“The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act”
Mastic Beach, NY- Hometown State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C- East Patchogue) announced today before a crowd of more than 100 Veterans, supporters and media that they are introducing legislation to ban protests at Military Funerals. It will be named “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act” (S.3901).
State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently welcomed the William Floyd Youth in Government group to Albany. Zeldin (center), an alumnus of the Youth in Government program is pictured here shaking hands with James Evans, a student at William Floyd High School who is serving as Governor of this year’s Youth in Government conference.
Albany, NY- State Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently met with students from Briarcliffe College located in Patchogue, NY. The college students visited Albany as part of their annual lobby day. Pictured here(left to right) are: Shomari Dias, Simone McCroy, Senator Zeldin, Kathy Genua, Dean of Student Affairs, Edward Martinez, Director of Student Life, Chris Myrtel, Angela Pannullo.
Hauppauge, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) will be holding a press conference on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 1 PM, to announce the introduction of the Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act. The event will take place at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, NY. The family of Specialist Thomas Wilwerth, along with dozens of Veterans, are expected to attend in support.
Zeldin Commends Supreme Court Justice Alito for Dissenting Today in Snyder v. Phelps, et al.
Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act To Be Introduced Next Week
“I am disappointed in the United States Supreme Court for its decision today in Snyder v. Phelps. I further would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder who lost his life in Operation Iraqi Freedom. This story has defined for our nation the existence of two American heroes, Lance Corporal Snyder and Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
For generations as Long Islanders, we have enjoyed our right to fish for free. Two years ago, that right was taken away from us. Fishing is part of our history, and for many its part of the reason why we live here.
We shouldn’t have to pay for something that we have always enjoyed for free. That is why I have introduced S.3638, which repeals the Saltwater Fishing License Fee.
Albany, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently met with members of the New York State VFW Legislative Committee in Albany. Senator Zeldin, a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, had the opportunity to discuss issues of top importance to our veterans community. Zeldin, a Senior Vice-Commander of his VFW Post, is currently a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs.
Ronkonkoma, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently honored former State Senator Caesar Trunzo at the annual Ronkonkoma Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Ball. Former Senator Trunzo was appointed to serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2011 Ronkonkoma Saint Patrick’s Day Parade which will take place on March 13, 2011.
Brentwood, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) announced at a Saturday press conference and rally that he will be introducing legislation on Monday to repeal the New York State Saltwater Fishing License fee. The press conference was held at the 2011 annual Suffolk County Boat and Sport Fishing Show amongst a large crowd of fishing enthusiasts. Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I- Sag Harbor) was on hand to announce his partnership as the sponsor of the bill in the State Assembly.
Central Islip, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently toured the new NYIT Community Health Clinic being built on Carleton Avenue in Central Islip. Pictured here is Senator Zeldin (above, right) with Dr. Tom Scandelis, Dean of NYIT School of Medicine, reviewing the blueprints for the new facility.
Hauppauge, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) will be holding his first press conference as State Senator on Saturday, February 26 at 1 PM. The event will take place at the 2011 Suffolk County Boat and Sport Fishing Show in Brentwood, NY. Dozens of Long Islanders are expected to attend in support of the repeal of the Saltwater Fishing License fee. This fee was enacted by the New York State Legislature two years ago and has been resented by Long Islanders ever since. Senator Zeldin is expected to announce legislation to repeal it.
WHO: Senator Lee M. Zeldin and members of the Long Island fishing community
For too many years, state budgets in New York lost touch with fiscal reality by spending and taxing way more than taxpayers could afford. The result is that we now have the worst business climate in the country.
Garden City, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) attended a public hearing today on Mandate Relief and the creation of a Real Property Tax Cap. Long Island Senators John Flanagan (R, C, I- East Northport) and Jack Martins (R,C, I-Mineola) hosted this joint committee hearing in Nassau County, NY, and invited Zeldin (above, right) to participate on the panel. This hearing focused on the policies and mechanisms that can be used to accomplish the two goals of Mandate Relief and a Real Property Tax Cap, as well as their impact on taxpayers, local governments, school districts, labor, businesses and jobs.
Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) met this week with members of Eastern Suffolk BOCES. The group was in Albany to discuss a number of issues with Senator Zeldin. Topics ranged from an overview of BOCES services to the state's budget cuts. School districts have been using BOCES programs for shared services with other school districts. Pictured here with Senator Zeldin from left to right: Senator Zeldin, Terry Cucina, Cheryl Rosolie, Linda Dackow and Francis Nilsen.
Hauppauge, NY- Senate Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) was recently honored by local school districts for his interest and dedication to local education issues. Pictured here, Senator Zeldin (Left) was presented this award by local students who attended the Longwood School District’s 7th annual Regional Legislative Breakfast.
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.