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Fitzpatrick: Governor’s Withdrawal of Plan to Give Illegal Aliens Driver’s Licenses a Victory for New York Residents

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today said that the governor’s withdrawal of his plan to provide driver’s licenses to illegal aliens was the right thing to do and a victory for residents throughout the state. Fitzpatrick said...

Fitzpatrick: Governor’s New Policy is a Dangerous Precedent

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today strongly opposed the governor’s policy change that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. The assemblyman says that New York should work to increase safety regulations,...

Assemblyman Fitzpatrick and Long Island Blood Services Will Hold Blood Drive

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and Long Island Blood Services will be holding a blood drive on Wednesday, August 15, from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lake Grove Village Hall, located at 980 Hawkins Avenue in Lake Grove. ...

Fitzpatrick Disappointed By Veto of Sex Predator Legislation

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today expressed disappointment with the governor’s veto of legislation that would have required social services to notify law enforcement when a homeless sex offender is placed in temporary emergency...

Assembly Minority Calls On Silver To Authorize Sales Tax Extender

Assembly Minority Conference members from Suffolk County have called on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to request that the Assembly address legislation authorizing Suffolk County to extend the 1 percent sales tax extender when the Assembly returns to...

Fitzpatrick Secures Funding For Smithtown Library

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today announced the passage of legislation Friday that will open the door to financing for the Smithtown Special Library District construction project. Assemblyman Fitzpatrick introduced Assembly bill...

Fitzpatrick Focuses On Securing Funding For Smithtown Library

As the 2007 Legislative Session comes to a close this week, Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) looks forward to the passage of legislation that will open the door to financing for the Smithtown Library construction project. The Assemblyman...

Fitzpatrick Announces Local Libraries Can Apply For Construction Grant Funding

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today announced that for the second straight year applications are available for $14 million in library construction funding. The Library Construction Grant Programs provide capital funds to libraries...

Governor Continues To Embody “Culture Of Spending”

Last week, Governor Spitzer announced his plan to unionize informal daycare workers as part of his "Labor History Month." Unfortunately, in a clear example of a state leader placing politics ahead of taxpayers, the governor made no mention of the costly...

Fitzpatrick Introduces “Property Taxpayer Protection Act”

In recognition of New York State “Tax Freedom Day,” Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and the Assembly Minority Conference unveiled legislation to limit the property tax burden placed on homeowners and businesses. The “Property...

Rosie The Riveters Honored For Their Efforts During World War II

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and the Assembly Minority Conference hosted a ‘Rosie the Riveter’ event today to honor women from across Long Island who, during World War II, supported the war effort by joining the American...

Fitzpatrick, Long Island Delegation Declare May 10 As Rosie The Riveter Day

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I–Smithtown) today voted to pass a resolution in Albany to memorialize May 10, 2007 as Rosie the Riveter Day in New York state. The resolution, put forth by the Assembly Minority Long Island Delegation honors...

Fitzpatrick Opposes Excessive State Budget

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) spoke out today against the excessive state spending in this year’s budget, and urged his fellow legislators to begin demonstrating fiscal restraint. This year’s historically bloated state budget...

Fitzpatrick Meets ‘America’s VetDogs’

Fitzpatrick Opposes ‘Culture of Spending’

Citing a historic debt increase, Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) voted to oppose each of the Assembly majority’s budget increases that would add an additional $700 million to Governor Spitzer’s executive budget, which has already...

Fitzpatrick: Unnecessary Water Testing Mandate Will Drive Up Property Taxes

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today explained that legislation forcing school districts to perform annual lead-copper testing is not only unnecessary, but will drive up property taxes. The legislation, which passed the Assembly in...

Fitzpatrick: Civil Confinement Will Keep Violent Sex Offenders Secured In Mental Health Facilities and Off The Streets

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) praised the passage of civil confinement law today as a milestone in the effort to protect women and children. The law, which comes 14 years after the Assembly minority first proposed civil confinement...

Fitzpatrick Praises Workers’ Compensation Reform

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) praised the legislative agreement announced yesterday that will benefit both labor and business by increasing benefits, lowering costs, and establishing anti-fraud practices. “Our workers’...

Fitzpatrick: Comptroller Selection Process in Need of Overhaul

In light of a potential backdoor maneuver that would disregard a joint legislative panel’s recommendations for State Comptroller, Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) has called for a vote to amend the State Constitution to allow the...

Fitzpatrick: Secret Funds Unacceptable

After an initial budget reform agreement was reached last week, Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) stated that it was a positive first step, but more work remained. Fitzpatrick was proven right yesterday, with the discovery of 50 “secret...