News Roundup

Oct
9
2012

Social Security works, as it always has, for over 75 years. It is an insurance program that has provided benefits to millions of American workers since it was created by Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. Social Security’s opponents called it socialism from the beginning. It is not socialism; it is insurance. People pay into the program their entire working lives to insure they are not poor when they reach their older years...read more ››

Oct
9
2012
Islip Town Hall

"This is the hardest possible thing for a fiscal conservative to have to wrestle with," Croci said during the public hearing, which drew a large crowd. "We cut to the bone . . . It wasn't what I thought I would ever have to do my first year in office."

Several residents, however, accused Croci and the board of fiscal irresponsibility and urged a harder look at budget cuts.

"I'm just so frustrated," said Nancy Weibel, 63, of...read more ››

Oct
7
2012

The former commissioner of Long Island MacArthur Airport, whose career was grounded in June when she was fired as the airport's leader, is taking off again with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Teresa Rizzuto, 51, of Bayport, begins working for the FAA at its Eastern Region headquarters in Jamaica, Queens, this week. Rizzuto will be manager for the Safety and Standards Branch of the agency's airports division, an FAA spokesman...read more ››

Oct
4
2012
SC POA

Joe Dujmic's campaign for State Assembly has announced they have receievd the endorsement of the Suffolk County Probation Officers Association.

Probation Officers supervise approximately 14,000 individuals in the community; including juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony offenders. In addition, they conduct about 8,000 investigations annually to assist the courts in determining sentence. The members monitor approximately 400 registered...read more ››

Oct
3
2012

We are proud to announce that the New York State Troopers P.B.A. has officially endorsed our campaign for New York State's 10th Assembly District.

The State Troopers P.B.A. serves approximately 5,900 retired and active, uniformed members of the New York State Police from the rank of Trooper through the rank of Major. These amazing public servants serve and protect the residents of New York State in a variety of ways. Not only do they...read more ››

Oct
1
2012

We are proud to announce that the Bridge and Tunnel Officers Benevolent Association has officially endorsed our campaign for New York State's 10th Assembly District.

Bridge and Tunnel Officers are New York State Peace Officers, who patrol New York City's toll bridges and tunnels. They are a group of dedicated, highly trained men and women who serve and protect the New York metro area motoring public.

I would like to thank the...read more ››

Oct
1
2012

Our Congressional District violates public health standards for ozone pollution and violates public health standards for soot pollution. This is the air we breathe. House Republicans passed a bill that would require the President to establish a committee to conduct an analysis of the cumulative impacts of EPA regulations on the economy. The bill would also delay the implementation of critical emissions standards.

Our Congressman Peter...read more ››

Sep
30
2012

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Friday released a proposed 2013 budget that erases the county's deficit while keeping increases under the state's 2 percent tax cap.

Bellone's budget, which the executive said increases less than 1 percent year-over-year, freezes the county's spending while enacting a slate of new measures meant to rein in costs.read more ››

Sep
28
2012

New York State Assembly candidate Joe Dujmic today called his opponent's proposals on state education "lacking in substance and punitive to parents," and said the plan "reflects Mr. Lupinacci's school board record of raising taxes in seven of the nine years he served, while cutting services."

"My opponent today released an education initiative that is peppered with talking point platitudes, but offers no real plan to address the...read more ››

Sep
26
2012

UFCW Local 1500 Endorses Beedenbender
for Brookhaven Town Supervisor

Brookhaven, NY – The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500 has announced that they have endorsed Brian Beedenbender for Brookhaven Town Supervisor. UFCW Local 1500 is the largest UFCW Local in New York State and represents nearly 23,000 members who work in grocery and retail stores, as well as the food processing and meat packing industries....read more ››