With current forecasts predicting 5-7” of snow for Nassau County, I wanted to provide you with important emergency phone numbers and Red Cross safety information.

It is also important to note that any deviation in the storm track to the west can produce much heavier snow totals. You can check the expected snowfall totals from the National Weather Service here. Always follow National Weather Service guidance as they are the official source for weather related information.

“As we begin the 2018 legislative session and work on a new state budget, New York State needs a New Year’s resolution and stick to it to go on a diet from taxation, spending, borrowing, mandating and regulating in order to turn our state’s economy around and truly open the state for business and job creation.”

December 21, 2017 - Legislation (S.6974) introduced today by Senator Simcha Felder (D-Midwood) will ensure that changes in the Federal tax code will not negatively impact New Yorker’s State Income Tax returns. This measure will hold the line on State income taxes for New York taxpayers and prevent those who see an increase in their Federal taxes from also seeing an increase in State taxes.

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) and State Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that their bill, (A.1839-B/S.4570-A), to help reunite people with their lost cat or dog was signed into law by the Governor.

“Our pets are part of our family, and it’s heart-wrenching when one gets lost or goes missing,” said Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal. “I am thrilled that our bill to help reunite lost pets with their caretakers will now become law.”

New York State Laws Taking Effect in 2018

Tax Cuts:

Child and Dependent Care Credit- Expands the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit for taxpayers with incomes between $50,000 and $150,000 and also expands the current cap on child care expenses from $6,000 to $9,000, depending on number of children, for families with up to five children. Effective January 1, 2018.

Belmont Park Redevelopment Listening Session

Come hear about the proposals for redevelopment at Belmont Park.

Medicare Part D Program

related issues:

I invite you to sit down, one-on-one with a pharmacist, to discuss your Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and to learn the differences between the programs. Please bring with you your Medicare Part D card, a current list of your medications and your pharmacy information.

Reservations for this FREE event are required by calling my community office at 516-739-1700.

Vaping: Danger in Disguise

related issues:

Informative panel discussion sponsored by Senator Todd Kaminsky, Assemblywoman Melissa Miller, and the East Rockaway Prevention Task Force.

Presentations by: Patricia Folan, DNP, RN (Director of Northwell Health Center for Tobacco Control), POP Unity of the Nassau County Police Department and Judi Vining (Long Beach Aware).