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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Merrick-north Merrick Little League’s State Championship Team To Capitol

After winning the 2006 New York State Little League Championship, players and coaches from the Merrick-North Merrick Little League’s 10/11 year old team were recently treated to a special day in Albany by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) in recognition of their achievement. The team’s championship victory in 2006 and runner up finish in 2005 mark the most successful back-to-back tournament runs in the League’s 56 year history.

May 2, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo: State Funding Will Give Suffolk/nassau District Attorneys Tools To Better Combat Dwi On Long Island

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that he has secured state funding for new Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) dedicated to prosecuting DWI cases in the Offices of Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice.

May 2, 2007
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Fuschillo Bill To Protect New York Credit Card Holders Gets Senate Approval

State Senator Charles Fuschillo announced that the Senate today approved legislation that he sponsors that would ban the practice of "universal default" in New York State. Universal default allows credit card companies to increase interest rates if a cardholder makes a late payment to another credit card company or even pays a phone or utility bill late. Nearly half of U.S. banks use universal default, enabling them to legally raise credit cardholders’ interest rates as high as 40 percent. Senator Fuschillo’s legislation (S.

April 30, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Announces 2007 New York State Travel Guide Now Available

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that his office has free copies of the 2007 New York State Travel Guide available for local residents. "This travel guide is a great resource for families who are getting ready to plan their summer vacations," said Senator Fuschillo.

April 30, 2007
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Fuschillo And Saladino Teach Masapequa Fifth Graders To Say "No" To Tobacco

Fairfield Elementary School's fifth grade studentsrecently learned about the dangers of tobacco when Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and AssemblymanJoseph Saladino (12th Assembly District) presenteda "no smoking program"."Each year, tens of thousands of children under the age of 18 become new smokers," said Senator Fuschillo.

April 27, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo's Legislation Would Ban Flavored Cigarettes

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that he is the sponsor of legislation to ban the sale of flavored cigarettes in New York State. Cigarettes with flavors imitating foods, candies, dessert, beverages and spices, so-called "starter" cigarettes, are appealing to young people and are believed to contribute to smoking addictions among teenagers. "The best way to prevent kids from becoming smokers is to keep them from trying cigarettes in the first place," said Senator Fuschillo (R-Merrick, 8th Senate District).

April 27, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Local Officials Help Kick Off Little League Season In Massapequa

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with the players and coaches of the Massapequa International Little League to help celebrate the Opening Day of the 2007 season.

April 27, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Meets With Copiague Residents During His "mobile Office Hours"

Copiague residents recently visited with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) during his "Mobile Office Hours" program at the Copiague Library. Senator Fuschillo was at the library to speak to residents about a variety of state and local issues, including property tax relief, illegal housing, and the millions of dollars in additional state education aid he secured for the Copiague School District as part of the 2007-08 state budget.

April 26, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Local Officials Celebrate Start Of 2007 Little League Season In Wantagh

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently visited the ball fields at Beech Street Elementary School to join with the players and coaches of the Wantagh Little League to help celebrate the opening day of the 2007 season.

Senator Fuschillo (standing back left center) is pictured with Congressman Peter King, Assemblyman David McDonough, Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne, former Nassau County Comptroller Fred Parola, Wantagh Schools Superintendent Dr.

April 24, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Local Officials Celebrate Grand Opening Of New North Merrick Starbucks

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District), Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Angie Cullin, Town of Hempstead Clerk Mark Bonilla, and Family Court Judge Richard Lawrence in attending the Grand Opening of the new Starbucks Coffee on Merrick Avenue in North Merrick.

April 24, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Congratulate Kennedy High School’s Award Winning Science Students

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently visited Kennedy High School in Bellmore to honor the six Kennedy students who were named semifinalists as part of the annual Intel Science Talent Search. The six semifinalists are Jaime Forman, Ali Krimmer, Erin Samplin, Scott Peters, Brian Tannenbaum, and Allison Saltzman.

April 23, 2007
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Bellmore Residents Invited To Share Their Concerns With Senator Fuschillo During His Mobile Office Hours

Residents from Bellmore and North Bellmore will have the chance to meet with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) when he holds mobile office hours at the Bellmore Library. Senator Fuschillo will be joined at the event by Assemblyman David McDonough (19th Assembly District). "Mobile office hours is a way of bringing government services directly to constituents in their own hometown," said Senator Fuschillo.

April 20, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Announces State Funding For Defibrillators In On-duty State Police Vehicles

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he successfully fought to secure $1.7 million in the 2007-08 state budget to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for use in on-duty State Police vehicles and train State Troopers in their use. State Troopers from New York State Police Troop L, as well as family members who lost loved ones to cardiac arrest, joined Senator Fuschillo in praising the new measure.

April 20, 2007
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State Senators Announce Funding For New Nassau County Medicaid Fraud Unit Run By D.A. Rice’s Office

State Senators Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. and Dean G. Skelos today joined Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice to announce $750,000 in state funding for the creation of a Medicaid Fraud Unit in Nassau County. State Senators Kemp Hannon and Carl Marcellino also attended the announcement, which took place at D.A. Rice’s office in Mineola.

April 19, 2007
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Senator Fuschllo Announces ’jonathan’s Law’ Approved By State Senate

State Senator Charles Fuschillo (8th District) announced the State Senate approved Jonathan’s Law legislation today, a measure to ensure that parents and guardians have access to records pertaining to allegations and investigations of mistreatment of children in state residential care facilities. The legislation was introduced after the tragic death in February of 13-year-old Jonathan Carey, an autistic teen who lived at the state-run O.D. Heck Development Center in the Capital District.

April 18, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Announces That Construction On Freeport Train Station Improvement Project Expected To Begin Tomorrow

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that construction is expected to begin tomorrow on an improvement project at the Freeport Train Station. Senator Fuschillo secured over $1 million in state funding last year to help pay for the improvements. "Hundreds of residents use the Freeport Train Station everyday to get to and from work, making it a vital part of the Village’s infrastructure and economy.

April 17, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo To Hold Mobile Office Hours In Copiague

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting his constituents from Copiague to meet with him on Thursday, April 26th when he holds mobile office hours at the Copiague Library. "Mobile office hours is a way of bringing government services directly to constituents in their own hometown," said Senator Fuschillo.

April 16, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo: New State Budget Delivers For Long Island Families, Schools, Healthcare Facilities, And Businesses

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced that the recently adopted New York State budget addresses some ofLong Island’s most pressing needs, such as tax relief for homeowners, additional aid for local schools, more funding for local health care facilities, and new measures to create jobs encourage economic growth.

April 12, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo: Hearing Exposes Abusive Credit Card Practices That Are Driving Up Debt For New York Consumers

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (Merrick, 8th Senate District), chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Consumer Protection, today conducted a public hearing on the abusive practices used by credit card companies that are driving up debt for New York consumers. Participants at the hearing, which took place at Hofstra University, examined the billing, marketing and disclosure practices of the credit card industry and their impact on New York consumers.

April 11, 2007
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Wantagh Residents Meet With Senator Fuschillo In Albany

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently met with Wantagh residents Joe and Clara Sugar during their visit to the State Capitol as part of the New York State School Music Association’s annual "music in our schools" month. Mr. and Mrs. Sugar are both Past-Presidents of NYSSMA and retired music educators.

Senator Fuschillo joined Mr. and Mrs.

March 29, 2007
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