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Senator Marcellino Announces Regional Energy Policy Workshop

May 9, 2006, New York, NY – Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that state and provincial officials from the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada will convene to discuss strategies for tackling critical energy-related issues facing the region – including finding ways to reduce the region’s dependence on foreign oil, promote conservation and energy efficiency, and encourage the adoption of greenhouse-gas reduction programs, among other objectives.

May 10, 2006
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Senator Marcellino And Senator Fuschillo Advance Price Gouging Legislation

Senator Carl L. Marcellino and Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced the movement of legislation to help prevent price gouging after an emergency. The bill calls for stiffer penalties and defines price gouging. The legislation was approved by the Senate Consumer Protection Committee earlier this week. The legislation is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Tonko.

"At times of national, state or local disasters it is un-American to take advantage of a tragedy.

May 5, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Announces Environmental Victories In The State Budget

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Environmental Conservation, Housing and Agriculture Budget Subcommittee, today announced that the final legislative budget agreement incorporated many of the recommendations made by his subcommittee. Most importantly, the final legislative budget agreement includes $200 million for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).

"The Environmental Protection Fund is the engine which drives a myriad of programs which improve the air, water, and quality of life for all New Yorkers.

March 29, 2006
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State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) announced today that the Senate has passed his legislation, Senate Bill 663, which includes the theft of a dog or cat within the provisions of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony.

"Approximately 1.5 to 2 million family pets are taken forcibly or by devious tactics each year in this country. Yet because the dollar value of stolen property needed to qualify for a felony larceny is $1,000, police authorities take only limited action on reported thefts of dogs and cats.

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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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 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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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft: Obtain A Free Copy Of Your Credit Report

GET YOUR FREE CREDIT REPORT!Thanks to a change in the federal law, you will now be able to obtain a free copy of your credit report once every twelve months. The report will be issued by the three nationwide credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion).A credit report is an important record of an individual’s finances, and is used by creditors, insurers, and other businesses when determining applications for things like credit, insurance, loans, and mortgages. It is so vitally important for you to review this information to make sure there are no inaccuracies.

February 2, 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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