Brian X. Foley's Press releases

Sen. Foley Announces Approval of $250,000 Grant for Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in Patchogue

As part of a larger effort to revitalize the Downtown Patchogue area, Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced the approval of a major grant to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, which will boost operations at the 19 year old organization.

June 29, 2009
June 19, 2009

Sen. Foley Announces $2.8 Million Funding for Brookhaven Roadways

Senator Foley and Brookhaven Highway Superintendent John Rouse work to deliver better roadways for Brookhaven residents

On the first day of paving season, Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Brookhaven Highway Superintendent John Rouse announced major funding for Brookhaven roadways. Foley – a former Town of Brookhaven Supervisor – has been able to secure $2.8 million to maintain and improve roads in Brookhaven.

June 8, 2009

Standing up for Veterans: Sen. Foley Announces Major Initiatives to Help New York State's Veterans

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced two major initiatives that will help veterans returning to New York State from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Foley is sponsoring legislation that will help veterans reclaim homes lost to foreclosures. The legislation (S4025-B) allows local governments to waive penalties, interests payments, and fees that are owed by military personnel or their spouses on houses they have lost due to foreclosures. While there are federal statues barring banks from foreclosing on service men and women on active duty, the Foley legislation allows veterans to redeem their homes within three years of foreclosure, provided there is no other family occupying it.

June 3, 2009

Sen. Foley's Legislation to Allow Suffolk Police to Continue Highway Patrols

Surcharge on traffic violators will generate revenue necessary to put SCPD back on the L.I.E and Sunrise Highway

May 26, 2009

Sen. Foley Kicks-Off Major Anti-Gun/Gang Initiative

Foley is joined by community activists, clergy, and law enforcement officials in unveiling “Operation SNUG” in Central Islip

May 23, 2009

Senator Foley Announces Passage of Crucial Legislation That Protects Firefighters

On the eve of Memorial Day, Legislation gave firefighters legal protection when operating fire trucks

May 20, 2009

Senator Foley Discusses Internet Safety with Sayville Students as Part of "Internet Smarts" Series

SAYVILLE, NY – Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) addressed over 260 students at the Sayville Middle School during an “Internet Smarts” students assembly where 6th graders learned the importance of safe internet use. Cyberbullying and Social Networking was the focus of the day as students learned how to use the internet for education and enjoyment without putting themselves at risk.

May 15, 2009

Senator Foley Hails MTA Exec's Resignation, Calls for him to Forgo Bonus Salary

"I am pleased to learn of the resignation of Elliot Sander, who served the MTA as the agency’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director. The elimination of the CEO position is part of the larger process of streamlining the MTA’s operations and ending inefficiencies that waste tax payer dollars.

May 8, 2009

Senator Foley Unveils Major Initiative to Take On Foreclosure Crisis


Announces $50,000 grant to create Foreclosure & Bankruptcy Clinic at Touro Law Center

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by administrators from the Touro Law Center and community leaders as he helped launch a major initiative to take on the foreclosure crisis in Suffolk County. Foley announced that he has successfully secured a $50,000 grant to create the Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Law Clinic at Touro Law Center.


May 8, 2009

Senator Foley's Red light cameras bill passes Transportation committee, moves towards becoming law

Legislation would allow Suffolk County to install cameras at traffic lights, increasing safety and generating revenue

Albany, NY – The New York State Senate Transportation Committee approved new legislation that allows Suffolk County to install cameras at traffic signals, deterring and prosecuting drivers who illegally drive through red lights. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point), will increase road safety and prevent injuries and deaths throughout Suffolk County.

April 7, 2009

Senator Foley, Governor, Assembly and Senate, Announce On-Time Budget That Protects Long Island's Schools, Closes Largest Budget Gap in State History

Job Creation, improved government efficiencies and statewide balance are trademarks of budget agreement Hauppauge, NY –  State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) has announced that an agreement has been reached between the Assembly, Senate, and the Governor that will close the largest budget deficit in the New York State history. The agreement will give way to an on-time budget that protects Long Island’s schools, enacts major reforms, and moves the state towards fiscal solvency.

March 30, 2009

Senator Brian X. Foley hosts hundreds of Constituents at Stimulus Town Hall

Brentwood, NY - Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) hosted a town hall forum on the federal stimulus package at the Brentwood campus of Suffolk County Community College to inform the public about the benefits local communities may realize from the $24.1 billion New York stands to receive from the federal stimulus package. The attendees learned first-hand what projects are eligible for funding and how to obtain funding. Senator Foley was joined at the forum by fellow hosts Sen. Craig Johnson and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A.

March 16, 2009
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