A Little Tax Fairness During Tough Times

By Amy Traub

Hey New York, remember the economic boom? Profits were robust. Our local population of multimillionaires went up. Real estate values soared. And don’t get me started on those Wall Street bonuses. It’s a pity the party’s ending now, but those last few years we had some fantastic times, didn’t we?

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Senators Seward and Griffo: Budget Held Hostage To Politicians’ Private AgendasWith New York State facing a grave fiscal crisis, State Senators James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) and Joseph A. Griffo (R/C/I- Rome) today called for urgent, non-stop action to resolve the serious flaws in Governor David Paterson’s proposed 2009-2010 state budget.


One New York Newscast -- Debut Edition

One New York News One New York News is an exclusive production of the NYS Senate developed to inform you about what is happening in the legislature. The 15 minute newscast will take you across the state and through the Senate Chamber allowing you to have an inside look on legislation and initiatives.

The newscast is scheduled for release every two weeks by the One New York News team.


Speaker Quinn, Council Member Yassky, Senator Krueger and Drum Major Institute Release Report on Restructuring City Income Tax Announce Legislation to Eliminate Unfair Tax on Low Income Families

City Hall – City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member David Yassky, State Senator Liz Krueger, and Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director of The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy today released a new report detailing a proposal to bring fairness to the city’s income tax.  In addition, Speaker Quinn announced that Senator Krueger will be introducing legislation in Albany allowing the City to bring common sense tax relief to working families.


New Junior Senator: Daniel Squadron

Feature article in The New York Magazine

On a recent night at Bombers, a Mexican restaurant in Albany popular with college students, it’s likely nobody sitting among the discarded wing remnants and giant margarita glasses would have struck you as particularly senatorial. “I didn’t see any other legislators around,” jokes 29-year-old Daniel Squadron, the newly elected Democratic state senator from Carroll Gardens. “But I enjoyed it anyway.”


Nozzolio Opposes Governor Paterson's Tax and Fee Increases

Please click here to voice your opposition to Governor Paterson's proposal to implement 137 new taxes and fees on New York's already overburdened taxpayers.


Below is a list of Governor Paterson's tax proposals.

Restructure the Clothing Exemption. Eliminates the sales tax exemption for clothing and footwear priced under $110 and replaces it with two, one-week exemption periods for clothing and footwear priced under $500. Localities will have an option to join the state in offering this exemption.



Senator Mc Donald Visits Local Schools

TROY – Senator Roy McDonald visited with school administrators and faculty from two local schools on February 13, 2009, to discuss concerns with the upcoming state budget and concluded his visit by sharing lunch with students.

Senator McDonald returned to his roots as he walked the halls of Knickerbacker Middle School in Lansingburgh and experienced a bit of nostalgia as he shared lunch with the students.


Statement From Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Wny Senators Bill Stachowski And Antoine Thompson, And Transportation Chair Martin Malave Dilan

"Yesterday evening, our state experienced a horrific tragedy when Continental Airlines Flight 3407 crashed just miles outside of Buffalo Niagara International Airport, taking the lives of nearly 50 people.

The thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers go out to the family members and friends of those who perished in the devastating accident.


Sen. Brian X. Foley Hosts Over 50 Local Groups In His Inaugural Senate Open House

Non-profit organizations from Islip and Brookhaven meet Sen. Foley and staff as part of District Office opening


Senator Ranzenhofer Joins Tax and Budget Reform Committee

Amherst, N.Y.State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer (R-Amherst) has been appointed to the newly created Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform.  Senator Ranzenhofer plans to voice his agenda of cutting wasteful spending, providing property tax relief, and reforming the way Albany does business.

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