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October 22, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS FOR REPEAL OF DANGEROUS NEW LAW

New York Daily News Dubs Change “Khadafy’s Law”

October 14, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS FOR REPEAL OF MTA TAX

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he has written to the suburban representatives of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board asking for support in calling for the elimination of the newly instituted payroll tax.

 

October 6, 2009
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September 28, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE CONTINUES FIGHTING FOR CAMPUS SAFETY-

Yale and Hofstra Crimes Offer Sad Reminder Of Need To Address Security Issues

 

September 16, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE FIGHTS TO KEEP DRUNK DRIVERS OFF OUR STREETS -

Legislation Mandates Interlock Ignition Devices for DWI Offenders Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he cosponsored to create a mandatory ignition interlock program for all persons convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) has passed the Senate. The measure would improve the current law by mandating a program that allows counties throughout the state to operate an ignition interlock program. “It seems the media is reporting horror stories about someone being killed or injured by a drunk driver on a daily basis,” said Senator LaValle.

September 16, 2009
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Senator Supports Public Radio

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (3rd from left) joined concerned elected officials and community residents in the fight to save public radio on the east end.  The future of WLIU-FM, an east end public radio station based at Stony Brook Southampton, was at risk when the station's owner, Long Island University, announced plans to sell.  The community has since gathered to form Peconic Public Broadcasting, Inc., with the intent of aquiring the station's license and assets to make sure the current programming will continue.

September 10, 2009
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EDUCATIONAL EVENT FOR CAREGIVERS

SENATOR LAVALLE TO SPONSOR FREE

EDUCATIONAL EVENT FOR CAREGIVERS

September 26, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR LAVALLE ENCOURAGES AWARENESS TO MTA PAYROLL TAX

Senator LaValle would like to remind businesses and self-employed individuals of the MTA Payroll Tax that was part of the bailout plan passed by Governor Paterson and the Democrat Senate and Assembly.  While the Senate Republicans strongly opposed the measure, it was signed into law and will cost Suffolk County employers .34 per

September 2, 2009
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SMART GRID” GOOD FOR LONG ISLAND

 “SMART GRID” GOOD FOR LONG ISLAND

August 28, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE APPLAUDS EFFORTS TO SERVE HOME GROWN PRODUCE IN OUR SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, AND RESTAURANTS

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (at podium) commended J. Kings Food Service for its success in bringing local produce to over 300 Long Island schools and universities, and for enabling local restaurants to feature home grown produce on their menus.

August 27, 2009
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August 17, 2009
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August 14, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON GOVERNOR’S WELFARE GIVEAWAY

Plan is Irresponsible Use of Federal Stimulus Funds

August 13, 2009
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August 13, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL BREAST CENTER

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital.  The new facility more than doubles the hospital's original breast center and allows the hospital to expand its diagnostic services.  Senator LaValle is committed to bringing advanced medical technologies to eastern Long Island so that residents will have access to state-of-the-art health care services close to home.

August 12, 2009
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TRIBUTE TO FAMILY OF FALLEN SOLDIER, SERGEANT JONATHAN KELLER

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (right) and Assemblyman Marc Alessi joined to pay tribute to the service of fallen soldier Sergeant Jonathan Keller.  The Senator and Assemblyman presented a New York State Legislative Resolution to Linda and Martin Keller mourning the untimely death of their son, Sgt.

August 12, 2009
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August 11, 2009
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