Thiele: DEC Releases Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy to Further Protect Long Island Water
Jan 31, 2013
State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today applauds the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in releasing a draft pollution prevention strategy for pesticide use on Long Island. The proposed Pesticide Pollution...
Thiele: Black History Month is a Time to Reflect On Historic Contributions to Our Society
Jan 28, 2013
For over 35 years, Americans have celebrated February as Black History Month. Established during the Civil Rights Movement, the four-week-long commemoration grew from the original Negro History Week, celebrated since 1926 in honor of abolitionists Frederick...
Thiele: Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Sandy FEMA Aid is January 28th
Jan 24, 2013
Hurricane Sandy ravaged our community and left countless families struggling to rebuild. While the rest of the country has returned to business as usual, the East End is still living in the aftermath of this powerful storm.
The good news is, there...
Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on the 2013 Executive Budget
Jan 23, 2013
The Governor’s proposed 2013 Executive Budget proposal is a good start to the State Budget process and seeks to build on a record of two previous fiscally responsible, on-time budgets and our mutual goals of no new taxes or fees and limited state spending...
Thiele: Assembly Introduces Comprehensive DREAM Act
Jan 22, 2013
Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) joins fellow Assembly colleagues in sponsoring a comprehensive state Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act to continue New York’s legacy of educational support for immigrant youth....
Independent Redistricting Constitutional Amendment Passes Assembly 2nd Year in a Row
Jan 18, 2013
Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) this week voted in support of a New York State constitutional amendment (A.2086/S.2107) which would reform the redistricting process to make it independent and transparent.
The amendment would:
Assemblyman Thiele Urges Residents to Claim Earned Income Tax Credit
Jan 17, 2013
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announces that many New York State residents may be eligible for a special tax credit this year and not even know it.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal income tax credit for people...
Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. Regarding LIPA Privatization Proposal
Jan 14, 2013
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), as currently constituted and operated, is a monumental failure. We did not need Hurricane Sandy or a State Commission to inform us of the obvious. Long Islanders have known for many years that its power company...
Thiele: New Year Marks New State Laws in Effect
Jan 10, 2013
January 1st not only marked the beginning of a promising new year, it brought a new set of State laws into effect that will improve the quality of life for many New Yorkers.
With the goal of a greener future in mind, the State waived the 4 percent...
Thiele Supports Legislative Efforts to Bring Early Voting to New York, Require Increased Disclosure for Independent Expenditures
Jan 8, 2013
State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) stands behind a pair of bills recently introduced in the Assembly to institute early voting in New York State and require independent expenditures to be subject to state disclosure rules thereby...