Issues: Finance

Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015  Room 124 CAP

April 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Room 124 CAP

April 22, 11:00 AM - 11:58 AM
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Senator Comrie Votes to Deliver Surplus Boon to Foreclosure Victims

Senator Comrie stood his ground for South Queens residents by voting 'no' on the Senate Floor against S.2008-B, a bill that implements economic development, transportation and environmental conservation budget for the coming year. 

April 8, 2015
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Ortt: State Budget Provides Funds to Improve Water Infrastructure

$200 Million in Environmental Facilities Corp. Grants Available for Municipalities   

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) helped to secure $200 million in the recently adopted 2015-16 New York State Budget for water infrastructure improvements. As part of the NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, millions of dollars in Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) grants will be used to replace and repair existing wastewater and drinking water infrastructure in various municipalities across the state. This money will be spread out over the next three years.   

April 7, 2015
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An Evening with Our State Legislators: A Discussion of Current New York State Education & Budget Issues

On Thursday evening, April 9th, as part of the state delegation representing New Rochelle, Senator Stewart-Cousins will be part of a panel discussion regarding the state budget and education. For additional information, please call our District Office at (914) 423-4031.

April 9, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Stewart-Cousins' State Budget Update & Impact on Town of Greenburgh

Senator Stewart-Cousins will speak at the Greenburgh Town Board meeting to discuss the State Budget and issues of interest to constituents in town. For additional information, please call our District Office at (914) 423-4031.

April 8, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Passage of the 2015-16 New York State Budget

Yonkers, NY - New York State’s new fiscal year began April 1st with the 2015-2016 State budget in place. The $142 billion spending plan increases state spending by 2% over last year and includes $23.5 billion in education aid--an increase of $1.3 billion. The state also continues to make strides in reducing the Gap Elimination Adjustment. There are new initiatives, including $1.6 billion to provide basic health coverage for low-income New Yorkers, and important funding (detailed below) that will have a positive impact on constituents and municipalities in the 35th District.

April 7, 2015
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2015-16 State Budget Supports Important Programs

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) says the $142-billion 2015-16 state budget provides critical funding to important state programs while controlling the size and cost of government.  The state’s fifth consecutive on-time budget keeps spending within a two-percent cap, increases aid to education, rejects tax increases and provides property tax relief for homeowners.  The spending plan also includes funding for regional assets such as Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the NFTA and Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

April 1, 2015
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Senator Robach's Comments on the 2015-2016 New York State Budget

For the fifth consecutive year we have successfully passed an on-time State Budget. This budget includes a significant increase in aid for Rochester and Monroe County schools, property tax relief for hard working men, women and families, and $1 billion to improve Upstate roads and bridges.

April 1, 2015
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Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Delivers Final Remarks Before Senate Passes 2015-16 State Budget

(Albany - March 31st) “What happened in this budget, and the story of this budget, is more of a story of who was included, who was left out, and its also more of a story of what didn't happen as opposed to what did. We failed to raise the minimum wage that would've lifted thousands of New Yorkers out of poverty. We failed to provide desperately needed property tax relief for homeowners and business owners across New York State. Yet, we gave tax breaks to yacht owners and airplane owners. We failed to deliver relief for renters and provide adequate funding for affordable housing.

April 1, 2015
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Senate Passes 2015-16 State Budget That Creates a Brighter Future for New York

The New York State Senate today passed a $142 billion 2015-16 State Budget that reflects the Senate’s commitment to strengthening the economy, increasing education funding by $1.4 billion to $23.5 billion and substantially restoring Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) cuts, reducing the tax burden on New Yorkers, and creating a brighter future for communities across the state. 

March 31, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Tuesday, March 31, 2015  Room 332 CAP

*THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OF THE FLOOR AND HELD IN ROOM 332*

March 31, 10:00 PM - 10:03 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Room 332 CAP

*THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR AND HELD IN ROOM 332 CAP*

March 31, 6:35 PM - 6:37 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Tuesday, March 31, 2015  Room335 CAP

*THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR AND HELD IN ROOM 332CAP*

March 31, 4:45 PM - 4:52 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

 Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Monday, March 30, 2015  Room 332 CAP

March 30, 3:33 PM - 4:26 PM
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Statement from Senator Catharine Young

"Homeowners and employers desperately need meaningful property tax relief.  In order for a half percent increase in the county’s sales tax to have a chance of passing in the state Senate, there would have to be a mandatory county property tax cut written into the bill language.  I am exploring the concept of putting into law a required three percent property tax levy decrease, which translates into a $2 million dollar property tax cut for the people of Chautauqua County.  By making the property tax burden lighter, we can grow jobs and the economy, while giving people savings that will help their family budgets."

March 27, 2015
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Ortt Co-Sponsors Bill to Help Taxpayers Passes in Senate

State Would be Required to Pay Tax Refunds Within 30 Days of a Return Being Filed

Wait times for state income tax refunds could now be cut in half following a bill that was passed in the New York State Senate. Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda) co-sponsored the bill (S1782) that would speed up the delivery of state refunds owed to taxpayers. Many taxpayers who file their return typically wait up to two months before receiving a refund from the state Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF). In many instances, taxpayers have waited up three months or more. This bill would require the NYSDTF to pay tax refunds within 30 days of receiving a taxpayer’s return.   

March 26, 2015
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Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute

Senator's Parker's Legislative Report with Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute.

March 26, 2015
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