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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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Hurricane Preparedness Information

            With Hurricane Irene expected to severely impact Long Island this weekend, Senator Fuschillo is reminding residents about emergency preparedness information that will help them prepare their families and homes for the storm. 

August 26, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & CCMAC SPONSOR FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) today partnered to sponsor a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer. The program was held at Wantagh Park. 

August 25, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS IN APPLAUDING DENIAL OF PERMIT FOR WANTAGH NIGHT CLUB

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with local officials and residents of Wantagh and Seaford in applauding the Zoning Board of Appeals for rejecting an application for a new "entertainment" venue in Wantagh.

August 25, 2011
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Senator Fuschillo Blasts Port Authority Toll Increase on WABC Radio

Clip from Senator Fuschillo's August 19th appearance on the Joe Crummey show (WABC 770 radio), where he discusses his opposition to the Port Authority's toll increase plan and calls for an independent forensic audit of the Port Authority & re-evaluation of Port Authority's leadership.

August 22, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROHIBIT SALE OF CHILD PRODUCTS CONTAINING DANGEROUS CHEMICALS

           Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation he supports that will prohibit the sale of child care products containing the flame retardant chemical TRIS, which has been known as a potential carcinogen and has been banned for decades from children’s clothing.  

August 22, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON PORT AUTHORITY’S APPROVAL OF TOLL INCREASES

“The Port Authority’s decision to raise tolls is a step in the wrong direction for New York State.  

August 19, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON GOVERNORS CUOMO AND CHRISTIE TO RE-EVALUATE CURRENT PORT AUTHORITY LEADERSHIP

            “Yesterday’s audit issued by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on the Port Authority’s finances, which comes on the eve of the Port Authority Board voting on a massive toll increase proposal, shows exactly why the Port Authority’s current leadership should be re-evaluated.

            The Comptroller’s audit showed that the Port Authority spent over $85 million in overtime in 2010 alone, and that the Authority’s management ‘fell asleep at the wheel’ in achieving its goals to control overtime costs.

August 18, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES LAW TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM DANGEROUS SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a new law to help prevent violent felons and sexual predators from becoming school bus drivers. The law, which Senator Fuschillo supported in the Senate, will expand the list of convictions that disqualify individuals from being employed as a school bus driver.

August 17, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO LETTER TO PORT AUTHORITY BOARD URGING THEM TO REJECT TOLL INCREASE PROPOSAL

Following is a letter Senator Fuschillo sent to the Port Authority's Board of Commissioners urging them to reject a proposal to raise tolls on the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the George Washington Bridge, and the bridges connecting Staten Island and New Jersey. The Port Authority Board is scheduled to vote on the proposal on August 19th.

August 16, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR ANNOUNCING SUPPORT OF “COMPLETE STREETS” LEGISLATION

                                Governor to Sign Legislation Into Law 

August 15, 2011
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GOVERNOR APPROVES FUSCHILLO BILL TO PROTECT RAILROAD PASSENGERS FROM SECOND-HAND SMOKE

                       New Law Bans Smoking on MTA Train Platforms and Boarding Areas              

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo approved legislation he sponsored to help protect MTA passengers from harmful second hand smoke exposure.

August 15, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH SPONSOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR IN MERRICK

            New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently sponsored a hurricane & emergency preparedness seminar in Merrick.  

August 11, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT STATE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR

With families getting ready to start their back to school shopping, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that clothing and footwear purchases under $55 per item are now exempt from the New York State portion of sales tax.  

August 10, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR DECLARING PROPOSED PORT AUTHORITY TOLL INCREASE A “NON-STARTER”

           “Governor Cuomo declaring the Port Authority’s toll increase proposal a ‘non-starter’ earlier today is welcome news for families and businesses that would have borne the brunt of these absurd and unfair increases. 

August 9, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR NO OUT-OF-POCKET COST PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital, will be sponsoring a no out-of-pocket cost prostate cancer screening program on Thursday, September 15th in Freeport.              Screenings will be conducted on September 15th between 4 pm -7 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located at 130 E. Merrick Road in Freeport.   

August 9, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS LOCAL OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS IN ANNOUNCING WITHDRAWAL OF AQUA’S APPLICATION FOR 150 FOOT WATER TOWER IN WANTAGH

           Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilwoman Angie Cullin, and other local leaders and residents in announcing that Aqua is abandoning its plan to build a 150 foot water tower in Wantagh.

August 8, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON PORT AUTHORITY BOARD AND GOVERNORS CUOMO & CHRISTIE TO REJECT OUTRAGEOUS TOLL INCREASE PROPOSAL

           “The Port Authority’s proposal to dramatically raise tolls is both absurd and insulting to the overburdened residents and businesses who will be forced to pay substantially more to use the bridges and tunnels. 

August 6, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO IN ANNOUNCING REFUNDS FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASED SALTWATER FISHING LICENSES

Saltwater Fishing License Fee Eliminated as Part of This Year’s State Budget 

August 5, 2011
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GOVERNOR APPROVES FUSCHILLO BILL TO LOWER COUNTIES’ PUBLIC DEFENSE COSTS

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved legislation (S5474) he sponsored to help counties save money in providing public defense services to individuals who cannot afford an attorney.

August 4, 2011
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GOVERNOR APPROVES FUSCHILLO BILL TO CONTINUE ALLOWING PHARMACISTS TO ADMINISTER FLU & PNEUMONIA VACCINES

  Law Extends Current Program Which Has Helped Boost State’s Immunization Rates and Improve Access to Flu & Pneumonia Vaccines

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved legislation he sponsored to ensure that pharmacists can continue administering flu and pneumonia shots. Senator Fuschillo’s legislation extends a highly successful law which has boosted the state’s immunization rates and enabled hundreds of thousands of people to get vaccinated by trained pharmacists.

August 4, 2011
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