Issues: Taxes

Griffo: End of Legislative session brings property tax relief, education reform to address Common Core concerns

ALBANY -- State Senator Joseph Griffo of Rome and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica announce that the end of the 2015 Legislative Session has brought with it significant education reform, as well as some property tax relief for homeowners.

June 29, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill That Provides $3.1 Billion in New Property Tax Relief, Extends the Tax Cap, and Implements Significant Education Reforms

The New York State Senate today passed an end-of-session measure that will bring $3.1 billion in new tax relief to property owners, extend the existing property tax cap to deliver additional savings and create new jobs, improve affordable housing statewide, and continue the Senate’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that every child has access to a quality education.

June 26, 2015
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Property Tax Relief A Win For Families And Homeowners

Statement from Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean):

 

“Extending the property tax cap for four more years is a victory for our taxpayers and the economy. The tax cap has been a smashing success, stopping out-of-control tax hikes. The cap has given residents a certainty they need and deserve – allowing them to better manage their finances, provide for their children, and make ends meet. Now, they will have this sense of stability for another four years.

 

June 25, 2015
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SERINO REMINDS STATE: LOCALITIES ARE NOT YOUR PIGGYBANK

SERINO REMINDS STATE: LOCALITIES ARE NOT YOUR PIGGYBANK

Bill to Halt Unfunded Mandates Passes Senate

 

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) announced a major win for localities and school districts today with the passage of a bill she co-sponsors to put a stop to unfunded mandates from the State.

June 17, 2015
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Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young - May 9, 2015

During this week's edition of "Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young," the Senator discussed her support for a permanent extension of the property tax cap. The property tax cap has saved Western New Yorkers approximately $450 million since it was implemented four years ago. The Senator also shares some additional efforts she has put forward to reduce the tax burden on local residents and ease the mandated costs incurred in municipal and school budgets.

 

Senator Young also discussed Renee’s Law and Kendra’s Laws, two pieces of legislation she sponsors, that passed the state Senate this week.

 

June 10, 2015
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Senate Passes Measures To Support And Help Volunteer Firefighters And Other Emergency Responders

ALBANY – The New York State Senate today passed four bills that recognize the daily sacrifice and courage of volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders by offering them additional tax credits and education benefits.

June 9, 2015
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'Back to School' tax holiday passes Senate

ALBANY, NY - A bill that would nearly halve the sales tax in Putnam County over a 10 day period in August sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy passed the State Senate this week. The legislation, which was requested by the Putnam County government, would mean shoppers enjoy a reduced sales tax in the county from 8.38 percent to 4.38 percent for clothing and footwear under $110 from August 16th to August 25th.

June 3, 2015
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Seniors Deserve Property Tax Break

Last week Senator Felder (D – Brooklyn) joined forces with Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I –  Brooklyn) to pass legislation aimed at easing the tax burdens of the senior community.

Senate Bill S1074 increases the maximum income eligibility levels for real property tax exemptions for seniors for the first time since 1994. This legislation will allow seniors to receive increased relief from their local real property taxes.

“Our senior citizens play such a vital role in our communities,” said Senator Felder. “It is only right that we help ease their financial burdens by expanding eligibility for tax exemptions.”

June 2, 2015
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Senate Passes Measure Providing Greater Property Tax Relief for Seniors

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S1074), sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would increase the maximum income eligibility levels for real property tax exemptions for seniors for the first time since 1994. This measure would allow more senior citizens to receive increased relief from their local real property taxes.

May 28, 2015
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SENATE PASSES FUNKE BILL TO PREVENT PROPERTY TAX INCREASES DUE TO COSTLY STATE MANDATES

The New York State Senate today passed S3144, a bill sponsored by Senator Rich Funke to help control property tax increases by preventing large unfunded mandates from affecting municipal and school district budgets. The bill would require the state to fund costly mandated programs or services, instead of placing the burden on local governments and property taxpayers.

May 27, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill to Prevent Property Tax Increases Due to Costly State Mandates

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to help control property tax increases by preventing large unfunded mandates from affecting municipal and school district budgets.

May 27, 2015
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Senator Young Launches "Keep The Cap" Campaign

Encourages residents to sign her petition by visiting bit.ly/KeepTheCap

 

ALBANY – Implemented just a few short years ago, the property tax cap has helped families, seniors and businesses gain a sense of security and consistency in their budget.

 

But with the prospects of the cap expiring, Senator Catharine M. Young (R,C,I-Olean) has launched an online petition to garner support for the Senate Republican Majority’s effort to make the property tax cap permanent.

 

May 22, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL MAKING THE PROPERTY TAX CAP PERMANENT, SAVING TAXPAYERS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently acted on one of its top end-of-session priorities by passing legislation to make the property tax cap permanent. The bill (S5597) would prevent the planned expiration of the tax cap to continue saving taxpayers billions of dollars each year, increase investments by businesses, and create more jobs.

May 21, 2015
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Senate Moves To Make Property Tax Cap Permanent

ALBANY, 05/20/15 –  State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I) announced today that the New York State Senate has acted on one of its top end-of-session priorities by passing legislation to make the property tax cap permanent. The bill (S5597) would prevent the planned expiration of the tax cap to continue saving taxpayers billions of dollars each year, increase investments by businesses, and create more jobs.

May 20, 2015
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NY SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROTECTING HOMEOWNERS BY MAKING TAX CAP PERMANENT

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation (Senate Bill S.5597) making the state 2% property tax cap, implemented in 2011, permanent. The Senate included a permanent tax cap in its one-house budget resolution in March, and this legislation affirms the commitment made then by the Republican Conference to continue to work to improve the economic conditions in New York.

May 19, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill Making Property Tax Cap Permanent

The New York State Senate today acted on one of its top end-of-session priorities by passing legislation to make the property tax cap permanent.

May 19, 2015
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Senator Jose Peralta unveils bill to promote local tourism with small portion of hotel occupancy tax

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), joined by Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda (D-Bronx), Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., and Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President John Calvelli today unveiled at the Bronx Zoo a bill that would provide each New York City borough with a portion of city hotel occupancy tax it collects to promote local tourism. Senator Peralta is the prime sponsor of the bill in the Senate and Assemblyman Sepúlveda is carrying the measure in the Assembly. 

May 18, 2015
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HOYLMAN STATEMENT ON NFL’S DECISION TO END ITS TAX EXEMPT STATUS

Hoylman: “This is a Touchdown for Taxpayers"

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “This decision is a touchdown for New York taxpayers. I’m pleased the NFL decided today to end the charade of being a tax exempt organization and start paying its fair share of taxes. It defies common sense that an organization with $10 billion in annual revenue and a chief executive paid $44 million a year -- more than most Fortune 500 companies --would be considered a non profit entity. The NFL has joined the ranks of the NBA and Major League Baseball by voluntarily relinquishing their tax exempt status and it was prudent of them to do so before being mandated by the state and federal government."

April 28, 2015
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BUILDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR NEW YORK STATE

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

April 6, 2015
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