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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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January 13, 2010
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Winner: Here We Go Again?

Albany, N.Y.–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) responded to this week’s news reports that Governor David Paterson is considering increasing the state’s cigarette tax by as much as $1 per pack by warning that it could the first of many new taxes and fees that will be considered by the governor and legislative leaders in the new year. “The session is barely a week old, but Albany’s leaders are already spinning out their case for a higher tax,” said Winner.  “I remain concerned that they just refuse to understand that New York’s workers, families, and employers can’

January 13, 2010
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Protecting Your Identity During Tax Season

As we enter into tax season, more and more taxpayers are turning to the internet to file their taxes. Because so much of your identity and personal information is necessary to complete taxes, your identity becomes extremely vulnerable during tax season.

January 12, 2010
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STACHOWSKI COSPONSORS MEASURE TO WEED OUT UNSCRUPULOUS CONTRACTORS

Legislation Will Create More Level Playing Field for Law-Abiding Bidders on Public Works Contracts

   Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), today announced he is cosponsoring legislation (S.5847) designed to ensure that contractors and subcontractors who compete for and win public works contracts in New York State meet specific responsibility standards.

January 11, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Making Residents Aware Of State Tax Program

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently received information from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) about a new program designed to help those with delinquent tax burdens to pay off their debt.  The 2010 PAID (Penalty and Interest Discount Program for tax liabilities) program will provide taxpayers who are behind in their tax bi

January 11, 2010
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CSI-Upstate

As we start 2010 it is time for New York to embark on a new direction.  Our economic struggles have been well documented, particularly across the upstate region, and the time has come to change our thinking and generate a true rebirth.  Last year we went to the edge of the cliff and if we are to avoid plunging into the financial abyss some tough decisions are required.

January 7, 2010
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Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Mission Statement

Mission Statement

More than 80 percent of New York State is made up of rural communities with around 3.3 million residents in 44 rural counties, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To address the needs, interests and concerns of these communities, the New York State Legislature established the Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources in 1982.

January 7, 2010
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Response to Gov. Paterson’s State-of-the-State Address

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (cellular) 518-455-3395 (at this number Jan. 6th)

“The action of the Senate Democratic Majority in recent months – for example, addressing issues in a bipartisan way, creating green jobs, controlling spending and preserving important resources for education – has demonstrated our commitment to the state’s 19.5 million residents.

January 6, 2010
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State of the State Falls Short

ALBANY, 01/06/10 -- Senator James L. Seward today commented on Gov. Paterson’s State of the State address:

“As we start 2010 it is time for New York to take a new direction.   Last year we went to the edge of the cliff and in order to keep from going over we will need to make some difficult decisions. 

January 6, 2010
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