Issues: Finance

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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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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2002A  Direct to 3rd Reading

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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