Senator Kenneth P. LaValle will introduce a measure to convene a limited constitutional convention for the sole purpose of providing a process by which a lieutenant governor is chosen in the event of a vacancy and to provide real property tax reform.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has lined up a variety of initiatives he would like to have acted on before the end of this legislative session. Senator LaValle is working on measures that impact communities in the First Senate District, as well as legislation that would affect all Long Island residents.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like to remind the public that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now issues Enhanced Driver Licenses (EDLs) and Enhanced non-driver IDs, which meet identification and citizen requirements for travel to and from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.
Many tactics and policies implemented during this legislative session have hurt the taxpayers of our state. Long Island, in particular, has borne the brunt of tax and fee increases and has served as a cash cow for the state coffers.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the Riverhead Free Library, the Hampton Library of Bridgehampton, and the Westhampton Free Library have been awarded funding under the New York State Public Library Construction Grant Program. The grants awarded through this program are supported by a 2008 capital fund appropriation for the construction and renovation of public libraries and library systems in New York State.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the Senate Republican Conference called on Governor Paterson to revise and resubmit his 2009-10 Executive Budget proposal. The Governor's plan was introduced back in December without consideration of federal economic stimulus dollars. The federal funds could provide the opportunity to eliminate $6 billion in new taxes and fees proposed by the Governor.