Another Election Day has passed and it was one that surely will go down in history. One week later, people are still talking about the upsets and the victories. If there was any doubt that every vote counts, this was the election to change the mind of skeptics. Races across the state are too close to call until the final counts are tallied. Once the counts are in, it is up to the re-elected and newly elected officials to fulfill their election promises and work to ensure that government meets the needs of their constituency.
On November 11, the people of this great nation will celebrate Veteran's Day. It is one of several days throughout the year on which American citizens pay special tribute to all those who so valiantly and honorably fought to uphold the freedoms of our country.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation which prevents health insurance plans from creating new “specialty tiers” to dramatically increase the copayments that consumers pay has been signed into law. The law becomes effective October 31, 2010 and will protect people suffering from chronic or life threatening illnesses from discriminatory copayments.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Marc Alessi joined with Shelter Island Supervisor James Dougherty and the Theinert family to unveil the ‘Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Way’ road sign. The sign presented at the event was an actual size mock up of the sign that will be installed on the stretch of NYS Route 114 that runs approximately 1.4 miles in length from the South Ferry Terminal to the Cartwright Road Circle.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he will be joined by Assemblyman Marc Alessi, Shelter Island Supervisor James Dougherty, and the Theinert family for the unveiling of the “Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Way” road sign on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. on Shelter Island. The sign that will be displayed was created by the NYS Department of Transportation and is an actual size mock up of what the road sign will look like when it is installed.
As college costs continue to climb, Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like to make the public aware that HELP (Higher Education Loan Program) may be just around the corner. The program is a state-sponsored private student loan program that was introduced in the middle of the 2009-10 college year. It offers low-cost, fixed-rate loans that allow students to gain a better sense of their education finances.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle received his flu shot at the FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC he sponsored at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson on September 29, 2010. Senator LaValle noted that 400 free immunizations were administered on a first-come, first-serve basis to adults 18 and over.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he is sponsoring a FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, starting at 12 Noon. There are 400 immunizations that will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis to adults 18 and over.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he sponsored in the Senate to protect the permits of commercial fishermen with large boats has been signed into law. The new law exempts certain commercial fishermen from having to comply with a 1997 statute that limited the length of commercial fishing vessels.
(l-r) Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, Long Island Farm Executive Board Vice President Frank Beyrodt, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, Senator Ken LaValle, Supervisor Sean Walter, Riverhead Town Councilman George Gabrielsen, Long Island Farm Executive Board President Mark Zaweski, Ms. Kozak, and Suffolk County Legislator Edward Romaine
Senator LaValle recently (forefront) joined federal, state, and local elected officials at a community meeting in Bridgehampton to discuss the problem of beach erosion in the Town of Southampton. The preservation of the beaches is an ongoing concern of residents who fear they will lose their homes if they are reactive rather than proactive in addressing this problem. Senator LaValle supported the community’s idea for the creation of a local taxing district, which would empower residents to outline a