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Senator Marcellino And Assemblymember Dinapoli To Sponsor Community Preservation Act

(Albany, NY) – Proposed legislation in Albany would give New York towns a new and potentially powerful tool to preserve land and community character. Known as the Community Preservation Act (CPA), the law would authorize towns in New York State to adopt, after a local referendum, a real estate transfer fee of up to 2 percent for the purpose of establishing a community preservation fund. First introduced in 2004, the bill enjoys bi-partisan support and majority sponsorship in both houses.

February 1, 2005
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Senator Marcellino And Comptroller To Negotiate Language For Comprehensive School Audit Legislation

After a face-to-face meeting, State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Comptroller Alan Hevesi have agreed to negotiate legislation which would allow the Comptroller to set standards for school audits. The bill would also provide the Comptroller’s Office a permanent funding source to pay for needed auditing staff. In 2004, Marcellino drafted S. 7492-A which would institute a five year audit cycle for school districts to be audited directly by the New York State Comptroller.

"There are two things that all New Yorkers agree upon when it comes to education.

January 11, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Is Sworn In To Office

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R- Syosset) was sworn in to begin his new term as the representative of the Fifth Senate District on January 5, 2005. Court of Appeals Judge Judith S. Kaye administered the Oath of Office at the Senate Chambers in Albany. Immediately following the ceremony Senator Marcellino proceeded to the Assembly Chamber for Governor Pataki's State of the State Address.

January 10, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Calls On Comptroller To Support Comprehensive School Audit Legislation

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) called on Comptroller Alan Hevesi to support his legislation which would allow the Comptroller to set standards for school audits as well as providing his office a permanent funding source to pay for needed auditing staff. In 2004, Marcellino drafted S. 7492-A which would institute a five year audit cycle for school districts to be audited directly by the New York State Comptroller.

"There are two things that all New Yorkers agree upon when it comes to education.

January 7, 2005
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Senator Carl Marcellino Named "man Of The Year In Government"

Senator Carl L. Marcellino was named "Man of the Year in Government" along with Congressman Steve Israel and Assemblyman Andrew Raia for their bipartisan cooperation in working for their constituents.

The Times of Northport has begun an annual tradition of honoring men and women of the community who have contributed in a significant manner to the residents during the year. "This area is endowed with many whose efforts and endeavors are quietly woven into the fabric of life. These are the people who ‘go that extra mile’ to improve the quality of our lives.

January 3, 2005
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Protect Your Family: Search The National Consumer Product Recall List

I encourage residents to be well-informed as to the safety of their household products. There are many instances where a person has been injured by using a product for which a recall has been issued due to safety concerns. In many cases, the victim was unaware that any such recall had existed.

October 29, 2003
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"college Bound": Helping To Make College More Affordable

First in the Nation Tuition Tax Deduction, New Incentive and Increased Aid Today's rapid advances in technology and science demands more than ever that our young people receive a college education that equips them for the future. However, the rising cost of college is making it more difficult for families to provide their children with the college education they'll need to compete.

January 30, 2003
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