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Senator Carlucci Protecting New Yorkers from Unexpected Out-Of Network Charges

 

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. 

August 18, 2011
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Help Senator Carlucci Collect Back to School Supplies for Students in Need

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!

August 9, 2011
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Creating Jobs, Protecting the Environment and Saving Money

 

(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.

After the audit the contractor explains what improvements can be made and develops a proposal detailing all of their recommendations, including associated costs and energy savings estimates. 

July 21, 2011
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Preliminary Report regarding hydrofracking posted to DEC's website

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.

July 8, 2011
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Statement from Senator Carlucci on the Passage of Property Tax Cap and Mandate Relief

 

“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.”

 

June 24, 2011
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Senate Passes Bill Calling for MTA Forensic Audit

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S4637)  co-sponsored by Senator David Carluucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that would commence a forensic audit of the public authority.

Under the legislation, the audit, which would be the first true top-to-bottom review of the MTA, would be conducted by an independent outside auditing firm and be paid for by the authority.

June 21, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation that will Eliminate the MTA Payroll Tax

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S5596A) co-sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will repeal the job killing MTA Payroll Tax.

“This is a job killing onerous tax that never should have been implemented,”  Senator Carlucci said.  “New York State needs to become much more business friendly, incentivizing businesses to open and operate here rather than chasing them out of state with oppressive taxes.  Eliminating this ill conceived tax will provide some relief to our overburdened small business owners.”

This legislation will phase out the MTA payroll tax, eventually eliminating it completely.  The phase out schedule is as follows:

June 21, 2011
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State Senate Passes Carlucci Priority Bill To Allow Schools/ Local Gov'ts to Pool Resources, Cut Costs

 

 The New York State Senate today passed priority legislation sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will cut costs and lower burdens on taxpayers by streamlining the process for schools and other local governments to jointly consolidate healthcare-related and administrative operations.

“This legislation will give municipalities the tools that they need to cooperatively provide services and administer municipal employee benefits which are a major part of the cost of running local municipal governments,” Senator Carlucci said.  “Through common sense measures such as this we can save taxpayer dollars and provide quality services to employees.”

June 17, 2011
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The Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 Passes Both Houses

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange)  joined his colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly today to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package that strengthens oversight of the State Legislature, increases transparency, and helps restore the public's faith in their state government.

The legislation includes many parts of an ethics overhaul package Senator Carlucci proposed earlier this year. These elements include:

June 14, 2011
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Howard Goldin

Howard Goldin was born in Bridgeport, CT on September 5, 1947.  The Goldin family moved to Rockland County, NY where Howard spent his childhood and  he attended Spring Valley High School.  In 1967, was drafted into the U.S. Army by Local Board 13, Nyack.

Howard served as an Infantry Sergeant in Vietnam. During his distinguished service to the United States, he suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross for his actions and valor. 

June 9, 2011
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