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02/19/19 4:30pm

COURTESY IMAGE Some aid to municipalities have been cut in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) is not a happy man today after perusing the February 14 draft of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

But the legislator has vowed to continue his efforts to try to restore Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) that would affect all 13 towns and 88 of 94 villages on Long Island. (more…)

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01/25/19 8:00am


A federal judge in New York has blocked the Trump administration from inquiring about citizenship on the 2020 Census. Last March,U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the decision, claiming the data was requested by the Justice Department in order to protect voters from discrimination. (more…)

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01/23/19 2:00pm

COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)

Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) has let it be known that he will be fighting aspects of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s state budget proposal that would “include massive cuts” to a program called Aid and Incentive to Municipalities Program (AIM). (more…)

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10/05/18 12:00pm


Governor Cuomo has signed bills introduced by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) to improve water quality.

The bills passed both the Assembly and Senate by “overwhelming margins,” according to Mr. Thiele. (more…)