No More Taxes, Fees and Outlandish Spending

April 23,2010

New York’s fiscal and economic future is directly linked to the success or failure of small businesses throughout our State. There are more than 1.6 million small businesses in New York, accounting for 99% of all businesses in our state and 57% of our total business employment. These businesses generate roughly 40% of our State’s total gross receipts, and nationally, small businesses are responsible for roughly two-thirds of all new job creation.

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY STORMS

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like homeowners and businesses that suffered damages due to the severe storms, which occurred March 12 through 30, to be aware they may be eligible for low interest Physical Disaster and Economic Injury loans.  Application deadlines are June 18, 2010 for Physical Damage and January 19, 2011 for Economic Injury.

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Earth Day 2010: Senator Jose Peralta Passes Environmental Protections

Majority Passes Comprehensive Package to Strengthen Environment and “Green” Economy

(Albany, NY) Senator Jose Peralta (D) and the Democratic Majority demonstrated their commitment to environmental conservation this week by passing a package of bills designed to strengthen environmental and citizen protections for a cleaner, greener and healthier New York.

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Earth Day 2010

For Immediate Release: April 22, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-3531

APRIL 22nd IS EARTH DAY

Celebrate Earth Day and Protect New York

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Albany Scofflaws Skirt Budget Process

The state budget impasse continues in Albany and unfortunately, the log jam doesn’t look like it will break anytime soon.

One reason the budget is late is because political leaders have failed to open up the process and begin public, bipartisan conference committees as required by law.  For a number of years, informal conference committees, made up of rank and file lawmakers, met in full view of the public and the media to hammer out a final budget agreement.  The process worked so well that in 2007, the process was formalized and adopted into law. 

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