News Roundup

Sep
13
2012

Less than 600 votes separated them last time, but with eight weeks to go in their rematch, Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop has seized a 13-point lead over Republican Randy Altschuler, according to a new poll released Thursday.

According to Siena College, Bishop (D-Southampton) leads Altschuler, a St. James businessman, 52 percent to 39 percent, among 624 Suffolk County voters surveyed from Sept. 5 to 10. Notably, Bishop led among...read more ››

Sep
13
2012

Long Island’s middle class suburban lifestyle was built on the promise of hard work and a solid education for our kids. Our hopes were pinned on the idea that the next generation would do even better than the present. That promise has become harder to fulfill in the past 20 years. Today, families need to spend more than 35% of their income for housing on Long Island. The gradual decline of private sector jobs on Long Island is making it even...read more ››

Sep
11
2012

Hauppauge, LI—Thursday, September 6: Legislator Rob Calarco, Chair of the Government Operations Committee, put the implementation of the Suffolk County Traffic Violations Bureau front and center at the most recent meeting of his Government Operations Committee. At the request of Leg. Calarco, Tom Melito, Director of Performance Management, made a presentation about TVB progress.

“The next steps will involve location of the TVB...read more ››

Sep
10
2012

Today the Suffolk County Legislature is scheduled to vote as to whether the County should sell the John. J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility. Those supporting the sale of the facility feel that Suffolk County no longer needs to provide long-term skilled nursing care given that there are many private sector facilities providing such services on a regular basis. The argument has merit; government should not be providing services that the private...read more ››

Sep
7
2012
Rich Schaffer meets with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer has announced the kickoff of his reelection campaign, promising to continue the Democratic policies that have kept Babylon moving in the right direction. Schaffer’s commitment to keeping taxes low, making strategic investments to the town’s infrastructure and keeping Babylon business-friendly are the cornerstones of his campaign and will ensure that Babylon remains a great place to live, work and play...read more ››

Sep
6
2012

Congressman Tim Bishop (D-NY1) has represented the East End of Long Island since January 2003, having defeated Randy Altschuler (R-C-I) in 2010. This year Altschuler is mounting another challenge against the 12th-generation Long Islander. He claims in his August 22 campaign letter that Rep. Bishop's votes in Congress since 2003 have "forced more than 30,000 jobs to leave Long Island." To use someone else's term -- see below -- it's a "damned...read more ››

Sep
5
2012
CWA 1108

We are extremely proud to announce that we have received the endorsement of the Communications Workers of America Local 1108 (CWA 1108).

The following is a statement from President Don Dunn was: "It is my pleasure to inform you that CWA Local 1108 is endorsing you for New York State Assembly in the Tenth Assembly District. It was a pleasure to meet you and we feel you will be a strong advocate for the membership of CWA 1108 and the...read more ››

Sep
5
2012

To the Editor,

There's a saying that "character is what we do when we think no one is looking." In politics, character is doing the right thing even when it goes against your self-interest.

The Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees public sector union recently screened Congressman Tim Bishop and his opponent Randy Altschuler. In exchange for their endorsement, they pushed the candidates to take a stand against my...read more ››

Sep
4
2012

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y.—As thousands of Long Island students go back to school, Representative Bishop commented on Congressman Paul Ryan’s radical Randy Altschuler-approved budget.

“Across America, there are more than 20 million college students heading back to classes this fall,” Bishop said. “Paul Ryan’s Altschuler-approved budget would slash Pell Grants by billions, eliminating the grants for 400,000 students in academic year 2013-2014,...read more ››

Sep
4
2012
Huntington Village, NY

Huntington Station, NY - With the economy and employment top among concerns of more and more Americans, New York State Assembly candidate Joe Dujmic today unveiled a comprehensive Five-Point Plan to Spur Job Creation and Economic Growth - a package of tax incentives and policies designed to increase local work opportunities and support small businesses.

Released the day after Labor Day, The Five-Point Plan to Spur Job Creation and...read more ››