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STATEMENT FROM SENATE CO-LEADER DEAN G. SKELOS

With ‘Women’s Equality Day’ upon us, I once again urge Speaker Silver to bring his members back to Albany to complete work on the 9 agreed-upon bills that make up our robust 2013 women’s equality agenda.  

Thanks to our efforts, New York stands at the doorstep of achieving historic new laws that will guarantee equal pay for equal work, protect the victims of domestic violence, end human trafficking and stamp out sexual harassment in the workplace.  There is no denying that these nine measures will improve the lives of countless women throughout our state, and that the Assembly’s failure to act would be a grave injustice.  

August 26, 2013
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SENATOR SKELOS PRESENTS ROCKVILLE CENTRE RESIDENT WITH CITATION FOR SAVING THE LIFE OF A DROWNING SWIMMER

It was with great pleasure that I presented Rebecca Tolan with a citation honoring her for her heroism in saving the life of a Rockville Centre resident, who on June 25th was drowning in the waters off Atlantic Beach when she was rescued by Rebecca. The Village of Rockville Centre has proclaimed July 15 to be “Rebecca Tolan Day” in honor of her selfless and courageous life saving act. 

August 26, 2013
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STATEMENT BY NEW YORK STATE SENATE CO-LEADER DEAN G. SKELOS

The recent action by Moody’s Investors Service to upgrade the State’s economic outlook to positive is good news for hardworking taxpayers and indisputable proof of the importance of having a Republican voice in New York State government.

Over the last three years, Republicans have restored steady, functional leadership to the Senate, ended the partisan gridlock, and produced early budgets that have eliminated deficits, restrained spending and protected taxpayers - - a marked departure from when Democrats alone controlled the chamber.

August 23, 2013
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KIDPIX FREE PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN EAST ROCKAWAY - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, I will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

September 10, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Women Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work!

Millions of women across New York State are on the verge of winning an historic victory at the State Capitol.

The State Senate recently approved a landmark new “Women’s Equality Package,” which includes a key reform to ensure that women get equal pay for equal work.

In addition, it includes measures to:

•  Stop sexual harassment in the workplace;

August 14, 2013
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE CHILD & SENIOR ID PROGRAM IN ROCKVILLE CENTRE

On Tuesday, September 17th, I will be hosting a Free Child & Senior I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

September 17, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE SENIOR ID PROGRAM IN LONG BEACH, AUGUST 21, 2013

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a free Senior ID Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano on August 21, 2013.

August 21, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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KIDPIX FREE PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN VALLEY STREAM - FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013

On Friday, August 9, 2013, I will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, will take place from 10am - 1pm at the Valley Stream Pool, located at the A.J Hendrickson Pool Complex in Valley Stream.

August 9, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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KIDPIX FREE PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN BALDWIN - TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013

On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, I will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Senator Charles Fuschillo and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, will take place from 1pm - 3pm at the Baldwin Public Library, located at 2385 Grand Avenue in Baldwin.

August 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION WORKSHOP IN BALDWIN - FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013

On Friday, July 26th, I will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop in partnership with Senator Charles Fuschillo and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Baldwin Public Library, located at 2385 Grand Avenue in Baldwin.

July 26, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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FREE CHILD & SENIOR ID PROGRAM IN LYNBROOK - WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013

On Wednesday, July 24th, I will be hosting a Free Child & Senior I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program will take place from 10am - 1pm at the Village of Lynbrook Pool, located at Greis Park - 55 Wilbur St in Lynbrook (for directions, click here).

July 24, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING IN OCEANSIDE - FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a FREE Skin Cancer Screening in partnership with The Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center at South Nassau Communities Hospital on Friday, July 19, 2013.   This free program will take place from 1pm to 4pm at the Oceanside JCC, located at 15 Neil court in Oceanside.

July 19, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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STATEMENT FROM SENATE CO-LEADER DEAN G. SKELOS

I agree with Governor Cuomo and leading women’s groups that the Speaker should bring his members back to Albany to complete work on the 9 agreed-upon bills that make up our women’s equality agenda.

New York stands at the doorstep of achieving historic new laws that will guarantee equal pay for equal work, protect the victims of domestic violence, end human trafficking and stamp out sexual harassment wherever it exists. These nine measures will improve the lives of countless women throughout our state, and it’s time for the Speaker to swiftly join us in enacting each of them into law.

June 24, 2013
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STATEMENT BY NYS SENATE CO-LEADER DEAN G. SKELOS

This evening, working with Governor Cuomo, the State Senate passed a strong women’s equality agenda for New York.  The comprehensive package is made up of nine separate bills, and it ensures equal pay for equal work, combats human trafficking, extends protections to the victims of domestic violence, and creates a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment in the workplace, among other things.

June 22, 2013
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SENATE PASSES PUBLIC ASSISTANCE INTEGRITY ACT

Senate Majority Coalition Leader Dean Skelos announced today that the New York State Senate today approved the “Public Assistance Integrity Act,” to help cut down on the flagrant abuse of EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards by prohibiting welfare recipients from using cash assistance to purchase tobacco, alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets or to gamble.

June 18, 2013
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SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO BILL TO PROTECT OPWDD FROM FUNDING CUTS

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation (S4777D), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would protect providers of services for the developmentally disabled from state funding cuts.

The legislation would appropriate up to $90 million, or as much as is needed, to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to protect providers from funding reductions if recommended savings measures falls short of projections.

June 18, 2013
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Senate Passes Comprehensive Hurricane Sandy Legislation

The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, aids rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness. The 22 bills will be integral to providing needed financial assistance to homeowners, businesses, local governments, school districts, and others still recovering from the storm, and give those responsible for disaster response the tools they need to be more effective and efficient.

June 17, 2013
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO CREATE REGISTRY FOR CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS

Senator Dean Skelos announced that the  New York State Senate has passed a bill that would require those who violate Buster’s Law by abusing animals be added to a registry of animal abusers. The bill (S2305A) would also require those convicted under Buster’s Law undergo a psychiatric evaluation and would ban them from ever owning a pet again.

June 17, 2013
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SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO BILL TO ENSURE INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM RECEIVE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TREATMENTS AND THERAPIES

Senator Dean Skelos today announced that the state Senate has givenfinal legislative passage to legislation to ensure individuals withautism are able to receive insurance coverage for applied behavioralanalysis (ABA) therapy as intended under New York State’s autism insurancereform law.The legislation is in response to regulations implemented by the NewYork State Department of Financial Services which have dramatically limitedthe number of ABA practitioners where individuals with autism can receivetherapy which is covered by insurance.“When we enacted the autism insurance reform law it was intended toprovide coverage for families who were spending thousands of dollars for

June 17, 2013
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Senate Majority Coalition Announces Major Initiative to Eliminate State Regulations That Cost Money and Jobs

Senate Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein today announced that the Senate Majority Coalition will begin an unprecedented initiative to identify and eliminate thousands of costly and unnecessary government regulations that strangle business and job growth and drive up municipal and school property taxes. 

June 10, 2013
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