Issues: Budget

Senate Passes "Brighter Future" Budget Plan

The Senate Republican Majority is working to eliminate the GEA, so that our kids have an outstanding education and brighter future.

March 12, 2015
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Ortt: Senate Budget a Huge Boost to Western NY Schools

Senator Fights for Increased School Funding, College Tuition Assistance

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) announced today the passage of the State Senate’s “Brighter Future” budget plan and laid out the benefits for Western New York schools and families. The Senate’s proposal, to be negotiated with the Assembly and the Governor, increases school aid by $1.9 billion over last year, completely eliminates the $1 billion deficit remaining from the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA).

March 12, 2015
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Senator Young Offers Her Support for the Senate's "Brighter Future" Budget Resolution

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) highlights the positive economic initiatives, support for area schools, and enhanced tax relief included in the Senate’s “Brighter Future” budget resolution.

March 12, 2015
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Senate Passes Fiscally Responsible Budget Resolution

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) delivered the following statement on the passage of the Senate one-house budget proposal. The proposal would create a new property tax rebate program for middle class homeowners, extend historic opportunities to students and make significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs.

 

March 12, 2015
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Senator Tom Croci Touts “Brighter Future” Budget Plan as the Perfect Remedy to Get New York Back on Track

Senate Plan Creates New Property Tax Rebate for Middle-Class Homeowners, Extends Historic Opportunities to Students, Invests in NY’s Infrastructure to Create Good-Paying Jobs

Senator Tom Croci is pleased to report that the State Senate is moving the State Budget process forward with a soundly balanced, fiscally responsible plan that will cut taxes, control spending, and build a brighter future for 3RD Senate District residents and all New Yorkers.

The New York State Senate one-house budget resolution calls for significant property tax relief to help hardworking New Yorkers, regionally balanced funding to help create good jobs, and important infrastructure investments to help rebuild the State’s economy.  Furthermore, it invests in the future of our students by increasing education aid and completely eliminating the GEA.

“Long Islanders have earned the right to be prosperous and successful, and the Senate budget plan provides my constituents the tax relief, job opportunities, and critical investments they need to build a brighter future for themselves and their families,” said Senator Croci.  “It invests in the future of our students by increasing education aid and completely eliminating the GEA, which was a promise I made to my constituents when I was elected.  The more aid we can send from Albany back to our schools, the less our school districts need to raise in property taxes.  This fiscally responsible spending plan should serve as a blueprint for enacting another on-time State budget for the fifth year in a row.”

March 12, 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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Murphy votes for Senate's 'Brighter Future' budget plan

ALBANY, NY - The New York State Senate today passed its one-house budget resolution. Titled the "brighter future" budget plan, the resolution would increase education funding and includes new business tax cuts, investments in infrastructure for the 40th Senate District.

The Senate resolution is what is known as a one-house budget, and while non-binding and largely ceremonial, it does establish a framework for negotiations by outlining which portions of the Governor's Executive budget the respective Legislative houses agree or disagree with, or feel should be changed. Senator Terrence Murphy voted in the affirmative.

March 12, 2015
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O'Mara: Senate budget plan stays focused on tax relief, Upstate job creation ~ Also includes support for local roads and local schools, next generation of farmers, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress

Albany, N.Y., March 12—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) said that the Senate’s one-house Budget Resolution, being acted on today, includes job-creating tax cuts, a stronger commitment to local schools and infrastructure, and assistance to key economic sectors including agriculture and small business.

March 12, 2015
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Statement on Senate Budget Resolution

Albany, NY – The New York State Senate has passed its one-house budget resolution. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

 

March 12, 2015
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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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“Brighter Future" Budget Plan A Boost For All New Yorkers

Senator Young, colleagues’ present plan that eases tax burden, supports students, and invests in programs to create good-paying jobs

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) will join members of the Senate Republican Majority this week to advance the “Brighter Future” budget plan, a plan that continues New York on the path to a fifth consecutive on-time budget. Highlights of the “Brighter Future” plan include the most property tax relief for homeowners in state history, historic support for students, and a significant investment in the state’s infrastructure.

 

March 11, 2015
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Your Voice With Senators Rob Ortt and Tom Croci

Senator Rob Ortt and Senator Tom Croci are both veterans who served in the military. This week on Your Voice, the senators talk about creating support networks for military personnel. Sen. Ortt served in the Army and is now representing the 62nd District in the NY State Senate where he is Chairman of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee. Sen. Croci served in the Navy and is now representing the 3rd District in the NY State Senate where he is Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. Part of their mission at the Senate is to protect the interests of military personnel and their families with respect to health care, jobs, and education.

March 11, 2015
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New York State Senate Announces "Brighter Future" Budget Plan

The New York State Senate Republican Majority will act this week on its “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.

“Our Senate budget focuses on the priorities of hardworking taxpayers and their families by providing new property tax relief, rebuilding our infrastructure to spur job creation and giving students across the state the opportunities they need and deserve. This fiscally responsible spending plan should serve as a blueprint for an enacted budget that invests in New York and helps our residents build a brighter future,” Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos said.

March 11, 2015
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IDC invests in hardworking New York families in State Senate one-house budget resolution

Senate resolution includes key IDC proposals for infrastructure upgrades,  job growth, affordable housing, college affordability and paid family leave

Albany, NY — As the State Senate Coalition announced its $139.7 billion one-house budget resolution on Wednesday, State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the members of the Independent Democratic Conference unfurled key achievements for New York’s hardworking families.

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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Senator Serino's Week In Review

The first of a regular feature to keep constituents up-to-date, Senator Serino discusses legislative and budgetary highlights of the past few weeks. 

March 10, 2015
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March 3, 2015 - Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young

On this week’s edition of “Your Voice,” Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) discusses the Senate’s efforts to protect children and families from sex offenders, education reforms and the need for greater education funding, expansion of telehealth services, and her support for reducing taxes.

 

Following a comprehensive investigation by the New York State Senate Coalition that resulted in a startling report detailing numerous sex offenders living near Pre-K and Kindergarten facilities, the state Senate passed legislation that closes loopholes in existing laws and increases local authorities’ ability to restrict living arrangements for sex offenders. Earlier this year, the Senate also passed a package of seven bills to keep communities safe from sexual predators.

March 9, 2015
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