SERINO JOINS JOHN CAHILL, LOCAL OFFICIALS TO CALL FOR INCREASED PROTECTION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

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Dutchess County Legislator and 41st Senate District candidate Sue Serino joins Attorney General candidate John Cahill, Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature Robert Rolinson, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Congreswoman Nan Hayworth to call for increased protection for victims of domestic violence.

 

County Legislator and 41st state Senate District candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I- Hyde Park) today joined Republican candidate for Attorney General John Cahill and local officials to call for increased protection for victims of domestic violence. The issue, which has been among Serino’s leading causes, has been highlighted recently by domestic violence incidents involving members of the National Football League (NFL). 

 

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GIPSON GETS ANOTHER LOW GRADE WHEN IT COMES TO THE ECONOMY

This week The Business Council became the latest in a string of non-partisan groups focused on creating jobs and protecting taxpayers in the Hudson Valley to give state Sen. Terry Gipson a low grade on his economic policies. On their 2014 Legislative Scorecard The Business Council scored Gipson at only a 75 percent, citing his failure to support key legislation the group felt would boost New York’s economy. This follows Gipson’s already low scores from Unshackle Upstate (67 percent) and NFIB (64 percent).

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RADICAL SENATE DEMOCRAT BILL TO GIVE ILLEGALS THE RIGHT TO VOTE, SERVE ON JURIES AND ACCESS TAXPAYER-FUNDED WELFARE BENEFITS WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO HUDSON VALLEY FAMILIES

Statement from 41st Senate District candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I- Hyde Park):

Today’s New York Post cover-story highlights exactly the devastating impact that awaits our community and our state if Terry Gipson and his liberal New York City allies gain control of the Senate this fall. Allowing illegal aliens the right to vote, serve on juries, run for office, access taxpayer-funded welfare benefits, and get professional licenses, like those for doctors and dentists, is outlandish. Coming on the heels of plans earlier this year to use $20 million of our hard-earned tax dollars to send illegal aliens to college and a proposal to spend $272 million to educate violent illegal criminals, including thugs, rapists and drug dealers, this shows a pattern of our middle-class families becoming second-class citizens in our state.

All three of these plans are an insult and a slap in the face to the hardworking families of the Hudson Valley who really need and deserve tax relief and support for their children. I’ve talked to residents across Dutchess and Putnam counties and everywhere I go I hear the same story: “the well is dry.” Our residents can’t afford to pay their property tax bills, cope with the rising cost of energy and send their children to school. Terry Gipson’s sponsorship of a bill to give free tuition to Illegal Aliens, and his support for the Senate Democratic leadership who have put these outrageous proposals forward, shows how out-of-touch with our community he has become. As Senator I will fight vigorously against these proposals and any other proposal that puts our families second to those who broke the laws of our state and nation.

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AS SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS, SERINO CALLS ON STATE TO PUT OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION FIRST

With the recent start to the school year, County Legislator and 41st state Senate District candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park) is urging parents, educators and those concerned with the rising cost of school taxes to join her in support of promoting local students’ education. Calling the current system broken, Serino has launched a petition in support of restoring funding for local school districts and fighting back against radical plans that put our children second to illegal aliens and convicted criminals.

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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ENDORSES SUE SERINO FOR STATE SENATE

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Dutchess County Legislator and 41st Senate District candidate Sue Serino is joined by NFIB/New York State Director Mike Durant during a press conference announcing the organization’s endorsement of Serino.

 

Mike Durant, State Director for the New York Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today joined Dutchess County Legislator and 41st state Senate District candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park) for a press conference announcing his organization’s support Serino for state Senate. Durant highlighted Serino’s small-business background and her proven record of supporting pro-jobs and pro-taxpayer initiatives as reasons for his organization's support. 

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SERINO SAYS NO SURPRISE AARP SURVEY SHOWS SENIORS FLEEING NEW YORK

County Legislator and 41st state Senate District candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I- Hyde Park) today expressed little surprise at the release of AARP survey results that indicate “60 percent said they were at least ‘somewhat likely’ to leave the state with 27 percent saying they are ‘extremely likely’ to leave.” Saying the results were consistent with the feedback she has heard from residents as owner/operator of Serino Realty and during her time in local government, Serino expressed little surprise over the study outcome and cited it as another reason change is needed among the state legislature.

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

Removing the stigma on mental illness and suicide: A Public Health Column from Sue Serino

 

I know firsthand what suicide and mental illness does to a family. September 22 will mark the four year anniversary of my brother Donald’s death, he was 47 years old. Don was kind, handsome and smart. He loved his three children and was involved and invested in his family. He was a coach and was deeply involved in the community. Don worked for IBM, and later became a personal trainer, because he loved helping others achieve the best in themselves. He was one of the most outgoing and larger than life personalities I have ever known. He lit up every room he walked into and got a smile from everyone in it. That’s why it was so hard for my family and I to understand how someone who was loved so much, full of so much life and energy would commit suicide.

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FIREFIGHTER AND EMS UNIONS BACK SERINO FOR SENATE

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UFA, Uniformed EMT’s, Paramedics & Fire Inspectors, Uniformed EMS Officers and Uniformed Fire Alarm Dispatchers Benevolent Association endorse Serino for state Senate.

 

Today the Uniformed Firefighters Association- FDNY representing about 9,000 active New York City/FDNY firefighters, the Uniformed EMT’s Paramedics & Fire Inspectors, Local 2507- FDNY, representing over 3,000 of the FDNY EMSC and Fire Inspector employees, the Uniformed EMS Officers Union, Local 3621- FDNY, and the Uniformed Fire Alarm Dispatchers Benevolent Association- FDNY, announced their support of Dutchess County Legislator and 41st Senate District candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I- Hyde Park). The unions each highlighted Serino’s commitment to public safety and public safety officials as reasons for their support.

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SERINO: SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS BE MTA’S TOP PRIORITY

Following the release of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) “Blue Ribbon Panel” 29 safety improvement recommendations, County Legislator Sue Serino (R,C,I- Hyde Park) is calling for the agency to take immediate action to adopt the proposed safety improvements. In their report, the panel concluded that on-time performance has always been the key measure of Metro-North’s improvement since the MTA takeover in 1983, which has led to tension between maintenance and operations divisions.

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SERINO, MOSS MEET WITH LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS TO HIGHLIGHT EFFORTS TO IMPROVE BUSINESS CLIMATE

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 Dutchess County Legislator and 41st Senate District Candidate Sue Serino and Chemung County Sheriff and Lt. Gov. Candidate Chris Moss speak with Anthony of Pizza Village in East Fishkill.

 

This week, County Legislator Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park), candidate for the 41st State Senate District, joined Chemung County Sheriff and Lt. Gov. Candidate Chris Moss to tour local businesses and talk with entrepreneurs and residents about how to make New York a more job-friendly state. During the tour, both candidates stressed the need to reduce regulations and support businesses across the state in an effort to boost the economy.

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