State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm A. Smith, Assemblyman Phil Ramos, Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan, and local business owners to celebrate a major grant to help revitalize the Downtown Brentwood area.
On Saturday, March 6, 2010, State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by small business owners and activists in rallying against the governor’s proposal to sell wine in grocery stores. The measure, which is proposed as part of the governor’s budget, will costs thousands of jobs at small wine and liquor stores across the state and increase access to alcohol for underage drinkers.
The New York State Senate passed an important bill sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) that allows victims of domestic violence to have their addresses sealed. Sen. Foley’s bill (S. 5945) addresses a flaw in the election law that mandates boards of elections to disclose a voter’s address to anyone requesting that information.
Nearly 300 park goers from local communities joined State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) at a rally to support Long Island’s parks. The rally came in response to Gov. Paterson’s proposed cuts targeting state parks in order to fix the budget deficit.
State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) released the following statement regarding the vote last night to expel Senator Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens):
“Last night the senate took historic action to remove Senator Monserrate from the chamber. I have spoken about the need for this action since his conviction on misdemeanor assault charges related to an incident of domestic violence. While it may seem drastic to some, Senator Monserrate’s expulsion was necessary because of the totality of his actions.
New Yorkers are eigible for rebates for purchasing energy-eficient appliances during president’s week, 2010 Sen. Foley
"I am pleased to announce the implementation of New York’s Great Appliance Swap Out program. The United States Department of Energy recently awarded New York State $300 million dollars, for the purpose of stimulating our economy and investing in energy efficient home appliances," Said Sen. Foley.
State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) will commemorate Black History Month by honoring the vibrant African American community in the 3rd Senate District, which stretches from Brentwood and Central Islip in the western portion of the district through Bellport and Mastic Beach in the eastern most portions.
Senator Encourages all eligible residents to apply for the $200 LIPA credit as part of the Senior Energy Assitance Program. To obtain the application, click here, or simply scroll down and click on the pdf form attached.