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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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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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Newsday: Bonds sought for protests at funerals

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/bonds-sought-for-protests-at-funerals-1.2755269

Bonds sought for protests at funerals

March 12, 2011 by APRIL WARREN. Special to Newsday

Local lawmakers called for state legislation Saturday to bar protesters from military funerals unless they posted a bond to cover extra security costs.

The proposal came in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this month that upheld a Kansas church's right to demonstrate outside soldiers' funerals.

March 13, 2011
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin and Assemblyman Dean Murray Introduce Legislation to Ban Protests at Military Funerals

“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). 

March 12, 2011
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin Meets with the William Floyd Youth in Government

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.  

March 10, 2011
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Senator Zeldin Meets With Students from Briarcliffe College

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.  

March 9, 2011
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Press Conference: State Senator Lee M. Zeldin to Hold a Press Conference Introducing The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act

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.

March 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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