State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced his outrage and dismay with the final 2009-2010 New York State budget; a budget that will increase overall spending by nearly 10 percent, almost 7 times the projected rate of inflation.
A budget process marred by secrecy and backdoor deals has produced a fiscal plan that is both irresponsible and unsustainable. Instead of cutting spending and eliminating waste, we are looking at taxes and fee increases of over $8 billion.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino today presented the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross, the State’s highest Military honor to WWII Veteran Louis John Fox, 82, of Huntington Station. As an Aviation Machinist Mate in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Fox was part of reconnaissance missions from Tinian Island to Japan. The Enola Gay, which carried the atomic bomb to Hiroshima, started its long and historic flight on August 6, 1945 from Tinian Island.
State Senators Carl L. Marcellino, Dean G. Skelos, Kemp Hannon and Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today joined Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice to announce $750,000 in state funding for the creation of a Medicaid Fraud Unit in Nassau County. "Medicaid fraud places an undue financial burden on taxpayers and it takes funds away from those that need it most. This funding demonstrates that the Senate will not tolerate the abuse of public funds intended to help the most vulnerable members of our society," said Senator Carl L.
Senator Carl L. Marcellinoannounced today the passage of "Timothy’s Law," to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illnesses. The legislation will require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and will require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children. The bill reflects an agreement with the State Assembly that was reached at the end of the regular legislative session.
State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, today announced that the freshwater wetlands bill was moved out of the Environmental Conservation Committee. Senate Bill 2081 will strengthen New York State’s ability to protect this natural resource. The Marcellino bill only effects freshwater wetlands. Areas designated as tidal wetlands would not fall under this legislation.
State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) recently announced that his legislation which would outlaw "on-line" hunting in New York State was signed into law by Governor Pataki. On-line hunting allows individuals to use the Internet to fire real weapons at animals in remote locations.
The eight majority Senators from Long Island have jointly called on the state to make sure that Long Island school districts get their fair share of state funding in the 2008-2009 budget. In a letter to State Education Commissioner Richard P. Mills and Chancellor Robert M. Bennett, the delegation expresses its disappointment with the 2008-09 Regents State Aid proposal.
The letter was signed by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (1st Senate District), John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Caesar Trunzo (3rd Senate District), Owen H.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino’s "Legislative Update" is a weekly program that airs every Friday at 5:30 p.m. on Channel 18 of Cablevision’s Woodbury system. The March 10th show will feature Judge Richard McCord as Senator Marcellino’s guest.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), that directs the New York State Comptroller to conduct fiscal audits of each school district, BOCES and charter schools in the state every five years passes the Senate.
This legislation is related to an appropriation of $2.9 million included the 2005-06 state budget to help additional school district audits by the Comptroller.
With gas threatening to reach record high prices, and as the Summer months approach, Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) has called on the Assembly to pass S.5968A10289 which would cap the State’s gas tax at $2. In the last two years the Senate has passed this legislation twice.
All of Long Island is filled with majestic sights, an abundance of wildlife and beautiful waterways. The "People’s Choice" Environmental Photo Contest celebrated the natural beauty that surrounds us, and brought an awareness of the importance of protecting these local treasures. Congratulations to everyone.....
Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) Chairman of the New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, today announced the passage of the "Toxic Mold Task Force." The "Toxic Mold Task Force" directs The New York State Department of Health to convene a task force to comprehensively assess the issue of toxic mold and the danger to people that toxic mold presents within buildings and structures.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R- Syosset) today announced that his legeslation to prohibit the practice of ‘hunting by remote control' via the Internet (S.2822A) has passed the Senate.
"Not only does this activity pose potential safety problems, but hunting via the Internet takes the honor and the sport out of hunting and turns it into the equivalent of an online video game. New York State cannot allow this behavior to occur and this bill would prohibit the creation of such web sites and shooting facilities," said Senator Marcellino.
Governor David A. Paterson today signed Senator Carl L. Marcellino’s landmark legislation that reforms the State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program to better target incentives for cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that legislation that he co-sponsored to divest from companies in Sudan that support the Sudanese Government has unanimously passed the Senate.
"New York State should not support the ongoing violence and lawlessness in the Darfur region, we have a moral obligation to serve as a voice for those who have no one to speak for them. This legislation would make sure that NYS taxpayer dollars do not go to support this on going genocide," said Senator Marcellino
State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) announced today the passage of the “Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Act,” The bill requires that certain retail stores establish an in-store recycling program for plastic shopping bags. The plastic bags will be labeled encouraging consumers to return the bags to the store for recycling.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino and members of Long Island’s State Senate delegation today received a major push in their efforts to create a New York Veterans Hall of Fame, as hundreds of Long Island veterans rallied in support of the plan at the American Airpower Museum, in Farmingdale.
"When our nation is at war, our brave and dedicated soldiers answer the call to duty without hesitation.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) joined with Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) to announce that Governor Spitzer has vetoed Senator Marcellino’s legislation that would have extended the much-needed tax credit for the installation of Energy Star labeled home heating systems and would have extended the tax credit that encourages homeowners to use bioheat as a home heating fuel. The current law expired July 1, 2007.