Issues: Taxes

Fight Against New Taxes Continues

ALBANY, 04/21/10 - State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) is calling for a state budget that includes commonsense spending cuts, property tax relief, job creating economic development incentives and most importantly - NO NEW TAXES.

Last year, the record spending budget, opposed by Senator Seward, included $8 billion in new taxes and fees, driving families and businesses out of the state.  Albany leaders are proposing more of the same this year.

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Taxes Enacted/Proposed

April 21, 2010
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Are New State Taxes and Fees on The Way?

Albany, N.Y., April 19– State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said that another news report today keeps signaling that state leaders are considering a massive round of state tax and fee increases as part of the final 2010-2011 state budget.

April 19, 2010
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Senator Maziarz speaks out against the proposed Soda Tax at a rally in Albany

Senator George Maziarz is seen here speaking at a New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes rally in Albany on April 14, 2010.  He speaks out against Governor Paterson's proposal to levy a special tax on sugared beverages, such as soda. North Tonawanda grocer Frank Budwey is also mentioned in this clip.

April 19, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

While I respect Mayor Bloomberg's vision for the City of New York, the Senate must take a broader view. We need a fair and responsible budget that provides property tax relief to overburdened New Yorkers across the whole state.

April 16, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up:Week of April 12: Election Law Reforms, Delinquent Tax Collection And More

Legislation passed this week by the State Senate Democratic Majority included bills to ensure voters are not disenfranchised as a result of outdated election laws, the authorization of municipalities to collect delinquent property taxes, and the establishment of new rights regarding phone calls of defendants upon arrest, among others.

Reforming State Election Laws

April 16, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO HELP CITIES RAISE REVENUE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES

Senator Klein’s Bill Estimated to Raise More Than $50 Million for Local Governments this Year

April 13, 2010
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No New Taxes

Are we in for a repeat performance?

At least some of New York’s current leaders appear to be slowly but surely spinning out their case for higher taxes.

A new analysis by the Senate Minority Finance Committee (see a copy of this analysis attached below) has uncovered a list of new taxes and fees being, at least, talked about -- and it rivals the $8-billion-plus tax package enacted by Governor Paterson and legislative leaders last April.

So, yes, I remain concerned that they just refuse to understand that New York’s workers, families, and employers can’t take any more taxes.

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NoNewTaxes.pdf

April 12, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Frustrated By Budget Process

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) calls for Senate Democrats to start working in good faith on the New York State budget. He reiterated his belief that the time has come for radical changes to how New York State operates and the need to provide real property tax relief for residents - April 7, 2010

April 9, 2010
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Senator Krueger Announces Reforms To Fix NY's Broken Budget Process

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2010Katie Kincaid | Kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485  

Two-year, GAAP & Performance Based Budgeting, June 1 Fiscal YearKey Reforms to End Albany’s Decades of Fiscal Dysfunction  

(Albany, NY) State Senator Liz Krueger today unveiled comprehensive reforms to fix the State’s broken budget process and give New Yorkers a fiscally responsible budget.  For decades, Albany ignored the need for wholesale changes to the budget process, instead opting for quick fix gimmicks and government by guesswork. Within their first term in the Majority, Senate Democrats created a 7-point legislative package, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) which provides for long-term financial planning, the enactment of stricter accounting principles, and mandates stringent standards of accountability for State-financed programs and services.  

April 7, 2010
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Select Committee Releases Report on Changing New York's Fiscal Year

SENATOR KRUEGER UNVEILS REFORM PACKAGE TO COUNTERBALANCE NEW YORK’S STRUCTURAL BUDGET DEFICIT 

Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform report identifies June 1 as a superior fiscal year start date for New York State

(Albany, NY) Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) released today a comprehensive package of legislation designed to install into New York State’s budget process the discipline and forward thinking that have long been absent from its fiscal planning process.

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Fiscal Year White Paper

April 7, 2010
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Media Advisory: Senator Krueger to Unveil budget Reform package

For Immediate Release

 Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

**PRESS ADVISORY**

SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER ANNOUNCES REFORMS TO FIX NY’S BROKEN BUDGET PROCESS

(Albany, NY) New York State Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of the Select Committee on Budget & Tax Reform, will announce long overdue structural changes to the State Budget process on Wednesday, the 7th. She will be joined by Senate Majority Leader John L. Sampson and government reform organizations including Citizens Union and New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, among others.

April 6, 2010
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Family-Friendly Tax Credits Can Lower Tax Bills and Increase Refunds

During these especially difficult economic times, working families in the lower Hudson Valley should be aware of how to claim money that rightfully belongs to them. Below is information about the most popular tax credits available to New York State families.

April 6, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE RECAPS EFFORTS TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF

It comes as no surprise that Long Islanders pay among the highest property taxes in the nation.  Middle class families and seniors, in particular, have stretched their budgets to the limit and are finding it extremely difficult to keep pace with continuous increases in school taxes.

April 1, 2010
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Circuit Breaker Tax Credit - Important Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Property Tax Relief for Middle Class Families  

Soon after taking office, Senator Foley sponsored sweeping circuit breaker tax relief legislation (S.6212a) that would substantially reduce property taxes for middle class Long Islanders and reduce school spending by enacting a property tax cap.  

March 31, 2010
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Level the Playing Field: Collect Cigarette Taxes on Native American Businesses

The New York State Court of Appeals- the highest court in the State- heard arguments from Cayuga and Seneca Counties as they defended their decision to enforce New York State law and collect sales taxes from Native American businesses selling cigarettes to non-Native residents.  

March 26, 2010
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Putting New York Back To Work

Majority Plan Creates Immediate Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The New York State Senate Majority today unveiled an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. Through three targeted initiatives New Jobs New York will:

·         Create jobs immediately to provide a much-needed economic boost out of this recession;

·         Boost the confidence of small business owners to grow;

·         Implement a tax incentivization program that works for businesses already in New York, and attracts new investments and jobs for the future.

March 25, 2010
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Tax Lien Community Outreach

A Community Outreach event for property owners hosted by Senator Addabbo, Assembly Member Miller, Assembly Member Nolan, Assembly Member Pheffer and Council Member Crowley. Staff from New York City Environmental Protection (DEP), New York City Finance (DOF) and Housing Preservation (HPD) invites you to community outreach to answer any questions you may have regarding your water/sewer bills, property taxes, HPD loans.

FREE

April 6, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON STATE BUDGET

Senator Klein and Westchester Delegation Hold Public Budget Hearing

WHITE PLAINS, NY- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the NYS Senate's Westchester Delegation listened to more than two-dozen Westchester residents, community groups, businesses, and local elected officials at a public budget hearing in Greenburgh on Friday. Community members expressed their concerns regarding high property taxes, the burden of the MTA Payroll tax, potential cuts in state aid to municipalities, and a wide range of other issues.

March 19, 2010
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Sen. Foley Announces Passage of Comprehensive Property Tax Relief Legislation

Includes property tax cap, circuit breaker tax relief, and restoration of STAR rebate checks for seniors

March 19, 2010
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Senator Johnson-Backed Tax Relief Plan Passes State Senate

Circuit Breaker; Property Tax Cap, Senior STAR Rebate Check to Provide Comprehensive Tax Relief To Nassau Residents

Comprehensive legislation aimed at providing real property tax relief to residents on Long Island and across New York State overwhelmingly passed the State Senate yesterday, Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), announced. 

March 19, 2010
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