Phil Ramos:

Working for us
and getting

Breaking News...

Mayor Bloomberg is calling for
the reinstatement of the
commuter tax.

“I strongly oppose the reinstatement of this tax and
will do all I can to fight yet another tax burden for Long
Islanders,” said Assemblyman Ramos. “Our
families shouldn’t have to pay for New York City’s
budget problems.”


Dear Friend,

In the Assembly I have carried on my service to the community by confronting the issues that matter most to our families. As a Suffolk County police officer for over 20 years, I saw first-hand that our community had great potential –– but also much room for improvement. Solid schools, quality health care and a better quality of life are always number one on my agenda.

Working together, we have gotten Suffolk on the right path. It is because of your support that I have been able to fight for the working families of Brentwood, Islip, Central Islip, Bay Shore, and Islandia.

Assemblyman Philip Ramos

Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you are ever in need of assistance. I can be reached at 435-3214.

Philip Ramos

Ramos: fighting for our fair share - and delivering results


Making sure our children get the education they deserve

Ramos has been fighting for our fair share of education aid and making sure our tax dollars are being used in the classroom.

In the state budget, Ramos helped secure $18 million more in funding for local schools than last year. Ramos also fought to secure needed funding for before- and after-school programs.

Increasing accountability in our schools

The recent scandal and corruption that has occurred in schools on Long Island has shaken the confidence in school officials. That is why Ramos sponsored legislation to improve school district accountability and oversight (Ch. 263 of 2005). This legislation requires school districts to have an audit every five years and mandates school board members to undergo financial oversight training.

Providing tax relief

  • Supported a cap on local Medicaid costs, saving Suffolk County an estimated $32.2 million in 2006 and $135.5 in 2008

  • Brought home $1.5 million in aid to municipalities for the Town of Islip for fire and police protection, garbage pickup and sanitation — equaling over $55,000 more than last year

  • $18 million increase in state aid to education to help lessen the burden on school taxes

  • Expand the School Tax Relief (STAR) program this year, providing $3.2 billion in tax relief statewide in 2005-06

  • Sponsored a bill to increase the personal income tax deduction for medical expenses (A.5416)


Working to create more affordable housing

Ramos secured $53,000 for Long Island Housing Partnership and sponsored bills to establish tax-deductible savings accounts for first-time home buyers (A.5417) and create a Long Island work force housing incentive program (A.2052).

Making sure everyone has access to quality, affordable health care

Ramos helped pass a budget that restored $760 million in proposed cuts to hospitals, nursing homes and other programs, and cut the governor’s sick tax on hospitals in half. Prescription drug costs were also lowered by creating a comparison list for shoppers to be posted on a central Web site (Ch. 293 of 2005). For more information call 835-3000.

Additionally, Ramos secured $15,000 for local health programs that provide residents with access to health care and low cost prescription drugs.

Philip Ramos
1010 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717
(631) 435-3214