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week by the State Senate Democratic Majority included bills to ensure voters are not disenfranchised as a result of outdated election laws, the authorization of municipalities to collect delinquent property taxes, and the establishment of new rights regarding phone calls of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