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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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Long Islanders Losing Patience

According to a Long Island Index survey, more than half of Long Islanders have difficulty paying their rent or mortgage and nearly half are either somewhat or very likely to leave Long Island in the next five years. Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-East Islip) isn’t surprised.  “Sometimes reality whispers in your ear and other times it
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Cilmi on Meet the Leaders – Dec. 2012

Suffolk Legislator Tom Cilmi joined former County Executive Pat Halpin for another edition of Meet the Leaders,  The show will air through January on Cablevision’s Channel 118. In the interview, Cilmi discusses local response to superstorm Sandy from the community and government as well as LIPA’s difficulties.  He talks about proposed bans on certain types
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