For the better part of a week or two, Ospreys could be seen flying from their LIPA nest to the Centre Island pole that residents raised in hopes of keeping the osprey safe. Apparently trying to decide which was better, and if the alternate location merited the effort of creating a new nest from scratch. Back and forth they went. Finally a decision was made. The straw started accumulating on the pole behind the police station, and the first nest was abandoned This is the nest seen in the photo.
Attorney General’s program bill to build on recent passage of Senate Majority’s Taxpayer Empowerment and Accountability (TEA) Plan
The New York State Senate today passed comprehensive legislation (S8699), introduced at the request of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo following discussions involving the Senate and Attorney General’s office, that cracks down on school pension abuses that have forced taxpayers to pick up the rising costs, and increases transparency of school district expenses.
State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced his strong support of an amendment to budget legislation advanced by Senate Democrats that would restore the remaining cut to libraries proposed in the Governor’s Executive Budget, as well as the remaining cuts to non-public schools. “Today, more than ever, we need to support our libraries. As I talk to my libraries, I am repeatedly reminded how demand on their services are on the rise. Our libraries make our community a better place to live and we simply cannot live without their services.
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.