Issues: Taxes

Senator Winner opposes the latest Albany tax hike.

State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) voted last night in opposition to legislation authorizing a $1.60-a-pack increase in the state tax on cigarettes, making it the nation's highest.In debate on the floor of the Senate late yesterday, Senator Winner noted that the tax increase will hurt area convenience stores and other small businesses.

June 22, 2010
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STRENGHTENING NEW YORK CIGARETTE TAX COLLECTION EFFORTS

Senator Klein Supports Plan to Enforce Collection of Cigarette Taxes from Native American Sellers

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) applauded the Senate's decision in taking a vital step toward collecting taxes from cigarettes sold on Native American reservations by passing the Governor’s budget extender on Monday. Governor Paterson’s extender bill included a provision to require greater enforcement of tax collection from cigarettes sold by Native American sellers and on reservations.

 

June 21, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

Reducing Sulfur to Promote Environmentally Friendly Heating

June 17, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

June 17, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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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 2, 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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