Dean G. Skelos' News items

Governor’s Budget Fails Test For Long Island Schools And Property Taxpayers

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.

March 26, 2009
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Airline Passengers’ Bill Of Rights Law Takes Effect

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.

March 26, 2009
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Skelos, Hannon & Nshc Concerned About Spitzer’s Lack Of Transparency

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.

March 26, 2009
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Skelos Restores Spitzer’s Planned Cuts To Long Beach Medical Center

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

March 26, 2009
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Skelos, Alfano & Barra Blast Spitzer’s Proposed Cuts To Long Island Nursing Home

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.

March 26, 2009
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Skelos Leading Effort To Strengthen Megan’s Law

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

 

March 26, 2009
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Statement From NYS Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (r-rockville Centre) Regarding The Enactment Of The Adam Walsh Children’s Safety And Violent Crime Reduction Act Of 2006

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

March 26, 2009
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Industry Study Confirms Importance Of Molloy And Hofstra Education Centers To Region’s High-tech Economy

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.

March 26, 2009
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Senators Skelos And Fuschillo Announce $500,000 In State Funding For South Nassau Hospital’s New Lifesaving Cardiac Care Lab Expansion

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.

March 26, 2009
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Statement From Senator Skelos on Governor's Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan

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.

March 19, 2009
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Senator Skelos Unveils “A Better Plan for New York”

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.

March 10, 2009
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Senator Skelos Expresses Concern Over the Proposed MTA Bailout

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.

March 3, 2009
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