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SENATOR LAVALLE JOINS EXPANSION CELEBRATION AT SHELTAIR

(l-r) Bill McShane, Senior VP Aviation Development & Properties, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Senator Ken LaValle, Francis S. Gabreski Impersonator

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle was pleased to join the ribbon cutting celebration of SheltAir Aviation’s new building at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach.

July 21, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON VETO OF SCHWENK MEMORIAL NATURE PRESERVE LEGISLATION

“I am extremely frustrated that the Governor vetoed legislation I sponsored in the Senate to create the Edwin (Buzz) M. Schwenk Memorial Preserve.  Buzz Schwenk’s was a staple of East End politics and truly deserving of praise.

July 21, 2010
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SENATOR CELEBRATES PARRISH ART MUSEUM GROUNDBREAKING

(l-r) Founding Partner Lynn Pasculano, Senator Ken LaValle, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Founding Partner Gabrielle Bacon, Governor David Paterson, Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan, Congressman Tim Bishop

 

July 19, 2010
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NEW LAW CLOSES DWI LOOPHOLE

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the Governor has signed a measure to close a loophole in the state’s DWI laws that has allowed drunk drivers to escape justice, even if an innocent person was killed.  “Jack Shea’s” law immediately permits certain medical personnel to draw blood at the request of a police officer, without a physician being present. 

July 14, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE ANNOUNCES SMALL BUSINESS LOAN AVAILABILITY

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that minority and women-owned enterprises, as well as other small businesses throughout the state, now have the opportunity to access funding that will help them improve or sustain their operations.   The 2010-11 budget provides a $50 million Small Business Revolving Loan Fund for owners that are experiencing difficulty obtaining capital through traditional credit markets.

July 9, 2010
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SENATOR MARCHES IN FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

As we celebrate the birth of our nation this Fourth of July, may we stand together in appreciation of the sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and trust that the freedoms they defend will always be ours to enjoy. 

July 7, 2010
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July 2, 2010
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LEGISLATURE PAVES WAY FOR MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Marc Alessi today announced that legislation they sponsored to create the ‘Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Way’ in the Town of Shelter Island has passed both houses.  The measure designates a portion of New York State Route 114 in memory of Lt. Joseph J.

July 2, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON EDWIN M. SCHWENK MEMORIAL NATURE PRESERVE

“I am pleased that both houses have supported legislation I sponsored in the Senate to create the Edwin (Buzz) M.

June 30, 2010
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SENATE PASSES MEASURE IN SUPPORT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he sponsored that would allow Occupational Therapists to treat non-medical conditions and provide for the licensure of Occupational Therapy Assistants has passed the Senate.

June 29, 2010
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LEGISLATURE PASSES MEASURE IN SUPPORT OF COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he sponsored to protect the permits of commercial fishermen with large boats has passed both houses.  The Senator’s initiative would exempt certain commercial fishermen from having to comply with a 1997 statute that limited the length of commercial fishing vessels.

June 29, 2010
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SENATE PASSES MEASURE IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL WINERIES

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he supported legislation that would allow wineries and farm wineries to sell wine for consumption at food festivals.

June 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE BRINGS AWARENESS TO LIPA’S “CRITICAL CARE PROGRAM”

If you or a loved one rely on life-support equipment that would be affected by an electrical outage, Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like to make you aware of the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) “Critical Care Program.”

June 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS EMPIRE ZONES OVER WEAKER EXCELSIOR PROGRAM

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today expressed disappointment over the passage of budget legislation that replaces Empire Zones with the Excelsior program, which is being called a much weaker economic development program.

June 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON DEMOCRATS’ SPENDING BUDGET

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is concerned that, as the Democrats continue to pass budget extenders, they are attempting to fill a huge budget gap with taxes, borrowing, and fiscal gimmicks that will cost taxpayers dearly.

June 18, 2010
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