Kenneth P. LaValle's Press releases

ENHANCED DRIVER LICENSES GAIN POPULARITY

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.

July 1, 2009
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June 26, 2009
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June 17, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON EVENTS IN ALBANY

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.

June 17, 2009
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LOCAL RESIDENT HONORED BY SENATOR LAVALLE

2009 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction Named

June 11, 2009
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June 9, 2009
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APPLICATION DEADLINE NEARS FOR DOWNSTATE REVITALIZATION FUNDS-

Round One Applications Due June 15, 2009

June 4, 2009
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May 29, 2009
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May 28, 2009
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NEW MONTH - NEW TAXES:

Budget Tax Hikes Affect Consumers & Businesses

May 22, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE HONORS OUR VETERANS

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, it is our custom and privilege to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in defense of our country's freedoms.  I

May 19, 2009
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May 12, 2009
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Senator LaValle Announces Local Library Grants

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.

March 5, 2009
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Republican Senate Calls on Governor to Resubmit Budget-Stimulus Package Allows for Elimination of $6 Billion in New Taxes and Fees

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.

February 11, 2009
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Restore NY Program to Accept Applications

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that local municipalities can apply for Round 3 of Restore NY's Communities Initiative grants beginning February 9, 2009. "This is a great opportunity for our localities to move forward with economic development plans," said Senator LaValle.

February 6, 2009
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State Weatherization Assistance Program Helps Low Income Residents Save on Energy Costs

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like to make people aware of the New York State Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which offers income-eligible households free help with reducing energy consumption and improving home safety.  “As the record-breaking temperatures make for the coldest days of winter, many homeowners realize the need for energy saving measures,” said Senator LaValle.  “However, many people cannot afford the costly repairs that would be required to make their home more energy efficient.”

 

January 26, 2009
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New Law Improves Emergency Service Volunteers Access to Health Insurance

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers will be afforded greater access to health coverage as a result of a new law that became effective this month. The measure was sponsored by the Senate and allows emergency services volunteers to purchase certain public employee health insurance plans at a much lower cost than they would receive as an individual or family.

January 21, 2009
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