“This Monday, we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an American hero who gave his life fighting for equality.
Dr. King devoted himself to improving the lives of others. As both a minister and civil rights activist, he led the fight for tolerance, justice, and human rights. He shared his dream for our country and inspired a nation to grow and change for the better.
Let us remember Dr. King’s many accomplishments and legacy of service, but most importantly, never forget that one person truly does have the power to make the world a better place."
Lawmakers at the state and federal levels say they are fighting to restore a recently expired tax break for commuters that previously saved transit users on Long Island hundreds of dollars a year.
State Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick) earlier this month introduced a bill to allow commuters in the state to deduct up to $240 in transit costs from their state taxes -- a move meant to ease the hurt caused when a federal tax benefit for commuters expired Dec. 31.
"The residents of Long Island rely heavily on the Long Island Rail Road," Fuschillo said. "They should not be penalized because Congress can't get their act together."
Identity theft is the number one consumer fraud complaint, affecting over 9 million Americans every year. However, there are steps that you can take to help reduce the risk of your personal information falling into the wrong hands:
STEPS TO TAKE TO PREVENT ID THEFT (from the New York State Division of Consumer Protection and the Federal Trade Commission):
* Regularly Check Your Credit Report. Consumers are entitled by law to one free copy of their credit report each year from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion). A credit report is an important record of an individual’s finances, and is used by creditors, insurers, and other businesses when determining applications for things like credit, insurance, loans, and mortgages. Regularly checking your credit report can help you uncover and report inaccurate information or fraudulent activity. Knowing what’s in your credit report will enable you to act quickly to minimize the damage.
New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, February 16th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the North Bellmore Library. The library is located at 1551 Newbridge Road in North Bellmore.
Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.
The father of America’s interstate highway system, President Dwight Eisenhower, once wrote that its “impact on the American economy— the jobs it would produce in manufacturing and construction — was beyond calculation.”
Decades later, those same words hold true as New York faces its own infrastructure and economic crisis. Investing in transportation projects can, and must, be a part of the solution.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced that he will be holding a public hearing to examine the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) recent report on distracted driving and explore how New York State can better prevent distracted driving on its roadways. The hearing will be held on Monday, February 13th at 10 am in Hearing Room A of the State Legislative Office Building in Albany.
Senator Fuschillo votes to confirm Thomas Madison as the new Executive Director of the New York State Thruway Authority, stating he has the experience needed to handle the challenges ahead, most notably rebuilding the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Senator Fuschillo is the Chairman of the New York State Senate's Transportation and chaired a meeting of the committee to examine Mr. Madison's qualifications and professional experience prior to the Senate vote.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has confirmed Governor Cuomo’s nomination of Thomas Madison as the Executive Director of the New York State Thruway Authority.
Senator Fuschillo votes to confirm Joe Lhota as Chairman of the MTA, stating he has the experience needed to make the MTA more financially accountable and transparent to residents.
Senator Fuschillo is the Chairman of the New York State Senate's Transportation and chaired a meeting of the committee to examine Mr. Lhota's qualifications and professional experience prior to the Senate vote.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today invited residents to participate in an online Q & A session he will be holding on Friday, January 20th between 12:30 pm and 1 pm. The Q & A will be held on Senator Fuschillo’s website.
“This Q & A session allows people to participate in a town hall style meeting without ever having to leave their home or office,” said Senator Fuschillo. “I encourage everyone to submit their questions and then watch the session on January 20th.”
Also Approves Legislation to Make Streets Safer and Raise Penalties for Subway “Fare-Beaters”
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the Committee has approved Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nominations of Joseph Lhota as Chairman & CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Thomas Madison as Executive Director of the New York State Thruway Authority.
Newsday is absolutely correct: The state's economy won't thrive without the infrastructure needed to support it ["Wish list for the new year," Editorial, Jan. 1].
Major projects like the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement are looming and one-third of all state and local highway bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Facing budget deficits and a weak economy, we must find innovative ways to complete necessary projects that improve our infrastructure, economy and quality of life.
For a few moments, the children had more pressing issues than aches, boo-boos, yucky medicines and scary-looking medical devices at Winthrop-University Hospital's pediatric center.
"Look at all the toys," Carey Davis Jr., 7, shouted to his mom.
Mounds of stuffed animals, board games and toy cars awaited children at the Mineola hospital Friday.
It was part of the 14th annual Extend the Holidays toy drive organized by state Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick). More than 2,000 toys were collected to be given to Winthrop's young patients throughout the year.
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.