Two weeks ago, I submitted my proposed 2010 Budget – and I kept the promise I made to “freeze county taxes.” The $2.6 billion budget will increase spending by a record low 0.5 percent - only one-half of 1 percent - with no increase in county taxes. The proposed budget also reflects 700 fewer employees working for the county than a year ago, bringing the total count down to 8,792, which is 1,000 employees fewer than when I first took office.
For many Albany politicians and bureaucrats, one of the worst times occurs when their hidden taxes and fees are finally revealed to the public. For the past three weeks, Nassau County residents have expressed their outrage over increased fees recently enacted by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has created a program that will help seniors save on their electric bills, announced New York State Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau). The $10 million initiative would fund a one-time $200 credit for eligible seniors.
In a major step toward rebuilding New York’s crippled economy and rescuing the state’s energy consumers, the state Senate recently passed the landmark Green Jobs/Green NY Act of 2009, Senator Craig Johnson announced.
I’m like many people in our county who pours over nutrition labels on all the food I buy. I want to know exactly what it is I’m eating, and more importantly, how many calories I’m consuming. As the American Heart Association will tell you, calories “in” should equal calories “out” if you want to maintain your current weight. Our diet should be equivalent to our physical activity. But if we don’t know what we’re eating, how are we to know how many laps to walk around the neighborhood?
Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), has been ranked as one of the senators with the highest number of bills that passed the chamber during this last legislative session, according to an analysis released by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).
Obviously the citizens of 1776 had had enough. Their government ruled through absolute tyranny. Taxation was completely overbearing, justice absent and the people oppressed. Who knows by what courage a leadership council arose to defy their masters and by what loyalty a people followed. It is a rare and precious thing.
Since the beginning of this year over 1,000 Hicksville residents have called for an EMS response to their home or business. The Hicksville Fire Department (HFD) has responded to 616 of these calls, 122 (20 percent) of which were necessitated because “No Nassau County ambulance was available.”
New York State Assemblyman Rob Walker (R, C, I, WF – Hicksville) has joined with Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) to ask that his constituents and all of Long Island donate blood on Sept. 11. NUMC and the Long Island Volunteer Center will be hosting a blood drive to honor those who lost their lives eight years ago in the worst terrorist attack on domestic soil ever.
New York State Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, recently released a report detailing a pattern of flawed judgment and a lack of accountability that led to the taxpayer-funded purchase of an unusable ferry boat by a state subsidiary.
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