Kenneth P. LaValle's Press releases

SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS JOB CREATION AND RETENTION PACKAGE

Major Job Initiative Will Get New Yorkers Working Again

February 2, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE RECAPS ENVIRONMENTAL ROUNDTABLE

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle’s annual Environmental Roundtable provided the opportunity for the Senator and his Assembly colleagues, Marc Alessi (left) and Fred Thiele (right), to hear from organizations and concerned individuals about environmental issues impacting the First Senate District.

January 29, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE ENCOURAGES ELECTRONIC TAX FILING

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is encouraging taxpayers to file their 2010 personal income tax returns electronically.  The Department of Taxation and Finance has reported that nearly 95 percent of New York taxpayers are filing electronically with no adverse effects.  

January 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE INFORMS NON-PROFITS OF GRANT PROGRAM –

Program Assists With Purchase of Vehicles to Transport the Elderly and Disabled

 

January 22, 2010
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SENATOR KEN LAVALLE ENCOURAGES SUPPORT OF THE RED CROSS HAITI RELIEF EFFORTS

“The thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers go out to the people of Haiti who are suffering through the aftermath of several earthquakes.  New Yorkers have a long and proud tradition of providing aid and relief to those in need.  Communities across our state are now pulling together to offer hel

January 14, 2010
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January 13, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON STATE OF THE STATE

One of the statements in Governor Paterson’s State of the State that I found very encouraging was that he sees investments in higher education as a positive way to address our economy and create jobs.

January 6, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SEEKS TO CONVENE A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has introduced legislation to convene a limited constitutional convention for the purpose of providing a process that would bring about real property tax reform.  Homeowners and businesses are overburdened by ever-increasing property taxes and can no longer afford to stay in New York

January 5, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SHARES NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

As 2009 comes to an end, many people are preparing to make New Year resolutions that will hopefully improve their lives and the world as a whole.  In keeping with this New Year’s tradition, I would like to share some initiatives I hope to see resolved during the coming year.

December 21, 2009
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Helpful Holiday Shopping and Safety Tips

While many of us still enjoy supporting our local businesses during the holiday, shopping online has become  a very popular way to purchase gifts.

December 16, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE ENCOURAGES MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS –

New York State Insurance Law Remains Unchanged 

December 11, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE DEFENDS POSITION ON GAY MARRIAGE

“At the present time, society is equally divided on the issue of gay marriage,” said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.

December 3, 2009
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November 19, 2009
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November 16, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON AMENDMENT TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW

Last month, Senator LaValle and his Senate Republican colleagues called for the repeal of a recent change in criminal law, dubbed “Khadafy’s Law” by the New York Daily News.   The measure amended the medical parole provision, providing a loophole that allowed convicted murderers, rapists, and sex criminals to be freed from prison.

November 12, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON SENATE REPUBLICANS’ BUDGET CUTTING RECOMMENDATIONS

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he shares Governor Paterson’s concerns about New York State’s budget deficit that ‘we have to act now – not tomorrow, not next week, not next year.’  “This deficit is a very real problem that will only compound if we don’t deal with it now,” said Senator LaValle.

November 10, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE CRITICIZES PROPOSED SUNY CUTS-

Governor’s Proposal is Unfair and Hurts State’s Economy

 

October 26, 2009
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October 22, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS FOR REPEAL OF DANGEROUS NEW LAW

New York Daily News Dubs Change “Khadafy’s Law”

October 14, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS FOR REPEAL OF MTA TAX

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he has written to the suburban representatives of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board asking for support in calling for the elimination of the newly instituted payroll tax.

 

October 6, 2009
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