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Blood Drive and Office Grand Opening

On Monday, July 12, 2010, Senator Brian X. Foley will co-sponsor a community blood drive and host a grand opening of his Central Islip office.

The blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the grand opening will take place between 4-6 p.m. Both events will be held at Courthouse Corporate Center, located at 320 Carleton Avenue in Central Islip.

All blood donors will receive two free Mets tickets compliments of Long Island Blood Services.

Throughout the day there will be food from Carrabbas Italian Grill, Comalapa and Stuff-a-Bagel.

Bring the kids from 12-4 for cotton candy, sno-cones, popcorn and face painting!

July 12, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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
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Press Conference: Senator Foley Fights to Restore Education Funding

SENATOR BRIAN X. FOLEY

News from the Third Senate District

Contact: Krystyna Baumgartner

Phone: (631)231-0517 (o)

(631)275-3371 (c)

krystyna.baumgartner@gmail.com

www.foley.nysenate.gov

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SENATOR FOLEY FIGHTS FOR RESTORATION OF EDUCATION FUNDING

Urges Colleagues to Vote to Override Veto

July 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Foley Increases School District Access to Reserve Funds

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S7447-A), which passed the senate this week, that will increase the ability of school districts to access their reserve funds.

July 2, 2010
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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
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Senator Foley's Legislative Highlights for the Week of June 21, 2010

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored eleven pieces of legislation that passed the senate this week.

June 25, 2010
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Senator Foley Increases Penalty for ATM Theft

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S5536-A), which passed the senate last week, that extends the crimes covered by grand larceny in the second and third degrees.

The legislation extends the charge of grand larceny in the third degree to include stealing an automated teller machine (ATM) or the contents of such a machine. It also extends the charge of grand larceny in the second degree to include stealing an ATM or its contents when the suspect has committed grand larceny in the third degree within the previous 5 years.

June 25, 2010
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Senator Foley Encourages Age-Integrated Communities

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S4981), which passed the senate last week, that would encourage age-integrated communities.

The legislation creates model zoning and planning guidelines that foster age-integrated communities. This will allow senior citizens to live in units in areas zoned for single family residences and recommends age-integrated housing development or redevelopment demonstration projects in urban, suburban and rural areas of New York.

June 25, 2010
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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
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Senator Foley Has Busy Friday in Albany

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) passed six pieces of legislation through the senate today. The legislation touched on the topics of banking, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), building codes, and education.

June 18, 2010
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Senator Foley Saves Fire Districts Money

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S5113), which passed the senate this week, that would allow fire districts to seek reimbursement for certain costs associated with responding to hazardous material spills.

June 18, 2010
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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
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Senator Foley Makes It Easier for Seniors to Stay Home

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S6819), which passed the senate last week, that will make it easier for senior citizens to remain in their own homes.

June 17, 2010
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Senator Foley Supports Rights of Nurse Practitioners to Operate Independently

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) has announced his support of a bill that would allow certified nurse practitioners the ability to practice within their lawful scope without placing unnecessary barriers between themselves and their patients.

June 14, 2010
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Senator Foley Supports Our Veterans

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that a legislative package has passed the senate which will expand benefits available to both veterans and service members serving on active duty. The legislative package, which consisted of eleven bills, covers the areas of health and well-being, housing assistance, matrimonial law, tax relief, voting protection and educational opportunity.

June 13, 2010
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Senator Foley Stands Up to Bullies

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) hosted a forum for school administrators in the 3rd Senate District to provide them with information about addressing the issue of bullying within their schools.

June 11, 2010
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