Dean G. Skelos' Press releases

SENATE PASSES BILL TO TOUGHEN LAWS FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that creates new penalties for individuals supervising another driver while also under the influence of drugs or alcohol, also known as Abbagail’s Law (S.164C).   The bill, sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), is named after eight-year-old Abbagail Buzard, who died in a car accident caused by an inexperienced driver who was supervised by a parent under the influence of alcohol.

 

January 23, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO CREATE FELONY CHARGES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers. 

 

“Wrong-way drivers have caused tragedies and endangered lives on our roadways; it has to stop.  Creating felony charges for wrong-way and reckless drivers will give law enforcement another tool to prosecute these individuals and get them off the roads,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

 

January 23, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

I am very encouraged that the Governor has again proposed a budget that closes the deficit by reducing spending and without increasing taxes or fees, and includes plans for job creation, property tax relief and other reforms to make sure tax dollars are spent wisely. These are long held priorities of the Senate Republican conference.

January 17, 2012
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INFORMATION ON THE 2012-13 STATE BUDGET

Governor Andrew Cuomo has just unveiled his new Executive Budget Proposal -- marking the beginning of the State Budget negotiation and adoption process for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year.

January 17, 2012
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BREAST CANCER SCREENING: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012

On Friday, January 20, Senator Skelos, Assemblyman Curran and Valley Stream Mayor Ed Fare will be sponsoring a free mammogram screening van in the Valley Stream Village Hall parking lot from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. located at 123 South Central Avenue in Valley Stream. Appointments are necessary and given on a first come, first served basis. To set up an appointment, or for more information, please call Senator Skelos' office at (516) 766-8383.

 

January 17, 2012
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SENATE PASSES IRAN DIVESTMENT LEGISLATION

   The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to the Iran Divestment Act, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.  The bill would prohibit companies that provide goods, services or credit worth $20 million or more to Iran's energy industry from entering into or renewing state and local government contracts. 

January 9, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Archbishop Timothy Dolan is an inspiring spiritual leader who has devoted his life to the Catholic Church and to improving the lives of New Yorkers of all faiths.  His elevation to Cardinal is a well deserved recognition of his faith, service and leadership.  He is a good friend and I look forward to working with him as he continues his outstanding service to the Catholic Church.

January 6, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS & SENATOR MARTINS ATTEND COUNTY SEAT KIWANIS BREAKFAST

Senator Skelos and Senator Martins are pictured at the County Seat Kiwanis Breakfast at IHOP in Williston Park on Monday, December 19, 2011.

December 20, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS DELIVERS TOYS TO THE ROCKVILLE CENTRE MLK CENTER

Senator Skelos is pictured delivering toys to children at the MLK Center in Rockville Cetnre.

 

December 19, 2011
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Senator Skelos is pictured with Joseph Quagliata, President and CEO of South Nassau Communites Hospital, as well as several caring members of the South Nassau staff while dropping off this year's collection of toys to children at the hospital. 

December 19, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO IN SIGNING MTA PAYROLL TAX ROLLBACK INTO LAW

The MTA payroll tax has been an enormous burden on businesses and today we are lifting that burden. More than 290,000 small businesses will now have a greater opportunity to invest in their businesses and invest in creating new jobs. I want to thank the members of the Senate Republican Conference, especially Senator Lee Zeldin, for keeping up the pressure to repeal this job-killing tax; and I thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership and for signing this measure into law.

December 12, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF $3.3 BILLION TAX CUT AND JOB CREATION PLAN

The New York State Senate today passed the Middle Class Tax Cut and Job Creation Plan that will reduce taxes for millions of hardworking, middle-class taxpayers to their lowest levels in more than half a century.  In addition, the comprehensive plan will help strengthen our economy and create new jobs by eliminating the job-killing MTA payroll tax for more than 78 percent of the small employers that pay the tax.  The plan will provide a total of more than $3.3 billion in tax relief to individuals and businesses.

December 7, 2011
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HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

 

The Holiday's are a time for us to reflect and give thanks for what we have even during difficult times.  We can be thankful for good friendships, loving families, or even a single moment that may have benefited our lives or the lives of others.   With so much to be thankful for, we should not forget those who are less fortunate than us or who may have fallen on hard times. There are people within our community who are in need of help, especially during the holiday season, and together we can make a difference. 

November 29, 2011
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2011 HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

 

With the Holiday season upon us, I would like to invite you to join me in lending your support to my 2011 Holiday Food Drive. 

November 16, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

As always, Senate Republicans stand ready to work with the Governor and Assembly to ensure the State’s budget is structurally balanced. Shortly after we complete a full review of the Budget Division’s mid-year report we will release our own estimates.

November 14, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR IRAN DIVESTMENT LEGISLATION

     Majority Leader to Sponsor Bill in Senate, Will Move for Early Passage Next Session

 Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today announced he will sponsor legislation known as the Iran Divestment Act of 2012 and will move for Senate passage of the bill early next year.

 

November 4, 2011
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WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR?

Click here to submit your essay, poetry or art work for inclusion in the NYS Senate Thanksgiving Day Showcase by November 28, 2011.

November 2, 2011
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NEED A JOB? NEW GOVERNMENT WEBSITE CAN HELP

There is a new website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment.

November 1, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS SPEAKS TO BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

‎Senator Dean Skelos is pictured during his visit to Baldwin High School this morning where had an excellent discussion with students about politics and government in New York State.

October 26, 2011
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