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  • Strengthening Of New York’s Sexual Harassment Laws Proposed

  • In the wake of a tidal wave of allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct sweeping the country, Senator Elaine Phillips (R – 7th S.D.) and Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th S.D.) have proposed landmark legislation that would strengthen New York State’s sexual harassment laws. The measure would enact sweeping new protections for victims including [...]

  • Pay April 2018 School Taxes Now and Deduct Taxes on 2017 Return

  • Coping with the Federal Tax Code Overhaul, Clavin Urges Homeowners to Pay April 2018 School Taxes Now and Deduct Taxes on 2017 Return   As Congress wrestles with a major overhaul of the Federal Tax Code, which may eliminate or cap deductions for expenses such as property taxes, Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin [...]

  • Hearing Held Regarding Water Quality Infrastructure Act of 2017

  • Assemblyman Ed Ra attended a hearing on December 4 regarding water quality and the implementation of the $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017. Representatives from the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) were in attendance to talk about progress on initiatives funded in the 2017-18 Enacted Budget. Topics discussed [...]

  • Phillips Announces $3 million in Local Funding from Regional Economic Development Council

  • Senator Elaine Phillips  announced that 10 job creation and community development projects in the 7th Senate District will receive critically important state funding through the seventh round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.   “Funding for these crucial projects will strengthen our local economy, create jobs and expand innovative cultural programs in our communities,” Senator [...]

  • VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans. This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and the rollout of the ID card fulfills that promise.   Only those Veterans with honorable service will be [...]

  • Montesano Invites Local Business Owners to Attend Business Roundtable Discussion

  • Assemblyman Michael Montesano is excited to announce he will participate in a business roundtable discussion facilitated by Assemblyman Dean Murray on December 15. Topics will include how legislation regarding minimum wage will affect small businesses and tip workers (A.6203), wage compensation for schedule changes, paid family leave and other regulatory issues. The discussion will take [...]