David Carlucci's Press releases

Senator Carlucci Streamlining the IG System

Senator Carlucci: Streamline NY's Patchwork Inspector General System

Senator Carlucci’s Plan would save $37 million; Strengthen State IG Office

(Albany, NY) Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today released a plan to streamline New York's patchwork Inspector General system and further empower the State Inspector General to be the top watchdog of New York's bureaucracy.

This proposal, which would eliminate overlapping and duplicative layers of state government and consolidate what are often competing operations, would result in $37 million in savings.

March 15, 2011

Senator Carlucci Announces Life Saving "Lauren's Law"

Senator Carlucci Introduces Lauren’s Law

Increasing Organ Donations Saves Lives


(Nyack, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) announced the introduction of life saving legislation, Lauren’s Law today.  Lauren’s Law is named after 10 year old Lauren Shields who received a heart transplant in March of 2009.


March 7, 2011

Long Term Health Care

Senator Carlucci Calls for Action

to Save $61 Million in Medicaid Spending


(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and the Independent Democratic Conference today called on the State Insurance Department to take the first steps to streamline the Medicaid system by quickly completing regulations to implement a new law that is projected to create more than $61 million in savings.


Senator Carlucci also issued a report detailing more recommendations to reform Medicaid spending for Long Term Health in New York.


March 2, 2011

Senator Carlucci Commemorates the 66th Anniversary of Iwo Jima

Senator Carlucci Honors Those Who

Fought So Bravely at Iwo Jima

Remembering D-Day February 19, 1945

(Pomona,NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) joined World War II veterans, their families, and members of the Rockland County Chapter of the United States Marine Corps to honor those who participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima during a ceremony commemorating its 66th anniversary at the Pratzl Brau Haus in Pomona.

February 18, 2011

School Mandate Relief Proposal

Senator Carlucci Releases

School Mandate Relief Plan

Regional Collective Bargaining among measures to lower costs, preserve educational quality


(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) today introduced a mandate relief package that will help schools reduce costs, maintain educational quality and ultimately help with the implementation of a tax cap.

February 15, 2011

Valentine's for Vets

Honoring Our Troops This Valentine’s Day


(Pearl River, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) joined students from the Lincoln Avenue Elementary School in Pearl River to box up hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards to be sent to our troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The cards were made by elementary school children from 22 schools in Rockland county.  After being boxed up, the cards will be sent overseas and distributed by Commanding Officers and Chaplains to the men and women who are serving our country this Valentine’s Day.

February 15, 2011

Senator Carlucci Urges Board of Regents to Continue Italian Language Program

Senator Carlucci Calls on New York State Board of Regents

to Continue Italian Language Program


(New City, NY) In an effort to continue the study of the Italian language and culture, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) is strongly urging the New York State Board of Regents to retain the Italian Regents.


The Board of Regents is planning to eliminate the Italian Regents in schools throughout New York State after June 2011, leaving only French and Spanish available as language options.


February 9, 2011

Senator Carlucci Fights Burdensome Regulations on Child Performers

Senator David Carlucci Fights

Burdensome Regulations on Child Performers

 (Albany, NY) New York State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland), Chairman of the Senate’s Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC), today announced his concern that New York could place thousands of acting, film, production and theater jobs in danger if a newly proposed Department of Labor (DOL) rule is enacted into law.  Senator Carlucci sent a letter yesterday to Commissioner Colleen C. Gardner at the Department of Labor outlining these concerns. 

February 9, 2011

District Office Grand Opening - Wednesday February 9


(Nanuet, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) will be hosting a District Office Grand Opening on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:30 PM.


When: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Where: 95 South Middletown Road (rear entrance)

              Nanuet, New York 10954

              Phone: 845-623-3627



February 4, 2011

Tax Cap Bill Passes State Senate

Cuomo-Carlucci Tax Cap Bill Passes State Senate


(Albany, NY) Legislation co-sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) that would finally provide relief from out-of-control property tax increases passed the State Senate today with overwhelming bi-partisan support.


The bill, (S.2706), which was also a cornerstone of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s legislative agenda, would enact on 2 percent cap on school and local government property tax increases.


February 1, 2011

Senator Carlucci Confirms New Superintendent

Senator Carlucci Confirms New



(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) confirmed the nomination of Joseph A. D’Amico today as Superintendent of the New York State Police.


Superintendent D’Amico is from West Nyack and has had a long and distinguished career of 27 years with the New York City Police Department, rising to the prestigious rank of Deputy Chief.  From 2007 until his appointment, Superintendent D’Amico served as Chief Investigator in the Office of the New York State Attorney General.


February 1, 2011

Senator Carlucci Urges New Approach to Help Our Children

Senator Carlucci Urges New Approach

to Help Our Children


(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) released a report, compiled by the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), which has found that the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has increased overtime costs and a drastic spike in worker's compensation claims, despite the number of children under OCFS supervision having decreased.


January 24, 2011

Statement From Senator Carlucci on the Formation of the Independent Democratic Committee

Statement From Senator David Carlucci

Re: Forming the Independent Democratic Conference


January 6, 2011 - “Yesterday, joined by my colleagues Senators, Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx-Westchester), Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) and David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), I announced my departure from the Senate Democratic Conference to form a third legislative conference – the Independent Democratic Conference.


“During my campaign for office, I ran as an ‘Independent Democrat’ because like the late Senator Morahan I understand the importance of setting aside partisan politics to improve the lives of the residents of New York State.


January 11, 2011

Government Efficiency

Senator Carlucci Works

to Streamline Government

Issues Recommendations to Governor Cuomo


Albany, NY - Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) and the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) today introduced a series of recommendations to Governor Cuomo and his Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission that will help in their goal to right-size New York's sprawling bureaucracy.


January 11, 2011

Supporting New York's Heroes

The Senate recognizes that veterans, whether from recent conflicts or great wars of the past, are responsible for safeguarding the freedoms we all enjoy today. Through the Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson and Senator Eric L. Adams, Chair of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, the Senate is developing policies and programs that assist, support, promote, and honor New York’s heroes; below are stories and announcements concerning these efforts..

Learn more here.

January 1, 2011

Mapping New York's Future

Mapping New York's FutureThe New York State Senate is committed to a fair, objective and transparent 2011-2012 legislative redistricting process. Procedures are being considered to advance the goals of a legislative redistricting plan incorporating clearly stated goals and criteria.

January 1, 2011
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