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
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.
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.
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.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle will introduce a measure to convene a limited constitutional convention for the sole purpose of providing a process by which a lieutenant governor is chosen in the event of a vacancy and to provide real property tax reform.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has lined up a variety of initiatives he would like to have acted on before the end of this legislative session. Senator LaValle is working on measures that impact communities in the First Senate District, as well as legislation that would affect all Long Island residents.
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.