Kenneth P. LaValle

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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

Fighting for tax relief remains my top priority.  I was the architect of the original STAR and Enhanced Star programs, which brought tax rebates to Long Island homeowners.  In the Senate, we also led the way by providing tax rebate checks directly to taxpayers.

May 20, 2015
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Gail Lynch Bailey Of Middle Island Honored As Senator Ken LaValle’s 2015 “Woman of Distinction”

May 5, 2014 – Today, Senator Ken LaValle welcomed Gail Lynch Bailey of Middle Island as the 2015 NY State Senate’s Woman of Distinction from the First Senate District. 

May 7, 2015
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EARTH DAY 2015 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 1

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.  This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 1st Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Matthew Hayes3rd GradeCutchogue East Elementary School

April 10, 2015
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Senator LaValle Seeks Local Nominations For Veterans' Hall Of Fame

This year’s Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Albany is planned for Tuesday, May 19, 2015, just before the Memorial Day weekend observances.  

March 26, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle: Hold Drivers Who Flee Accidents Accountable

March 25, 2015 – Senator Ken LaValle reports that the Senate has passed legislation that would close a legal loophole and hold drivers and drunk drivers that leave the scene of an accident more accountable for their actions.   The bill would clarify and strengthen the law regarding the obligations of those that are involved in an accident where there is a reasonable presumption of damage and/or injury.

March 25, 2015
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Senator LaValle Announces Availability of College Scholarships from Legislative Conference

The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators To Award $10,000 in Scholarships

March 24, 2015 - Senator Ken LaValle announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships for future or existing college students.

March 24, 2015
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2015 Woman of Distinction

 

Please complete this nomination form as completely and accurately as possible.  Your nominee must reside in the 1st Senatorial District.  The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 13, 2015.

(Answer areas can be expanded by grabbing the lower-right corner with your pointing device.)

March 23, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle’s Statement on the Assembly’s Passage of Anti-human Trafficking Legislation

“I am pleased that the Assembly has passed the anti-human trafficking legislation that the Senate has approved for the last two years.  This is one of the bills in an important package of legislation that is crucial to protecting and empowering women.   

March 17, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Releases Highlights of Senate Budget Resolution

March 12, 2015 – Today, Senator Ken LaValle reports that the New York State Senate has passed it’s 2015 Budget Resolution, which addresses the priorities of Long Island families. The document now becomes the framework for budget negotiations with the Assembly and the Governor towards completing the NY State Budget.

March 13, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle: Strengthen Penalties for Meth-Related Crimes and to Assist In Preventing the Use of Parks or Playgrounds for Drug Activity

March 11, 2015 - Senator Ken LaValle reports that the State Senate passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in and to help prevent parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

March 11, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Reports Revised Draft Of Mute Swan Management Plan Released

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation issued new draft for comments from public

March 11, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Reports Legislation Passed to Fight Cyber Terrorism

Senate Bills Focus on Enforcing Stricter Penalties and Create Cyber Security Measures To Protect From Future Threats

February 26, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Calls For Return of $1 Billion to Schools - Demands end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)

February 10, 2015 -In Albany today, Senator Ken LaValle called for an end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) that has forced local school districts to cut educational programs and reduced services since it was implemented in 2010.  “Eliminating the GEA will restore much needed funds to our schools and assist in providing quality education to all of our children.” said Senator LaValle.  He continued, “The $1 billion in cuts should be fully returned to our schools in this budget year.” 

February 10, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle: 2014 Higher Education Legislative Report Now Available

January 28, 2015 – Senator Ken LaValle, Chairman of the NY State Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education, announced that the 2014 Higher Education Legislative Report is now available.

January 28, 2015
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2015-2016 EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL INFORMATION

Governor Andrew Cuomo has just unveiled his new Executive Budget Proposal for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year.  

January 28, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle: Senate Passes Bills to Toughen Penalties on Sex Offenders

January 28, 2015 – Senator Ken LaValle reports that the NY State Senate approved a complete package of legislation that would help keep communities safer from sexual predators.

Senator Ken LaValle said. “Accurate residency information is crucial to help safeguard children, college students, and members of our communities from these sexual predators. These bills are critical to increasing the penalties for violations of residency reporting. We need to continue to strengthen important protections against sexual predators.”

January 28, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle: “Cautiously Optimistic” of Measures Proposed by Governor

Release date: January 21, 2015

 

“In today’s State-of-the-State/Budget address, I was cautiously optimistic of some of the fiscal measures being proposed by Governor Cuomo to save taxpayers money.” 

 “While my preferred methods differ in many instances from the Governor’s proposals, we generally agree that we need to make New York more affordable for families. I would like to see the ceiling raised so additional Long Island families would benefit by having their taxes limited.”

January 22, 2015
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