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Cilmi Participates in Online Debate

I am pleased to post a link to an online debate hosted by  Unfortunately, my opponent decided not to participate. Click Here to Read my answers.

Cilmi Passes F.I.T. Relief Bill

Legislator Tom Cilmi announced the passage of his bill prohibitng Suffolk’s Comptroller, Joseph Sawicki, from reimbursing F.I.T. for more than two years of students’ education, a measure Sawicki agrees with.  The measure could save Suffolk taxpayers approximately $3.7 million according to the Legislature’s Office of Budget Review. The bill stems from a State law which
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Town of Islip Electioneering on Taxpayer Time

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi (R,C,I – Bay Shore) today sent a strongly worded letter to Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan (D – Islip) urging him to instruct Town employees to “cease and desist” from removing political lawn signs from private property.  Cilmi also called for the Supervisor to take “decisive disciplinary action” against senior staff
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Statement on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Today we remember one of the most tragic days in American history. I was at the Oconee Diner having breakfast when the waiter came over and said a plane had struck the World Trade Center. In the minutes and hours that followed as we all watched in horror as the second plane hit and then
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Ronkonkoma Double Track

Legislator Tom Cilmi has filed the following official statement for the record and comments on the LIRR Environmental Assessment of the Ronkonkoma Double Track Project. Your comments on the project will be accepted through August 12 at:  The Environmental Assessment can be found at: Briefly and succinctly, to be clear, I remain cautiously
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Cilmi Votes No to Spanish Speaking Special Education Coordinator

Legislator Tom Cilmi was the lone NO vote to a resolution which passed out of the Legislature’s Labor, Housing and Consumer Protection Committee on 8/11/11, which created a new position in the County’s Health Department of Special Education Coordinator (Spanish Speaking). Cilmi said, “These types of resolutions perpetuate segregation in our County.” Afterwards, Cilmi (R-Bay
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Cilmi Files Bill to Deny Funding to F.I.T.

Legislator Tom Cilmi filed a bill today that directs the County Comptroller not to pay the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) for anything more than two years of a student’s education. The bill follows more than a year of effort on Cilmi’s part to address an issue which he says is costing Suffolk taxpayers millions
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Cilmi Votes Against Additional Community College Funding

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-Bay Shore) joined Legislator Tom Barraga (R-West Islip) in opposing a resolution which added $386,000 to Suffolk County Community College’s $192 million budget.  The measure passed 16 – 2. Cilmi said he has been and continues to be unwaivering in his support for the College, which is
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Community Blood Drive

UPDATE to BLOOD DRIVE… Thanks to an outpouring of support (literally) from the community, more than 120 people visited our blood drive and we collected more than 10 gallons of blood!  84 pints altogether.  Thanks everyone.   Legislator Tom Cilmi, in conjunction with Long Island Blood Services will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday,
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