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Cilmi Hails “Rightsizing” Suffolk buses

At a meeting of the Legislature’s Public Works, Transportation & Energy Committee, Suffolk Legislator Tom Cilmi extolled the virtues of a new initiative spearheaded jointly by the County’s Department of Economic Development & Planning and the Department of Public Works to rightsize the County’s fleet of buses, replacing the larger buses with smaller buses on
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Legislators and Police Commissioner hold “Social Host” Roundtable

Suffolk Legislators Tom Cilmi and Monica R. Martinez announced that they are filing an amendment to the County’s Social Host Law to further strengthen a law that’s been on the books since 2007 and that Cilmi has amended once before. The announcement was made at a meeting organized by Cilmi in cooperation with Suffolk Police
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Cilmi Files “Safer Streets” Legislation

Legislator Tom Cilmi announced he has filed legislation which he says will make Suffolk intersections safer by extending the timing of amber and red lights. The bill, entitled “Establishing the Suffolk County Safer Streets Program” directs the County’s Department of Public Works to extend the duration of amber lights at all County-controlled intersections to the
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Cilmi, leaders call on SNL for apology, funding for treatment

Legislator Tom Cilmi (East Islip, NY) is calling on NBC, the producers of SNL (Saturday Night Live) and Julia Louis Dreyfus to issue an apology for a skit that aired Saturday, April 16, featuring the actress which satirized heroin. The skit depicted Dreyfus and cast members as happy go-lucky parents who use a fictitious product
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Cilmi issues statement on proposed plastic bag ban in Suffolk County, NY

With the ink barely dry on a proposal to ban the use of single use bags in Suffolk County, Republican Legislator Tom Cilmi, a former business owner, chamber of commerce president and self-proclaimed defender of small business issued the following statement in opposition. “While I am as concerned as anyone with our environment and with
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Join Us For A Musical Evening With Tom Cilmi

Join Us For A Musical Evening with Legislator Tom Cilmi & Friends Tuesday, March 15, 2016 From 6pm – 9pm at Treme Featuring acoustic performances by: Pete “Uncle Petey” Kletchka, Ken Gesseck & Three’s Accompany, Bob Pinnola of the Suburban Bros. Band, & other special guests Tickets are limited so RSVP today!

Cilmi to DiNapoli: Our pockets are already empty.

Suffolk Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-East Islip) announced today that he is sending a letter to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli expressing the County’s inability to absorb any additional increases in pension contribution rates. At a meeting of the New York Conference of Mayors this morning, NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli reportedly announced that the state’s
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Legislators call for oversight of County Health Department fees

February 6, 2016 Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-East Islip) announced today that he has introduced legislation to require the Department of Health, like other county agencies, to obtain legislative approval before raising fees, and to require a public hearing before doing so.  Legislator Cilmi’s bill, the first for his 2016 agenda, comes after the DOH raised existing fees and
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Moody’s Downgrades Suffolk Outlook to “Negative”

February 4, 2016 – Legislator Tom Cilmi issues statement on Moody’s downgrade of Suffolk County’s financial outlook to “Negative” I am never partisan for the sake of being partisan, but Democrats have controlled Suffolk County for the last ten years and this is what we’ve got. We have more than double the debt…more than $1.5 billion,
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