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Senate To Act On 2006-07 State Budget Plan

The New York State Senate today will act on its proposed 2006-07 state budget, a balanced, fiscally-responsible plan that: returns more than $6.4 billion to state taxpayers through tax cuts over the next three years; rejects more than $450 million in proposed increases in taxes and fees; increases the state's investment in education by $1.1 billion; rejects a proposed tuition increase and cuts in tuition assistance and restores important funds for health care.

The Senate budget proposes tax cuts of $1.5 billion in 2006-07, growing to $6.4 billion in 2008-09.

March 27, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Announces Additional State Aid For The City Of Glen Cove And Nassau And Suffolk Counties Towns And Villages

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that the proposed 2006-07 state budget includes a $408,460 increase in state aid for the City of Glen Cove to help ease the pressure of local property taxes. The Town of Oyster Bay will receive an additional $286,629 and The Town of Huntington will receive $181,825.

March 27, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Tapped To Lead Budget Subcommitee

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) has been appointed by Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno to lead the Environmental/Housing/Agriculture subcommittee as final budget negotiations take place.

March 15, 2006
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Li State Senate Delegation, Northrop Grumman And Lift Announce New State Homeland Security Center Of Excellence

Long Island’s New York State Senate Delegation, Northrop Grumman Corporation and the Long Island Forum for Technology ("LIFT") today announced a new, $190 million New York State Center for Innovation and Excellence in Homeland Security in Bethpage. Construction of the 65,000 sq. ft. facility will be funded through a $21.1 million grant secured by Long Island’s State Senate Delegation and the Center is expected to create 9,800 jobs and establish Long Island as the national leader in homeland security research.At today’s announcement, Senators Dean G.

March 10, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Announces Historic Plan To Fight Medicaid Fraud

Senator Marcellino and members of the Senate Majority Conference today unveiled the toughest, most comprehensive plan to combat Medicaid fraud in the United States. The Medicaid Fraud Prevention and Recovery Reform Act of 2006 is a 10-point plan that would fight fraud and abuse at every step of the process, from billing and pre-payment review to investigation, civil recovery and criminal prosecution of Medicaid thieves.

March 8, 2006
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Senator Marcellino And The Long Island Senate Delegation Awards $150k To Hispanic Organizations

Long Beach, NY, Friday, March 3, 2006 – At a meeting with the Hispanic Federation and members of the Long Island Hispanic Coalition ("LIHC"), Long Island’s New York State Senate Delegation discussed issues of importance to the region’s Hispanic community and highlighted a $150,000 state grant they secured for English as a Second Language ("ESL"), Adult Basic Education classes and other services offered by LIHC member agencies.

The Long Island Senate Delegation is composed of Senators Dean Skelos, Michael Balboni, Charles Fuschillo, Kemp Hannon, Kenneth LaValle

March 8, 2006
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School Safety Zone Act Approved By Senate

In order to combat student deaths involving automobiles, the State Senate today passed Senator Carl L. Marcellino’s "School Safety Zone Act" (S. 5634). This bill doubles the fines for motorists who commit moving violations within a quater mile of a school. The bill is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Nick Perry.

"As late as 2002, car crashes were the leading killer of students. In order to combat this scourge of unnecessary deaths, I took an idea we used to better protect people who work in highway work zones and applied it to areas around our schools.

March 7, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Honors Gulf Coast Hurricane Volunteers

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that he hosted a reception to thank those who committed their time and energy to serve areas affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

"In the wake of hurricane Katrina and Rita’s devastation numerous residents traveled to aid the storm victims. Gulf Coast hurricane volunteers left their families and their homes to reach out to help their neighbors in need. Once there, these dedicated Long Islanders restored communities and helped rebuild lives. Others raised money and collected food or clothing.

February 17, 2006
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Statewide Environmental Coalition Recognizes Conservation Committee Chairs Marcellino And Dinapoli

(Albany, NY) – As the new state legislative session gets underway in Albany, environmental and conservation organizations are praising two state lawmakers for their leadership and dedication to protecting New York’s public health and natural resources. In January, Sen.

February 8, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Speaks At Li Forensic Association Tournament

New York State Senator Carl L. Marcellino spoke at the January 28th Long Island Forensic Association tournament, hosted by Walt Whitman High School. The event boasted approximately 175 of Long Island's top Lincoln Douglas debaters and Public Forum competitors.

February 1, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Reminds Residents Of "tax Free" Week

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today reminded New York State consumers that they can save money by doing their shopping between January 30 and February 5. During that period, clothing and footwear purchases under $110 will be TAX FREE. Suffolk County has again opted to join the state in this tax free program, meaning that Suffolk County residents will have the ability to purchase eligible items without any additional county or state sales tax.

In Nassau County, the exemption will apply only to the state's 4% sales and use taxes.

January 25, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Announces $5.9 Million To Help Long Island Pay For Heat This Winter

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced that Long Island will receive $5.9 million as a result of a Legislative agreement to provide emergency funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

Under the Legislative agreement, the appropriation would prevent the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s anticipated shutdown of the program in March and would allow for additional HEAP benefits to seniors and other low-income New Yorkers.

January 23, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Announces Continuation Of The Purple Heart Stamp

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) recently announced that United States Postal Service will continue the Purple Heart Stamp as a 39-cent issue.

"I am proud that the Post Office will be reissuing the Purple Heart Stamp at first class rates. This stamp represents more than just a way to send mail. It was a crusade that was joined by thousands of your friends and neighbors. By working together as a community, we made the Post Office listen to us. Sometimes you can fight city hall and win," said Senator Marcellino.

January 23, 2006
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January 9, 2006
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Marcellino And Long Island Senate Delegation Unveil Property Tax Relief Plan

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) and the Long Island Senate delegation today announced a new proposal to help alleviate the burden placed on LI’s property taxpayers. Through the State Senate’s REBATE-NY plan, homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk counties would receive $532.8 million in school tax rebate checks directly from New York State and save another $71 million through larger state school tax exemptions.

January 5, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Confirms New Department Of Environmental Conservation Commissioner

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, today announced the confirmation of Denise Sheehan as the new Commissioner of Department of Enivornmental Conservation. Senator Marcellino moved her confirmation out of his Committee for approval by the entire Senate.

"New York State is the crown jewel of the United States when it comes to natural resources. Citizens can climb our mountains, hike in our forests, and relax at our beaches because we had the foresight to protect these treasures.

November 30, 2005
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Marcellino Teams With The Marines To Bring Toys To Needy Children

Senator Marcellino (R- Syosset) recently joined the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign to help bring toys to needy children this holiday season. Senator Marcellino’s District Offices will be open to collect new unwrapped toys which the Marines will distribute to children at Christmas.

November 30, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces Public Meetings And Comment Period On Proposed Brownfield Regulations

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, has announced the release of draft regulations for the historic "Brownfield" Legislation that he authored in 2003. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently released the proposed regulations which are subject to a public comment period.

In addition, the Department with the Department of Health will be hosting public informational meetings across the State.

November 22, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Hosts Tourism Roundtable

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today joined Senator Mary Lou Rath (R-C, Amherst) and Assemblyman Joseph Morelle (D, Irondequoit), in hosting a Tourism Roundtable at the Huntington Hilton. The panel consisted of various participants in the tourism industry, including those involved in the arts, heritage tourism, tourism promotion agencies, local chambers of commerce, state officials, and others who play a role in attracting and catering to visitors.

November 18, 2005
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Fighting Mold After A Flood

Many homeowners, renters and business owners experienced flooding due to the heavy rains and recent Northeaster. If your home was flooded it could begin to harbor mold. Care must be taken to properly clean and completely dry any areas that have gotten wet from floodwaters and to remove mold and mildew properly. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering the following information on helping people treat the mold problems caused by flooding:

First make sure the electricity is turned off.

October 28, 2005
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