Friday, June 23, 2017

News from Senator David Carlucci 38th Senate District

News From Senator David Carlucci

Senate & Assembly Pass Legislation Protecting the Hudson River
The Hudson River is one of the most cherished natural resources in the Hudson Valley.  Adding barges to an already active waterway would have undoubtedly increased the probability of a disaster and I am glad we were able to prevent the Hudson River from turning into a parking lot for barges. 

Piermont Railroad Station Museum Restorations Are Complete
On Saturday I was honored to join the Piedmont Historical Society at their annual Family Fun Day to cut a ribbon officially completing the train station museum renovations.  I was able to secure $100,000 of State funding that will help promote Piedmont's rich history for the next 100 years. 

Standing Up for Volunteer Firefighters
As all of Rockland County's fire fighters are volunteers, it is essential to make sure they have access to the highest level healthcare benefits to protect them from the risks they take every day.  I am very pleased that both the Senate & Assembly passed the "Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Act".  Under this legislation, all fire districts, departments or companies are required to provide and maintain an enhanced cancer disability benefit insurance program for each eligible volunteer firefighter.  
Every firefighter risks his or her life in service to the community.  We owe it to those brave men and women to support them in their times of need. 

Applications for Excelsior Scholarship Program are Available
Students and residents can begin applying for free tuition to New York's public colleges and universities.  The Excelsior Scholarship program will provide free tuition this coming school year to students from families earning less than $100,000.  Students must attend a SUNY or CUNY school full-time, and be enrolled in an undergraduate program. 
Applications are available by clicking here and the deadline to get them in is July 21. 
You will need to have the following information when filling out an application:
--Income information from you or your guardian's 2015 state tax return
--Your college credit history
--Any and all financial aid you are expected to receive in the upcoming year, including aid from federal, state, institutional or private sources. 

Upcoming Events
To RSVP for any of these events, please call my office at 845-623-3627 
Senator Carlucci's Veteran's Advisory Council Meeting
Join Senator Carlucci's Veteran's Advisory Council to discuss Westchester's VET2VET program.  This program is a Veterans assistance training for law enforcement and how it could applied in Rockland.
June 28th, 2017 at 6 PM
American Legion, 20 Station Road, Pomona
Informational Forum on NYS Free College Tuition Program (Excelsior Scholarship)
July 12, 2017 at 6PM
Rockland Community College, Eclipse Lecture Hall
145 College Road, Suffern
Senator Carlucci's Senior Advisory Committee Meeting
Representatives from O&R will be on hand to help seniors understand their energy bills
July 13th, 2017, 10:30 AM
Nanuet Public Library, 149 Church Street, Nanuet
Annual Senior Fair
August 24, 2017 10AM
Rockland Community College Field House, 149 College Road, Suffern



David Carlucci
New York State Senator
38th Senate District

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