Senate Finally Passes Assembly’s Brownfield Bill
Sep 16, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Central Islip) announced today that the state Senate has finally passed Assembly legislation agreed to at the end of the last session to clean up contaminated sites known as brownfields. The bill – endorsed by the Assembly,...
Assemblyman Ramos: Community Day Helps Families Take Advantage of Valuable Programs
Aug 30, 2003
Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D-Central Islip) said Saturday’s Community Day event in Bay Shore was a success – helping Suffolk County families take advantage of a variety of programs, including affordable health care and buying their first home.
Ramos Tells Education Summit Enough Is Enough
Aug 25, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood), joined by Assembly Education Committee Chair Steve Sanders and a host of teachers, parents and activists, held an education summit last week to discuss problems facing schools in Ramos’ district. The chief problem,...
Ramos to Gov: Don’t Play Games with School Money
Aug 20, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Central Islip) took the governor to task today for failing to release funding on which schools across the state are relying.
“This year, the Legislature crafted a bipartisan budget agreement that spared our schools from...
Assemblyman Ramos Calls on DEC to Notify the Public of Air Emission Violations
Aug 8, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Central Islip) has written a letter to the Department of Environmental Conservation calling on them to disclose to the community when emission standards have been exceeded by local facilities, because of the potential health...
Assemblyman Ramos: Governor Jeopardizes 400 Suffolk Summer Jobs for Low-Income Youths
Jun 25, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Central Islip) today blasted the governor for reneging on a promise to release $25 million in federal funds earmarked for summer youth employment programs across New York State. The money was part of the Legislature’s bipartisan...
Assemblyman Ramos Helps Make Homeownership Affordable
Jun 17, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Central Islip) announced Assembly passage of a bill enabling the State of New York Mortgage Agency to raise additional funding to effectively cover the demand for mortgages for low-and moderate-income first-time homeowners...
Assembly, Senate, Governor Reach Agreement on Video Voyeurism Law
Jun 12, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Central Islip) announced today that the state Assembly and Senate, along with the governor, have reached an agreement on a “video voyeurism” law meant to prevent high-tech peeping toms from being able to exploit unwitting...
Ramos Demands Governor Stop Picking the Pockets of Thousands of LIRR Riders
May 16, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood) urged the governor’s hand-picked Metropolitan Transit Authority board today to stop the legal wrangling and roll back the fare increases that a judge ruled were inappropriately put in place.
Ramos Sponsors Common-Sense Gun Law to Help Police Dispose of More Nuisance Firearms
Apr 18, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood) is sponsoring a measure that will allow police to destroy surrendered or unclaimed rifles and shotguns – permanently removing any chance that these weapons could end up in the wrong hands (A.8024).
Governor Ignores Ramos’ Effort to Deliver Community’s Message
Apr 8, 2003
The governor’s office today rebuffed an effort by Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood) to deliver more than 2,000 postcards from community leaders, school officials, concerned parents and their children urging the governor not to cut education. Ramos...
Ramos Joined by Local School Officials and Families to Oppose Governor’s Education Cuts
Mar 29, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood) today joined local educators, community leaders, parents and school children to oppose the governor’s attempt to slash education funding. Community members brought over 2,000 post cards expressing their disapproval...
Assemblyman Ramos Supports Legislation to Stop Video Voyeurism
Mar 17, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood) announced Assembly passage of legislation he supported making it a crime to photograph or videotape people in their homes with a hidden camera or to distribute unlawfully obtained images (A.4479-A).
Ramos: Pre-K Amendment Would Ensure All Children Have Access to Early Education
Mar 2, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood) today introduced an amendment to the state constitution that would make pre-kindergarten and kindergarten a permanent part of New York’s education system – guaranteeing all students a head start on academic achievement...
Ramos Announces Assembly Committee Appointments
Feb 6, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D/WF-Brentwood) today announced his appointment to five Assembly committees: Aging; Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry; Education; Housing; and Local Governments.
“I worked hard to secure these key...
Ramos: Governor’s Education Cut will Devastate Brentwood and Central Islip Schools
Feb 3, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood) today criticized the governor’s proposed cuts to education, saying it would reduce academic standards, increase class sizes and boost property taxes.
“The state must make some tough choices to solve our budget...
Assemblyman Philip Ramos Blasts MTA for Considering Fare Increases
Jan 27, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood) today criticized the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for considering a fare hike that would mean a $1.5 billion tax increase on New York’s working families.
"The MTA Board, which is controlled...
Ramos Announces New Scholarship Program
Jan 15, 2003
Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood) announced he is accepting applications to nominate eligible students for a full tuition scholarship through SUNY Maritime College.
“The scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for qualified students to study...