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Reflections on 2015

It’s the first day of 2016 and I think it’s appropriate to take a critical look back on 2015 before we map out the next 364 days.  So here’s my 2015 year-in-review. Bills I sponsored which passed, in order of introduction: IR-1048 – Reappointing Lynda Moran to the Citizens Advisory Board for the Arts. Lynda is
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Collaborating with OASAS and area schools to foster drug prevention

November-2015 Legislator Tom Cilmi invited school superintendents from districts within the 10th Legislative District along with representatives from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), to discuss prevention programs and share experiences in an effort to improve substance abuse prevention in schools.  Cilmi, who has chaired a Republican Caucus Task Force
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Islip Chamber of Commerce Announces Grand Marshal for 2015 Holiday Parade

Doris Kennedy, President of the Islip Chamber of Commerce, announced that Suffolk Legislator Tom Cilmi will be the first ever Grand Marshal of the Holiday Parade. Kennedy said the Chamber Board selected Cilmi for all he’s done for the Chamber and for the community.  Cilmi served on the Board of Directors of the Islip Chamber
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Cilmi Proposes Multi-year Budget Planning

Republican Legislator Tom Cilmi proposed for the second time a bill that would require Suffolk County to adopt a multi-year budget plan each year.  If approved, the bill would have required the County Executive to submit an operating budget plan, indicating anticipated revenue and expenses, for the three years following each upcoming budget year.  The plan
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Cilmi Wins Re-Election

Thank you to the voters of the 10th LD for the trust you’ve again placed in me. It was a decisive win with just about 75% of the vote. My heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who asked for a lawn sign, shared a kind word on Facebook, spoke to friends, helped with my walking campaign,
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Newsday Endorses Cilmi in Suffolk

Calling him a “strong and vocal watchdog,” Newsday said, “Cilmi has emerged as a reliable scold, a valuable role when you’re complaining about finances in a county with a troubled budget.” Legislator Tom Cilmi, running for his fourth term in the Suffolk Legislature, said he’s grateful for the acknowledgement and the endorsement, but said the only
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Police Reports Online in Suffolk

Legislator Tom Cilmi sponsored a bill in the Suffolk County Legislature directing the Suffolk County Police Department to study and report on the viability of creating a preliminary online police report option for residents wishing to report minor crimes. He said the idea came from a community meeting on crime. “Giving residents the option of
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Suffolk to Expedite Medicaid Applications for Veterans

Under a new policy proposed by Legislator Tom Cilmi, Suffolk County would create what Cilmi is calling an “HOV Lane” to expedite Medicaid applications for returning veterans in need.  While everyone knows that on the highway an HOV lane is for speedy traffic, Cilmi said it also means Helping Our Veterans. The proposal, set to
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Republican Legislators Propose Cuts in Borrowing

Legislator Tom Cilmi and the Republican Caucus of the Suffolk Legislature proposed more than $17 million of cuts to the County’s 2016 Capital Budget.  The Capital Budget consists of a list of projects which would require bonding or borrowing.  Interest expense typically adds 50% to the overall project cost. The sum total includes cuts of
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Waste & Abuse in Public Assistance

Republican Legislator Tom Cilmi sponsored legislation directing the Commissioner of Suffolk County’s Department of Social Services (DSS) to identify potential programmatic savings of 10% in the Department’s $640 million budget.  The bill directed the Commissioner to also include a state by state comparison of benefits offered. Cilmi said, “The DSS budget is by far the
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