Issues: Taxes

Educators Hail Senator Oppenheimer's Efforts To Provide School Districts Mandate Relief And Increased Flexibility To Manage Costs

Acknowledging the difficult economic circumstances facing schools throughout the State, the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, today took decisive action to assist school districts in meeting their considerable fiscal challenges. The Committee acted favorably on several bills that are part of Senator Oppenheimer’s reform agenda to provide mandate relief and greater flexibility to school districts to manage expenses and achieve cost savings.

February 23, 2010
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State Should Provide Tax Refunds in 30 Days, Winner Says

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) has introduced legislation to require the state to provide personal income tax refunds within 30 days after a taxpayer files a return.

February 22, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG DECRIES GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL TO WITHHOLD TAX REFUND CHECKS

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today called on Governor Paterson to release hundreds and millions of dollars in tax refunds to New York State taxpayer

February 19, 2010
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The limits of a ‘sin tax’

By Staten Island Advance Editorial
February 19, 2010, 7:31AM

This page doesn’t always find itself in agreement with state Sen. Diane Savino, but she does have an admirable reputation for calling it as she sees it, and she usually sees it with a level-headed logic that eludes many of her fellow politicians.

February 19, 2010
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SENATORS LEIBELL & LARKIN OPPOSE SODA TAX

Governor’s Tax Proposal Could Cost Thousands of Jobs In Hudson ValleySenator Vincent Leibell (R-C-I, Patterson) and Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) said today they will fight the soda tax proposed by Governor David Paterson because it would cost consumers almost half a billion dollars and could cause the loss of thousands of jobs in the Hudson Valley.

February 9, 2010
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Senate Passes Legislation to Cut Costs for Municipalities and Help Reduce Property Taxes

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S5426/Aubertine) today which can significantly reduce the burden on local taxpayers by empowering county, city, town and village highway superintendents to better share services across municipal lines. Supporting shared services between municipalities will alleviate the need  for each municipality to purchase equipment and services, thereby cutting costs. 

February 2, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Taxes

 New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell, will hold a joint budget hearing focused on taxes, including the Governor’s proposed tax increases, on Monday, February 1, 2010. When: February 1 @ 1 P.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance, Ms. Jamie Woodward, Acting Commissioner Manhattan Institute Empire Center, E.J. McMahn 

January 29, 2010
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View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings

 

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Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.

January 28, 2010
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Padavan Unveils Job Creation and Retention Plan

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) and his Senate Republican colleagues today unveiled a comprehensive plan that would stimulate job creation and help retain businesses and employees through tax credits, capping state spending and lessening burdensome regulations and red tape.

January 26, 2010
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Terminate New Taxes

Governor Paterson recently unveiled his 2010 – 2011 budget proposal and while some ideas merit further examination others must be dismissed entirely if we are to promote economic development and job growth in upstate New York.

January 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE ENCOURAGES ELECTRONIC TAX FILING

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is encouraging taxpayers to file their 2010 personal income tax returns electronically.  The Department of Taxation and Finance has reported that nearly 95 percent of New York taxpayers are filing electronically with no adverse effects.  

January 22, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR WILLIAM T. STACHOWSKI

SENATOR STACHOWSKI REACTS TO RELEASE OF GOVERNOR'S 2010-11 EXECUTIVE BUDGET

January 19, 2010
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GRIFFO CALLS FOR FEWER TAXES AND FEES; MORE SPENDING CUTS IN 2010 STATE BUDGET

Griffo Calls for Fewer Taxes, Fees; More Spending Cuts

January 19, 2010
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Statement From Senator Carl Kruger Chair, Chair Of The Senate Finance Committee

Senate Democrats oppose unfunded mandates, plain and simple. And we'll work this year on an integrated proposal on cost-savings for school districts and local governments together with property tax relief for hard-pressed taxpayers. 

January 14, 2010
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STACHOWSKI WORKS WITH SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE AT PUBLIC HEARING TO INVESTIGATE ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OF UNSCRUPULOUS CONTRACTORS

Hearing Examined the Loss of Revenues to the State Caused by Employee Misclassification in the Construction Industry, and the Negative Impact on Law-abiding Workers and Employers  

January 13, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS NASSAU COUNTY RESIDENTS ABOUT THEIR RIGHT TO GRIEVE THEIR PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding Nassau County residents that they have the right to file a grievance if they believe their property has been over-assessed by the Nassau County Department of Assessment.

January 13, 2010
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