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Senator Fuschillo Reads To Kindergarten Class As Part Of Birch Elementary School’s Reading Day

   Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo visits Ms. Vernet’s kindergarten class as part of Birch Elementary School’s annual “Community Read-In Day.”

    State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently served as a guest reader at Birch Elementary School in Merrick as part of the school’s annual “Community Read-In Day”.

February 11, 2008
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Senate Approves Fuschillo Legislation Protecting New Yorkers From Predatory Towing Practices

    The New York State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. that would protect New York drivers from predatory towing at private parking lots.

February 11, 2008
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Senator Fuschillo Appears On “tv 55 Focus”

    State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently appeared as a guest on “TV 55 Focus,” a weekly half-hour news program that taps into the pulse of the Long Island community and discusses issues that are important to Long Islanders.

February 8, 2008
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Senator Fuschillo, Local Officials Cut The Ribbon On New Merrick Small Business

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today attended the grand opening of the new Smith Street Deli in Merrick. Senator Fuschillo, along with Assemblyman Dave McDonough, and Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Angie Cullin, and officials from the Merrick Chamber of Commerce, cut the ribbon on the new deli and wished owner Doug Gerber, a longtime Merrick resident, many years of success.

January 25, 2008
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Senator Fuschillo: Governor Spitzer’s Budget Is Wrong For Long Island

   Governor Spitzer again shows that he is out of touch with the needs of Long Island residents by proposing a state budget that slashes funding for Long Island schools, denies middle class homeowners a promised STAR rebate increase, cuts funding for hospitals, raises taxes and fees, and forces unfunded mandates on to local governments.  His budget is wrong for Long Island.

January 22, 2008
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Senator Fuschillo “extends The Holidays” For Children In Winthrop Hospital

To help bring smiles to the faces of children in the hospital, State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and leaders from several local labor unions today visited Winthrop Hospital’s Pediatric Ward to deliver hundreds of toys they collected as part of the Senator’s annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

January 8, 2008
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Senator Fuschillo Reminds Town Of Babylon Residents To Save Money On School Taxes Through New York State's Star Program

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding homeowners in the Town of Babylon that they can save money on their school taxes under New York State’s STAR program. Town of Babylon residents have until March 1, 2008 to file an application for the STAR program.

January 8, 2008
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Fuschillo And Mcdonough Honor Merrick-north Merrick Little League’s State Champs

    State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently honored the players and coaches from the Merrick-North Merrick Little League 9 and 10 year old softball team for capturing the New York State Championship.

    Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough congratulated the team and presented them with copies of a resolution passed by the New York State Senate in honor of their accomplishments.

January 7, 2008
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Sen. Fuschillo Discusses Airline Passengers' Bill Of Rights On National Tv

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was recently a guest on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss New York State’s newly enacted Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights. “Squawk Box” is a nationally televised morning business news and talk program. “Squawk Box” can be seen weekday mornings on CNBC between 6-9 am.

January 4, 2008
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Sen. Fuschillo & Robbie Levine Foundation Announce 2008 As The "year Of The Aed"

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) has joined with Merrick residents Jill and Craig Levine, who founded the Robbie Levine Foundation in memory of their nine year old son who died tragically of sudden cardiac arrest after rounding the bases and reaching home plate during a little league practice in 2005, to make 2008 the "Year of the Defibrillator".

January 2, 2008
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Statement By Ny State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.: Judge’s Ruling To Uphold New York State’s First-in-the Nation Airline Passengers’ Bill Of Rights Is A Tremendous Victory For All Who Travel Through New York Airports

    Today’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn to uphold New York State’s Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights, which I authored, is a tremendous victory not only for all New Yorkers but for everyone who travels through New York’s many airports.

    With the majority of the country’s airline delays occurring in New York State, this first-in-the-nation law is a necessary and common sense way to ensure that stranded airline passengers are treated with respect.

December 20, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Urges Federal Court To Uphold NYS Airline Passengers’ Bill Of Rights

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today urged federal appeals judges to uphold New York State’s new “Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights” Law which began protecting the rights of passengers that use New York airports on January 1, 2008.  The Air Transport Association of American, Inc. (ATA), which represents the major airlines, is, for the second time, challenging the law which protects the rights of airline passengers.

December 18, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Urges Federal Court To Uphold NYS Airline Passengers’ Bill Of Rights So That The Law Can Begin Protecting Air Travelers On Jan. 1

    State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today urged U.S. District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn to allow a New York State law to go into effect on January 1st that will require all airlines at New York airports to provide basic amenities, including snacks and water, fresh air and power, and working restrooms for passengers delayed on planes for more than three hours.  New York’s first-in-the-nation law, which Senator Fuschillo sponsored, is being challenged by the Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), which represents the major airlines.

December 18, 2007
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Statement Of Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

"In urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to approve a fare hike that will greatly increase costs for commuters, Governor Spitzer has again shown a blatant disregard for the residents of Long Island.Under the MTA’s proposed plan, hardworking Long Island families will face yet another fare increase. Already since 1995, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) fares have risen by 42 percent.

December 11, 2007
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State Senators To Introduce Legislation To Keep Recalled Toys Out Of The Hands Of New York Children

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that he is introducing comprehensive state legislation, along with Senators Dean Skelos, Carl Marcellino and Kemp Hannon, to protect children from hazardous toys that have been recalled. The Toy Recall Protection and Enforcement Act prohibits the sale of recalled toys and other consumer goods by stores, thrift shops and second hand retailers, imposes penalties on businesses that continue to sell recalled products, and puts in place other protections to ensure that dangerous toys stay out of the hands of children.

December 10, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Joins With Local Veterans In Commemorating Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today joined with local veterans in remembering the 66th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor during the Long Island Air Force Association’s "Dropping of the Roses" ceremony. Senator Fuschillo also joined with the audience in honoring the nine Pearl Harbor survivors who attended the ceremony. As part of the annual ceremony, which was held at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, veterans, local officials, and residents gathered together as roses were blessed with water from Pearl Harbor.

December 7, 2007
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Senate Health Committee Holds Public Hearing Investigating The Case Of A Long Island Anesthesiologist Reusing Syringes

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the State Senate’s Health Committee, recently participated in a public hearing investigating why some patients who had potentially been exposed to life-threatening infections by a Long Island Anesthesiologist who reused syringes had to wait several years before being notified that they were at-risk. "The bottom line of this case is that the system failed.

December 7, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Urges Congress To Enact Law To Ban Universal Default, Questions Governor Spitzer's Veto Of A Law That Would Have Protected New York State Credit Card Holders

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today urged Congress to enact a law to ban universal default, a practice used by credit card companies to raise interest rates based on credit scores, even if card holders are paying their credit card bills on-time. Senator Fuschillo also again questioned Governor Spitzer’s veto of a proposed law that would have prohibited this practice, called universal default, in New York State.

December 4, 2007
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Senate Hearing Examines Contaminated Toy Recall In New York State

ANew York State Senate Public Hearing was Co-Chaired today by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Senator Kemp Hannon, and Senator Carl L. Marcellino investigating recent recalls of contaminated toys and consumer products found to have excessive levels of lead and to determine whether the state can play a better role in further expediting recall notifications.

December 4, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo & Li Senators Call For Long Island’s Fair Share Of School Aid

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), along with his fellow majority senators from Long Island, called on the state to make sure that Long Island school districts get their fair share of state funding in the 2008-2009 budget. In a letter to State Education Commissioner Richard P. Mills and Chancellor Robert M. Bennett, the delegation expresses its disappointment with the 2008-09 Regents State Aid proposal.

November 29, 2007
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