Dean G. Skelos' Press releases

STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

The Democrats and Governor Paterson have been talking about shutting down government for the past week and appear to want that to happen.  They went behind closed doors, negotiated a budget extender in secret and now apparently, cannot produce the votes to pass it. 

 

June 14, 2010
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SENATOR SKELOS UNVEILS NEW ON-LINE “CUT IT OUT!” INITIATIVE -- EMPOWERING TAXPAYERS IN EFFORT TO HELP CUT WASTEFUL SPENDING

 

New Interactive Resource Allows Public to Vote on Cutting Wasteful Spending Items

June 7, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

 

The Governor’s proposal to re-open state parks is a classic bait and switch scam that promises open parks and delivers a mess of millions of dollars in new taxes and fees on businesses and reduces environmental protection funds.  This disgraceful plan was negotiated in secret, in the middle of the night, by Speaker Silver and Senator Sampson.

 

May 28, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN G. SKELOS

We hope the reports are true that the Governor and Democrat leaders have reached an agreement to open the State Parks for the Memorial Day weekend, but the reality is Democrats never should have closed our parks in the first place. 

 

May 26, 2010
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Senator Skelos Honors Magaly Polo as 2010 Woman of Distinction

 

Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) recently honored Magaly Polo, community leader from Elmont, as his 2010 Woman of Distinction.  Magaly was honored with other notable women from across the state on May 25, 2010 in Albany.  

 

“I am proud to honor Magaly Polo as my 2010 Woman of Distinction,” said Senator Skelos.  “Magaly is a pillar within the community of Elmont and has worked tirelessly to help others and to improve the quality of life for all residents of Elmont.”

 

May 26, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Once again, Speaker Silver and his fellow Democrats are refusing to listen to New York taxpayers who have had enough of taxes and spending by planning a massive tax increase to pay for spending we cannot afford.  New Yorkers have made themselves very clear on the issue of tax hikes, yet the Democrats continue to display their arrogance by pushing for more tax increases.

 

May 26, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN G. SKELOS

 

Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos today reacted to the latest reports about the presumptive Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo’s plans for next year.

PROPERTY TAX CAP

 

May 21, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

 

Agreement on Budget Conference Committees Is Victory for the People

The agreement reached today at the public leaders’ meeting to begin the joint, public conference committee process next week is a victory for all New Yorkers who want to see the budget reform law obeyed, and the budget negotiations come out from behind closed doors.

 

May 18, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

It has been a personal honor and a pleasure to serve in the State Senate with Tom Morahan.  He has established a tremendous record of public service representing the lower Hudson Valley.  

 

May 17, 2010
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Senator Skelos meets with Denise Fasano, Jeanne Towers, Helen Carroll & a staff Nurse from Catholic Home Care to celebrate National Nurse's Week

 

Senator Skelos meets with Denise Fasano, Jeanne Towers, Helen Carroll & a staff Nurse from Catholic Home Care to celebrate National Nurse's Week.

 

 

May 7, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

 

In his comments on a radio interview this morning, Governor Paterson clearly pointed out what has been apparent for many months, that Senate Democrats are the reason why the state budget is now 34 days late, with no agreement in sight.

 

May 4, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

 

Senator Kevin Parker’s latest comments this morning, calling members of the Senate “white supremacists,” are disturbing, disgraceful, disruptive and reprehensible and have no place in this government body or any other.   

 

It’s clear that members of the Senate, on both sides of the aisle, are sick and tired of Senator Parker’s repeated angry, and sometimes violent, outbursts.  

 

April 28, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

The legislation submitted by Governor Paterson to strengthen New York’s sex offender registry includes proposals that I sponsored and the Senate passed repeatedly, with Democrat support, since the original sex offender registry was created by Megan’s Law in 1995.

 

The proposals in the Governor’s legislation will give law enforcement the resources they need to track and properly punish sex offenders who violate the registry law, and provide the most up-to-date information needed to protect our families from dangerous criminals.

 

April 19, 2010
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Senator Skelos Hosts Student Shadow from Lynbrook

Senator Skelos is pictured with Molly Spilka this past Tuesday, 4/13/2010.  On behalf of the League of Women Voters of NYS Education Foundation, Inc., Molly participated in the Students Inside Albany Conference and shadowed Senator Skelos. She met with him in his Albany Office and then attended the Senate's Legislative Session.  Molly is a senior at Lynbrook High School.

April 16, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

I am glad to see that Speaker Silver and Senator Sampson agree with me that the Governor’s extender bill should include funding for highway construction projects that are already underway.  

 

April 8, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Photo Caption: Senator Skelos displays a list of taxes and fees added by Senate Democrats over the last two years.  

 

Democrats in Albany are getting ready to once again sock New York taxpayers with more than $8.2 billion in tax increases on individuals, families, businesses and consumers. The tax hikes are being brought to you by the same groups that successfully fought for $8.5 billion in tax increases last year to pay for more government spending.

 

April 7, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS ON THE LATE STATE BUDGET

Rather than work around the clock to get a budget done on time, Democrats in the Senate and Assembly waved the white flag and simply gave up.  By doing so, Democrats sent a clear message to taxpayers that they aren’t willing to stay in Albany until the last moment to get a responsible budget done on time.  Their failure to get a budget done on time, and worse, to not even try, is inexcusable. 

 

March 31, 2010
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LOCAL COLLEGE STUDENT SERVES AS INTERN IN SENATOR SKELOS' DISTRICT OFFICE

Senator Dean Skelos recently thanked Joanna Strick, a resident of Oceanside,  for serving as an intern in his Rockville Centre district office.  

"Joanna has been a valuable asset to my office and I greatly appreciate all of her time and effort," said Senator Skelos.  "She is an intelligent young woman who will surely succeed in all of her future endeavors."

Joanna is currently attending Queens College and majoring in Media Studies.

March 29, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

It is disappointing, but certainly not unexpected, that New York did not receive any money from the federal Race to the Top program.  New York’s application for up to $700 million in federal money was put at an extreme disadvantage earlier this month when Democrats in the Senate and Assembly refused to pass legislation to lift the cap on charter schools, 

 

March 29, 2010
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SENATE GOP OPPOSES DEMOCRAT SWEEP OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM DEDICATED ACCOUNTS TO FUEL MORE SPENDING

 

Bill Not Required to Fund Government in Absence of On-Time Budget but Democrats Pass it Anyway to Continue Anti-Taxpayer Spending Binge

 

Senate Republicans today unanimously opposed yet another shortsighted and fiscally irresponsible effort by Democrats to sweep hundreds of millions of dollars from dedicated State accounts to fuel additional General Fund spending.  

March 29, 2010
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