Issues: Taxes

Senate Majority Urges Passage Of Mandate Relief Package

With Bipartisan Support, Four-Measure Plan Will Reduce Unfunded Mandates, Protect Taxpayers & Provide Districts Better Budgeting Abilities

State Senate Majority Democrats urged bipartisan support today on four measures on the Senate agenda which will finally provide mandate relief across the state, and reverse New York’s long-standing practice of passing financial burdens onto local school districts.

March 15, 2010
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Property Tax Relief is Overdue

For many people the great American dream is to own a home.  Unfortunately, once you achieve that dream in New York, the nightmare known as property taxes can keep you up at night.  According to the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax research group based in Washington, D.C., New York routinely leads the nation when it comes to high property taxes.  In fact, between 1977 and 2008, the Empire State ranked first of second in the country for its state-local tax burden compared to the U.S. average. 

March 11, 2010
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NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11

 

In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

 

March 11, 2010
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Homeowner Protection & Property Tax Rebate Act

ALBANY, 03/11/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced a major new property tax cut initiative that will help New Yorkers remain in their homes.  The “Homeowner Protection and Property Tax Rebate Act” would provide a property tax rebate for every middle-class homeowner, includes a cap on property taxes and significant mandate relief.

March 10, 2010
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March 9, 2010
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SENATOR MAZIARZ AGREES WITH BUDWEY: SODA TAX IS “INSANE!”

Frank Budwey, the owner of Budwey’s Supermarkets in North Tonawanda, Kenmore, and Newfane, is featured in a new “New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes” television ad railing against the Governor’s proposed “soda tax.”

March 9, 2010
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NT's Frank Budwey speaks out against "soda tax"

This ad was created by New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes.  It features Frank Budwey, owner of Budwey's Supermarkets, which has stores in North Tonawanda, Kenmore, and Newfane.

March 9, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Blasts Governor Paterson’s Proposal To Delay Tax Refund Checks

Albany- Senator Nozzolio strongly criticized Governor Paterson’s proposal to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in tax refunds to New York State taxpayers.

March 5, 2010
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Watch Senator Winner's Interview on 'Capital Tonight'

Senator Winner is working to rally bipartisan support for legislation he sponsors that, if enacted, would require New York State to issue income tax refunds within 30 days of a taxpayer's filing.

He was interviewed on what's being called the "Refund Revolt" on last night's edition of the statewide news show Capital Tonight

You can watch the interview here.

March 2, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims, Provides Equal Justice & Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

·         Assisting crime victims in their recovery process;

·         Ensure domestic violence victims can register to vote without fear;

March 1, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims And Provides Equal Justice And Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

March 1, 2010
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SENATE MAJORITY OPPOSES GOVERNOR’S ATTEMPT TO DELAY INCOME TAX REFUNDS

ALBANY (February 23, 2010)--If New Yorkers have to pay their taxes on time, the state should provide its refunds on time, Senate Majority Democrats told Governor Paterson today.

March 1, 2010
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February 26, 2010
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Your Refund Can't Wait

Taxpayers are struggling and in economic times like this, people use their income tax returns to pay rent, their heating bills, or put food on the table.

New Yorkers need their government to ease the pressure, not add to it.The Governor’s proposal to delay income tax returns would only punish New Yorkers who pay their taxes on time and in full, and just want the return they deserve.

There is a big difference between making tough decisions and bad decisions—this proposal is just plain wrong.

February 26, 2010
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February 25, 2010
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Senator Krueger Releases Report Showing New York State Budget Process Needs a Dose of Reality

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 25th, 2010 Contact: Kyle Sklerov (w) 212.490.9535 (f) 212.490.2151 (c) 914.772.1589

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

SENATOR KRUEGER RELEASES REPORT SHOWING NEW YORK STATE BUDGET PROCESS NEEDS A DOSE OF REALITY

February 25, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI: New York’s Taxpayers Deserve Their Refund Checks – “It’s Your Money”

    Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), is co-sponsoring legislation in the New York State Senate that would require the State to process Individual Taxpayer Returns in a timely manner and promptly send out refunds. “It is unconscionable that the Governor would even consider delaying the return of taxpayer’s money to them,” said Senator Alesi.

February 25, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN CO SPONSORS LEGISLATION SO NEW YORKERS CAN RECEIVE STATE TAX RETURNS WITHIN 30 DAYS

Kicks-Off On-line Petition Drive To Protest Withholding of Tax Refunds

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator George Winner, S. 3985, that requires the Commissioner of the New York State Taxation and Finance to provide for the payment of State tax refunds within 30 days of the Department’s receipt of a taxpayer’s tax return unless there is a discrepancy.

February 25, 2010
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