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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mckevitt Speak With Merrick Commuters About The Lirr

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt (17th Assembly District) today spoke with commuters at the Merrick Train Station about their opinion of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The two state legislators conducted a survey that asks commuters to rate various aspects of the LIRR’s service, including fares, on-time performance of trains, cleanliness of trains and stations, parking conditions at the station, and courtesy of LIRR staff."The LIRR is a vital part of Long Island’s transportation infrastructure.

August 1, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Conduct Lirr Survey At Freeport Train Station

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently visited the Freeport Train Station to speak with commuters about their opinion of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The two state legislators conducted a survey that asks commuters to rate various aspects of the LIRR’s service, including fares, on-time performance of trains, cleanliness of trains and stations, parking conditions at the station, and courtesy of LIRR staff."The LIRR is a vital part of Long Island’s transportation infrastructure.

July 26, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Congratulate Seaford Kiwanis Club On Five Years Of Success

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently joined with members of the Seaford Kiwanis Club to celebrate the group’s 5th Anniversary. "One of life’s greatest pleasures is helping others, and that is something on which the entire foundation of the Seaford Kiwanis Club is based," said Senator Fuschillo.

July 20, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Congratulate Freeport Resident On Being Crowned Ms. Senior New York

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently met with Freeport resident Kay Hill to congratulate her on being crowned Ms. Senior New York America. "Kay’s spirit and talent serve as an inspiration to us all, and it is my pleasure to congratulate her on this special achievement" said Senator Fuschillo. The Ms. Senior America pageant is an annual event designed to showcase the talents and inner beauty of women ages 60 and over.

July 18, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces Enactment Of Law Increasing Parents' Ability To Locate Sex Offenders In Their Neighborhoods

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced that Governor George Pataki signed legislation making it easier for parents to locate sex offenders in their neighborhoods.

July 18, 2006
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Fuschillo, Hannon, And Dinapoli Announce Over 5 Million For New Construction And Improvement Projects At Nassau Community College

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Senator Kemp Hannon (6th Senate District) and Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli (16th Assembly District) today joined with Nassau Community College President Dr. Sean Fanelli in unveiling major construction and improvement projects at the college made possible through $5.15 million in state funding. "As the largest single campus community college in the state, Nassau Community College is a critical component for higher learning on Long Island," said Senator Fuschillo.

July 17, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces That Local Savings From State Medicaid Reforms Higher Than Anticipated

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that the Medicaid reforms he supported to reduce local property taxes have resulted in significantly higher savings than anticipated. Nassau and Suffolk Counties are now expected to receive approximately $180 million in combined savings from New York State through calendar year 2007."The State Legislature enacted significant reforms to Medicaid over the last two years to help alleviate the financial burden on local governments and reduce property taxes for homeowners," said Senator Fuschillo.

July 13, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Presents Amelia Earhart Award To Mepham Student

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was joined by Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) and Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg (19th Legislative District) in presenting the Amelia Earhart Award to Timothy Beuth, a Bellmore resident who will be entering his senior year at Mepham High School. "Timothy has worked very hard to attain this achievement. Earning this award clearly demonstrates his dedication and leadership skills, and is an indicator of the many great things he will accomplish in the future.

July 5, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces Property Tax Rebate For Homeowners Is On The Way

Long Islanders will be receiving a rebate check worth hundreds of dollars in their mailboxes this fall, thanks to a plan cosponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and signed into law earlier today. The plan will help provide school tax relief to homeowners. "Providing hard working, overburdened Long Islanders with tax relief has been my number one priority. Through this new plan, hundreds of dollars in savings will be delivered directly to homeowners in the form of a rebate check," said Senator Fuschillo.

June 29, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo, Assemblyman Sweeney, And College President Announce $21.7 Million For New Facilities At Farmingdale State

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Assemblyman Robert Sweeney (11th Assembly District) and Farmingdale State President Dr. Jonathan Gibralter today announced a $21.7 million state investment that will allow the college to undertake a major expansion and improvement project. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman Sweeney secured the funds as part of the 2006-07 state budget."Over the last five years, Farmingdale State has undergone a major transformation.

June 28, 2006
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North Merrick Resident Chosen As "woman Of Distinction" By Senator Fuschillo

North Merrick resident Alyse Middendorf was selected as a 2006 "Woman of Distinction" by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District). Ms. Middendorf was honored during a special Senate ceremony in Albany, where she received her award from Senator Fuschillo in front of her family and other honored guests."Whether it is volunteering to serve the children of North Merrick as a school board member or safeguarding the rights and improving the lives of people with disabilities in her professional life, Alyse has devoted herself to helping others," said Senator Fuschillo.

June 27, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Local Assemblymen Vote To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations For Rape Victims

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District), Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt (17th Assembly District) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (12th Assembly District) all voted in favor of legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations for rape victims. Both the Senate and Assembly passed these new protections."It is absurd that even with DNA evidence, suspected rapists could escape prosecution simply because they weren’t caught fast enough.

June 27, 2006
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Fuschillo Bill Increasing Public Access To Information About Environmental Conditions Passed By Legislature

Both the New York State Senate and Assembly recently passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), that would make it easier for residents to protect their families from potential environmental hazards by increasing public access to information about local environmental conditions.

"People have a right to know what is happening in their neighborhoods. If there are conditions that affect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land our homes are on, that information should be easily accessible," said Senator Fuschillo.

June 27, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo To Sponsor No-out-of-pocket-cost Breast Screening Program At Massapequa 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, July 19th at the Massapequa 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 detecting and treating breast cancer," stated Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Health Committee.

June 26, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Sponsors Legislation To Assist Residents Whose Insurance Company Cancels Their Homeowners Policy

To assist residents whose insurance carrier cancels or does not renew their policy because they live in a hurricane flood zone, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) sponsored legislation, passed by both the Senate and Assembly, that would require these companies to inform homeowners about other insurance options that are available. "Unfortunately, in the wake of last year’s hurricanes, we saw some insurance companies decide to revoke or not renew policies to Long Islanders simply because they live in close proximity to the water.

June 26, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces Senate Passage Of Landmark Drunk Driving Legislation

The New York State Senate today voted to enact landmark drunk driving reforms proposed by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), that increases penalties for repeat offenders, drunk drivers with an elevated blood alcohol content (BAC), drunk drivers who kill others, and individuals who refuse to submit to a chemical test."The Department of Criminal Justice Services estimates that the average DWI offender drives drunk once every four or five nights.

June 18, 2006
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New Fuschillo Law Prevents Dumpster Divers From Stealing Your Identity

A new law sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee will help prevent identity thieves from obtaining consumers’ private information. Under the new law, businesses who are discarding records containing a consumer’s personal information, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates, addresses and telephone numbers, will now be required to shred or destroy those records before putting them in the trash.

June 13, 2006
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Governor Pataki Signs Senator Fuschillo's Bill To Lock Out Identity Thieves

New Yorkers will soon be able to block identity thieves from opening phony accounts in their name, now that security freeze legislation sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was signed into law by Governor George Pataki. "Identity theft is the number one consumer crime in New York State and can strike at a moment’s notice," said Senator Fuschillo, who was himself once a victim of identity theft.

June 7, 2006
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