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Cilmi declares victory in fight for budget transparency

September 10, 2019 – GOP Minority Leader Tom Cilmi today declared victory in what he called a ten year battle to open Suffolk’s budget process up to the public. Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory has scheduled two meetings of the 2020 Operating Budget Working Group at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building in Hauppauge. The bi-partisan
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GOP Legislators To Vote Against Suffolk’s Red Light Camera Program

September 3, 2019 – Legislator Tom Cilmi, GOP Caucus Leader said today that his seven-member caucus will vote unanimously to end Suffolk’s controversial Red Light Camera program. The vote on legislation sponsored by County Executive Steve Bellone to extend the program for another five years is set to take place in Hauppauge on Wednesday, September
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Suffolk GOP Legislators call Red Light Camera Intersections Russian Roulette for drivers. Demand answers from report.

July 9, 2019 – Republican Suffolk Legislators today called for a meeting with L.K. McLean Associates, P.C. to review the red light camera report published in late June.  Legislators called the information in the report “questionable” citing hypothetical data and twisted conclusions designed to bolster the Bellone Administration’s chances of reauthorizing the program for another
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Suffolk GOP Legislators: Put the brakes on ‘Ban the Box’

June 4, 2019 – The Republican caucus of the Suffolk County Legislature called today for the tabling of a proposal that would prohibit private businesses in Suffolk County from questioning job applicants about their criminal history.  The measure, called ‘ban the box,’ if passed, would ban the use of the question, usually presented with a
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April 16, 2019 proclaimed “Education and Sharing Day” in Suffolk County

April 19, 2019 – Legislator Tom Cilmi joined Legislator Susan Berland and County Executive Steve Bellone to declare April 16, 2019 “Education and Sharing Day” in Suffolk County. Cilmi sponsored the resolution at the request of Rabbi Shimon Stillerman, Director of Chabad of Islip. In celebration of the birthday of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel
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