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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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Affair of the Heart

Legislator Tom Cilmi sponsored a bill to designate the second week in February “Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.”  The bill passed on a 15-0-0-2 vote on December 18, 2012 with two legislators not present. “Congenital heart defects effect approximately 40,000 babies every year,” said Cilmi. “Hopefully this will help bring some awareness.”

Fiscal Cliff – Don’t Be Fooled by Sleight of Hand

Democrats have ramped up a clever strategy of trying to foist blame on Republicans for the country’s fiscal woes. It’s an interesting sleight of hand. The policies pursued, and not pursued, by the Obama administration in his first term led to annual trillion dollar deficits ballooning the national debt to more than $16 trillion and
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Cilmi Cites Slippery Slope

At a Legislative meeting on December 3, 2012, Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-East Islip) was the lone ‘no’ vote on legislation to ban the use of thermal sales receipts which use a chemical called BPA (bisphenol A). The measure passed 16-1. BPA is commonly used in thermal sales receipts such as those typically used in ATM
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Cilmi Attends Tree Lighting in Islandia

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi stopped by the Islandia Tree Lighting held on December 1st  at Village Hall to help kick off the holiday season with Mayor Allan Dorman.  

Santa Comes to Islip

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi was the Master of Ceremonies at the annual Islip Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade once again this year, a responsibility he doesn’t take lightly.  He said, “It’s a great joy to do this each year.  I love the holidays and to see everyone out and about and all the community
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Legislator Tom Cilmi Again Comes to Rescue of Small Business

Legislator Tom Cilmi, a former small business owner and known advocate for small business in the Suffolk County Legislature, saw red when he heard of a budget proposal which would double Health Department tank fees for gas stations. “I instructed our budget review office to craft a bill that would eliminate the increase and told
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Cilmi speaks about LIPA response to Sandy

(Saturday, November 10, 2012) – Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-East Islip) stopped by the set of Fox & Friends to discuss the Long Island Power Authority Response to “Superstorm” Sandy.  Cilmi said that for those customers still out, the number restored “really doesn’t make a difference.” Cilmi blamed “poor planning and poor decision making” at LIPA
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Be the Magic

Every year I join a great many volunteers as we set up and run the East Islip Soccer Club’s Annual Fall Classic Soccer Tournament.  This year was the event’s 30th anniversary.  The event is held every Columbus Day weekend and gives kids ages five through sixteen the opportunity to compete against other children from all
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