Issues: Taxes

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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CHALLENGING YOUR NASSAU COUNTY PROPERTY ASSESSMENT

Each year, Nassau County residents have the right to file a grievance if they believe their property has been over-assessed by the Nassau County Department of Assessment.

January 6, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Tax Credit Workshop

The program will be divided into two different sections.  From 4 to 5 PM, the discussion will be focused on tax credits for businesses and from 5:30 to 7:30 the discussion will be related to tax credits for homeowners.  Please call 914 771-4190 to RSVP or obtain additional information.   

January 21, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Sen. Foley Introduces Legislation to Significantly Reduce MTA Payroll Tax on Long Island

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I – Sag Harbor) announced the introduction of major legislation that will significantly reduce the MTA payroll tax in Suffolk and Nassau as well as five other counties outside New York City that are currently served by the MTA.

December 15, 2009
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Impassioned plea for government to STOP spending.

Senator Owen H. Johnson makes an impassioned plea from the Senate Floor on 9/10/09 for government to stop spending.

November 24, 2009
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SENATOR OWEN JOHNSON'S FIGHTS LICENSE PLATE FEES

From the very first moment Governor Paterson announced that a new State mandate would require every New Yorker to purchase new license plates at a cost of $25 per vehicle, I have heard from many of the motorists who would be hurt by this New York City-driven tax hike. Because Long Islanders cannot afford more taxes, I started an online petition calling upon Governor Paterson to eliminate the costly fees associated with the new plates, which were imposed on drivers in the 2009-10 State budget.

November 19, 2009
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November 16, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG

 

November 16, 2009
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Full-Fledged Strategy Needed To Lift New York

ALBANY, 11/09/09 – Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today commented on Governor David Paterson’s budget message:

“While I appreciate the governor’s effort and stand ready to work with him, his budget plan lacks the comprehensive and complete strategy needed to solve New York’s fiscal challenges.

November 9, 2009
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Jamestown Post Journal 10.13.09

By NICHOLAS L. DEAN OBSERVER Mayville Bureau JAMESTOWN — State Senator Cathy Young, R-Olean, praised private business and criticized New York’s government Monday during the Rotary Club of Jamestown’s lunch meeting.

 

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October 13, 2009
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