Senator Fuschillo Helps Kick Off Start Of 2008 Seaford Little League Season

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with Seaford Little League players and coaches at Seamans Neck Park to help kick off the start of the 2008 little league season in Seaford.

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Flat Stanley Visits Senator Lanza In Albany

The first grade class at Public School 3, from Staten Island, New York, have just finished reading the book Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown. In the story, Stanley is flattened, but not hurt, by a bulliten board while he is sleeping. His parents take advantage of his flattened condition and mail him, in an envelope, to California, to visit a friend.

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Skelos Conducts Virtual Town Hall Meeting

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) recently held a virtual town hall meeting to provide an opportunity for residents of the Ninth Senatorial District to interact with Senator Skelos through a chat-room style format, and the response was incredible. "With the new state budget just being enacted, this is a great time for my first virtual town hall meeting," said Senator Skelos. "I was thrilled to see so many people participate and really enjoyed 'chatting' on the issues that are important to them."

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Senator Flanagan Discusses The Issues With Area Residents

To hear what is on the minds of the people he represents, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined residents to discuss the issues that are important to them at a series of town hall events across the district. The meetings were an open forum that gave Senator Flanagan an opportunity to hear what is on the minds of the people of the community. Beginning at the Centereach Branch of the Middle Country Public Library, Senator Flanagan hosted meetings in Commack at the Commack Public Library and in Smithtown at the Eugene A. Cannataro Senior Citizen Center.

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Budget Done, But Does End Justify Means?

This year’s state budget season included economic forecasts and unforeseen events that certainly presented unprecedented challenges for members of the Legislature and the new Governor. In the end we adopted a budget that was nine days late, and that had a share of restraint and many strong initiatives for Central New York. Still, I believe the final product, and the process, left much to be desired.

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Senator Fuschillo & Lipa Team Up To Deliver $250,000 To Help Wantagh School District Reduce Energy Costs Using Solar Technology

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (left) and LIPA Chairman Kevin Law (right) present a check to Wantagh Superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso and Martin Abrams, Director of Schools, Facilities, and Operations for the Wantagh School District, for solar technology at Wantagh Middle School. Senator Fuschillo and LIPA each secured $125,000 for the project.

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Thompson Introduces Ny Green Construction Bill

Utilizing Recycled Materials, Renewable Energy, and Energy-Efficient Power Generation Systems

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Budget Spends Less, Spends Better

The state legislature wrapped up the state budget on April 9 -- nine days after the start of the new fiscal year. We were faced with some extraordinary challenges, like a change in governors just before the start of the new fiscal year. We lost several days when governors came and went, the transition, questions about the new governor's marital life. Given all that, the budget got done in relatively short order.

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Urging Action After PCBS Found At P.S. 199 And Other Schools

Dear Commissioner Frieden, Chancellor Klein, and President Greenberger: Given the April 7, 2008 Daily News story revealing that low levels of Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were detected in the first-floor cafeteria of P.S. 199, located in my State Senate District, I appreciate that an emergency meeting was called at the school that night.

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