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Lawmakers seek awareness month, protective measures for homicide victims’ survivors

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.

Legislature votes to restrict governor’s emergency powers

Republican lawmakers blasted Democratic majority, charging the bill passed this week does not nearly go far enough to 'rein in' Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Local officials blast state COVID-19 vaccination program as chaotic, unfair and failing

With more than half of all New Yorkers now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine though the vaccine supply remains scarce,

Riverhead joins forces with other East End towns in sand mine battle

Riverhead Town has signed on to an amicus brief in an appeal being defended by Southampton Town in a sand-mining case that could have implications for towns across the region.

Long Islanders deserve real LIPA/PSEG-LI reform

Assembly Member Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor): "We deserve an electric company that is up to the task of implementing our new energy future. Transparency, oversight, and accountability will be critical."

Lawmakers take aim at foundation aid equity

State Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele say they've drafted legislation that would require an increase in foundation aid for districts, like Riverhead, funded at less than 55% of the foundation aid formula if they meet growth and need criteria.

Governor vetoes bill to establish affordable housing fund with new tax on luxury homes

Legislation that would have authorized the five East End towns to establish affordable housing funds financed by a new real estate transfer tax of .5% was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday.

Thiele to host public forum on new legal protections for manufactured home park residents

The "Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019" is an omnibus affordable housing and rent regulations bill that provides protections for manufactured home residents, including a legal remedy for unreasonable rent increases.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele: Why I support the Reproductive Health Act

Assemblyman Fred Thiele explains his support of the Reproductive Health Act, which codified Roe v. Wade in New York State law.

In Albany last week: Votes cast by local state lawmakers on bump stocks, waiting periods, guns in schools and more

Last week in Albany, lawmakers passed a comprehensive gun safety package that included legislation to ban bump stocks, strengthen background checks, further limit firearm possession on school grounds and to create extreme risk protection orders.