Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s Press releases

SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

          Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo helps a child pick out a toy from the over 2,000 toys collected through his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

          New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today helped put smiles on the faces of Winthrop Hospital’s child patients by delivering over 2,000 toys collected through his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive. Representatives from the Nassau County Sheriff Officer’s Association, Laborers Local 66, and Local 1298, all of whom participated in the program, joined Senator Fuschillo in delivering the toys to the hospital.

January 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE APPROVAL OF PERMANENT STATE COMMUTER TAX BENEFIT FOLLOWING WASHINGTON’S INACTION

Legislation Would Ensure that Commuters Receive $240 a Month State Tax Benefit to Help Offset Mass-Transit Costs

          With New York commuters facing higher costs following Washington’s failure to extend the pre-tax transit benefit, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), is calling for immediate passage of legislation he sponsors to create a permanent state commuter tax benefit to provide savings to commuters who use the Long Island Rail Road and other mass transit.

January 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS TOWN OF BABYLON RESIDENTS THAT PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FILING PERIOD NOW UNDERWAY

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding all Town of Babylon residents that the filing period to apply for New York State’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program and other property tax exemptions in the Town of Babylon is currently underway.  The filing period runs through March 1st. 

January 5, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

           “Governor Cuomo’s state of the state focused on a number of priorities which build upon the success of last year and will keep New York State headed in the right direction; cutting spending, no new taxes, mandate relief, creating jobs, and improving our infrastructure.  

January 4, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: NEW YEAR BRINGS LOWER STATE INCOME TAX RATES

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that lower state income tax rates take effect on January 1st.

December 29, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS HOW TO REPORT POWER OUTAGES TO LIPA THROUGH TEXT MESSAGES

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents how they can use their smart phones to report power outages and receive restoration updates from LIPA. 

December 29, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & BIRCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (back row right) thanks Birch Elementary School students, Principal Kerri Schlissel (back row second left), and Student Council Advisor Chris Hoisik (back row left) for collecting toys for his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

Students from Birch Elementary School in Merrick recently participated in Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.’s annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive by collecting numerous boxes and bags full of toys. Senator Fuschillo (R-Merrick) recently visited the school to personally pick up the toys and thank students and staff for once again participating in the program.

December 28, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: TAX CUTS AND PROPERTY TAX CAP HIGHLIGHT NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT JANUARY 1ST

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents that middle-class tax cuts and a property tax cap are among the new laws taking effect on January 1, 2012. Also among the new laws are new roadway safety measures, improved coverage for cancer treatments, and new protections to prevent underage smoking.

     The laws taking effect on January 1st include:

December 23, 2011
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CHATTERTON STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” TOY DRIVE

            Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (back row center) visits Chatterton Elementary School to thank students for participating in his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

December 20, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS MEPHAM STUDENTS FOR HELPING “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

            Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (center) visits Mepham High School to thank students for collecting toys for his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

December 19, 2011
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FOREST LAKE STUDENTS HELP SENATOR FUSCHILLO “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

           Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo visits Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh to thank Principal Maureen Goldberg and her students for collecting toys for his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.  

December 19, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS CUT THE RIBBON ON MERRICK SMALL BUSINESS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and local officials to help cut the ribbon on one of Merrick’s newest small businesses, A-1 Transmissions.  

December 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS NTSB RECOMMENDATION TO BAN DRIVERS FROM USING CELL PHONES

“The National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendation that states ban all drivers from using any portable electronic devices while driving is a positive step which would help make our roads safer. 

Research has shown that distracted driving greatly increases the likelihood of getting into a car crash. Some research has shown that distracted drivers are more impaired than those who are drunk or under the influence of drugs. 

According to AAA, distracted driving causes between 4,000 and 8,000 crashes a day and contributes to as many as half of the 6 million crashes nationwide each year. That’s more than enough reasons to require drivers to focus their attention solely where it belongs; on the road ahead. 

December 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON WASHINGTON TO EXTEND TAX BENEFIT FOR COMMUTERS

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today wrote to Congressional leaders urging them to work together to extend the $230 a month federal transit benefit which helps individuals offset their commuting expenses. The $230 a month benefit is scheduled to expire at the end of the year unless Congress approves an extension.  

December 13, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO AT SIGNING OF NEW LAW TO BEGIN REPEAL OF MTA PAYROLL TAX

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined Governor Andrew Cuomo at the signing of a law to begin the repeal of the MTA payroll tax. Senator Fuschillo supported the law in the Senate. 

December 12, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPLAUDS ANNOUNCEMENT OF OVER $101 MILLION IN STATE FUNDING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON LONG ISLAND

           “Governor Cuomo’s announcement of over $101 million in state economic development funding represents a major investment in Long Island’s economy which will help promote economic growth, create jobs, and put people back to work. 

December 8, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPLAUDS ANNOUNCEMENT OF OVER $101 MILLION IN STATE FUNDING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON LONG ISLAND

“Governor Cuomo’s announcement of over $101 million in state economic development funding represents a major investment in Long Island’s economy which will help promote economic growth, create jobs, and put people back to work.

As Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, I’m pleased that some of these funds will be used for transit-oriented development projects such as the Ronkonkoma-MacArthur Transit Hub and Wyandanch Rising. Transit-oriented development projects help better utilize mass transit to grow and revitalize our downtown areas. This will greatly benefit small businesses and create new jobs and opportunities for residents.

December 8, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF TAX CUT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, & INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

“I am pleased that the Legislature and the Governor worked together in a bipartisan fashion to address the right priorities needed to help our economy grow; cutting taxes, creating jobs, and upgrading our infrastructure. In stark contrast to Washington, which is plagued by partisan gridlock, New York State is addressing the critical issues we face and delivering the results that residents expect and deserve.

Working together, we delivered $690 million in personal income tax relief for over 4.4 million taxpayers, allowing them to keep more of their hard-earned money. Middle-class taxpayers will see the lowest tax rates in 50 years and no New York State resident will see an increase in the income tax rate they are currently paying.

December 8, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & FELLOW LONG ISLAND SENATORS CALL FOR REJECTION OF PROPOSED LIPA RATE INCREASE

Senator Fuschillo and his fellow Long Island Senators called on the LIPA Board of Trustees to reject a proposal to raise LIPA rates.

Following is a letter to the LIPA Board of Trustees which was read into the record at a public hearing on the rate hike proposal held yesterday.  The LIPA Board of Trustees are the ones who will make the determination whether or not to raise LIPA rates.

 

December 7, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS MERRICK CHAMBER AND LOCAL OFFICIALS IN CELEBRATING GRAND OPENING OF NEW SMALL BUSINESS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with representatives from the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and other local officials in celebrating the grand opening of one of Merrick’s newest small businesses, Merrick Pediatric Dentistry.

Senator Fuschillo, along with Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Nassau County Legislators Norma Gonsalves and Dave Denenberg, joined the Merrick Chamber in congratulating Dr. Rania Elbaz and wishing her many years of success.

Merrick Pediatric Dentistry, located at 1469 Merrick Avenue in Merrick, is a child-friendly office which focuses on helping children maintain good dental and oral health and teaching them about good dental habits to keep their teeth healthy.

December 2, 2011
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