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Education & Taxpayer Rally 2009

JOIN SENATOR SKELOSIN TELLING GOVERNOR PATERSON "NO"TO LESS SCHOOL AID AND HIGHER TAXESWhen: Saturday, February 28, 200911:00am-12:00pmWhere: Ellsworth Allen Park- Motor Avenue, Farmingdale(See below for map and directions)

February 12, 2009
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Statement From Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos On Federal Stimulus Agreement

STATEMENT FROM SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Now that Congress has reached agreement on a federal stimulus package, I will once again urge Governor Paterson to resubmit his budget without the $6 billion plus in new and higher taxes and fees he proposed.

This week, Assembly Speaker Silver made an even bigger push to increase personal income taxes. He was followed by Senate Democrats, 18 of whom have signed on to a bill that would expand the income tax hike to millions more New Yorkers.

February 12, 2009
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The Governor Needs to Fix His Outdated Budget Proposal

Federal Stimulus Aid Provides Opportunity to Create Jobs & Eliminate Tax and Fee Hikes

In light of funds New York is projected to receive from the federal stimulus package, I am calling on Governor Paterson to reconfigure and resubmit his 2009-10 Executive Budget.

The Governor submitted his proposed budget long before there was a federal stimulus package. The billions of dollars in new federal aid gives the Governor the opportunity to reshape a budget that would have a devastating impact on taxpayers throughout the state.

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February 11, 2009
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The Governor Needs To Fix His Outdated Budget Proposal

In light of funds New York is projected to receive from the federal stimulus package, I am calling on Governor Paterson to reconfigure and resubmit his 2009-10 Executive Budget. The Governor submitted his proposed budget long before there was a federal stimulus package. The billions of dollars in new federal aid gives the Governor the opportunity to reshape a budget that would have a devastating impact on taxpayers throughout the state.

February 11, 2009
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Statement On The NYS Budget From Sen. Skelos

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.

February 4, 2009
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Senator Skelos: New York Needs Its Own Economic Stimulus Plan

 

Job Creation Plan Must Be Substituted For Job Killing Tax Hikes 

January 29, 2009
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Skelos Honors Oceanside Boy Scout for His Historic Achievement

New York State Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today honored Shawn Goldsmith with a New York State Senate Liberty Medal, which is one of the highest civilian awards a New York resident can receive, for his outstanding achievement of earning all 121 Merit Badges offered by the Boy Scouts. Senator Skelos, in addition, presented Shawn with a New York State Senate Proclamation for his exemplary efforts.

January 26, 2009
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Rockville Centre Fire Department Blood Drive

State Seantor Dean Skelos is Encouraging all residents to donate blood at the Rockville Centre Fire Department Blood Drive. The Blood Drive will take place on Friday, January 30, 2009 from 3:30pm- 9:00pm at the Rockville Centre Fire House located at 103 Maple Avenue in Rockville Centre.

January 26, 2009
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Skelos Honors Oceanside Boy Scout For His Historic Achievement

SKELOS HONORS OCEANSIDE BOY SCOUT FOR HIS HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT

New York State Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today honored Shawn Goldsmith with a New York State Senate Liberty Medal, which is one of the highest civilian awards a New York resident can receive, for his outstanding achievement of earning all 121 Merit Badges offered by the Boy Scouts. Senator Skelos, in addition, presented Shawn with a New York State Senate Proclamation for his exemplary efforts.

January 26, 2009
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Senators Skelos, Hannon Oppose Mid-year School Aid Cuts

At a news conference in Mineola today, Senate Leader Dean Skelos and Senator Kemp Hannon reiterated their strong opposition to any mid-year cuts in state school aid and repudiated comments by Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith who said that he and his conference support mid-year cuts in school aid.

October 16, 2008
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Senator Skelos Secures $36,000 For Baldwin Union Free School District

State Senate Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $36,000 in state funding for the Baldwin Union Free School District.

The funds will be used to help the district establish collections of non-fiction literature and create Literacy Rooms in each of the elementary schools. “Investing in our children is investing in our future,” said Senator Skelos. “The Literacy Rooms in the Baldwin Elementary Schools will enhance our children’s education and give them the opportunity to explore and enjoy literature.”

September 19, 2008
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Senator Skelos Secures $10,000 For Village Of Lynbrook Anti-crime Unit

State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $10,000 in state funding for the Village of Lynbrook Anti-Crime Unit.

The funds will be allocated to costs associated with the Crime Prevention Program.

September 18, 2008
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Senator Skelos Secures Money For The Stephanie Joyce Kahn Foundation Of Long Beach

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $30,000 for the Stephanie Joyce Kahn Foundation. This money will be used to help in the costs associated with the Stephanie Joyce Kahn Mobile Auto Library Program. This program distributes audio cassette recordings of popular books, magazines, old time radio shows and other materials to hospital patients, nursing home residents and home-bound individuals.

September 15, 2008
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Senator Skelos Secures $15,000 For Korean War Vets Monument In Lynbrook

State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $15,000 in state funding to finance the costs for a Korean War Veterans’ Monument in Lynbrook.

“It is so important to me to acknowledge our Veterans and their service to our country” Senator Skelos said. “I am looking forward to the construction of the Korean War Veterans’ Monument in Lynbrook and to continue to honor the commitment and dedication of our Long Island Veterans.”

September 15, 2008
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Senate Passes Constitutional Spending Cap To Protect Taxpayers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.8738) to enact a constitutional spending cap that would limit year-to-year State spending increases to no more than four percent and force both houses of the Legislature and Governor to live within its means. The spending cap is needed more than ever given concerns about the State’s economic climate and the spending cuts being made to close budget deficits.

August 20, 2008
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Senator Skelos Protects New Yorkers Against Identity Theft

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced a comprehensive new state law to better protect New Yorkers against identity theft. The law will provide greater identity theft protections in the workplace, aid those who have already had their identities stolen and give consumers the ability to lift a security freeze within 15 minutes to allow them to have greater access to their credit reports, among many other provisions.

August 13, 2008
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Senator Skelos Secures Money For The Jewish Association For Services For The Aged

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he secured $15,000 in state grants for the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (“JASA”). This money will help fund JASA’s Long Beach Service Center and Home Care Program, the Long Beach Meals on Wheels Program and the Community Service Center.

August 13, 2008
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Senate Passes Property Tax Cap Legislation

The New York State Senate today passed property tax legislation and mandate relief bills designed to reduce costs for schools and ensure adequate resources for New York State’s students.

August 8, 2008
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Senator Skelos Secures Funds For The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he secured $25,000 for 1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition. This grant will help fund the Coalition’s "Women In Need of Support" (WINS) Program. 1 in 9 strives to fight the cancer epidemic through education, outreach, environmental advocacy, spearheading changes to legislation affecting cancer issues, and continuously raising money to support innovative epidemiological cancer research projects at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

July 30, 2008
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Senator Skelos Secures Funding For The Oceanside Counseling Center

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he secured $5,000 in the 2008-09 State Budget for the Oceanside Counseling Center to help fund expenses associated with the services and equipment for the center.

July 24, 2008
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