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.
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.
NANUET, NY – In the midst of one of the most widespread flu seasons seen in nearly a decade, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today held a free flu shot clinic for Rockland County residents who have yet to be vaccinated. The event, held at Senator Carlucci’s district office in Nanuet, was conducted in partnership with Nyack Hospital, who provided on-site nursing staff and pharmacists to administer vaccines that guard against influenza.
NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) tomorrow will kick off his first Senior Advisory Committee meeting of this New Year, which will be held from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Nanuet Library, located at 149 Church Street, Nanuet. The meeting is a chance for participants to address a range of issues and concerns affecting senior citizens throughout the Hudson Valley. Ultimately, the goal is to translate these ideas into legislative action in Albany.
“There is no higher calling than having the chance to advocate for the welfare and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially those with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. So many rely on having access to quality services and programs, and we have an obligation as public servants to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. As Chairman of the Senate Mental Health Committee, I will continue to fight for better access and care for all individuals.
Senators Meet with Local Leaders About Recovery Efforts, Pledge State Assistance in Aftermath of Storm
NANUET, NY – The New York State Senate’s Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery today traveled to Rockland County to listen to the progress and challenges of the ongoing recovery efforts in the Hudson Valley. The meeting, held at Nanuet Public Library, focused on the impact that Hurricane Sandy had on Rockland and Westchester Counties.
"Once again, the Governor struck the right tone of fiscal discipline and smart investment in New York State. This is a clear and decisive victory for both our schools and property taxpayers across the Hudson Valley. By putting the politics aside, together we can improve the funding formula for our school districts, relieve the burden off our local municipalities, and continue to balance Albany's checkbook.
Insurance Companies Asked to Move Quicker on Claims for Flood Relief
Senator Carlucci: “Every day a homeowner waits for help is one day closer to falling ill”
PIERMONT, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today joined James and Veronica Artrip, two homeowners impacted by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, to call for immediate action by Hartford Insurance Company to deliver the necessary financial relief they need to rebuild the damage from their home.
ALBANY, NY - Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) on Monday welcomed students, teachers, and administrators from Ossining High School and the Ossining Board of Education to Albany for a tour of the State Capitol. Visitors who met up with the Senator had the chance to observe the historic Senate chamber where the upper house of the state legislature conducts its daily business.
The Senator also spoke about the importance of receiving a high school education and how this can translate into future success stories down the road.
The New York State Senate’s Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery today visited communities on Long Island to tour storm damage and speak with local officials, business leaders, and individuals about the progress and challenges of the ongoing recovery efforts.
Today’s meeting focused on Hurricane Sandy’s impacts in Nassau and Suffolk counties and included tours of Freeport, Island Park, and Oceanside to view the extensive storm damage and recovery efforts. This was the second meeting of the Bipartisan Senate Task Force for Hurricane Sandy Recovery, which first met on December 10, 2012, in the Rockaways in Queens.
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today met with First Class Scout Carrington Gregori of Troop 97 in New City to discuss the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge and how young people can become more involved in public service.
“Scouts today perform a variety of core missions for our community that instill altruism and a deeper meaning of respect for one another,” said Senator Carlucci. “This program is just the latest example of how important it is to become engaged in the democratic process and learn we can all work to benefit the greater good.”
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) was recently appointed to the Bipartisan Senate Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery, a newly established panel of both Democrats and Republicans from New York’s hardest-hit areas. Senator Carlucci will be among a handful of legislators that will play a critical role in the rebuilding and planning of New York in the weeks and months ahead.
Each task force member is uniquely qualified to pinpoint those neighborhoods and businesses that are most in need of storm recovery assistance. As federal and state recovery dollars begin to materialize, Senator Carlucci will play a pivotal role in developing short and long-term plans that will help Hudson Valley communities get back on their feet.
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today visited Pascack Valley Learning Center in Airmont to join with students who helped raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. He was joined by Mary Young, CEO of the American Red Cross, Metro North, Principal JoAnne Fratello and over 100 students who gathered in the school auditorium to deliver a check to the American Red Cross.
WEST NYACK, NY - Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today attended the Westchester-Rockland Dietetic Association Breakfast Forum at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack. He was a featured guest speaker discussing legislation relating to food, dietary and agriculture policies at the state level.
Over 100 Veterans and Family Members Attend, Including World War II Servicemen
NYACK, NY – In commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today held his first annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast, offering a free brunch to scores of veterans who served in combat in World War II up through the war in Afghanistan. Many of the attendees are members of the Senator's Veterans Advisory Committee.