Dean G. Skelos' Press releases

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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HUNDREDS ATTEND UNIDAD LATINA CONFERENCE HOSTED BY STATE SENATE & HISPANIC FEDERATION

Discussions Focus on Business Growth & Job Creation

 

The first annual Unidad Latina conference held in New York City this weekend was an enormous success that brought together hundreds of people from the Hispanic community in New York, including leaders from business, education, health care and government to discuss ways to promote economic growth and job creation.  The conference was organized by the New York State Senate and the Hispanic Federation.

 

October 24, 2011
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LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS: Skelos: LI will thrive, thanks to technology

Skelos: LI will thrive, thanks to technology

By Dean Skelos

For decades, Long Island’s economy was dependent on the aerospace industry until it crumbled and our economy recessed. Rather than bemoan the loss of jobs and people, many of us envisioned a stronger economy built on high-tech and biotech industries using Long Island’s wealth of scientific and entrepreneurial talent. Now, Nassau and Suffolk counties are home to many growing companies and thousands of new jobs.

September 19, 2011
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September 12, 2011
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REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11

 

Dear Fellow New Yorker:

It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the September 11th terrorist attacks. Like you, I remember where I was on that crisp and clear morning, how we frantically called our friends and family who worked in Lower Manhattan, and how we all watched in horror as the towers fell.

More than 3,000 people died on September 11th, many of whom lived within my Senate district and in the districts of my neighboring Senate colleagues. I attended two to three funerals a day in the weeks following those horrific attacks, and I will never forget the strength and courage of the families of those who perished.

September 9, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS & GOVERNOR CUOMO UNVEIL THE "NEW YORK REMEMBERS" EXHIBIT

Senator Dean Skelos is pictured with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray and the heroic 9/11 First Responders from Rockville Centre during the unveiling of the "New York Remembers" Exhibit at the Rockville Centre Recreation Centre.

 

September 8, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS PROVIDES TIPS FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN IRENE’S AFTERMATH

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R, Rockville Centre) today provided tips and other useful information for residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Irene.

 

August 29, 2011
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Hurricane Preparedness Information

 

With Hurricane Irene upon us, please take a moment to review the  website of the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management where Nassau County residents can get a host of local information, such as hurricane evacuation routes and shelters and important contact phone numbers: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/OEM/hurricane/prepare.html.

 

In addition, here’s a list of important contact numbers you may wish to print out and keep  on hand: 

 

Nassau County Office of Emergency Management: 516-573-0636

Nassau County Red Cross: 516-747-3500

LIPA: 1-800-490-0075 (to report downed power lines or electrical emergency)

August 27, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

The approval of a new five-year contract by CSEA is victory for all New Yorkers. I applaud Governor Cuomo, CSEA President Danny Donohue and the members of CSEA for achieving a deal that will save taxpayers $73 million this fiscal year, and will help ensure a balanced state budget, avert layoffs and maintain vital state services.  

August 16, 2011
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PURPLE HEART HALL OF HONOR

 

Senator Skelos and Senator Larkin are pictured next to the Purple Heart Monument during a tour of the Purple Heart Hall of Honor last week.  The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor commemorates the extraordinary sacrifices of America's servicemen and servicewomen who were killed or wounded in combat. The mission of the Hall of Honor is to collect and preserve the stories of Purple Heart recipients from all branches of service and across generations to ensure that all recipients are represented.

 

August 8, 2011
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July 26, 2011
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SENATE INTRODUCES “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

New Bill  Protects Kids & Punishes Predators

In the wake of Caylee Anthony’s tragic murder case and the murder of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn, legislation has been introduced in the New York State Senate that would make sweeping, comprehensive changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse.  

July 21, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Today’s report by Comptroller DiNapoli, showing that tax collections for the first quarter of the State’s Fiscal Year have far outpaced recent estimates, is encouraging, and we must continue to monitor this situation over the next six months. 

If this positive trend continues, the Governor and State Legislature should focus on cutting taxes so businesses across the state can use the resulting savings to create new jobs, grow their companies and invest in New York. 

This year’s state budget, a responsible spending plan that eliminated a $10 billion deficit without raising taxes, was widely recognized as the first step in showing job-creators that New York was once again open for business.  

July 20, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Hydraulic fracturing is an important issue that has raised hopes for a stronger economy as well as concerns about its impact on the environment.  For Upstate, especially the Southern Tier, safe drilling for natural gas has the potential to create thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in economic investment, as well as provide a new source of revenue for localities.  

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has been conducting a lengthy, deliberate and thorough review of the possible environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing. DEC has heard from the public, from advocates and from scientists and geologists.  

June 30, 2011
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