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Senator Lee Zeldin Welcomes Major Michael McDermott to the State Senate

 

Albany, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently welcomed Major Michael McDermott to the State Senate.  Major McDermott, who is now Aide-de-Camp at West Point, was Senator Zeldin’s company commander with the 82nd Airborne Division in Tikrit, Iraq.  Major McDermott was in Albany on April 6, 2011 as part of West Point Day, an annual event in the State Legislature honoring West Point cadets.

 

April 8, 2011
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Press Conference: Dump The MTA Payroll Tax Press Conference and Rally

 

Hauppauge, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) will be holding a press conference on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at 1 PM, to call for the repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax.  The event will take place at Pride Products, a local company paying the MTA Payroll Tax.

The MTA Payroll Tax is a tax which was placed on every business, school, local government, nonprofit and hospital in Suffolk County, costing Suffolk County Taxpayers more than $163,636,074 since 2009.

 

April 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Statement From Senator Lee M. Zeldin On The 2011-2012 New York State Budget

During my campaign, I committed to cut taxes, reduce spending and empower private sector job growth. This year’s State Budget is my first opportunity to make good on those commitments, and I’m very pleased that my efforts have achieved significant success.  The new $132.5 billion spending plan my Senate colleagues and I are enacting decreases year-to-year spending by 2 percent, reduces state agency operations by 10 percent, reduces Medicaid by $2.8 billion and puts New York back on the road to fiscal recovery.

March 30, 2011
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin Announces School Aid Runs

My colleagues and I in New York State Senate fought to restore Millions of Dollars in School Aid funding.  Without our hard work in the State Senate, the cuts made by the Governor might have not been restored. 

March 30, 2011
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Senator Lee Zeldin Secures Repeal of the Saltwater Fishing License Fee

Agreement in the 2011-2012 State Budget 

Albany, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) announced today a three way agreement on his efforts to repeal the Saltwater Fishing License Fee. 

“In recent days, during Budget negotiations, there have been productive discussions between leaders from the Senate, Assembly and Governor’s office with regards to the repeal of the Saltwater Fishing License Fee,” said Senator Zeldin.

March 24, 2011
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Senator Zeldin and Assemblyman Dean Murray Welcome the Bellport Senior High School Social Studies Department to Albany

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I – Shirley) and Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C – East Patchogue) recently welcomed the Bellport Senior High School Social Studies Department to Albany as part of the group’s “Albany Lobby Day.”  Senator Zeldin and Assemblyman Murray (above, center) held a productive Q&A session with the students followed by a tour of the Capitol Building and Senate Chamber.  

March 21, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Consumer Protection Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Senator Lee Zeldin, Chair 11:30 AM, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Room 801 LOB

March 23, 11:30 AM - 11:47 AM
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Senator Zeldin Welcomes The New Commissioner of Transportation for New York State

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently met with and welcomed Joan McDonald, the new Commissioner of Transportation for New York State.  Senator Zeldin joined the rest of the State Senate on Tuesday March 8, 2011, to unanimously approve her nomination.

March 16, 2011
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State Senator Lee Zeldin Speaks on His Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) spoke at a press conference on Veterans Hill Day in Albany on March 14, 2011.  Senator Zeldin was discussing his legislation to ban protests at Military Funerals (S.3901).  The legislation will be named the “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act” in honor of Specialist Thomas Wilwerth, an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

March 16, 2011
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin Announces First Phase of MTA Payroll Tax Repeal and Full Repeal of the Saltwater Fishing License in Senate Budget Resolution

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) welcomed passage of today’s Senate Budget Resolution as an important first step in restoring New York’s economy and achieving several of the important initiatives for Long Islanders that he has been fighting for since taking office in January.

“I made clear from the beginning of the Budget process that I would not support any new taxes or fees,” said Senator Zeldin. “Today’s Senate Budget Resolution remains faithful to this commitment by avoiding any tax and fee increases while providing the foundation for a fiscally responsible on-time budget.

March 15, 2011
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin Announces Senate Passage of Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals

“The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act” 

Albany, NY- Just over 48 hours after Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) announced the introduction of legislation to ban protests at Military Funerals, “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act” passed the full Senate.

March 14, 2011
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I Support “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act”

Specialist Wilwerth was an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006. This act will prohibit protests within 2,500 feet of military services, funerals, and processions of deceased service members unless the protest organizers post a bond to the local municipality to defray the increased security costs associated with demonstrations that occur closer to these funeral activities. In no case would protesters be permitted within 500 feet.  The protestors will also have to apply for a permit with the New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  This legislation lets our Gold Star families know that we are fighting for them so they can bury their loved ones with the dignity, respect and honor that they deserve.

March 14, 2011
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