LOCAL WOMEN’S ADVOCATES HOST WOMEN4SERINO RALLY

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Dutchess County Legislator Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park), candidate for the 41st state Senate District, recently joined Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Dutchess County Legislator Gwen Johnson and other local women to launch “Women4Serino,” a committee to work with Serino to address the issues and concerns of women throughout the Hudson Valley. The group, chaired by Town of Poughkeepsie Republican Chairwoman Lydia Biskup, joined Serino for a press conference announcing their effort to push for a strong female voice in government.

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LOCAL SENATOR GETS LOW SCORE FOR ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION EFFORTS

Following the release yesterday of the annual Unshackle Upstate Legislative Scorecard, 41st state Senate District candidate and Dutchess County Legislator Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park) is reaffirming her commitment to Hudson Valley residents and promising to do a better job representing their needs in the state Senate. The report, released yesterday, ranked state Sen. Terry Gipson with a score of only 67, below even the scores of indicted New York City politicians like John Sampson and Malcolm Smith. The scorecard grades are comprised of points accumulated or lost based on legislators’ sponsorship and floor votes on bills that provide relief for taxpayers and promote job creation.

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SERINO AND LOCAL OFFICIALS CALL FOR END TO PENSIONS FOR POLITICIANS WHO SWINDLE THE TAXPAYERS

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Dutchess County Legislator Sue Serino joins Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy and Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt calling for reforms that would hold politicians who abuse the public’s trust accountable. 

 

Today, Dutchess County Legislator and 41st state Senate District candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park) joined Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Yorktown Councilman and 40th state Senate District candidate Terrence Murphy, and Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt for a press conference to address the recent batch of corruption allegations in state government. Over recent months, New York’s state government has been plagued with allegations of ethical lapses by elected officials that has resulted in a federal prosecutor reviewing actions by members of the executive branch and legislature. Serino and her colleagues used today’s press conference to call for reforms to the system, including empowering District Attorney’s to strip pensions from convicted elected officials and enacting safeguards against the use of campaign funds for legal protection.

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SERINO URGES STATE TO GIVE BACK BUDGET SURPLUS FUNDS TO TAXPAYERS AND INVEST IN EDUCATION

Last week, New York State announced a projected $6.2 billion budget surplus. The bulk of the surplus will be made up from settlement money as a result of an agreement reached last month between state and federal officials and BNP Paribas, a French bank. As a result of the influx in funding, Dutchess County Legislator and 41st state Senate District candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park) is calling on state officials to invest some of the funds into local schools and return the remainder of the surplus to taxpayers.
“The budget surplus is a great chance for our state to ease the burden on residents across the state,” said Serino. “What the state needs to do is put these funds into a relief program for local property taxpayers through a rebate program and additional aid for schools. This money would be integral in helping our hard-working families who are struggling to make ends meet as a result of New York’s heavy property tax burden."
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CSEA ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF SERINO FOR SENATE

photo_1.JPGThis week, the state’s leading union, CSEA Local 1000, announced its endorsement of Dutchess County Legislator and 41st state Senate District candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park). The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), which is made up of over 300,000 workers across the state, said the decision is based on Serino’s proven record of honesty as a public leader and support for taxpayers.

 

“On behalf of the over 300,000 active and retired public and private sector employees across New York State who make up the CSEA, we’re pleased to endorse Sue Serino for state Senate, and confident she will stand with the working people to make New York a better state. Governments at every level are struggling to provide services and rebuild our infrastructure. We need elected officials who will fight to maintain good jobs that benefit our communities; I am confident this is what Sue will do,” said CSEA President Danny Donohue.

 

“Sue Serino has the professional background and local government experience to be a true asset to middle-class New Yorkers in Albany. We’re excited to endorse Sue, and look forward to working alongside her,” said CSEA Southern Region President Billy Riccaldo.

 

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SERINO SAYS NEW YORK JOBS BOSS PROVES HER RIGHT

Dutchess County Legislator, and 41st state Senate District Candidate, Sue Serino (R,C,I- Hyde Park) reacted to the recent visit by Economic Development Council Director Brian McMahon. According to news reports, McMahon used the visit to lay out several problems Dutchess County faces competing for jobs, including New York’s tax burden, high cost for utilities like electricity, and a regulatory structure riddled with red tape.

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SERINO CONTINUES “LET’S TALK” SERIES AT THE DAILY PLANET DINER

Dutchess County Legislator and 41st state Senate District Candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park) will be hosting a “Let’s Talk” community meeting this Saturday, August 9 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Daily Planet Diner, 1202 Route 55 in Lagrangeville. The event will provide a forum for residents to address issues of concern in their community.

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SERINO SETS RECORD STRAIGHT ON HER NO VOTE AGAINST DUTCHESS COUNTY ENERGY TAX

Dutchess County Legislator, and 41st state Senate District Candidate, Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park) is setting the record straight about her vote against the Dutchess County Energy Tax. In December 2013, Serino voted against Resolution 2013341, which imposed a 3.75 percent sales tax on all residential energy sources, including electricity and fuel oil. Despite this on-the-record vote, Serino has been unjustly attacked by state Sen. Terry Gipson, who claims she supported the tax.

 

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SERINO LAUNCHES “LET’S TALK” AT THE ROUTE 84 DINER

Dutchess County Legislator and 41st State Senate District Candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park) will be hosting a “Let’s Talk” community meeting this Saturday, July 26 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the 84 Diner, 853 New York 52 in Fishkill. The event will provide a forum for residents to address issues of concern in their community.

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SERINO SECURES REPUBLICAN, CONSERVATIVE AND INDEPENDENCE PARTY LINES IN CAMPAIGN FOR STATE SENATE

County Legislator and 41st State Senate District Candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park) recently secured the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines for this year’s election. Following a successful petition period which saw volunteers collect almost 4,000 signatures across the district, Serino has now secured all three parties’ lines on the ballot on November 4.

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