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.
(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.
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.
“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
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.