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Brian X. Foley

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Tell the Assembly to Vote for Senator Foley's Property Tax Cap

Senator Foley fought to put tax dollars back in your pocket and protect your home.


“Keeping property taxes down has always been a primary focus of mine. This legislation will help reign in spending and force accountability. It needs to be made into law, and I need your help. Sign onto my petition, and let’s tell the Assembly that it’s time to do the right thing for taxpayers.”

Senator Foley voted twice this year to cap property taxes for families.

Senator Foley’s plan would:

 Cap Out-of-Control School Property Taxes

Mandatory tax cap with no increases over 2% this year

 Give You The Power To Keep Taxes Low

Local voters could impose a tougher limit or override cap if necessary

September 3, 2010

Senator Foley Releases Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Senator Foley has made available a Hurricane Preparedness Guide that will assist residents in preparing for a storm.  Hard copies are available by contacting the Senator's Office.

For copies of the storm surge maps included in the hard copy, please visit:

Senator Foley Hurricane Survival Guide.pdf

September 1, 2010

Senator Foley to Educate the Public About Hurricane Preparedness

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that his office will be making available Hurricane Preparedness Guides and will host a Hurricane Preparedness seminar.

The Hurricane Preparedness Guide is an updated version of the guide offered by Senator Foley while he was Supervisor of Brookhaven Town.

“Hurricane season inevitably brings with it questions about how to prepare and fears about what to do if a storm hits,” said Senator Foley. “This guide contains the information you and your loved ones need to ensure you have a plan in place prior to a storm and the necessary supplies on-hand for during and after a storm. I urge all residents, but particularly those along the south shore, to contact my office or visit my website to obtain a copy.”

August 9, 2010

Forum/Town Hall: Hurricane Preparedness Meeting

Senator Foley will host a Hurricane Preparedness Meeting aimed at providing the most current information about how to prepare before a storm hits and what to do during and after a storm.  Copies of the Senator's Hurricane Preparedness Guide will be made available.

August 17, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Senator Foley Announces Agreement on SUNY Empowerment

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that through his own advocacy, and that of his colleague, Senator William T. Stachowski, a bicameral agreement has been reached on the SUNY Empowerment legislation.

“Higher education is a lynchpin in so many ways and we must ensure that our students are receiving the best possible education,” said Senator Foley. “Allowing some of our state’s institutions of higher learning, including Stony Brook University, to have flexibility in setting tuition rates and entering into public-private partnerships will allow the schools to offer smaller class sizes and greater educational opportunities for our students.”

August 4, 2010

Senator Foley Seeks 'Everyday Heroes'

Senator Foley seeks to honor our ‘Everyday Heroes.'  These are the members of the community who have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact and leave a lasting mark on their surroundings. An ‘Everyday Hero’ could be the person who mows the lawn for the seniors in the community, tutors children in need at their library, delivers meals to the hungry or anyone else who selflessly makes a difference in their community.

Please use the form below to nominate the ‘Everyday Heroes’ in your community. There is no deadline for this application; nominees will be recognized weekly.

July 16, 2010

Senator Foley Fights for Restoration of Education Funding

Senator Brian X. Foley was joined by education advocates to call on his fellow Long Island senators to join him in supporting an override of Governor Paterson’s veto of funding for education.

July 8, 2010

Urge the Senate to Override Governor Paterson's Veto

On June 28th the senate and the assembly passed a budget bill that included $600 million in restoration of funding for New York's schools.  Long Island was to recieve $83 million in restored funding, and schools within the 3rd Senate District were to receive the highest restoration amount of any other senate district in the state.  The governor vetoed this funding restoration the same night it passed. This means that schools will not have the additional money the legislature was trying to provide to them to help offset property tax increases. 

June 30, 2010

Senator Foley Passes Groundbreaking Energy Conservation Legislation

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D-Blue Point) was joined today by environmental advocates to hail Senate Bill 6912-A being passed by the senate, and to urge its swift passage by the assembly.

June 25, 2010

Senator Foley Repeals Saltwater Fishing License Requirement

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced that the repeal of the saltwater fishing license passed the senate yesterday.

June 17, 2010

Senator Foley Helps Save State Parks

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) celebrated the passage of legislation that will keep state parks open for the remainder of the year.

May 28, 2010

Senator Foley Makes It Easier for Volunteers to Protect Communities

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) celebrated the senate’s passage of legislation (S4988) that will protect volunteer firefighters and emergency workers from losing their jobs when they miss work while responding to emergencies.

May 25, 2010

Senator Foley, Assemblyman Englebright Hail Signing of Landmark Pesticide Legislation

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D – Setauket) hailed the signing of the Child Safe Playing Fields Act by Governor Paterson. This law protects children and the environment by banning the use of harmful pesticides on school fields and playgrounds, as well as at daycare centers.

May 18, 2010

Sen. Foley Introduces Legislation to Combat Growing Drug Addiction Crisis on Long Island

Denise's Law will help parents keep minors in detox treatment, requires healthcare coverage for detox treatment

January 6, 2010

Sen. Foley Introduces Legislation to Significantly Reduce MTA Payroll Tax on Long Island

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I – Sag Harbor) announced the introduction of major legislation that will significantly reduce the MTA payroll tax in Suffolk and Nassau as well as five other counties outside New York City that are currently served by the MTA.

December 15, 2009

Sen. Foley Announces Major Funding for Mastic Beach Dredging

$50,000 State grant secured by Foley will help Mastic Beach Property Owners Association address dredging costs

October 19, 2009

Sen. Foley, Mayor Pontieri Announce Major Grant for Patchogue Revitalization

Patchogue Village to receive $2.47 million in state money

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri announced a major state grant for Patchogue Village aimed at boosting revitalization efforts in the Village. Patchogue Village has been awarded $2.47 million as part of the Restore New York Program which is helping uplift communities throughout the state.

September 10, 2009