News Roundup

Sep
25
2012

Peter King is voting the same way as the Tea Party when it comes to jobs in America. He opposed a bill that would have stopped jobs from being shipped overseas and would have retained the National Labor Relations Board’s “authority to order a company to maintain or restore jobs that have been or will be outsourced to a foreign country in violation of the National Labor Relations Act.”

During the last three months of the Bush...read more ››

Sep
25
2012
1199SEIU

Our campaign has received word that based on our strong stance on labor issues and innovative job creation plan we obtained the endorsement of 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) United Healthcare Workers.

1199 SEIU is a union of healthcare workers that work in the areas of home-care, hospital and nursing home industries, as well as pharmacies, freestanding clinics and other healthcare settings. In the New York City/Long...read more ››

Sep
21
2012

NEW YORK – National Welcoming Week, an effort to promote meaningful talks on immigration, has netted some big results in New York. It's being viewed as a major change for Suffolk County, according to Maryann Slutsky, director of Long Island Wins.

Under the past administration, says Slutsky, people who wanted to talk constructively about immigration were "drowned out with negative rhetoric." That's why she's pleased that County...read more ››

Sep
21
2012
NARAL

Earlier today we received the endorsement of NARAL/ Pro-Choice New York.

NARAL/Pro-Choice New York is a political and advocacy organization whose mission is to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices.

In a time when women and their rights have come under attack, this endorsement is extremely important because it conveys the message to female voters throughout...read more ››

Sep
20
2012

As Members of Congress return to Washington, D.C., this week, Republican brinkmanship has once again frozen progress on Americans’ top national priority — creating jobs.

Last summer, our nation’s creditworthiness was held hostage to political gamesmanship by Republicans, causing significant damage to the economy and public confidence in the federal government. More recently, the critical operations of the Federal Aviation...read more ››

Sep
20
2012
Supervisor Tom Croci

Islip Town's 730-person workforce would shrink by 40 percent, or 240 workers, under a 2013 budget that includes a zero percent tax increase, a cut town Comptroller Joseph Ludwig said would be "devastating."

Ludwig's comments Thursday came during a special meeting of the town board, during which several key department heads -- including those from public works, public safety enforcement, and parks, recreation and cultural affairs --...read more ››

Sep
19
2012

Three out of five registered voters in New York ages 30 to 64 support Governor Cuomo’s plan to create a health insurance exchange, which is estimated to provide coverage for 1 million uninsured New Yorkers and reduce the cost of insurance for small businesses and those who are self-insured, with no cost to the State, according to a survey by AARP.

Peter King voted to repeal funding to states for implementing the Health Care Exchanges...read more ››

Sep
18
2012
Islip Town Hall

They came by email, on Facebook and Twitter, and through the postal service. Some came by phone, and others in face-to-face exchanges.

When Islip Supervisor Tom Croci recently asked town residents for input on closing the $26 million budget deficit, hundreds of residents responded.

"Hi Tom, I read your facebook message, you have every right to raise all tax payers 10-15 (dollars) per month to get out of this mess," wrote Larry...read more ››

Sep
14
2012
SCAME

Our campaign received another major boost with the endorsement of the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees (AME).

Daniel P. Farrell, President of AME stated the following: "The AME Executive Board and Political Action Committee believe that you demonstrated some very comprehensive ideas in your quest for this office. Therefore you have earned AME's endorsement on behalf of our 8,500 active and retired members."

I am...read more ››

Sep
14
2012

A new poll has Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop with a 13-point edge over his GOP opponent, Randy Altschuler.

The Siena College Research Institute poll, released Thursday, shows the five-term congressman from Southampton leading the St. James businessman 52 percent to 39 percent, among 624 likely voters surveyed from Sept. 5 to 10. That includes 25 percent of Republicans saying they'd support the incumbent Democrat.

"What we see here...read more ››

News Roundup | Suffolk County Democratic Committee

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