Long Island State lawmakers gathered outside the county criminal court building in Riverside to advocate for the establishment of a Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month and the passage of legislation to support and protect the survivors of homicide victims.
Republicans called the collection of bills “pro-criminal” and “anti-public safety” during a press conference Friday morning outside Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverhead. The main focus of the conference was Senate bill S15A, which would make convicts over the age of 55 eligible for review by the state’s parole board.
Senator Anthony Palumbo presented North Fork wineries with resolutions passed by the State Senate honoring them for top awards in the 35th Annual NY Wine Classic. Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue was named 'Winery of the Year' for the third time this year. It won five 'best in class' awards as well as two additional gold medals and two silver medals.
Republican lawmakers blasted Democratic majority, charging the bill passed this week does not nearly go far enough to 'rein in' Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Lawmakers probe impact of state’s directive to group home operators concerning COVID-positive residents
The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities has resisted releasing data on COVID-19 infections and deaths — even when the federally mandated watchdog agency charged with monitoring the treatment of people with disabilities in group homes filed a Freedom of Information Law request.
Palumbo calls for resignation of state health commissioner and an investigation into state’s reporting of nursing home COVID-19 deaths
After the N.Y. State attorney general disclosed last week that COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents were 50% higher than what the State Department of Health had previously reported, State Senator Anthony Palumbo is calling for the resignation of the State health commissioner and for an "independent investigation" into DOH reporting practices.
Palumbo and Giglio hold commanding leads in in-person voting, but are not declaring victory in state legislative races
“I’m thrilled with where we are, but it’s not over," Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo said of his 14-point lead in the First Senate District race. Councilwoman Jodi Giglio echoed his sentiment about her run for the Second Assembly District, though her opponent said the race is over.
Assembly Republicans, including North Fork Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, have introduced legislation that would limit the governor’ executive authority during states of emergency and allow county executives more power over state of emergency declarations in their counties. Palumbo has also called for a quicker easing of business restrictions.