Sen. Johnson, Suburban Senate Dems, Unveil Tax Relief Plan
Proposal Includes STAR Rebate Restoration, Circuit Breaker for Middle Class Homeowners
Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) was joined by fellow Long Island Senator Brian X. Foley (D-Suffolk), Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx), Long Island homeowners and school officials to unveil their proposal to provide real relief to middle class homeowners who are struggling under the crippling burden of property taxes.
The New York State Senate last week passed legislation sponsored by Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) that will authorize the installation of red-light cameras in Nassau County.
The legislation (S.3749) will enable Nassau officials to install red-light cameras at up to 50 intersections throughout the county under a five-year pilot program. These devices turn on only when a vehicle runs a red light.
Senator Craig Johnson (D-Nassau) and Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D-Wading River) last week called for funding to be restored for two vitally important breast cancer research and outreach programs.
The state legislators said the programs – The Cornell Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors Program and the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program -- offer services that are indispensable in the battle against a disease that disproportionately affects Long Islanders.
Senator Craig M. Johnson (at podium) joins fellow state legislators and representatives from The Cornell Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors Program and the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program for a March 4, 2009 press conference pushing for the programs' restoration in the 2009-2010 budget. From left, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck), Assemblyman Robert Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst), Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D-Wading River), Senator Johnson, Assemblywoman Pat Eddington (D-Medford) and program advocates.
The State Senate last week passed important legislation sponsored by Senator Craig M. Johnson to protect the victims of domestic violence and stalking from discrimination in the workplace.
“For many victims of domestic violence and stalking, their employment situation is their only stable environment,” Senator Johnson said. “This measure will ensure that these victims will be able to hold onto this stability and independence as they work to rebuild their lives.”
Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) will partner with the Garden City Park Fire Department, the Garden City Park Civic Association and Long Island Blood Services to host a blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 29.
Senator Craig M. Johnson commended the MTA/ LIRR for its financially prudent decision to suspend plans for the controversial Third Track Expansion Project amid a multi-million dollar budget shortfall for the agency.
Senator Johnson, County Executive Suozzi, Host Foreclosure Relief Forum
Long Island homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure will be able to have their loans reviewed by bank and mortgage servicing company representatives on Saturday, June 7, during a forum hosted by Senator Craig M. Johnson and Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi.
Senator Craig M. Johnson blasted the MTA/ LIRR for once again ignoring the wishes of Main Line communities by continuing to go forward with its controversial Third Track Expansion project, even as its projected costs continue to increase.
MTA officials now estimate that it would cost $1.5 billion to complete the project. As recently as March, Third Track was projected to cost $1.3 billion. Last year, it was pegged at $1 billion.