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Friday, February 15, 2013



Subj: please help---DEADLINE--nys spinal cord injury research ---no human stem cells

hi---as you know every law enforcement agency and state police troop have members, ret members, civilian employees or their son/daughter/spouse afflicted with a devastating spinal cord injury or another neurological malady-MS--STROKE- MD,ALS, etc . --names like-steve mcdonald, jack doyle, natalie, jim wesman. nutting, guard, leffler, rankus,laplante, richter and many more.

we have started a Phone-in campaign to return funding to the nys spinal cord injury research program which is being phased out by end of 2013 as a result of nys terrible budget debt issues. each agency head was advised---cut so much %% from your budget-----we focusing on the two important decision makers:: this is where your help is needed and appreciated:

Pls call Governor Andrew Cuomo, 518-474-1041-option #3, yu will get a sec'y or a recording. either way tell them why yu are calling. """""urging him to amend his 2013-2014 budget to include funding for the nys spinal cord injury research program---""""" they will only ask for yur zip code. number avail 24/7. process takes less than 2 minutes.

Pls call the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nivav Shah, at the Department

of Health, the phone number is 518-474-2011 and the email address is

Thank you so much for your interest and support of this important issue,--PLS FRWD to members, friends etc ===DEADLINE for budget amendments FEB 22ND, we can accomplish our goal if each of us help just a little by making these two minute phone calls. out of stater's are welcome to call. i ask you--please call now !!!!!!!!!

THEY WILL LISTEN. EACH CALL IS TALLIED, and reviewed by the gov and his chief staffers. we are only temporarily non-disabled. <<< the program to be phased out. many important discoveries have been made by researchers funded by this unique program. the basic research funded does not involve human embryonic stem cells.

pls contact me if you need more information, email or 518-458-2141..

have a great long weekend. keep well. PLEASE FRWD....


ret nysp-----

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State pulls a fa$t one


Last Updated: 2:53 AM, February 13, 2013

Posted: 2:03 AM, February 13, 2013

ALBANY — The state is diverting $8.5 million a year in speeding-ticket fees meant to fund spinal-cord research and using the money to balance the budget, The Post has learned.

The money comes from a surcharge on speeding tickets that was imposed in 1998 to create and finance the Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund. But since 2010, the money has gone into the state’s general fund to pay its bills.

Supporters of paralysis research, who are planning to hold an event in Albany today to highlight the budget grab, say more than $70 million went into cutting-edge research from 1998 through 2009.

They say 23 other states passed legislation similar to the bill shepherded through the New York Legislature by retired State Police Sgt. Paul Richter, who was paralyzed from the neck down while making a traffic stop in upstate Lake Placid in 1973.

State Budget Division spokesman Morris Peters noted the decision to redirect the surcharge proceeds to the general fund was made before Gov. Cuomo took office on Jan. 1, 2011.

//////////////////////////////////////////////////end/////////////////   PASS THE WORD. MAKE THE CALLS.   Thank You.                    Joe Sullivan

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