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Senator Skelos' Free Senior ID Program

Please join Senator Skelos at his FREE Senior ID Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

May 12, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Skelos' "SHED THE MEDS" Program

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a "SHED THE MEDS" program on Wednesday, May 6, from 2pm-5pm at the Lynbrook Recreation Center located at 55 Wilbur Street in Lynbrook.

May 6, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Skelos' Community Wellness Day

Senator Skelos is pleased to invite you to a Wellness Day being sponsored by his office featuring a Free General Health Screening by South Nassau Communities Hospital.  

May 4, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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EARTH DAY / ARBOR DAY 2015

This Wednesday, April 22nd, is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, we have marked April 22nd as a day to celebrate the importance of our natural environment, and to rededicate ourselves to ensuring clean air and water, open spaces, and green, healthy communities.

Similarly, Arbor Day, which this year falls on April 24th, was established in 1872 as a way to encourage farmers and homesteaders to plant trees that would provide shade, shelter, food, fuel and beauty to the nation's open spaces.

April 21, 2015
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EARTH DAY 2015 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 9

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.  This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 9th Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Franklin Stefanakos5th GradeWaverly Park School

April 10, 2015
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Senator Skelos' "Shed The Meds" Program

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a "SHED THE MEDS" program on Friday, April 24, from 2pm-5pm at the Oceanside-Columbia Engine Company #1 Firehouse located at 26 Smith Street in Oceanside.

April 24, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE CHILD ID PROGRAM- LONG BEACH, NY

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Senator Dean Skelos will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, is taking place from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm at the Long Beach Public Library, located at 111 West Park Avenue in Long Beach.

April 16, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES 2015-16 STATE BUDGET THAT CREATES A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR NEW YORK

The New York State Senate today passed a $142 billion 2015-16 State Budget that reflects the Senate’s commitment to strengthening the economy, increasing education funding by $1.4 billion to $23.5 billion and substantially restoring Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) cuts, reducing the tax burden on New Yorkers, and creating a brighter future for communities across the state. 

March 31, 2015
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SENATOR SKELOS ASKS FOR LOCAL NOMINATIONS FOR VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos today invited local residents to nominate veterans from their community whose service on behalf of our nation designates them as worthy of induction to the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame.

This on-line Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community.

“The Senate takes this opportunity to honor the brave men and women who serve our nation and protect our freedom as members of the military, said Senator Skelos.  “The Senate Veterans Hall of Fame pays tribute to all who serve, but also singles out for special recognition those whose sacrifices and service have helped make our nation and our community better places to live.”

March 25, 2015
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Senator Skelos' session remarks on 2015-2016 Senate Budget Resolution

Senator Skelos' session remarks on 2015-2016 Senate Budget Resolution

March 13, 2015
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Senator Skelos' Free Child ID Program

On Friday, March 20, 2015, Senator Dean Skelos will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, is taking place from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm at the Oceanside Public Library, located at 30 Davison Avenue in Oceanside.

March 20, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES THE “BRIGHTER FUTURE” BUDGET PLAN

Creates New Property Tax Rebate for Middle-Class Homeowners, Extends Historic Opportunities to Students, Invests in NY’s Infrastructure to Create Good-Paying Jobs 

The New York State Senate today passed the “Brighter Future” budget plan that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extends historic opportunities to students and makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs.

“Our Senate budget focuses on the priorities of hardworking taxpayers and their families by providing new property tax relief, rebuilding our infrastructure to spur job creation and giving students across the state the opportunities they need and deserve.  This fiscally responsible spending plan should serve as a blueprint for an enacted budget that invests in New York and helps our residents build a brighter future,” Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos said.

March 11, 2015
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

 

Bills Would Strengthen Penalties for Meth-Related Crimes and Prevent Use of Parks or Playgrounds for Drug Activity

The New York State Senate today passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and to stop parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

Bill (S1150), sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), would deter the growing use of methamphetamine in New York by strengthening penalties for the sale and possession of meth and make them consistent with penalties for crimes involving heroin and cocaine. 

Senator Skelos said, “When illegal drugs take hold of a community, everyone suffers. The important measures passed by the Senate today would help curb drug abuse throughout the state by tackling the spread of methamphetamine use and help put a stop to dealers who use a park or playground setting to lure children to drugs.”

March 10, 2015
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Senator Skelos' Pet Food Drive Challenge

As an animal lover, it is my pleasure to once gain take part in the Annual Pet Food Drive Challenge in partnership with Baxters Pet Pantry of Long Island Cares.

March 1, 9:00 AM - March 31, 5:00 PM
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SENATOR SKELOS INVITES NOMINEES FOR 2015 "WOMEN OF DISTINCTION"

Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community 

In honor of Women’s History Month, Senator Skelos today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."

The Senate will honor distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception to be held in May, where each honoree's photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the special contributions of exemplary New York women.

February 27, 2015
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SENATE COALITION ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILLS TO CLOSE DANGEROUS LOOPHOLES IN SEX OFFENDER LAWS

Legislation Will Eliminate Gaps in Laws Created by a Recent State Court Ruling and Help Create Safer Communities

 

The New York State Senate today passed nine bills to close dangerous loopholes in the laws protecting children and communities from sexual predators. The measures would address critical issues raised by a recent Court of Appeals ruling that prevents local governments from enacting laws restricting sex offenders, as well as the safety concerns highlighted in a recent Senate Coalition joint investigation and report. In “Keeping Our Children Safe From Sex Offenders,” the Senate Coalition uncovered numerous instances of convicted pedophiles living within 1,000 feet of grade schools with pre-kindergarten programs or stand-alone Universal Pre-K programs.

 

February 26, 2015
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Senator Skelos' Free Senior ID Program

Please join Senator Skelos at his FREE Senior ID Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

March 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senate Passes Legislation Targeting Cyber Terrorism

The New York State Senate today passed four bills to crack down on cyber terrorism and its rapidly expanding threat to the state’s security and finances. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Thomas Croci (R, Sayville), would enact tougher penalties for cyber-related crimes, create cyber security programs to identify potential risks and threats, and require the state to perform a comprehensive review of all its cyber security measures every five years. 

February 25, 2015
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Senator Skelos' Free Child ID Program

On Monday, March 2, 2015, Senator Dean Skelos will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, is taking place from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm at the East Rockaway Public Library, located at 477 Atlantic Avenue in East Rockaway.

March 2, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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State Senate Coalition releases bombshell report on dangerous sex offenders living near Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs

 

After devastating New York State Court of Appeals ruling in Nassau, State Senate Coalition will act on a series of bills to strengthen protections for children against sex offenders

 

New York, NY –  The New York State Senate Coalition today unveiled an alarming joint-investigative report, “Keeping Our Children Safe From Sex Offenders,” conducted by the offices of Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Nassau), which uncovered startling violations of residency restrictions and a major loophole in the law.

 

February 22, 2015
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