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Bill would tighten up residency requirement

10th District Legislator Tom Cilmi says the law requiring Legislative waivers when hiring a non-Suffolk resident need to be tightened.  He has filed IR 1208-2013, “a Charter Law to clarify employee residency requirements” Under current law, in order to hire someone from outside Suffolk County, the County Executive is required to file a waiver request
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Cilmi Files Bi-Partisan Amendment to Budget Process

Legislator Tom Cilmi filed legislation (IR 1307-2013) which would bring Suffolk County’s 4% Cap law into compliance with New York State’s 2% Cap Law and eliminate the requirement to budget separately for mandated and discretionary spending. “This bill is another effort to bring simplicity and transparency to the County’s budget process,” said Cilmi.  “Not only
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Cilmi Wants Fully Staffed 911 Call Center

Noting that many County departments are short staffed due to Suffolk’s budgetary challenges, Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-East Islip) says that the 911 Energency Call Center should be fully staffed at all times. “The first thing someone does in an emergency is call 911,” said Cilmi.  “The last thing they need when facing a burglar, a
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2013 Endorsement Timeline

In the interest of transparency and gratitude, the following is a list of endorsements to date for my 2013 re-election campaign: Anna Cilmi (perhaps the most important endorsement a man can get is from his wife of almost 26 years…thanks for your support honey) Islip Republican Committee – May 6 Suffolk County Probation Officers Association
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4th Annual Community Leaders Reception

Great event honoring the 10th District’s finest community leaders. George Schramm, President, Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization Lou Pepe, Founder, Just for Kicks; Vice President, East Islip Soccer Club Linda O’Connor, Director, Bohemia Civic Association Doris Kennedy, Founder & Director, South Saxon Community Watch Kay Poro Erwood, Educator, Keep Islip Clean Commissioner, Community Activist Mark Businski,
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Budget Committee approves $158 Million Debt

Yesterday, the Suffolk County Legislature’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved a bill authorizing the County Comptroller to issue nearly $160 million of debt to cover operating expenses and continued to reject legislation aimed at long-term budget planning and transparency. Two bills, one to authorize $120 million in “revenue anticipation notes” designed to provide cash
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A Year Working for You

…To reduce the printing costs associated with the County’s Direct Deposit Payment System. (Cilmi) Not Adopted      Would have eliminated paper pay stubs for every employee with email. 16   To reappoint Lynda A. Moran as a member of the Suffolk County Citizens Advisory Board for the Arts. (Cilmi/Barraga)  Adopted …Requiring County Departments to post promulgated
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Cilmi: On mandate relief, unwelcome silence

Commentary on Governor Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State Address in New York, from Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi. (Originally published in Long Island Business News, January 17, 2013) I watched eagerly last week as Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his third State of the State address. Past addresses have left me hopeful and inspired. Not
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Cilmi: On mandate relief, unwelcome silence

Commentary on Governor Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State Address in New York, from Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi. (Originally published in Long Island Business News, January 17, 2013) I watched eagerly last week as Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his third State of the State address. Past addresses have left me hopeful and inspired. Not
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Cilmi Bill Bolstered by Reports

The Empire Center for New York State Policy issued a report today calling for local governments to “adopt long-term financial planning as a core element of their budget practices.” The report, entitled “Taking a longer view of our local budgets”, comes on the heels of another report issued by NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli citing a
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