This week, State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) was named to the New York State Senate Task Force for Hurricane Sandy Recovery.
As New York begins large-scale rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, this bipartisan Senate task force has been charged with undertaking some of the recovery’s biggest challenges.
As federal and state aid begins to materialize, task force members will play a pivotal role in developing the short and long-term plans to help bring back these communities. Each task force member represents one of New York State’s hardest hit areas and is thus uniquely qualified to pinpoint those neighborhoods and businesses most in need.
Senator Zeldin Calls for Disaster Declaration After Last Week’s Storm
RONKONKOMA—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) released the following statement calling on the Governor to request and the President to approve an official disaster declaration after the storm that hit Long Island last week wreaked havoc on communities across Suffolk County.
“During the storm that hit Long Island last Wednesday, August 12, more than 13 inches of rain were dumped across certain parts of Suffolk County. In its wake, residents were left with severe flooding and destruction. People’s property, homes and businesses were seriously damaged or in some cases, even completely destroyed.
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.