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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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Request for Proposals issued to clean and develop contaminated Islip properties

January 27, 2016 Legislator Tom Cilmi announced the Suffolk County Land Bank Corporation (SCLBC), created in 2013 by the Suffolk County Legislature to address brownfield properties in Suffolk County, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of five properties located in the Town of Islip, including a 1.5 acre parcel on Grant
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Champlin Creek Dredging Yields Far-Reaching Benefits

Legislator Tom Cilmi joined County Executive Steve Bellone, Enrico Nardone, Executive Director of Seatuck Environmental Association and Michelle Potter, Refuge Manager for the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex to announce a joint project between Suffolk County and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made possible, in part, with funds from the Federal Government. The project
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Sworn in for a fourth term

January 4, 2016 – Hauppauge, New York Legislator Tom Cilmi, with his wife and son at his side, signed the oath of office for the fourth time.  Cilmi said he was again humbled by the “profound trust” placed in him by the voters and vowed to continue to be a pragmatic, conservative voice on the
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