Getting a property tax cap in place is critically important for every family that struggles to pay their taxes and for every business that wonders if they can afford to stay in New York. I have been fighting for years to get a tax cap enacted into law and this year, working with the Governor, we were able to get it done.
State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed his bill, S.938, requiring the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to develop a comprehensive program to combat wrong way driving in New York State.
New Law Would Elevate Text Messaging While Driving Violation to a Primary Offense Assembly Also Expected To Act Today
The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.5643) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting. The bill represents an agreement with the State Assembly which is also expected to act on the legislation today.
The bill is sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton), and Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester).
Richard Evers was a member of the United States Marine Corp serving during World War II. Mr. Evers joined the Charles Wagner American Legion Post 421 in 1948, and remained an active member, and officer, until his death. Serving as Americanism Chairman for the American Legion Post, he was responsible for the Memorial Day Parade, the Veterans Day Services, and the placing of Flags on Broadway on the 4th of July. If any program had a patriotic flavor Mr. Evers was involved.
Lori Bahnik is an inspirational example of how the American dream can be attained for those who immigrate to this country. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, she received her education and graduated from there in 1964. In 1970, she immigrated to this country and is now a naturalized United States citizen.
Her first few years living in the States were dedicated to her family and to be becoming very involved in the Parent Teacher Association in Northport. She organized and implemented the first Kindergarten Parent Orientation and was active in the Northport Historical Society and the Presbyterian Church. In addition, she generously volunteered her time at the Huntington Hospital.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino along with members of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, today held a Public Hearing to examine the changes necessary to reduce annual operating deficits and stop the continuing cycle of increased fares and decreased services at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
Senator Marcellino discusses his legislation that requires the state to pay tax refunds within 30 days of the receipt of a taxpayer’s return, unless there is a discrepancy in the return. “There is no legitimate reason for the state to hold on to New Yorkers’ money,” Senator Marcellino said.
I would like to thank Dutch Lane School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”
The LIRR is a vital part of Long Island’s transportation infrastructure. Thousands of local residents ride the trains to and from work every day, and it is important for the LIRR to know how people feel about the service they receive and how it can be improved. On May 5th I will be holding a Public Hearing on the Finances, Policies and Practices of the MTA. I would like to know your opinion on how the LIRR is doing. Please take the time to answer this brief survey so I can be better informed.
Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Carl L. MarcellinoPublic Hearing: To examine the changes at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) necessary to reduce annual operating deficits and stop the continuing cycle of increased fares and decreased servicesPlace: SUNY Old Westbury, McGuire Theatre, Campus Center, Room J,Old Westbury, New YorkTime: 10:30 A.M.Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher (518) 455-2390Media Contact: Kathy Wilson (516) 922-1811ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY