Issues: Economic Development

Ball Urges Voters to Demand Bi-Partisan and Immediate Passage of Property Tax Cap and Mandate Relief

Ball: It is time for the voters to hold their elected officials accountable

BREWSTER, NY (1/30/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), the Senate Majority representative on Governor Cuomo’s Savings and Government Efficiency Commission, today urged voters throughout New York State to call their Senators and Assemblymen on Monday to urge bi-partisan support and immediate passage of a 2% Property Tax Cap for local governments and school districts, as well as mandate relief that requires the state to fund the additional net costs of any state mandated programs. Ball co-sponsors the two bills, which will come to a vote on the floor of the Senate on Monday and has the support of the Senate Majority Conference.

"We have a Senate Majority who gets it, and a Governor who seems to get it. Now it is time for the voters to hold their elected officials accountable for the promises made during their campaigns and demand widespread, bi-partisan support for the passage of this 2% Property Tax Cap, as well as Mandate Reform. That bi-partisan support needs to be immediate because these reforms are needed immediately," Ball said. “Working families, small businesses, and seniors are struggling and the American Dream of homeownership has become a nightmare for many. None of us milked the cows before coming to Albany today, and we’re not going home tonight to slop the hogs. Yet, we still have a property tax model based on generating income from a family farm.”

January 30, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's Online Poll: Is Senate on right track with new jobs plan?

Albany, N.Y., January 25—The State Senate has kicked off the 2011 legislative session with the approval of a new job creation and tax relief strategy being called the “Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act.”

January 25, 2011
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Senate Adopts Jobs Plan

The latest jobless figures for Northern and Central New York have been released—and the news is not good. Upstate New York continues to feel the effects of a crushing national recession that has cost the jobs of thousands of our neighbors.These sobering figures make it more clear than ever before that we need to act to reverse the trend of job losses, and get New York back in the business of creating jobs.The State Senate is wasting no time. As one of the first actions of the New Year, the Senate passed a plan that can put people back to work, and get New York back on track.A centerpiece of the Senate plan was my proposal to provide a $5,000 tax credit for every new job that businesses create in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties.

January 24, 2011
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Jobs, Spending, and Taxes

Jobs, spending, and taxes. Too many Upstate jobs have disappeared.  State spending has been reckless.  State taxes and fees have skyrocketed.

These refrains have been steady and strong across recent state history.

January 21, 2011
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Senator Martins Votes to Help Long Island Families Through Passage of the Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act

New York State Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) voted today along with his colleagues in the Senate to bring relief to Long Island families by passing the Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new, private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility.Among the initiatives of the act is setting a cap on state spending at 2 percent or 120 percent of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is lower.“State government can no longer close its deficit on the backs of the taxpayers. This cap will ensure that the state lives within its budget, easing the burden on taxpayers,” Martins said.

January 20, 2011
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SENATOR ALESI ON THE JOB CREATION AND RETENTION PACKAGE

Senator Alesi, joined by colleagues in the Republican Majority and members of the business community, highlights key components of the Job Creation and Retention Package.  The Senator's legislation (S.1891) passed with strong, bipartisan support.

January 20, 2011
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Senator Bonacic Discussing the 2011 Job Creation Package and Taxpayer Protection Plan

January 19, 2011 - New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I - Mt. Hope) discussing the 2011 Job Creation Package and the Taxpayer Protection Plan on the floor of the New York State Senate

January 20, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF JOB CREATION & TAXPAYER PROTECTION ACT

           In keeping with my promise, my colleagues and I in the Senate passed critical legislation yesterday which I co-sponsored to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility.

January 20, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco speaks on Job Creation in NYS

Senator DeFrancisco speaks at the Job Creation News Conference, January 19, 2011.

January 20, 2011
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Senator O'Mara comments on the Senate's new Jobs Plan

Albany, N.Y., January 19—The New York State Senate approved a legislative package today that will be co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) calling for a new, comprehensive job creation, spending control, and tax incentive strategy as a way to help New York climb out of its current economic crisis.

January 19, 2011
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Senate Approves New Job Creation, Spending Control Plan

Albany, N.Y., January 19—The New York State Senate approved a legislative package today that will be co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) calling for a new, comprehensive job creation, spending control, and tax incentive strategy as a way to help New York climb out of its current economic crisis.

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR ALESI JOB CREATION LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE WITH BIPARTISAN SUPPORT / THE JOB CREATION AND RETENTION PACKAGE IS THE FIRST BILL PASSED BY THE SENATE IN 2011

ALBANY – As a true indication that job growth and economic development are his top priorities in New York State, Senator Alesi (R-C-I – Perinton), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, today passed the 2011 Job Creation and Retention Package, a comprehensive proposal to improve our state’s economic climate, strengthen our small businesses, and spur job growth in our communities. 

January 19, 2011
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Senate Passes Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act

The New York State Senate today passed the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility, including the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.

Senator Joe Robach (R,I,C -56th Senate District) said, “Job creation across New York should be one of our biggest priorities. The taxes and fees that were imposed as a result of last year’s budget, which I opposed, are making it very difficult for businesses to operate and grow jobs in our community.”

 

The Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011 includes the following measures:

INCENTIVES TO CREATE NEW JOBS

January 19, 2011
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Senator Flanagan and Senate Majority Act On Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today supported the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility.  This plan, which is now being sent to the Assembly for further action, includes a jobs incentive program, a two percent state spending cap and a new requirement that calls for a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes in New York State.

January 19, 2011
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GRIFFO AND SENATE MOVE TO CREATE JOBS AND PROTECT TAXPAYERS

Griffo’s Efforts to Limit Spending, Revive Economy Produce Results in New Senate Bill

Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today announced that his efforts to revive New York’s economy and reduce state spending and taxes have taken a major step forward with Senate passage of the  Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, which includes a job creation tax credit plan, a state spending cap that would limit spending increases to 2 percent and a two-thirds supermajority vote to raise taxes.

January 19, 2011
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2011 Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act

ALBANY, 01/19/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) today announced senate approval of the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility through the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to raise taxes. 

“These job-creating, cost cutting measures are exactly what New Yorkers are demanding,” said Senator Seward.  “Approving these bills to open the 2011 session sends a clear message that the senate shares the priorities of the people and is taking firm action to turn these goals into reality.”

January 19, 2011
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Little votes for jobs plan, spending and taxing controls

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CONTACT: Dan Mac Entee, (518) 455-2811

January 19, 2011
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LaValle Legislative Kick-Off: Economy and Jobs Top Agenda; Senate Votes on Jobs Creation and Taxpayer’s Protection Act.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I – Port Jefferson) said he voted today for the Senate Majority’s Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011. LaValle said the three-part plan encourages the creation of new, private-sector jobs and ensures fiscal responsibility, including the enactment of a two percent state spending cap requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.

The people of the First Senatorial District made it abundantly clear during the last election cycle,” LaValle said, “No new taxes and we need jobs, jobs, jobs.”

January 19, 2011
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Seward Applauds Passage of Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act

ALBANY, 01/19/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) today announced senate approval of the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility through the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to raise taxes. 

“These job-creating, cost cutting measures are exactly what New Yorkers are demanding,” said Senator Seward.  “Approving these bills to open the 2011 session sends a clear message that the senate shares the priorities of the people and is taking firm action to turn these goals into reality.”

January 19, 2011
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