(Nanuet, NY) Hurricane Irene has left approximately 48,000 residents in our area without power and caused extensive damage to homes and businesses. Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) has been touring Rockland and Orange counties and will continue to do so over the next 24-48 hours with local government officials and business owners to determine how the state can help with recovery both in the immediate and long terms.
“My priority over the next several days is to ensure that residents and businesses receive the assistance they require to recover from the damaging effects of Hurricane Irene,” Senator Carlucci said.
Senator Carlucci offers the following advice to home and business owners who have suffered damage from Hurricane Irene:
(Greenwood Lake, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) met with Rob Reiner to discuss the production of a film Reiner is producing in Greenwood Lake and the benefits of production in New York State, in particular the New York State Film Production Tax Credit Program.
“The New York State Film Production Tax Credit Program was developed to incentivize film producers to come to New York State to shoot their movies, and it is working,” Senator Carlucci said. “I am pleased that Rob Reiner has chosen Greenwood Lake to produce his latest film because it is creating local jobs and boosting the economy in the community. When films are produced here, local businesses win.“
Nathan Rothstein, 14, was bitten by a dog and needed to be seen in an emergency room. His parents, Debra and Jeffrey took him to an in-network hospital where they were told Nathan’s wounds were too deep and a plastic surgeon needed to be called in. The surgeon who was on call that day was an out-of-network doctor, but the Rothsteins were not informed of that until they went to his office to have the bandages removed and were handed a bill.
According to the New York State Insurance Department, hospitals are not required to inform patients if they are going to be treated by an out-of-network physician.
I am holding a school supply drive for students to make sure they go back to school prepared. The attached poster gives the details of the most needed supplies. Any donations I can get are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at my office at 95 South Middletown Road until September 7th. Thanks!
(Suffern, NY) In an effort to help homeowners and businesses save money on their energy costs, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) informed residents of how to make energy efficiency upgrades in their homes or businesses with no out of pocket expense.
“The Power NY Act of 2011 will enhance the Green Jobs program by incentivizing homeowners to upgrade their homes without taking any money out of their pocket, this will save families money, create jobs and protect our environment,” Senator Carlucci said.
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Below please find the letter I sent to Commissioner Martens regarding hydrofracking. The Department of Environmental Conservation posted the preliminary report regarding hydrofracking today. There will be a public comment period soon and I encourage all New Yorkers to review the report and make your concerns known. Please go to http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/75370.html to review the report.
July 10, 2011
Dear Commissioner Martens,
I appreciate the Department of Environmental Conservation’s hard work in thoroughly looking at the safety of hydraulic fracturing in New York State. However, I do not agree with the state’s consideration at this time to potentially lift the moratorium on high volume horizontal drilling.
“Tonight we passed a property tax cap bill that will help ease the burden on New Yorkers who have been crushed by the highest property taxes in the nation. I have been adamant we must have a mandate relief package along with a property tax cap to give municipalities and school districts the tools that they need to live under a cap. The bill we passed tonight includes many of the mandate relief proposals that I have put forward that will assist municipalities and school districts to continue to provide the vital services New Yorkers rely on.”