Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), is announcing his 9th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest and is inviting the participation of students from schools within grades 6, 7, and 8, throughout his Senatorial District.
Senator Marty Golden is asking students to write essays of no more than 250-words which begins with the phrase, “If I were a State Senator for a Day...”. The winning essays are judged on content and creativity and must be received by Monday, March 28, 2011.
Finalists will be notified and invited to a special ceremony in the Spring where they will read aloud their essays in front of a panel of judges. The winner of the contest and their class will be invited to Albany to see the legislative process in action.
State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Wantagh resident Anthony Anesta for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding mobile office hours in Freeport on Wednesday, June 29th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Freeport Library, located at 144 West Merrick Road, from 2-4 pm.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding mobile office hours in Copiague on Thursday, May 5th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Copiague Library, located at 50 Deauville Boulevard, from 1-3 pm.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding mobile office hours in Lindenhurst on Thursday, April 14th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Lindenhurst Library, located at 1 Lee Avenue, from 1-3 pm.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding mobile office hours in Farmingdale on Friday, March 11th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Farmingdale Library, located at 116 Merritts Road, from 1-3 pm.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is once again partnering with the Village of Massapequa Park and the Nassau County Police Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has been promising the state tough decisions. The budget he unveiled today offers difficult choices but opportunities if we work together.
My staff and I have begun studying the budget to examine how it treats Central New York and Northern New York, our schools, our state agencies and our communities.
I want to work with the governor and my colleagues to put together a budget that puts taxpayers first and treats our region fairly and equitably.
I believe the steps we have taken by adopting a spending cap and a property tax cap are good first steps, but in the days ahead, I will be listening closely to the people of the 48th Senate District to hear how this budget affects them.
Lanza, Golden & Cusick Bill Already Receives Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Support
From Savino, Malliotakis, Titone & Tobacco
Senators Andrew Lanza and Marty Golden along with Assemblyman Michael Cusick today introduced property tax relief legislation that would establish limitations upon real property tax levies in New York City. The bill places a cap on the growth of property taxes at two percent (or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less). The bill has already received co-sponsorship support from the entire Staten Island delegation including Senator Diane Savino, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, Assemblyman Matthew Titone and Assemblyman Lou Tobacco.
(St. Albans, NY) - Excited community residents and civic leaders in the Addisleigh Park section of St. Albans, Queens, welcomed news today that the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate a swath of the area a Historic District.
I applaud Governor Cuomo for keeping his commitments to reduce spending and to not raise taxes. The state simply cannot continue to put off the spending reductions that are necessary to close the deficit. All levels of government need to understand that they have to do more with less.
By making the tough decisions now, we can reform the way government operates and make New York a place where businesses want to stay, grow and create new private sector jobs. While there are still more budget details yet to come related to school aid, Medicaid reforms, government consolidation and changes to our corrections system, I hope everyone involved can work together in an open, public process and get a budget done on time.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2011-12 New York State Budget:
“Governor Andrew Cuomo today spoke to New Yorkers and made it evident that the Empire State is facing some of the toughest financial times in recent memory. With a $10 billion dollar deficit looming, the days of out of control spending, automatic increases, new taxes, and an oversized government are over.
“I will be analyzing Governor Cuomo’s Budget Proposal very thoroughly in the coming days and weeks. I will continue to work hard for a balanced budget that does not include any tax increases. For the past two years, Long Islanders and Third Senate District taxpayers have been shortchanged by Albany politicians. I will work hard to make sure that our district's interests and region's interests are not ignored. "
(Albany, NY) Legislation co-sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) that would finally provide relief from out-of-control property tax increases passed the State Senate today with overwhelming bi-partisan support.
The bill, (S.2706), which was also a cornerstone of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s legislative agenda, would enact on 2 percent cap on school and local government property tax increases.