District 25, District 28, State Senate on December 23, 2009 | No Comments

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) joined Queens students last weekend in Flushing to protest cuts in the MTA’s 2010 budget that will force schoolchildren who receive free MetroCards to start paying fares. Meng and a small crowd of students held signs reading “No Cuts to Student Aid” as they decried the Metropolitan Transportation Authority actions [...]


Cuts may hurt boro hospitals

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, District 16, District 25, State Senate on December 2, 2009 | No Comments

Cuts that New York lawmakers were expected to make to the state budget this week in an effort to fill a $3.2 billion deficit may delay funds promised to several Queens hospitals, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) and state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) said. As part of the $2.8 billion budget reduction plan legislators [...]