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ZELDIN ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF PFC JOSEPH DWYER PTSD PEER-TO-PEER VETERANS COUNSELING PROGRAM IN STATE BUDGET

Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) today announced funding for the continuation and expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program in the just passed 2013-14 state budget.

March 27, 2013
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ZELDIN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF 2013-14 STATE BUDGET

Final Agreement Includes Important Initiatives For 3rd Senate District

Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) today announced that several key initiatives for which he fought to provide tax relief and protect vital programs and services have been included in the 2013-14 New York State Budget.

“This is the third year in a row that the state budget has been passed on time, and this year’s budget reflects the earliest date a state budget has been passed in more than 30 years,” said Senator Zeldin. “Considering the state’s history of late budgets, this is an important new standard.

March 27, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BUDGET BILL TO MAKE SALTWATER FISHING FREE FOREVER

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) today announced that the Senate has passed the portion of the State Budget that permanently eliminates the Saltwater Fishing License Fee.

“The elimination of the Saltwater Fishing License Fee was one of many important priorities for me since taking office in 2011,” said Senator Zeldin. “The three year moratorium we secured in the 2011-2012 budget was a big victory for all Long Islanders, but there is no better to build on that success than to permanently eliminate the fee in this year's budget. I am very grateful that Governor Cuomo included the elimination of this fee in his 30 Day Executive Budget Amendment.”

March 25, 2013
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Senator Zeldin and Suffolk--Nassau Veterans Join Together in Albany to Rally for Joseph Dwyer PTSD program

Veterans from Suffolk and Nassau Counties travelled to Albany on 3/13/13 in support of the efforts of Senator Lee M.

March 19, 2013
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Senator Zeldin and local officials march in Patchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On March 17, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin (2nd from right) marched in the Patchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Joining Senator Zeldin are (from L to R), Assemblyman Al Graf, Brookhaven Councilman Timothy Mazzei, Assemblyman Edward Hennessey, Patchogue Village Trustee Jack Kreiger, Patchogue Village Justice, the Honorable Christopher P. McGuire and Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino.

March 19, 2013
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Suffolk County Legislature Unanimously Supports the Extension and Expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Counseling Program

Click below to read a unanimous letter of support from the Suffolk County Legislature for the Extension and Expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Counseling Program.

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Suffolk County Legislature Letter in Support of the Expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Counseling Program

March 14, 2013
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ZELDIN AND FELLOW SENATORS SPEAK OUT FOR VETERANS AT MENTAL HEALTH RALLY

Call For Continuation and Expansion of PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Counseling Program

Advocating for mental health services for veterans, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) today 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.

March 13, 2013
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Senator Lee Zeldin Calls For Continuation and Expansion of PFC Joseph Dwyer Counseling Program

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.

March 13, 2013
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Senator Lee Zeldin Honors Local Leaders at Black History Celebration

On March 1, 2013, in celebration of Black History in the 3rd Senate District, Senator Lee M. Zeldin honored several local residents for their invaluable contributions to the local community. Pictured here at the Brentwood Public Library, from left to right are Bishop Charles T. Bullock, Doris “Dee” Dodson, Senator Zeldin, Leonard Ormond, Leonard Tucker, Jr., Dr. Aliya E. Holmes and Camara Sheppard.

March 12, 2013
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ZELDIN FIGHTS FOR VETERANS PROGRAM IN STATE BUDGET

Pushes For PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer Counseling

In an effort to build on the achievements of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling Program, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) successfully pushed for language in the State Senate’s Budget Resolution revealed today that begins the process to continue and potentially expand this meaningful program.

March 11, 2013
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Senator Zeldin Marches in East Islip St Patrick's day Parade

On March 3, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin (2nd from Left) marched in the East Islip St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Joining Senator Zeldin are (from L to R), Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, Congressman Peter King, and Senator Phil Boyle.

March 8, 2013
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Restore the STAR Property Tax Rebate Checks!

 

As property tax bills continue to rise, New Yorkers need relief.  

That is why I am fighting to restore STAR rebate checks to millions of New York State property owners. Under my Family Tax Relief Act, property owners will be entitled to a rebate check to help reduce the ever growing property tax burden. 

March 6, 2013
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Senate Republicans Unveil Family Tax Relief Act

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference today unveiled the Family Tax Relief Act, a package of tax relief and reform measures designed to provide a major economic boost to New York’s struggling middle class families.

The Senate Republican plan would increase tax breaks that have not kept pace with inflation, and, in some instances, haven’t been adjusted for more than 25 years. The plan also restores the STAR property tax rebate check program to provide real and direct relief to millions of New Yorkers who pay some of the highest property taxes in the country.

March 4, 2013
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$2M In Grants Fund Key Initiatives In Shirley-Mastic-Mastic Beach

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) hosted a meeting today of the Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project. The gathering at William Floyd High School discussed progress on the Project's proposals, including $2 million in grants to fund key initiatives in Shirley, Mastic and Mastic Beach.

March 2, 2013
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Senator Zeldin Attends Longwood Central School District's 9th Regional Legislative Breakfast

On February 23, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin (R-C I, Shirley) participated in an open forum at the Longwood Central School District's 9th Regional Legislative Breakfast co-sponsored by Eastern Suffolk BOCES. The discussion centered around education related issues on Long Island.

Senator Zeldin (2nd from left) is pictured with representatives from the South Country School District and Assemblyman Edward Hennessey.

February 25, 2013
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Senator Zeldin Comments on DFS Investigation into Superstorm Sandy Insurance Claims

"Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the lives of many Third Senate District residents this past October. Our communities stepped up to assist each other through the challenges that resulted. Amongst these great responders, many insurance companies did the right thing by their customers quickly and effectively settling extensive claims. Unfortunately, some insurance companies have been grossly underperforming in a manner that is highly questionable. The delays, lowball offers and poor customer service concern me as Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee and as the Senator representing many of these victims."

February 21, 2013
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