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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(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
(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.
(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, risingto 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.
(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 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.
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.
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..
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.