Thursday, December 5, 2013
It is with the deepest regret that we have learned of the passing of our founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba. We want to express our sadness at this time. No words can adequately describe this enormous loss to our nation and to the world.We give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes. We salute our friend, colleague and comrade and thank him for his sacrifices for our freedom. The three charitable organisations that he created dedicate ourselves to continue promoting his extraordinary legacy.
Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter announces that Governor Cuomo has signed the Superstorm Sandy Assessment Relief Act for those owners of property affected by this horrific storm.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Edward Webber and Suffolk County Police Chief of Department James Burke will recognize members of the department who have been promoted during the past 12 months in a ceremony on December 5 at 10 a.m. at Suffolk County Community College.
The President has already taken significant steps to support America’s manufacturers, including by announcing nearly $250 million in funding to support four new manufacturing innovation institutes, aggressive new efforts to enforce trade agreements and open new markets, new investments in community colleges to help workers get the high-demand advanced manufacturing credentials needed by our manufacturers, and launching the first-ever federal effort to bring job-creating foreign investment to the U.S.
HHS released its first monthly report on Medicaid enrollment and enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program – and it’s good news. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and decisions by Democratic and Republican elected officials in 26 states to expand their Medicaid programs, 1.46 million hardworking Americans have applied for and been deemed eligible to enroll in quality, affordable health care.
NYS Assemblyman-Elect Anthony Palumbo (R,C-New Suffolk) submitted a letter to former Gov. George Pataki and Comptroller Carl McCall, the heads of the state’s Tax Relief Commission, proposing his plan for meaningful tax relief for our state. Palumbo has proposed a two-percent cut in the middle-class income tax rate, saving the average taxpayer $1,033 a year, and a doubling of the STAR property-tax exemption, which would save the average homeowner $900 annually. Palumbo campaigned on a message of real tax relief and sees these proposals as the first step in making Long Island more affordable for all our families.