New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today expressed his concern regarding Governor Spitzer’s state budget proposal. Specifically, Senator Skelos voiced his opposition to the Governor’s plan slashing Long Island’s share of new state school aid by nearly 40% and freezing the continued phase-in of the property tax rebate check program.
New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) is plesed to announce that the Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights has taken effect as of January 1, 2008. Senator Skelos was a Co-Sponsor of this legislation whic passed both Houses of the Legislature durring the 2007 Legislative Session and signed into law by the Governor.
New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) and Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council President Kevin Dahill to express their shared concern regarding the Spitzer Administration’s lack of transparency in the disclosure of information relating to the Governor’s proposed health care budget.
Medical Center delivers quality health care to residents of Long Beach and the Barrier Island communities,” said Senator Skelos. “In the case of an emergency, seconds count and the Governor’s plan would have compromised the safety of Long Beach residents. The Governor’s p
New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), Assemblyman Tom Alfano (West Hempstead) and Assemblyman Bob Barra (R-Lynbrook) today criticized Governor Spitzer’s proposed funding cuts to local nursing homes throughout their districts.
Global positioning system tracking of sexual predators;
Civil commitment of sexually violent predators after they’ve completed their prison sentence, to protect the public from criminals likely to commit repeated acts of sexual violence; and
New York State’s ability to monitor convicted sex offenders, utilize DNA evidence and protect our children from pedophiles and other sexual predators. The Children’s Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act builds upon many of the State Senate’s longstanding priorities and provides real penalties for the Assembly’s failure to act on these lifesaving measures. In addition, it provides new incentives for states to implement GPS tracking of sex offenders, tou
In its ninth annual Cyberstates report, the nation’s largest high-tech trade association, AeA, noted that the quality of mathematics and science education and its impact on New York’s workforce is the most significant issue confronting the state’s technology industry.“High-tech workers earn an average salary of $73,600, or 45% more than the average private-sector employee,” said New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G.
State Senators Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) and Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced $500,000 in state funding for South Nassau Communities Hospital to expand its cardiac catheterization program. Once completed, the new 32,000 square foot cardiology suite will feature 3 cardiac catheterization labs, an electrophysiology lab, and a minor procedure room. In addition, there will also be several examination rooms, preparatory/recovery rooms, and a family waiting area.
Statement From Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos
Instead of keeping his promise of greater openness and transparency, Governor Paterson has proposed a deficit reduction plan that was developed in complete secrecy. His plan would raise health care taxes on businesses, families and individuals, divert hundreds of millions of dollars that could be used to provide cheaper energy for businesses, particularly Upstate, and will be brought up for a vote with no chance for public review, examination or input.
New York State Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos recently offered a comprehensive budget savings plan that spends less than the Executive Budget proposed, rejects $6.2 billion in taxes and fees proposed by Governor Paterson, implements a spending cap to restrain future spending growth and helps businesses create jobs to strengthen the State’s economy.
The plan leaves $1.2 billion currently in reserves untapped and fully funded, and increases the State’s overall fiscal reserves by nearly $1 billion so New York is on sounder fiscal footing.
Statement From Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos
Last week, Senator Malcolm Smith said he would bring a bill to the floor that reflected an agreement on an MTA plan for the downstate region.
Senator Smith is pushing for a plan to raise taxes on businesses, schools and not-for-profits in the region, in addition to a plan to impose the largest income tax hike in state history, a proposal that is currently sponsored by 22 members of the Senate Democratic Conference.
I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.This effort is designed to protect our local schools from harmful cuts in State education aid. This will not only ensure more resources for classroom instruction and quality programs, but will also help us to achieve our goal of ensuring an outstanding education for every child, in every school.