Senator Suzi Oppenheimer was recentinly honored by the Westchester Library System for her advocacy and leadership on behalf of the state's public libraries. Dave Donelson, of the WLS Board of Trustees and Terry Kirchner, Executive Director of WLS, present the award to Oppenheimer at an event on April 12, 2012.
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer joins Governor Andrew Cuomo at the bill signing ceremony for recently enacted legislation that reduces, or in many cases eliminates, the MTA payroll tax obligation on small businesses, schools and self-employed individuals. Oppenheimer applauded the bill as an important first step towards the eventual elimination of the MTA payroll tax for suburban counties.
Crawford Park in Rye Brook was particularly hard hit by the devastating snow storm in March 2010. Numerous trees were lost or badly damaged. In consultation with the Town of Rye, Senator Oppenheimer arranged for a $5,000 grant for the Town of Rye and the Friends of Crawford Park, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and beautification of the Crawford estate.
On October 3, 2011, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer joined with state and local officials from throughout New York to support legislation (S.5889B/A.8644) that would structurally reform the existing Medicaid cost structure and shift the local share of Medicaid costs to the State.
"I have long supported a state takeover of Medicaid costs, the largest unfunded mandate placed on the property tax," said Senator Oppenheimer. "Local governments must be given the means to reduce their costs and lower the property tax burden. I co-sponsor this proposal because it provides real relief for taxpayers in the form of a freeze on increases now and a phased-in assumption of Medicaid costs by the State."
On May 18, 2011, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer gave the commencement address at Long Island University's Westchester and Rockland campuses. Congratulating the Class of 2011, the Senator shared some of the lessons she has learned and the advice she found useful in her own journey to a fulfilling life and career.
NYS Senator Suzi Oppenheimer visited the Murray Ave. Elementary Schoolin Larchmont to celebrate the recent NYS grant that she helped securefor the Rye YMCA's Safe Routes to School program. The $5000 grantwill help fund school traffic and pedestrian safety initiatives inRye, Rye Neck, Harrison, Larchmont and Mamaroneck schools.
Senator Oppenheimer speaks at the press conferenceannouncing New York's victory in the Race to the Top competition. From Lto R: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Speaker Sheldon Silver, Michael Mulgrew,President of the United Federation of Teachers, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer,Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, New York City Counsel SpeakerChristine Quinn