Issues: Taxes

Cut It Out!

As Albany leaders continue to hold up the state budget, the frustration level grows daily.  Taxpayers from across the state are sick and tired of the ongoing stalemate and the serious consequences the late state budget has created.  I too am disturbed by the disregard to obey the law and convene public, bipartisan conference committees that would allow rank and file lawmakers to negotiate the budget in full view of the public.

June 10, 2010
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Video: Select Committee public roundtable on the future of the sales tax

On June 9, 2010, the Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held a public roundtable in Albany to examine ways to enhance New York State's fiscal stability of the sales tax through a more rational and streamlined sales tax system.

June 10, 2010
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Orange County Realtors Visit Albany

Realtors visited Albany to lobby against legislation that would hurt the housing market recovery.

June 9, 2010
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June 2010 New York Retail Serving The Public Report

 

June 2010: New York Retail Serving The Public Report.

File: 
6-1-10 New York Retail Serving The Public.pdf

June 1, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks Out on Higher Taxes and Fees

Last week, Senator Robach spoke out against higher taxes and fees being imposed on upstate New York businesses.

June 1, 2010
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LARKIN OUTRAGED AT INCREASED TAXES AND FEES


This Is Not The Way To Keep New York's Parks Open

Senator Bill Larkin (R, C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) condemned the passage of today's bill increasing taxes and fees on businesses under the guise of keeping New York's parks open. The proposal, which was negotiated behind closed doors by New York City Democrats in the wee hours of the morning, calls for unprecedented hikes in fees and taxes on both large and small businesses across the state.

 

May 28, 2010
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Public Hearing: Select Committee Sales Tax Roundtable

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ROUNDTABLEALBANY

Subject: Enhancing New York State’s fiscal stability through a more rational and streamlined sales tax system.

June 9, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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New State Taxes and Fees on the Way?

The longer state leaders go without adopting a final 2010-2011 state budget, the more concerned Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) is that another round of state tax and fee increases is on the way.

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April 26, 2010
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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.

File: 
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.

File: 
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.

File: 
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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