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Senate And Assembly Question Broadwater On Proposal

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, Senator James Wright, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli, Chairman of the Assembly Environmental Committee, and Assemblyman Paul Tonko, Chairman of the Assembly Energy Committee, today held a public hearing to examine the issues associated with the Broadwater Energy proposal.

February 15, 2005
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Senator Marcellinio Announces Hearing On Broadwater Facility

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that a public hearing has been scheduled on the Broadwater Energy's Proposed Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Importation Terminal.

The hearing will be held jointly by the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation, Chaired by Senator Marcellino, the Senate Standing Committee on Energy Chaired by Senator James W. Wright, the Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Chaired by Assemblyman Thomas P. DiNapoli and the Assembly Standing Committee on Energy Chaired by Assemblyman Paul D.

February 14, 2005
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Senator Marcellino And Assemblyman Towns Introduce The "new York National Guard Homefront Relief Act"

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Assemblyman Darryl Towns (D, Brooklyn) have introduced the "New York National Guard Homefront Relief Act" (S.925-A). This bill would provide critical financial support for New York National Guard troops and their families by having the State pay for $250,000 of life insurance for every active member of the State’s National Guard.

February 7, 2005
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Senator Marcellino To Host Long Island Railroad Advisory Committee Meeting

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that on February 17th at 7 p.m. he will be hosting a Long Island Railroad Advisory Committee meeting at the Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, 45 East Main Street, Oyster Bay."Fare increases, reduced service, station closures - these are the all too common problems we face as MTA and Long Island Railroad users. The time has come to organize as a community and discuss solutions," said Senator Marcellino. "During the Fall I sent a survey garnering support for improved scheduling and service of the Oyster Bay Line.

February 3, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Obtains $125,000 For Gang Prevention Program

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that he has secured a $125,000 grant for the Town of Huntington’s Gang Prevention Task Force Community and Schools Together (CAST) gang prevention program.

CAST is designed specifically to help Huntington youth resist gang recruiters.

February 3, 2005
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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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