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
While Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today voted in support of a property tax cap, the amendment he offered would have provided greater relief for homeowners. Senator LaValle proposed capping the growth in property tax levies at 2.5 percent or 120 percent of the consumer price index (CPI), whichever is lower. The measure that ultimately passed the Senate provides a 4 percent school tax cap or 120 percent of the CPI.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today opposed SUNY empowerment legislation that would place an increased financial burden on middle-income students and endanger the access and affordability of New York’s State University system.
Senator Ken LaValle was honored to address the crowd that gathered for the Boy Scouts of America’s historic broadcast of the Centennial Show at the Suffolk County Council’s celebratory “Shining Light Across America.” The event took place at the LaValle Stadium at Stony Brook University and marked the first time in history that the entire Scouting community had the opportunity to come together in celebration of Scouting’s rich heritage. Hundreds of “Shining Light” events took place across the country, while the natio
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle was pleased to learn of the recent Operation IMPACT grant awarded to Suffolk County. Under the program, the county will receive over $1.2 million to support crime-fighting and violence reduction activities.