Testimony By New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane Before The New York City Rent Guidelines Board Hearing On Proposed Rent Increases
June 17, 2009
My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, which includes the Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, and parts of the East Side, including the East Village, Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village and Waterside Plaza.
By ANAND BALASARLegislative Gazette Staff WriterMon, Jun 8, 2009Officials from Suffolk County met with state legislators last month to lobby for the reform of social service laws that affect public housing. The meeting, conducted by Sen. Brian X. Foley, D-Blue Point, and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., R-Sag Harbor, focused on bills meant to address housing problems faced by towns and hamlets throughout Suffolk County.
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S5705 SAVINO Extends the period of time during which certain real property tax exemptions apply
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced that the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC) today approved a $300,000 grant to Home HeadQuarters (HHQ) to help finance home improvements for 30 homes in the City of Syracuse.
“This funding will help to improve the aging housing stock in Syracuse, and help make the city a better place to live,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “In addition, it will improve the safety and value of thirty homes in the City of Syracuse, and most importantly, it will benefit thirty local families.”
Measure equalizes vet tax break & extends it to co-op apartments
Cold War veterans will be eligible for the same property tax breaks as veterans of foreign wars under legislation the state Senate approved Monday.
The measure, sponsored by Senator Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens), lets towns and cities offer higher property tax exemptions to Cold War veterans, bringing them in line with the tax breaks offered to other vets. It also covers veterans in owner-occupied co-op apartments as well.
Measure puts Cold War vets on par with others & also extends to co-ops (Albany, NY) The New York State Senate today recognized the service and sacrifice of Cold War veterans by voting to allow for local municipalities to increase the level of property tax breaks available to these veterans. Under the current law, Cold War vets are not offered the same breaks as other “combat” veterans.
The New York State Senate passed landmark economic development legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky which would stimulate the Upstate economy and revitalize its communities through rehabilitation of historic properties.
The bill, S2960, would provide tax credits for redevelopment of qualified residential and commercial properties with the intention of creating an economic stimulus in distressed communities.
It is not hard to describe the economic trend for Upstate New York over the last few decades. We have all watched as our main streets emptied out, our factories left town and our children moved away. These losses only increased the strains on our communities, pushing property taxes up on the businesses and families who have stayed.
SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The New York State Senate today passed landmark economic development legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) which would stimulate the Upstate economy and revitalize its communities through rehabilitation of historic properties.
ALBANY, N.Y.--The New York State Senate Finance Committee today passed the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC) (S2960-A), sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), sending this important economic stimulus and community revitalization legislation to the full Senate.
SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- The New York State Senate passed legislation on April 21, sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), which would require the Canal Corporation to better inform the public about parcels it puts up for sale.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) called on Governor Paterson to immediately release $120 million to spur development in upstate New York. A letter, co-authored by Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and the Upstate Democratic Caucus, was sent to Governor Paterson urging the immediate release of the $120 million for Upstate New York.