If you drive a car, you will pay more to get or renew your license and register the vehicle. If you own a boat, an ATV or other vehicle, it will cost you more not only to register them, but to transport them as well, as fees on trailers will go up.
The motor vehicle fee hikes will hit Long Islanders the hardest because cars are not a luxury, they are an everyday necessity. People depend on them to get to work, go to school, shop and get around their communities. I voted against every one of these tax and fee increases. New Yorkers clearly have had enough.”
The Hicksville Gardens Civic Association would like to take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge Yum! Brands, Ken Bedrosian and Rush Properties, Inc., Alvin Rush for their contributions to the local community regarding its needs and its requests during the reconfiguration and development of Delco Plaza in Hicksville.
Nassau County Legislator Ed Mangano announced legislation proposing a $25 million Sustainable Energy Loan Fund for Nassau residents. This “Green Energy” Fund will encourage local homeowners and businesses to make energy-efficient improvements or add renewable energy sources to their homes by providing loans for energy-efficient building improvements.
From Workplace Discrimination Becomes Law
Important legislation sponsored by Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), that would protect victims of domestic violence and stalking from workplace discrimination was recently signed into law by the governor.
On the day America celebrated the 40th anniversary of Apollo XI, a laid-off computer technician of my wife’s acquaintance who had been working as a sales clerk in a department store moved to Hong Kong. More about him later.
“The stalemate in the New York State Senate has ended. With the gridlock over, more than 130 important bills that affected localities across this state and allowed them to hold the line on property taxes have been passed.
“This included legislation that was critical to Nassau’s fiscal health, and the extension of the Power for Jobs program, which is responsible for more than 240,000 jobs across New York State.
Dave Mason, Tony Orlando and John Waite are just some of the performers Oyster Bay Town residents will be able to enjoy during the second week of the 2009 Music Under the Stars concert series, according to Supervisor John Venditto.
It is my hope that by the time that you read this, the stalemate that has gripped the Senate will be over.
Over the last few weeks, the residents of the State of New York have unfortunately seen government at its worst. On June 8, the Senate Republicans, with their new leader, Pedro Espada of the Bronx, derailed the end of the legislative session with a poorly thought out coup attempt.
(This letter is dated June 27.)
Unemployment is still rising. Businesses continue to fail. Municipal governments require assistance to avoid further slashing of vital social programs. Nassau County needs help from Albany to avoid layoffs and the closing of many of our offices, parks and facilities.
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