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Senator LaValle Calls for Common Core Delay

Here's the video from the Senate Education meeting where Senator LaValle asked the Commissioner to hit the delay button on Common Core.

January 27, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Room 807 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME OF MEETING

January 28, 12:00 PM - 12:04 PM
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Senator Ken LaValle Calls on State Education Commissioner to Delay “Common Core”

In the NY Senate Education Committee today, Senator Ken LaValle called upon Commissioner John King to delay “Common Core” implementation.  Senator LaValle said “Going back to the initial meeting on Long Island last April, it appears that the Department of Education is not listening.  The rollout of Common Core has been flawed, and children are being hurt.”

January 23, 2014
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Senator LaValle Requests Your Assistance to Help Disabled Veterans Obtain State Contracts

NY Jobs For Heroes Program would create a state contract category for service-connected disabled Veterans

(Click here to go directly to the petitionhttp://www.nysenate.gov/webform/ny-jobs-heroes-petition)

January 17, 2014
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SUCCESS! "NY Jobs For Heroes" Is Now Law!

 

NOTE:  On March 24, 2014, we in the Senate approved the "NY Jobs For Heroes" legislation.  It now goes to the Assembly for consideration

January 16, 2014
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Senator Ken LaValle Reminds Constituents To Look For Unclaimed Funds

New York State is holding $12 Billion in unclaimed funds and Senator Ken LaValle wants Long Islanders to make sure the state isn’t holding their money.  “Under law, all financial institutions are required to turn over inactive accounts after a certain period.  Many times individuals or family members forget about these dormant accounts, but people are entitled to receive their money back.” said Senator LaValle.                        (continued....)

January 16, 2014
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Senator LaValle: New “Puppy Mill” Law Now In Effect

 

“New York State’s “pet dealer” law, wasn’t strong enough to end the rein of unregulated “puppy mills”.  Legislation that I sponsored was just signed into law by the Governor and will enable local governments to restrict these cruel practices.” said Senator Ken LaValle. 

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January 13, 2014
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Senator Ken LaValle: State-of-State is Good News for Long Island Taxpayers

Tax cuts for Families and Businesses; State Spending Cap; More new jobs

January 9, 2014
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Senator Ken LaValle announces the availability of the 2013 Higher Education Legislative Report

Senator Ken LaValle announces the availability of the 2013 Higher Education Legislative Report

 

 Despite Challenges, high quality academic standards maintained; Institutions remain most valuable economic development engines

Senator Ken LaValle announced the availability of the 2013 State Senate Higher Education Legislative Report.  Senator LaValle said, “Although New York State’s institutions of higher education face many challenges, they continue to maintain high quality academic standards and continue to remain the state’s most valuable economic development engines.”

January 6, 2014
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Senator LaValle Calls Upon Governor To Keep Sagamore Children's Center Open

Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center is already a Regional Center of Excellence for children and adolescents with a long, proven history.

New York State has a responsibility to provide quality, compassionate care to our children in need of these critical services. Over the years, the facility has down sized considerably in an effort to control costs.  We cannot stand by and allow Long Island to be the sole region of the state without any children’s psychiatric beds.

 See the link below for the text of the letter

December 20, 2013
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Senator LaValle Announces Local Job Creation Projects To Receive State Funding

 

Nearly One-Third of Long Island’s Economic

Council Awards are in our area

 

New York State Senator Ken LaValle announced that $12.2 million dollars in state grants were awarded to promote economic development and job creation on the east end.  Senator LaValle said, “These funds are critically important to fuel the economic engines that drive job creation in our area.”

December 17, 2013
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Thanksgiving Essays And Contributions

Dear Participant, 

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people. 

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?” 

Sincerely,

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle

December 6, 2013
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Senator LaValle Makes Commissioner’s Education Forum Video Available

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has made the complete, unedited video of the NYS Commissioners Education Forum available for the constituents of the First Senate District. 

Senator LaValle appreciates everyone who attended the forum and those who have shared their views, in this important topic. He wants to assure all residents that he will continue to make the Commissioner, the Chancellor and the Regents hear our voices. 

December 5, 2013
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LaValle Letter to School Supers Re: Forum with State Ed. Commissioner

New York State Senator Ken LaValle sent a letter to school superintendents today asking for assistance with the Tuesday November 26 education forum with NY State Education Commissioner Dr. John King.
Excerpts from the Senator's letter are below.
Dear Superintendent:

November 15, 2013
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NY State Education Commissioner To Visit First Senatorial District Tuesday Nov. 26

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle  announces that New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John King will visit the First Senatorial District to give parents, students, and educators the opportunity to ask questions and express their concerns about the New York State Education Department’s roll out of the Common Core, teacher evaluations, testing and student privacy.

November 13, 2013
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Senator LaValle's Career Fair - Employers & Business Owners

Employers/Business Owners

Please RSVP below to participate in the December 6th Career Fair hosted by Senators Ken LaValle. Phil Boyle, Lee Zeldin and John Flanagan

The Career Fair will take place from 12 pm to 3pm on Friday December 6th, 2013 at St. Joseph’s College John A. Danzi Athletic Center located at 155 West Roe Boulevard in Patchogue.

MORE THAN 1,000 JOB-SEEKERS AND 75 COMPANIES ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE

October 23, 2013
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Senator LaValle's Career Fair for Job Seekers, Employers & Business Owners

Career Fair 12 pm to 3pm Friday December 6th, 2013 St. Joseph’s College John A. Danzi Athletic Center 155 West Roe Boulevard in Patchogue.
Please RSVP by clicking on one of the buttons below to participate.

December 6, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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JOIN SENATOR LAVALLE, SIGN HIS PETITION URGING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO END THE SHUTDOWN!

Please sign my petition to urge our leaders in Washington DC to end the government shutdown!

The President The White HouseWashington, DC  20500

Honorable John Boehner

Office of the SpeakerH-232 The CapitolWashington, DC 20515

October 11, 2013
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