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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS ON SUNY TO RECONSIDER HUGE PAY HIKES FOR TOP ADMINISTRATORS AMID FURLOUGHS, STATE'S ONGOING FISCAL CRISIS

New York State Senator Ken LaValle today demanded that the State University of New York (SUNY) reconsider huge pay hikes recently given to three top administrators at a time when the institution has put in place a furlough program for most SUNY central employees as a way to cut costs.

September 17, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE HONORS LOCAL HEROES

(L-R) Chief Tom Colitti, Officer Kevin Rambo, Eftimia Tsapouris, Biruta Krilova, Senator LaValle, Alex Rabinovich

 

September 14, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE JOINS IN SUPPORT OF FARM PRESERVATION

(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

September 9, 2010
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August 27, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE RECEIVES AWARD FOR VISIONARY EFFORTS

(L-R)  WHBPAC Board President, Len Conway, Senator Ken LaValle

August 27, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE CELEBRATES RIVERHEAD’S POLISH HERITAGE

Senator Ken LaValle (left) with Miss Polish Town USA 2010, Stephanie Osmanski

August 24, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE CELEBRATES 15TH ANNUAL ELLEN’S RUN

(L-R) Southampton Town Councilwoman Nancy Graboski, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, Ellen’s Run Founder Dr. Julie Ratner, Congressman Tim Bishop, Senator Ken LaValle

August 24, 2010
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BEACH EROSION CONCERNS LOCAL RESIDENTS

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

August 16, 2010
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YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO UNCLAIMED FUNDS

 

Dear Friend:

You may be entitled to some of the over $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.

August 9, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS CAP ON SCHOOL PROPERTY TAXES

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.

August 4, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE OPPOSES SUNY EMPOWERMENT LEGISLATION

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.

August 4, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE CELEBRATES BOYS SCOUTS OF AMERICA’S 100TH YEAR

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

August 2, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON OPERATION IMPACT GRANTS

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.

 

July 30, 2010
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THIELE AND LAVALLE PROPOSE LEGISLATION TO STUDY ESTABLISHMENT OF AN NEW INDEPENDENT SUNY CAMPUS AT SOUTHAMPTON

Legislation Would Create a Task Force to Study Feasibility of Creating a New SUNY College

July 28, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE CELEBRATES WITH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE EAST END

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (far right) visited the Children’s Museum of the East End’s (CMEE) 2nd Annual “Under the Sea” Summer Family Fair where (l-r) museum Director Steve Long, Pirate Ryan O’Toole, and Mermaid Lauren O’Toole were happy to strike a pose with the Senator. 

July 27, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON STATUS OF LOBSTER FISHING BAN

“I am pleased that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering options other than a five-year ban on lobster fishing to restore the lobster population along the East Coast.  A ban would devastate Long Island’s remaining lobster fishing industry and have a negative impact on our local restaurants and fish markets.  Long Island fishermen have suffered numerous restrictions and regulations.  I am hopeful that the final decision will be consid

July 27, 2010
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July 23, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE OPPOSES HOME HEATING OIL LAW

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle expressed concern that passage of legislation requiring a lower sulfur content in home heating oil does not allow adequate time for the necessary conversion. As the past sponsor of legislation to reduce sulfur oxide emissions, Senator LaValle voted against this measure because the bill does not give enough time to allow everyone to gear up for the change.

July 23, 2010
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