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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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JOIN THE EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN CAMPAIGN

It’s hard to believe, but it is true. Fifty years after the 1963 Equal Pay Act was signed into law, pay discrimination in the workplace still exists in America.

October 10, 2013
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SENATOR LAVALLE TO CO-CHAIR TASK FORCE ON LYME & TICK-BORNE DISEASES

Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeffrey Klein today announced the creation of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases to examine state and federal efforts to combat the continued spread of these diseases and make recommendations for a plan to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

October 7, 2013
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Senator LaValle Secures $500,000 for Rocky Point Downtown Revitalization Project

 

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that after many months work he has secured $500,000 for the Rocky Point Downtown Revitalization Project.

Senator LaValle was joined by Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner at a morning news conference announcing that the funds had been secured.

In addition, Brookhaven Superintendent of Highways Dan Losquadro has committed $720,000 of 2014 Capital Budget monies from both the Traffic Safety and Street Lighting Divisions to the project.

October 7, 2013
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Senator Kenneth P. LaValle Statement Re: Common Core Curriculum and Testing

This past Spring I began hearing from the parents of elementary school students about perceived problems with New York State’s implementation of the new Common Core Curriculum and associated testing.

August 16, 2013
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LaValle:New Legislation Requires One-Time Registration for BASIC STAR Exemption

New York State Senator Ken LaValle reminds residents that new legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption must register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years.

“Throughout my tenure in the New York State Senate, real property tax relief has been an important priority and as an architect in the development of the STAR program, I take tremendous personal satisfaction in the benefits this initiative has brought to homeowners in the First Senatorial District,” Senator LaValle said.

August 15, 2013
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