Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s News items

Sen. Fuschillo & Cablevision teach Merrick students how to be "internet smart"

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently partnered with Cablevision to teach 7th and 8th grade students at Merrick Avenue Middle School in Merrick about how to protect themselves while using the Internet by becoming “Internet Smart.”

March 15, 2009
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Senator Fuschillo calls on Gov. Paterson to repeal plan to increase gas taxes

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today called on Governor Paterson to eliminate his proposal to raise gas taxes and increase fees for other driving related expenses such as obtaining a driver license, registering a car, and getting license plates.

March 13, 2009
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Senator Fuschillo congratulates Mepham High School's Intel Semifinalist

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) congratulates Mepham High School senior Jacob Spiegel (right center) on being named a national semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search. They are joined by (l-r) Mepham Science Department Chairperson Dr. Patrick Mannion, Mepham Principal Mike Harrington, and Jacob’s parents, Stacy and Alan Siegel.

     State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today visited Mepham High School in Bellmore to congratulate Jacob Spiegel for being chosen as a semifinalist in the annual Intel Science Talent Search competition.

March 12, 2009
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Senator Fuschillo calls on Gov. Paterson to repeal plan to increase gas taxes

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today called on Governor Paterson to eliminate his proposal to raise gas taxes and increase fees for other driving related expenses such as obtaining a driver license, registering a car, and getting license plates.

March 12, 2009
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Over 1,000 taxpayers join Senator Fuschillo in calling on Governor Paterson to give Long Island its fair share of education aid

Over 1,000 taxpayers, students, and community leaders braved strong winds and cold temperatures at an education & taxpayer rally in Farmingdale to join with State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8 th  Senate District) in calling on Governor Paterson to give Long Island’s schools their fair share of state education aid. Members of the State’s Senate and Assembly delegation, along with local education, business, and labor leaders, also joined in calling for Long Island’s fair share.

March 2, 2009
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Join Sen. Fuschillo At Rally To Fight Proposed $147 Million Cuts To Li Schools

Paterson’s Cuts Would Hurt Children’s Education and Lead to Higher School Taxes State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting all residents to an education & taxpayer rally to fight against Governor Paterson’s proposed $147 million education aid cut to Long Island’s schools.

February 10, 2009
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Senator Fuschillo: Long Island Needs Its Own Economic Stimulus Plan

Job Creation Plan Must Replace Job Killing Tax Hikes In the aftermath of Monday’s announcement that more than 78,000 Americans lost their jobs in a single day, including thousands in New York State, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo said that new job creation initiatives must be part of the 2009-10 state budget to turn around the economy on Long Island.

January 30, 2009
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Senator Fuschillo: MTA Payroll Tax Would Hurt Local Business

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that he opposes a payroll tax on New York businesses proposed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to bail it out of its financial troubles.

January 29, 2009
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Senator Fuschillo Reminds Town Of Babylon Residents To Save On School Taxes Through The Star Program

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding all Town of Babylon residents to take advantage of valuable school property tax savings by signing up for New York State’s STAR program."New York State’s STAR program provides substantial savings on school property taxes, but there are still many homeowners who are not participating in this program," said Senator Fuschillo.

January 9, 2009
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Senator Fuschillo Sworn In For Sixth Term In State Senate

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo is sworn in for his sixth term in the State Senate by Judge Carmen Beauchamp of the New York State Court of Appeals.Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was recently sworn in for his sixth full term as the New York State Senator for the 8th District. Senator Fuschillo took the oath of office in the Senate Chamber on the opening day of the 2009-10 legislative session.

January 8, 2009
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Senator Fuschillo "extends The Holidays” For Children In Winthrop Hospital

Photo caption: Administrators and staff at Winthrop-University Hospital thank Senator Fuschillo (center) for collecting hundreds of toys for children in the pediatric ward through his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

January 5, 2009
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Senator Fuschillo Informs Residents About Upcoming Correction Officer Trainee Examination

A statewide competitive Civil Service exam for the position of correction officer trainee will be held on April 4, 2009.

January 1, 2009
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Senator Fuschillo Statement On Governor Paterson’s Proposed State Budget

“I will be reviewing the Governor’s proposed state budget carefully, but on first glance I have great concern about his plans to increase taxes and fees by nearly $6 billion, eliminate direct property tax relief and cut education and local aid that will force property taxes even higher.

December 17, 2008
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Sen. Fuschillo: Lipa’s Latest Rate Hike Threat Shows Need For Greater Oversight

“After learning that the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) proposed a 4.8% rate increase as part of its 2009 budget proposal, ratepayers are justifiably wondering why they are facing yet another rate increase when energy costs have been continually falling over the past several weeks and they have reduced their own usage.

December 2, 2008
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Sen. Fuschillo Reminds Long Islanders Not To Drink And Drive This Holiday Season

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo urges Long Islanders not to drink and drive this holiday season. State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today joined with members of the Long Island Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), along with Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, in reminding Long Islanders not to drink and drive this holiday season.

November 25, 2008
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Senator Fuschillo’s Legislation Protecting New Yorkers From Predatory Towing Practices Approved By Senate

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that legislation he sponsored that would protect New York drivers from predatory towing at private parking lots was approved by the State Senate.

October 22, 2008
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Sen. Fuschillo Announces New Law Protecting New Yorkers From Predatory Towing

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo discusses how the new state law he authored will protect New Yorkers from Predatory Towing. He is joined by Oyster Bay Town Clerk Steve Labriola (second right), Massapequa resident Melissa Maltese (left) who was a victim of predatory towing, and Bruce Goldblatt (right), owner of Bill's Towing, who supports the new law.

October 21, 2008
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Local Business Owners Attend Senator Fuschillo's Small Business Networking Expo

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently held a small business networking expo for local small business owners and residents who were interested in starting a new small business.

September 21, 2008
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Senator Fuschillo & Town Of Hempstead Announce Two New Community Improvement Projects In Merrick

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (left center) discusses plans for the new Merrick improvement projects with (from l-r) Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, Assemblyman Tom McKevitt, and Councilwoman Angie Cullin.

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced that two new community improvements projects in Merrick will soon be taking place. Senator Fuschillo secured $250,000 in state funding for the Town of Hempstead to make the improvements.

September 16, 2008
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Senator Fuschillo: Long Island Housing Partnership Can Provide Help To Families Facing Foreclosure

Free information and one-on-one counseling available to help Long Islanders in danger of losing their homes    State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding homeowners who are in danger of foreclosure about the assistance programs and services offered by the Long Island Housing Partnership.

September 14, 2008
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