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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Teach Bellmore-merrick Seniors How To Prevent Id Theft

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently served as the guest speakers at a recent meeting of the Bellmore-Merrick AARP to teach seniors how to avoid becoming victims of identity theft."Identity theft is one of the fastest growing consumer crimes in New York State, and senior citizens are the number one target of ID thieves," said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee.

October 14, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces New $25 Million Affordable Housing Initiative

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), along with Long Island’s nine-member New York State Senate Delegation, recently unveiled a new, $25 million program to increase access to affordable housing on Long Island. The Homeownership and Economic Stabilization for Long Island Program ("HELP") provides downpayment assistance and rehabilitation grants to eligible homebuyers.

October 2, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Invites Senior Citizens To Visit His Golden Gathering On October 19th

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) invites local senior citizens to attend his annual Golden Gathering, which will take place on Thursday, October 19th at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located on 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport. This free event will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.The 2006 Golden Gathering will have over 80 exhibitors on hand to answer any questions that senior citizens may have on a variety of issues, such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance.

September 28, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces Over $1 Million In State Funding For Renovation Project At Freeport Train Station

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced that he secured over $1 million in state funding for a renovation project at the Freeport Train Station. The funds will be used to completely overhall the waiting room on the station platform. Senator Fuschillo was joined by Assemblyman David McDonough (19th Assembly District) and Freeport Mayor Bill Glacken. "The Freeport Train Station is an integral part of the Village, serving hundreds of residents on a daily basis.

September 28, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Saladino Honor Vietnam Veteran From Massapequa Park

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (12th Assembly District) today presented the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross to Massapequa Park resident Arthur Krumm in recognition of his service during the Vietnam War."Mr. Krumm bravely served our nation as a member of the armed forces, and each of us owes him a great deal of gratitude, admiration, and respect for the sacrifices he made for our country," said Senator Fuschillo.

September 26, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Cosponsors New Law To Save Taxpayers Billions Of Dollars In Medicaid Costs

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that legislation he cosponsored to save taxpayers billions in Medicaid costs by creating a State Office of Medicaid Inspector General has been signed into law by Governor George Pataki."Medicaid fraud is costing the taxpayers of this state billions of dollars each year and taking resources away from those who truly need them," said Senator Fuschillo. "We need to step up efforts to prevent fraud, uncover abuses within system, and recover money that is being used improperly.

September 26, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Calls On MTA To Implement "quiet Car" Program On Lirr Trains

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) has called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to implement a "Quiet Car" program on all Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) trains that would allow commuters to sit in a designated train car to work or rest without being disturbed by cell phones or loud conversations.

September 22, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblywoman Pheffer Announce New Law To Protect Autism Patients From Insurance Discrimination

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), and Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (23rd Assembly District) today announced the enactment of a new law, which they sponsored, that will help protect autism patients from discrimination by ensuring that services for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder are covered by health insurance.

September 21, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces Senate Passage Of Timothy's Law

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that the New York State Senate passed "Timothy’s Law", which he cosponsored, to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illnesses. The legislation would require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and would require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children.

September 19, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Secures $300,000 In State Funding For Merrick Road Revitalization Project

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Assemblyman David McDonough (19th Assembly District), and Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg (19th Legislative District) have announced a new downtown revitalization project along Merrick Road between Babylon Turnpike and Central Parkway.Senator Fuschillo secured $300,000 in state grant funding to finance the project."Homeowners and local businesses will definitely benefit from this project," said Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business Committee.

September 8, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Joined By State And County Officials In Securing Funds For Downtown Revitalization Project Along Merrick Avenue

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt (17th Assembly District), and Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg (19th Legislative District) today announced a new downtown revitalization project along Merrick Avenue between Camp Avenue and Horatio Street.The project will be financed through $800,000 in state funds, secured by Senator Fuschillo, and $50,000 in County monies."The benefits of this project are twofold," said Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business Committee.

September 8, 2006
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New Fuschillo Law Requires Telemarketers To Update Do-not-call Lists More Often

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee, announced today the enactment of a new law that will enable residents to be removed more quickly from telemarketing call lists using the state’s Do Not Call Registry. The new law, which Senator Fuschillo sponsored, requires telemarketing companies to update their lists at least once every 31 days.

September 7, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo's "consumer Communications Records Privacy Act" Enacted Into Law By Governor

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee, has sponsored a new law that prevents people’s phone records from being sold to a third party. Senator Fuschillo's bill was recently signed into law by Governor George Pataki. "An individual’s phone records are a very private thing and should not be able to be bought and sold by third parties.

September 6, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Saladino Conduct Commuter Survey At Massapequa Park Train Station

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (12th Assembly District) recently spoke with Massapequa Park commuters about conditions on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) during their recent visit to the Massapequa Park Train Station.

September 5, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo To Sponsor No-out-of-pocket-cost Breast Screening Program At Merrick Library

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be hosting a no-out-of-pocket-cost breast cancer screening day on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at the Merrick Public Library."One of the best ways in overcoming breast cancer is early detection. Women need to make mammograms an annual event in their lives, because they play a vital role in expediting the detection and treatment of breast cancer," stated Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Health Committee.

September 5, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And District Attorney Rice Announce Funding For New Dwi Enforcement Technology

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice today announced $110,000 in state grant funding for new technology to help the District Attorney’s office prosecute drunk drivers. Senator Fuschillo and District Attorney Rice were joined at the announcement by the leaders of Long Island DWI victims advocacy groups.

August 24, 2006
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Governor Signs Senator Fuschillo's Bill Regulating Indoor Tanning For Teens

Legislation sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) to protect teenagers from the dangers of skin cancer has now been signed into law by Governor George Pataki. "Teenage tanning is becoming more and more prevalent, with some kids exposing themselves to dangerous ultraviolet rays several times a week. These children are not concerning themselves with the potential long term health effects, such as skin cancer, eye injury, skin rashes, and skin wrinkling.

August 18, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Saladino Talk About The Lirr With Massapequa Commuters

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (12th Assembly District) recently visited the Massapequa Train Station to speak with local commuters about their opinions of the services provided by the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).

August 14, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Congratulates Massapequa Park Eagle Scout

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently welcomed Massapequa Park resident Toby Ring to his district office to congratulate him on becoming an Eagle Scout. Toby is a member of Boy Scout Troop 660 and will be entering his junior year of high school this fall.The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest award that a boy scout can achieve.

August 11, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo's Bill Expanding Use Of Alternative Fuels Signed Into Law

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) has announced that legislation he sponsored to expand the use of alternative fuels for vehicles has been signed into law by Governor George Pataki.

"Use of renewable fuels should be encouraged to promote cleaner energy and reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Thanks to this new law, all service stations across the state will be able to purchase and sell these environmentally friendly fuels.

August 2, 2006
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