Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) welcomed passage of today’s Senate Budget Resolution as an important first step in restoring New York’s economy and achieving several of the important initiatives for Long Islanders that he has been fighting for since taking office in January.
“I made clear from the beginning of the Budget process that I would not support any new taxes or fees,” said Senator Zeldin. “Today’s Senate Budget Resolution remains faithful to this commitment by avoiding any tax and fee increases while providing the foundation for a fiscally responsible on-time budget.
The thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers go out to the Japanese people in the wake of this devastating tragedy. The people of New York have a long and proud tradition of providing aid and relief to those in need, and communities across our state are now pulling together to lend a helping hand during this time of crisis.
(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) sponsored legislation (S2404/Carlucci) that passed in the New York State Senate. The bill which is co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) will allow for Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) to swap land in order to build an electric transition structure without disturbing the character of parkland in the town of Orangetown.
This is a perfect example of a public private partnership that will clear the way for job creation and economic development in Orangetown.
As part of an ongoing effort to increase constituent outreach, I will be hosting mobile office hours throughout the district. During these mobile office hours I, or a staff member, will be available for residents to speak to regarding state-related matters.
These community mobile office hours make it easier for some local residents to discuss the issues that are important to them. Convenient access to representatives is an important function of elected officials. It is essential that district residents are able to work with their legislators. Only by working together can we make our community the best possible place to live, work and raise a family.
(Albany, NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) voted to pass a package of legislation that extends or creates programs to honor our brave veterans and active military personnel who serve our nation.
“Our veterans and active military personnel have made brave sacrifices on behalf of us all in their service to the nation,” Senator Carlucci said. “This legislation is a way for us to say thank you and show our continued support for their courage and dedication. By passing this package of bills, we hope to expand their opportunities and enhance their quality of life.”
Website Offers Qualifying Guidelines for Using FreeFile
Queens, NY, March 15, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), who serves on the Senate’s Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, urged taxpayers to take advantage of FreeFile – a program providing free state and federal tax preparation and e-filing services to qualified New York State taxpayers. Half of New York’s taxpayers qualify for free or reduced fees to file electronically through FreeFile. You may be eligible if you earned $58,000 or less in 2010 or if you served in the military in 2010.
Senator Carlucci: Streamline NY's Patchwork Inspector General System
Senator Carlucci’s Plan would save $37 million; Strengthen State IG Office
(Albany, NY) Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today released a plan to streamline New York's patchwork Inspector General system and further empower the State Inspector General to be the top watchdog of New York's bureaucracy.
This proposal, which would eliminate overlapping and duplicative layers of state government and consolidate what are often competing operations, would result in $37 million in savings.
“The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act”
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate yesterday afternoon in passing legislation (S.3901), sponsored by Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley), that would limit protests at military funerals. Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.
Palmyra - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the annual Port Gibson Fire Department dinner where he recognized several of the volunteers for their outstanding service to the community.
Pictured left to right are: Ken Rice, 3rd Lieutenant and Fireman of the Year; Lee Sanders, Assistant Chief; Robin Hilburn; Senator Mike Nozzolio; John Wood, Captain; Dawn Wood; Scott DeCook, Fire Chief; Kristopher Kemp, 3rd Lieutenant and Firematic of the Year; and Doug Wilcox, 2nd Assistant.