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Statement of Senator Kenneth LaValle, Chair of NYS Higher Education Committee, on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Budget.

“At the conclusion of the Governor’s budget presentation my staff will began a line-by-line review of the higher education budget to determine, for various stakeholders, what is and is not in the budget and establish the budget’s impact on higher education."


February 1, 2011

Senator LaValle to Host Annual Environmental Roundtable

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I - Port Jefferson) will host a two-hour-long Environmental Roundtable to discuss environmental issues impacting the First Senate District on Thursday, February 10, 2010, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Selden campus of Suffolk County Community College in the Babylon Student Center – Montauk Point Room 212. This year’s participants will again help Senator LaValle chart a legislative agenda that continues efforts to preserve the character and quality of life in our region. 

Past roundtables have included elected and appointed officials and commissioners, community members, environmentalists, sportsmen and others. 

January 21, 2011

Manorville's Cadet Robert Pellicci is Congratulated by Senator Ken LaValle

Senator LaValle nominated Robert to SUNY Maritime College where he is studying to become a mechanical engineer. Congratulations Robert!

January 7, 2011

Senator LaValle's Priorities for the New Legislative Session.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, IP–Port Jefferson) today said the messages he heard from constituents and initiatives he campaigned on will form the basis of his legislative agenda for the next two years.   

“I fully support the Governor’s property tax cap proposal,” LaValle said. “A two percent cap or cap tied to the rate of inflation is a number one priority.” LaValle has been a staunch proponent of a property tax cap for the past several years and said Senate Republicans first passed a property tax cap in 2008 and continued to advocate for a cap in order to provide relief to Long Islanders who are overburdened by high property taxes. 

LaValle said his priorities include:

January 6, 2011

Senator LaValle Extends His Apppreciation to the First Senate District

Another Election Day has passed and it was one that surely will go down in history.  One week later, people are still talking about the upsets and the victories.  If there was any doubt that every vote counts, this was the election to change the mind of  skeptics.  Races across the state are too close to call until the final counts are tallied.  Once the counts are in, it is up to the re-elected and newly elected officials to fulfill their election promises and work to ensure that government meets the needs of their constituency.  

November 5, 2010


While Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today voted in support of a property tax cap, the amendment he offered would have provided greater relief for homeowners.  Senator LaValle proposed capping the growth in property tax levies at 2.5 percent or 120 percent of the consumer price index (CPI), whichever is lower.  The measure that ultimately passed the Senate provides a 4 percent school tax cap or 120 percent of the CPI.

August 4, 2010


Program Assists With Purchase of Vehicles to Transport the Elderly and Disabled


January 22, 2010

Senator LaValle Applauds D.O.T. for Reinstatement of Rails to Trails Funding

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle was pleased to learn that $2 million in state funds he previously secured for Suffolk County’s Rails to Trails program has been reinstated by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) on its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

March 27, 2009

State Weatherization Assistance Program Helps Low Income Residents Save on Energy Costs

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like to make people aware of the New York State Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which offers income-eligible households free help with reducing energy consumption and improving home safety.  “As the record-breaking temperatures make for the coldest days of winter, many homeowners realize the need for energy saving measures,” said Senator LaValle.  “However, many people cannot afford the costly repairs that would be required to make their home more energy efficient.”


January 26, 2009

Corrections Officer Test Offered

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the New York State Department of Civil Service will offer a new Correction Officer examination on April 4, 2009. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 17, 2009. Candidates must be 21 years of age on or before the date of their appointment.

January 21, 2009