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March 14, 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR CARLUCCI LAUNCHES ONLINE PETITION CALLING FOR FULL RESTORATION OF CUTS TO THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

With Time of the Essence, All New Yorkers Urged to Call on Governor and Legislative Leaders to Restore Cuts Before Agreeing to On-Time Budget

March 12, 2013
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SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI APPLAUDS STATE SENATE FOR FULLY RESTORING $120 MILLION DOLLARS TO OPWDD IN ONE-HOUSE BUDGET AGREEMENT

"I applaud the Senate leadership today for agreeing to restore $120 million dollars in proposed spending cuts to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.  As I have said before, I believe that we cannot balance the budget on the backs of people with developmental disabilities, including the many agencies who provide critical care for our most vulnerable populations.  The Senate has acted wisely and I am hopeful that we can pass an on-time balanced budget that continues to fully fund these vital services."

March 8, 2013
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Senator Carlucci in The New York Times

Senator Carlucci was recently featured in The New York Times for his stance on restoring funding for developmental disability providers in New York.  Read the full article here: nyti.ms/16cNY9u

March 8, 2013
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SENATOR CARLUCCI ANNOUNCES ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION AT EMMETT’S CASTLE IN PEARL RIVER

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced that his office is hosting its first annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Rockland County, a family friendly experience that offers the chance to learn and appreciate more about New York State’s rich Irish heritage.   Event organizers have characterized the unforgettable evening as “A Night of Irish Culture.”  

March 4, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator David Carlucci, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Room 816 LOB

March 6, 9:30 AM - 9:44 AM
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SENATOR CARLUCCI ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL SENIOR TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR

NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced that he will be hosting his second annual Senior Technology Seminar to educate senior citizens on how to use new technology and web-based communication tools.  This is a follow-up to the incredibly popular and successful introductory-level seminar that was held one year ago.

The two-hour event will be held on Friday, March 22 from 11:00am – 1:00pm at Rockland Community College, located in Room 8375 of the Technology Building.

February 27, 2013
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SENATOR CARLUCCI JOINS ADVOCATES, DOCTORS TO CALL FOR RESTORING PRESCRIBER PREVAILS TO NEW YORK MEDICAID BUDGET

VALLEY COTTAGE, NY  – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today was joined by a coalition of mental health advocates, physicians and patients that called on Governor Cuomo to reinstate “prescriber prevails” for atypical antipsychotics in the 2013-2014 state budget. The group also urged the Governor and Legislature to restore “prescriber prevails” for all drug classes in the Medicaid budget.

February 22, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR CARLUCCI REGARDING GOVERNOR CUOMO'S BUDGET PROPOSAL REQUIRING ACCESS TO BACKUP GENERATORS AT CERTAIN GAS STATIONS IN NEW YORK

"New York State needs a 21st century approach when it comes to modernizing our energy delivery system.  Today, the Governor made it clear that he supports ensuring that our transportation system is functioning when a natural disaster strikes and residents lose power.  I wholeheartedly support Governor Cuomo's call to require certain gas stations to be pre-wired and have the ability to produce backup power on site.

February 20, 2013
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SENATOR CARLUCCI, STRAWTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS PRESENT VALENTINES FOR VETERANS

SUFFERN, NY - Surrounded by scores of local veterans, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today hosted his third annual Valentines for Veterans celebration at the VFW Ramapo Post 2973 in Suffern.  The event is part of a national initiative that organizes local communities to send thousands of good wishes to veterans and service members each year. 

This year, Senator Carlucci hosted five students from Strawtown Elementary School to read and present over 500 of their handcrafted valentines and artwork to the more than 50 veterans who attended a special Veterans Advisory Committee meeting.  The group also led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

February 14, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR CARLUCCI ON RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE IN NEW YORK STATE

“I applaud President Obama’s decision to fight for increasing the minimum wage.  At the same time, New York cannot sit back and wait for action.  New York must set an example for Washington to act by working together in a bipartisan fashion and raising workers’ pay here at home.

February 13, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY STATE LEGISLATORS TO HOST JOINT LEGISLATIVE BUDGET HEARING

New York State Senators and Assemblymembers will co-host a joint legislative budget hearing in Rockland County to discuss Governor Cuomo’s 2013-2014 Executive Budget.  The event will take place this Thursday, February 14th from 3:00pm - 6:00pm at Valley Cottage Library, located at 110 Route 303. 

"This hearing will provide an opportunity for residents to gauge a better understanding of how state priorities will impact them on the local level," said Senator Carlucci. "I look forward to working with all stakeholders, advocates, and community leaders to make sure that their voices and input are heard in Albany."

February 11, 2013
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SUFFERN MAYOR LACORTE, SENATOR CARLUCCI ANNOUNCE CRITICAL FEMA BUYOUT FOR HOMEOWNERS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IRENE

Squire’s Gate Community Residents Sought Assistance from Village of Suffern

FEMA to Buyout Each Residential Home Affected at 75% of Fair Market Value Prior to Hurricane Irene’s Landfall 

SUFFERN, NY – Suffern Mayor Dagan LaCorte (D-Suffern) and Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to buyout four homes in Rockland County that suffered severe damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. 

Both officials were also joined by homeowners Henny Guirguis and Salama Souzi, Sheila Cohen, Angela Sullivan Smith, and Jo Hallett.

February 7, 2013
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SENATOR CARLUCCI PRAISES SENATE PASSAGE OF K-9 BILL TO PROTECT COPS, STRENGTHEN LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

ALBANY, NY – Nearly one year after first introducing his bill aimed at strengthening local law enforcement, the New York State Senate today passed Senator Carlucci's bill (S.1993) that exempts police dogs from confinement if they bite a suspect in the course of their official duty.  The Senator had originally introduced the bill back in January, 2012.

February 4, 2013
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SENATOR CARLUCCI JOINS ADVOCATES, DOCTORS TO CALL FOR RESTORING PRESCRIBER PREVAILS TO NEW YORK MEDICAID BUDGET

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator David Carlucci today was joined by a coalition of mental health advocates, physicians and patients to call on Governor Cuomo to reinstate “prescriber prevails” for atypical antipsychotics in the 2013-2014 state budget via the 21-day amendments. The group also urged the Governor and Legislature to restore “prescriber prevails” for all drug classes in the Medicaid budget.

February 4, 2013
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SENATOR CARLUCCI PROPOSES "JOBS FOR HEROES" LEGISLATION TO BOOST STATEWIDE ECONOMY, REDUCE HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG RETURNING VETERANS POST 9/11

Tax credits will benefit all employers who hire a post-9/11 war veteran to a new, full-time job

CONGERS, N.Y. – Seeking new and effective ways to spur job creation and address perennially high unemployment rates amongst New York’s returning combat veterans, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester today introduced legislation to provide major tax credits to private employers hiring veterans discharged after 9/11.

February 4, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator David Carlucci, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, February 4, 2013 Room 816 LOB

February 4, 11:00 AM - 11:08 AM
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