Many tactics and policies implemented during this legislative session have hurt the taxpayers of our state. Long Island, in particular, has borne the brunt of tax and fee increases and has served as a cash cow for the state coffers.
The rain may have put a damper on the annual Riverhead Community Awareness Program (CAP) “Just Say No” to drugs parade, but nothing could dampen the spirit at the Pulaski Elementary School. Students spent the morning of June 5 hearing community leaders and Riverhead’s very own Rutgers Trophy winning Blue Waves Varsity Foo
Senator LaValle (left) stopped by to join in the festivities commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the North Sea Fire Department. The Department has a long and valued history of service to the community and a volunteer base dedicated to upholding the basic firematic premise, "protection of life and property." Pictured with Senator LaValle is Herbert Raynor of Southampton.
Senator Ken LaValle successfully secured $35,000 in state funds for the United Way of Long Island in the 2008-09 budget. United Way President & CEO, Theresa Regnante, was grateful for the funding, which will be used to help Long Island residents in need of their services.
Senator LaValle was pleased to join the Village of Greenport in announcing stimulus funding to move forward with the rebuilding of its water treatment facility. The funding will help the Village with its efforts to protect our valuable waterways and ensure that the facility complies with EPA requirements. In addition, this project will create jobs for our region and hav
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the Senate Democrats have rejected a Republican-sponsored amendment to roll back the ill-advised “Health Insurance Tax” that was approved as part of the “Deficit Reduction Package” (DRP). The tax hike, which was passed as a result of unanimous Democrat support, will impose a $240 million increased assessment on insurance companies that will raise the cost of health insurance premiums for families, individuals, and businesses to unprecedented levels.
Senator LaValle today announced that the new state budget imposes taxes and fees that will have a devastating impact on small businesses and cost New York thousands of jobs. The state budget process was conducted behind closed doors by three Democrats from New York City, while the needs of people from Buffalo to Montauk were left unattended.