Advocating for mental health services for veterans, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) addressed the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS) and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) at the Association's annual legislative lobby day rally in Albany. The gathering of more than 300 mental health experts, advocates and family members, also included dozens of veterans from Suffolk and Nassau Counties.
New York State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) speaks on the Senate Floor in support of Senate Bill 7165-A, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball, that will repeal the MTA Tax for self-employed individuals earning $250,000 a year or less. The bill passed the New York State Senate on June 20, 2012.
New York State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) speaks on the Senate Floor in support of a Legislative Resolution honoring the 1st Annual "Tri-Hamlet Community Day", a free event in the Mastic, Mastic Beach, and Shirley area which highlighted some of the many historic and natural sites in these communities. The idea for the event was spawned from the Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project, a collaborative effort of elected officials, community leaders, and Tri-Hamlet residents to revitalize their community.
In 2010, the State Education Department secured Race to the Top Funding from the U.S. Department of Education. In exchange for $700 Million in funding, the state education department made various commitments related to educational standards, testing, a teacher evaluation system, and data collection.