Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo helps a child pick out a toy from the over 2,000 toys collected through his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.
New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today helped put smiles on the faces of Winthrop Hospital’s child patients by delivering over 2,000 toys collected through his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive. Representatives from the Nassau County Sheriff Officer’s Association, Laborers Local 66, and Local 1298, all of whom participated in the program, joined Senator Fuschillo in delivering the toys to the hospital.
Legislation Would Ensure that Commuters Receive $240 a Month State Tax Benefit to Help Offset Mass-Transit Costs
With New York commuters facing higher costs following Washington’s failure to extend the pre-tax transit benefit, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), is calling for immediate passage of legislation he sponsors to create a permanent state commuter tax benefit to provide savings to commuters who use the Long Island Rail Road and other mass transit.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding all Town of Babylon residents that the filing period to apply for New York State’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program and other property tax exemptions in the Town of Babylon is currently underway. The filing period runs through March 1st.
“Governor Cuomo’s state of the state focused on a number of priorities which build upon the success of last year and will keep New York State headed in the right direction; cutting spending, no new taxes, mandate relief, creating jobs, and improving our infrastructure.
Senator Fuschillo appears on News 12 Long Island to discuss plans to hold public hearings on distracted driving. The hearings will examine how New York State can better prevent distracted driving to improve safety on our roadways.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (back row right) thanks Birch Elementary School students, Principal Kerri Schlissel (back row second left), and Student Council Advisor Chris Hoisik (back row left) for collecting toys for his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.
Students from Birch Elementary School in Merrick recently participated in Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.’s annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive by collecting numerous boxes and bags full of toys. Senator Fuschillo (R-Merrick) recently visited the school to personally pick up the toys and thank students and staff for once again participating in the program.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents that middle-class tax cuts and a property tax cap are among the new laws taking effect on January 1, 2012. Also among the new laws are new roadway safety measures, improved coverage for cancer treatments, and new protections to prevent underage smoking.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo visits Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh to thank Principal Maureen Goldberg and her students for collecting toys for his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and local officials to help cut the ribbon on one of Merrick’s newest small businesses, A-1 Transmissions.
“The National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendation that states ban all drivers from using any portable electronic devices while driving is a positive step which would help make our roads safer.
Research has shown that distracted driving greatly increases the likelihood of getting into a car crash. Some research has shown that distracted drivers are more impaired than those who are drunk or under the influence of drugs.
According to AAA, distracted driving causes between 4,000 and 8,000 crashes a day and contributes to as many as half of the 6 million crashes nationwide each year. That’s more than enough reasons to require drivers to focus their attention solely where it belongs; on the road ahead.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today wrote to Congressional leaders urging them to work together to extend the $230 a month federal transit benefit which helps individuals offset their commuting expenses. The $230 a month benefit is scheduled to expire at the end of the year unless Congress approves an extension.
“Governor Cuomo’s announcement of over $101 million in state economic development funding represents a major investment in Long Island’s economy which will help promote economic growth, create jobs, and put people back to work.
“I am pleased that the Legislature and the Governor worked together in a bipartisan fashion to address the right priorities needed to help our economy grow; cutting taxes, creating jobs, and upgrading our infrastructure. In stark contrast to Washington, which is plagued by partisan gridlock, New York State is addressing the critical issues we face and delivering the results that residents expect and deserve.
Working together, we delivered $690 million in personal income tax relief for over 4.4 million taxpayers, allowing them to keep more of their hard-earned money. Middle-class taxpayers will see the lowest tax rates in 50 years and no New York State resident will see an increase in the income tax rate they are currently paying.
A Long Island senator blasted the Port Authority Thursday after it disclosed in court documents last month that this year's toll hikes would not be used to rebuild the World Trade Center.
"During the debate and discussion the Port Authority members . . . [said] this will complete the World Trade Center project," said Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick). He said the authority "lied to the public."
In September, the New York and New Jersey chapters of AAA sued the authority to try to block the hike, arguing that use of funds for non-transportation projects would violate federal laws. The case is scheduled for a hearing in federal court in New York City next week.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with representatives from the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and other local officials in celebrating the grand opening of one of Merrick’s newest small businesses, Merrick Pediatric Dentistry.
Senator Fuschillo, along with Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Nassau County Legislators Norma Gonsalves and Dave Denenberg, joined the Merrick Chamber in congratulating Dr. Rania Elbaz and wishing her many years of success.
Merrick Pediatric Dentistry, located at 1469 Merrick Avenue in Merrick, is a child-friendly office which focuses on helping children maintain good dental and oral health and teaching them about good dental habits to keep their teeth healthy.