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Ramos: Assembly Wins Battle to Strike Nuisance Taxes from Budget

Last week, Islip’s working families and seniors were saved from a laundry list of nuisance taxes proposed in the executive budget. This recession already has working families struggling to get by, and the governor’s proposed budget which included...

Friday is EITC Awareness Day

It’s time to start thinking about the upcoming tax season, and Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D-Central Islip) is reminding Suffolk County residents about the Earned Income Tax Credit. Friday is EITC Awareness Day, which the Internal Revenue Service designated...

Assembly Budget Would Provide for Suffolk County Families

The budget process this year has been a nice change, because for the first time since I have come to the State Assembly, we have a partner in the executive who will work with us to make things better for all New Yorkers. With Governor Spitzer’s executive...

El asambleísta Ramos rinde tributo a participantes del Reto de Lecturas

El jueves 1ro de marzo, el asambleísta Philip Ramos (D-Central Islip) rindió tributo a los estudiantes que participaron en el Reto de Lecturas 2006 durante una ceremonia de entrega de premios en el auditorio de la escuela intermedia de Brentwood. Durante...

Leaders of the Latino Community

BETAC prepared successful students for 16th Annual Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute; Five Eastern Suffolk students win scholarships at state-wide event Rising before dawn on a Saturday morning in late April to board...

Governor Pataki – Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way – New Yorker’s Deserve Better

With his eyes on a 2008 presidential bid, Governor George Pataki will do whatever it takes to prove to the rest of the country he is not a “lame-duck” governor. Unfortunately, New Yorkers are paying the price for his political maneuvers. Mr....

Ramos: Local Schools Making the Grade

Governor Forcing Families Out of Their Homes

Year after year, the governor’s budget proposal unfairly taxes working families or cuts services they depend on. Unfortunately, the governor’s budget is no different this year. He continues to add to the already tremendous burden on Suffolk...

Ramos: Another Year, Another LIPA Rate Hike

"LIPA needs to answer the question that so many residents and business owners are asking: When will enough finally be enough? "LIPA’s announcement today that they’re hiking their controversial ‘fuel and purchased power’...

Ramos: Governor’s Budget Disappointing

Last year, the governor tried to cut education by $1.4 billion, and this year, he’s trying to cut $240 million in expense-based aids alone. It was the wrong choice then, and it’s the wrong choice now. He continues to pay lip service to high-need...

Ramos Voices Concerns with State of the State Address

The governor’s State of the State address sounded the right note of optimism, but we have to be cautious of what the governor says in his speeches. Often, his words bear little resemblance to his actions the rest of the year. Last year,...

Ramos: Governor’s State of the State Address Leaves Future of Education in Doubt

There is no doubt that New York is facing another tough year financially, but we must focus on our priorities. I will fight, as I did last year, to ensure the children in my community have the opportunity to receive a quality education. The governor...

Ramos: 400 Summer Jobs Waited Long Enough

“It’s clear that growing public pressure forced Governor Pataki to finally see the light and release $25 million in funding for summer jobs for 35,000 low-income youths in New York. In Suffolk County, this money will mean that 400 teens will...

Ramos: CFE Win Creates Opportunity for Community

Today’s important victory means that the governor – after arguing that an eighth-grade education is good enough for our children – will finally have to fix our state’s unfair and inequitable education funding system. All students are...

Assemblyman Ramos Stands with the Legislature to Override Governor’s Wrong Choices

Today the Legislature will come together and make the right choices for Suffolk County and New York State. Many of the working families in my district struggle to make ends meet. The governor’s wrong choices would make that struggle impossible to...

Assemblyman Ramos: Legislature Will Deliver the Right Budget for New York

Governor Pataki’s eleventh-hour veto of the Legislature’s bipartisan budget accord should come as no surprise. Throughout this year’s budget process the governor has consistently kept his head stuck in the sand while families across the...

Governor's Veto Handcuffs Suffolk School Boards

Governor Pataki made the wrong choice when he proposed the largest school aid cut in state history. His cuts would result in $150 million less for Suffolk schools, eliminating many school programs such as pre-kindergarten. Districts like Brentwood and...

Revisionist History, George Pataki Style: The Truth About the Governor’s Commitment to Education in Suffolk County

Recently, when community leaders, school officials and parents from across Suffolk County gathered to protest the governor’s devastating education cuts, Governor Pataki’s spokesman tried to give the governor credit for "historic investments...

Assemblyman Ramos: Small Businesses Legislation Passes Assembly

Local Educators Agree: Pataki Budget Disastrous for Area Schools