Issues: Finance

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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Senate Passes Bill Requiring Prompt Delivery of State Tax Refunds

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S1782), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), that would ensure timely payment of state income tax refunds.

March 25, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Tuesday, March 24, 2015  Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called OFF THE FLOOR and held in Room 332 CAP* 

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BUDGET

March 24, 6:00 PM - 6:03 PM
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March 19, 2:15 PM - 2:23 PM
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March 19, 1:15 PM - 1:19 PM
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Committee Meeting: New York State General 2015-2016 Budget Joint Conference Committee Schedule

Senate members serving on the committee are: Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos, Co-Chair; Finance Committee Chair John A. DeFrancisco; Deputy Republican Leader Thomas W. Libous; Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey D. Klein, Co-Chair; James L. Seward, Chairman, Majority Program Development Committee; Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins; 

Assembly members serving on the committee are: Carl E. Heastie, Co-Chair; Ways and Means Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr.; Majority Leader Joseph Morelle; Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper; and Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb. 

 

March 19, 12:30 PM - 12:32 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Room 332 CAP

*THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR*

March 18, 3:50 PM - 3:52 PM
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Senate Republican Budget Plan Creates Property Tax Rebate & Eliminates GEA

The New York State Senate Republican Majority approved a budget plan Thursday that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, increases aid to education and eliminates the Gap Elimination Adjustment.  It also makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure.

March 16, 2015
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March 16, 5:30 PM - 6:06 PM
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March 16, 4:30 PM - 4:41 PM
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Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Speaking on the 2015-16 Budget at the Mothership Meeting

(Albany - March 12th) Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaking on the 2015-16 Budget at the Mothership Meeting.

March 16, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO APPOINTED AS CO-CHAIRMAN TO KEY BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Continuing his efforts to enact a balanced, on-time State budget again this year, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio was appointed to serve as Co-Chairman of the Joint Budget Conference Committee for Public Protection and as a member of the Transportation Budget Conference Committee. Senator Nozzolio also serves on the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for all aspects of the State budget. 

March 13, 2015
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Senate Passes the "Brighter Future" Budget Plan

The New York State Senate today passed the “Brighter Future” budget plan that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extends historic opportunities to students and makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs.

March 12, 2015
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Committee Meeting: New York State General 2015-2016 Budget Joint Conference Committee Schedule

Senate members serving on the committee are: Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos, Co-Chair; Finance Committee Chair John A. DeFrancisco; Deputy Republican Leader Thomas W. Libous; Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey D. Klein, Co-Chair; James L. Seward, Chairman, Majority Program Development Committee; Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins; 

Assembly members serving on the committee are: Carl E. Heastie, Co-Chair; Ways and Means Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr.; Majority Leader Joseph Morelle; Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper; and Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb. 

 

General Conference Committee, 4:00 PM, Hearing Room B

March 12, 4:00 PM - 4:22 PM
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Remarks on 2015-16 Senate Budget Resolution

(Albany - March 12th) Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaking on the 2015-16 Senate Budget Resolution.

March 12, 2015
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Ortt Talks About His Time so Far in Office

Senator Ortt reached out to constituents through an editorial outlining what he’s been up to in office and what his plans are for the future. Read the full article here.

March 11, 2015
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Senate Democratic Conference Outlines Budget Requests

Albany, NY - The Senate Democratic Conference have outlined their budget requests for the state’s 2015-2016 budget following analysis of the Governor’s Executive Budget and testimonies provided by various stakeholders during the Joint Legislative Budget Hearings. The outline highlights their strong concerns over the Governor’s attempt to force policies through an appropriation bill and reiterates that such policies, many of which are supported including their ethics reform measures, should be passed separately and immediately.

March 10, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Conference Outlines Budget Requests

Question Governor’s budget approach while continuing to push for a more fair and economically prosperous New York-Including additional 2 billion in school aid and higher minimum wage indexed to inflation

March 10, 2015
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