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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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Senator Carlucci: Saving Taxpayer Dollars and Reducing Waste

The State Senate passed legislation (S4818A) sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will reduce state expenditures by eliminating requirements to provide free hard copies of the State Register to city, village and town clerks as well as state agencies and legislators.

 

The State Register is a booklet that lists rulemaking actions and other public notices and is updated weekly.  A free online version of the registry has been available since 2003.  Entities will be allowed to opt out of receiving a hard copy, but no entity wishing to receive the hard copy will be denied.

 

June 8, 2011
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Three Way Ethics Reform Package Agreement

“I am pleased that a three way agreement has been reached on an ethics reform package.  Tough ethics regulations are essential to restoring public trust in our state government.  This package includes many of the measures in the ethics reform proposal that I put forth earlier this year including an Independent Joint Commission on Ethics, expanded disclosure requirements to avoid conflicts of interest and stripping public pensions from those who violate the public’s trust.  I appreciate the efforts of Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Silver, and look forward to these vital reforms being implemented at lo

June 6, 2011
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Free Screening of the Documentary Gasland

Please join Senator David Carlucci for a free screening of the powerful documentary Gasland on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Nyack Center, Nyack, New York.

May 26, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Hosted Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon

On Saturday May 21 Senator David Carlucci hosted the Orange and Rockland County Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon, to pay tribute to women leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in their professions or their communities at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern.

“Each of our honorees were chosen because they possess special spirit and compassion, going above and beyond what is expected of them,”  Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) said. “I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude with this award ceremony to thank them for everything they do for our community.  It is people like them who make our community such a great place to live, and set an example that we all strive to live up to.”

May 23, 2011
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May 23, 2011
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May 23, 2011
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