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The Business Council of New York State Endorses Senator Kemp Hannon

Friday, October 26, 2012

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The Business Council of New York State, Inc. has endorsed Kemp Hannon in the Sixth Senate District race. The Business Council of New York State is the preeminent business organization in New York. The Council represents both large and small firms comprised of member companies, local chambers of commerce and professional and trade organizations. Seventy-two […]

Senator Kemp Hannon Receives Endorsement from Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Senator Kemp Hannon (R, C, I – 6th Senate District) has received the endorsement of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York (UFA). The UFA represents firefighters throughout the New York City area. The UFA strives to protect rights of members, acquire safer working conditions and foster civic commitment in its members. “The firefighters […]

Suffolk Legislature to vote on ‘Michael’s Law’ bill today

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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. . By Vera Chinese The Suffolk County Legislature will vote Tuesday on a proposed law to ban the sale of all fuel gels countywide in the wake of the tragic gel candle accident involving a 15-year-old Riverhead boy. CONTINUE READING Related Stories Suffolk joins “firepot” gel ban Suffolk: Fed, State & County lawmakers unify […]

Zeldin: Probe on Non-Profits “Timely & Necessary”

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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Zeldin: Cuomo’s Probe of Non-Profit Executive Compensation Is Timely and Necessary State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley) today applauded the decision by Governor Andrew Cuomo to launch a probe of non-profit executive compensation in light of recent news stories of widespread abuse. “Governor Cuomo’s probe of non-profit executive compensation is timely and necessary,” said […]

NYS Assemblyman Lavine: A Letter to Peter King – Re: Debt Ceiling Crisis

Friday, July 29, 2011

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Hon. Peter King United States Congressman 339 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Re: Debt Ceiling Crisis Dear Congressman King: I write to advise that our Republican, Democratic and independent constituents are expressing  before unheard anxiety as a result of the House of Representative’s inability to advance a  compromise resolution to the debt ceiling […]

In Light Of Medford Shooting, Zeldin Co-sponsors I-STOP Prescription Drug Legislation

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R – Shirley) announced today his co-sponsorship of legislation to crack down on prescription drug abuse.  Senator Zeldin represents the Senate District where a June 19, 2011 shooting at Haven Drugs in Medford, left 4 dead. This legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R- Staten Island) and Assemblyman Michael […]

MTA Chair Walder Resigns. Zeldin Responds.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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NYS Senator Zeldin on the resignation of MTA Chair Walder . State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) released the following statement in response to Jay Walder’s resignation as MTA Chairman: “While many improvements were made to the MTA under Chairman Walder’s tenure, much more work needs to be done. Here are a dozen suggestions […]

Conte: Lend A Hand to Provide School Supplies for Students in Need

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Conte: Lend A Hand to Provide School Supplies for Students in need Assemblyman Jim Conte and Helping Hands Rescue Mission working together for this year’s backpack drive Assemblyman Jim Conte (R – Huntington Station) is asking the community to donate necessary supplies for students in need. Each year, the Helping Hands Rescue Mission seeks donations […]

Zeldin: Gov is key ally in MTA Tax repeal.

Monday, July 18, 2011

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Governor’s Leadership Could Get MTA Payroll Tax Repeal Across Finish Line in Democrat Controlled State Assembly . Identifying the MTA Payroll Tax as one of the biggest obstacles to creating jobs on Long Island, State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I -Shirley) said today that the Governor’s Regional Economic Development team should make repeal […]

DiNapoli’s Audit: Proof No MTA services cut or fare raise needed

Friday, July 15, 2011

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Zeldin and DiNapoli Initiate Dialogue on MTA Auditos and Finances. . State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R,C,I – Shirley), said today that Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s on-going audits of MTA operations are further proof that the MTA does not need to cut services or raise fares when the MTA Payroll Tax is phased out.  Senator Zeldin […]

Thiele to Submit Monthly Gasoline Survey To State Attorney General

Friday, July 15, 2011

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State Legislator Will Keep Attorney General Apprised of Price Trends on the South Fork to Help Curb Price Gouging . New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) will provide the State Attorney General (AG) with a monthly survey of gasoline prices on the South Fork as compared with other locations in New […]

Debt-Ceiling Debate “Impacts” More than 3 Million New Yorkers

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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NEW YORK – A lack of progress in the current debt-ceiling debate could halt Social Security checks in just two weeks, President Obama says – and that could have a major impact for millions of New Yorkers. About one in three seniors aged 65 and older are already just barely treading water, says Chris Widelow, […]

Healthcare Advocates: “Hey Senate – Get Back to Albany!”

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Final Action Needed on Health Insurance Exchange ALBANY, N.Y. – State lawmakers were praised in some corners for the flurry of bills passed just before they adjourned last month. They capped property taxes and legalized same-sex marriage – but only got half the job done on legislation to set up a health-insurance exchange. The exchange, […]

Zeldin Blasts MTA

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Senator Lee Zeldin Blasts MTA’s Continued Fiscal Mismanagement Following Report by Empire Center for NYS Policy . State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) released the following statement in response to a report on MTA payroll by the Empire Center for NYS Policy: “Once again, a new report has been released highlighting the MTA’s […]

Governor Cuomo signs historic property tax cap legislation in Nassau

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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New law will protect homeowners and businesses from skyrocketing property tax hikes Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to Nassau County to sign New York’s first property tax cap. The tax cap, a hallmark of Governor Cuomo’s campaign and a priority of his administration’s first year, will finally deliver relief to millions of homeowners and […]

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