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Senator Carlucci, Lauren Shields Join in New Push to Allow Not-for-Profits to Administer Donate Life Registry in New York

ALBANY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today welcomed back organ donor champion Lauren Shields and advocacy groups to Albany in their latest effort to pass a sweeping overhaul of how the organ donation process is administered in New York State.  In arguing for greater control over the Donate Life Registry for organ, eye, and tissue donation, advocates insist that legislators should support current legislation that would turn over its operation and promotion of the Donate Life Registry to a not-for-profit statewide organization that has experience working in organ donation.  In doing so, this would continue a nationwide trend of other states that already have made the appropriate

June 5, 2013
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Senator Carlucci and Westchester Community College Host Financial Aid Workshop for Students and Parents

OSSINING, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Westchester Community College – SUNY (WCC) invite residents to an informative seminar to hear financial aid specialists discuss how families can plan and afford to pay for college.  The event will also feature experts from the WCC Office of Student Financial Assistance, which will be on hand to answer questions and assist parents and students navigate the maze of funding for higher education.

The event will be held this Thursday, June 6th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Westchester Community College Ossining Extension Center, located in the Arcadian Shopping Center, 22 Rockledge Avenue, Ossining.

June 3, 2013
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Senator David Carlucci Invites Veteran’s Hall of Fame 2013 Honoree Charlie Maushardt to Albany

ALBANY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today invited Charles “Charlie” Maushardt, a life-long resident of Rockland County, up to Albany to induct him as the newest member of the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame.  This prestigious designation is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community.

May 29, 2013
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Senator Carlucci Introduces Legislation Expanding Access for Voter Pre-Registration in New York

NEW CITY, NY  – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced legislation (S.1992) designed to streamline the voter registration process by allowing 16 and 17 year-olds to pre-register to vote at a New York State Department of Motor Vehicles location.  In doing so, younger adults will have more access to different sites to pre-register and are automatically enrolled and registered to vote once they reach the legal age of 18.  The effort is geared towards increasing voter participati

May 19, 2013
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New York and New Jersey Legislators Join with Homeowners to Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign Rockland/Bergen Bi-State River Commission Bill

Joint Effort Between NY and NJ will Prevent Flooding Hazards Along Major Tributaries and Watersheds; Key Priority Among Hudson Valley Communities

May 15, 2013
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Senators Carlucci, Zeldin and Ball and Westchester County Executive Astorino and Putman County Executive Odell Announce the Expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program To Westchester, Rockland and Putman Counties

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Chairman of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, today joined Senators Lee Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley)

May 3, 2013
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Sit! Stay! Give! Senator Carlucci and Hi Tor Animal Care Center Announce First Annual Pet Food and Toy Supply Drive

NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), in partnership with the Hi Tor Animal Care Center, today announced his office will be hosting a Rockland Pet Food and Toy Supply Drive to provide animal lovers the chance to spoil their K-9 and feline companions with irresistible treats and other usable items.  The supply drive will throughout the month of May with all receivable items provided to the animal shelter.

May 1, 2013
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Senator Carlucci to Host Public Hearing on Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform for New York State in Rockland County

VALLEY COTTAGE, NY  – With numerous reform proposals circulating in the state’s capital, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced that he will be hosting a public hearing in Rockland County into overhauling New York State’s campaign finance and election laws.  The purpose will be to solicit testimony from experts and the general public about the best ways to fix New York State’s outdated electoral system and restore trust in our political process.

April 30, 2013
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Senator Carlucci to Kickoff Ossining Office Open House on May 8th

OSSINING, NY– In an effort to foster dialogue and increase participation with the local community, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced plans to host his Ossining Office Open House.  The event will be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, located at 2 Church Street in Ossining. 

April 23, 2013
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Senator Carlucci Announces Senate Passage of Legislation Requiring Gas Stations to Have Backup Emergency Generators

New Measures will Require Certain Gas Stations to be Prewired and Have Generator Available on Site; Substantial Financial Incentives Offered to Help Minimize Cost

March 24, 2013
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Statement by Senator Carlucci on New York State Reaching an Historic Third Consecutive On-Time and Early Budget

“This historic budget agreement clearly demonstrates to all New Yorkers that Albany is focused on delivering real results for the middle class.  For the third year in a row, New York State has created a fiscally sound and responsible budget that cuts taxes and creates jobs.  This budget closes a $1.3 billion dollar gap with no new taxes or fees while also phasing out the 18-a Utility Assessment that would otherwise hit homeowners’ pocketbooks.

March 21, 2013
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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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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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