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.
Wantagh resident Joe Sugar (pictured left) recently met with State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District, pictured right) at the State Capitol in Albany as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) annual "music in our schools" month. Mr. Sugar is a Past-President of NYSSMA and retired music educator.
Senator Fuschillo joined Mr. Sugar at a performance of the All-State Jazz Ensemble in the Empire State Plaza, where high school students played for an audience of legislators, staff members and Capitol visitors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
The New York State Banking Department allows you to search specific credit cards by name to find out information about interest rates, fees, and penalties. You can also learn whether the cards have a universal default clause. Under universal default, credit card companies can increase interest rates on your account if you make late payments to other credit card companies or pay a phone or utility bill late.
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.
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.
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.
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.