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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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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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