David Carlucci's Press releases

PAIN AT THE PUMP: Senator Carlucci Blasts Rockland Gas Stations for Price Gouging Customers

NANUET, NY – With gas in scarce supply and commuters eager to get back on the road, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today blasted Rockland gas stations for alleged price gouging during the aftermath and cleanup of Hurricane Sandy. 

November 1, 2012
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Senator David Carlucci Urges Rockland Employers to File their MTA Protective Refund Claim Before Deadline Next Friday

NANUET, NY – As the verdict of the MTA Payroll Tax awaits a final legal decision, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today issued a stark reminder to Rockland employers that they must file their MTA Protective Refund Claims before next Friday, November 2nd to ensure that they are eligible for tax relief in the event the payroll tax is found unconstitutional.

October 27, 2012
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Senator David Carlucci Joins with Rockland Homeowners to Restore their STAR Rebate Check

NEW CITY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today joined with scores of Rockland County homeowners who demanded a full restoration of the STAR Rebate Check to help working class families across New York State.

October 25, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Urges Orange & Rockland, Hudson Valley Residents to be Prepared for Hurricane Sandy

“Today I am urging Orange and Rockland to begin making the necessary preparations in advance of the possible arrival of Hurricane Sandy.  We cannot be in a position where our utility companies are unable to service its customers and subsequently are left in the dark.  

"At the same time residents are preparing to make their own arrangements in the event that the storm hits the Hudson Valley, our utility companies must be doing the same.  

October 25, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Unveils College Affordability Plan

Will Reduce Skyrocketing Tuition Expenses for Middle Class Families; Grants New Incentives for Savings, Increases Transparency

SUFFERN, NY – As the cost of tuition for colleges and universities continues to soar at alarming rates throughout the country, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today announced legislation (S.7449A) he has co-sponsored that will make higher education more affordable so that students and their families will not be saddled with debt for years after graduation.

October 15, 2012
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PRESS RELEASE: Senator Carlucci to Host Jobs Workshop in Spring Valley

Resources Available for Job Seekers to Help Find New Career Opportunities

NANUET, NYWhile unemployment continues to remain stubbornly high, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) announced he will be hosting a Jobs Workshop to provide residents the chance to acquire new skills and career opportunities in today’s recovering economy."

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 30th from 1pm – 4pm at Finkelstein Memorial Library, located at 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley.  The seminar will take place inside the Fielding Room on the third floor. 

October 11, 2012
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PRESS RELEASE: Senator Carlucci Announces 5-Point Jobs Plan to Put New Yorkers Back to Work

Senator Carlucci Announces 5-Point Jobs Plan to Put New Yorkers Back to Work

Small Businesses and Consumers Will Benefit from Targeted Tax Relief Measures and Regulatory Reform Proposals

Senator Carlucci: “We need tax and regulatory policies that will help make New York more competitive in the global economy”

ORANGEBURG, NYSenator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today was joined by small business owners and local elected officials at Nice-Pak, Inc., to announce his 5-Point Jobs Plan, a comprehensive blueprint for action that will jumpstart the economy and create jobs here in the Hudson Valley. 

October 4, 2012
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Senator Carlucci, Lions Club of North Rockland Announce Free Eye Screening Program for Children 2-5 Years Old

NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and the Lions Club of North Rockland today announced that they will be hosting a free eye screening program for children between the ages of 2 – 5 years old.  The program helps identify children with amblyopia and is conducted in partnership with the Ira G. Ross Eye Institute.

The event will be held next Monday, October 8th from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Senator Carlucci’s District Office, located at 95 South Middletown Road, Nanuet.

October 3, 2012
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Nyack Hospital, Senator Carlucci to Co-Host Free Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured and Underinsured Women in Rockland County

Nyack Hospital, Senator Carlucci to Co-Host Free Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured and Underinsured Women in Rockland County

Nyack, NY – Nyack Hospital and Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) will be hosting a FREE Breast Cancer Screening Program this Friday, September 28, from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM at The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital.  This is a chance for anyone who cannot afford a routine Mammography and Clinical Breast Exam to actually receive one.

September 25, 2012
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Legislators Join Activists to Launch Boating Safety Education Petition Effort

Carlucci, Galef and Boating Safety Activists Circulate On-Line/Print Petitions to Urge Boating Safety in New York

(August 30, 2012) Grieving relatives of those who have drowned this past summer are channeling their grief and anger into political action.   They are circulating a print petition (see attached) calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to pass and enact the Galef/Carlucci legislation (A3550/S6633). 

August 31, 2012
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Senator Carlucci, Assemblywoman Galef Announce Legislation Banning Smoking on Playgrounds

Ban Would Protect Children During Most Popular Play Times

OSSINING, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Westchester/Putnam) today joined with anti-smoking advocates and officials to urge immediate action on state legislation (A.6451/S7627) that will prohibit smoking at public playgrounds where children under twelve are present during the hours between sunrise and sunset. This legislation would not preempt local municipalities which have enacted more stringent anti-smoking policies.

August 22, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Hosts Minority and Women Business Forum

NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today announced that he will be hosting a Minority and Women Business Forum in an effort to open up doors for greater economic opportunity, create a more diverse business climate, and expand participation in state contracting right here in the Hudson Valley.

August 8, 2012
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Senators Carlucci, Avella Urge Passage of Boating Safety Bill

State Legislation (S.7199) Would Provide Financial Incentives, Reduce Insurance Premiums for Completing Boating Safety Course

New York State Senators David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and Tony Avella (D-Queens) today offered their support for legislation that will offer a reduction in insurance premiums for New Yorkers that choose to take boating safety courses.  The idea is a based on a carrot-and-stick approach that would reward individuals for learning how to properly operate a boat or vessel, with the goal being a renewed focus on accident prevention.

August 8, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Launches Education Campaign to Combat West Nile Virus

Summer Health Tip Brochures to be Distributed throughout Rockland County

NANUET, NY – After a frightening report was released showing Rockland County ranked among the top three counties for West Nile Virus, Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today responded with his own public awareness campaign to keep residents safe and guarded against the mosquito-borne disease and other summer illnesses.

July 24, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Visits Seniors at Pascack Community Center to Discuss Upcoming Senior Fair, Local Issues

NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today visited the Pascack Community Center in an effort to provide informational services and relay upcoming community events for senior citizens in Rockland County.  

July 9, 2012
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21 Means 21: Senator Carlucci Unveils Card Hard Campaign to Go After Fake IDs, Underage Drinking for July 4th Holiday

State Legislation Would Increase Presence of Fake ID Scanners at Bevarage Stores, Enable Store Employees to Confiscate Fake IDs

ORANGEBURG, NY In the wake of the Fourth of July holiday celebration scheduled to take place tomorrow, Senator Carlucci today joined with local law enforcement personnel, business groups, and advocates to stress the need to combat the growing problem of underage drinking during one of the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.

July 3, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Calls for Increasing the NYS Minimum Wage

Emotional Plea from Rockland Girl Scout Hannah Buckler, Advocates to Help Working Families

NEW CITY, NYWith families in the Hudson Valley struggling to make ends meet in a recovering economy, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today came out in support of raising the New York State minimum wage to meet the rising costs of living expenses.

June 29, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Announces Passage of Lauren’s Law

Passed in Senate and Assembly, Bill Now Moves to Governor Cuomo’s Desk

NANUET, NYSenator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today announced the historic passage of Lauren’s Law (S.7103A), the first of its kind law in New York State that will save lives and increase the enrollment of organ donation. 

Joined by 12 year-old Stony Point resident Lauren Shields, the heart transplant recipient for whom the law is named after, as well as organ donation advocacy groups that pushed for passage of the bill, declared victory as the bill now heads its way over to Governor Cuomo’s desk to be signed into law.

June 22, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Announces Mandate Relief Bill for Community College Costs

Prevents County Charge-backs to Town Governments, Increases State Aid for Tuition Fees

NEW CITY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today announced he has co-sponsored a comprehensive mandate relief bill (S.7152) that seeks to alleviate out-of-county community college tuition costs for Rockland County, as well as prevent charge-back fees from being implemented onto its Towns.

June 15, 2012
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Senator Carlucci, Assemblywoman Galef Introduce Mandate Relief Measure for BOCES

OSSINING, NY (June 1, 2012) – With school districts receiving less state aid from Albany and facing a growing financial burden at home, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) today joined forces in an effort to provide another important step in mandate relief and to help generate additional revenue to cover BOCES program’s operating costs.

June 6, 2012
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