SENATE ENACTS TAX RELIEF FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES

Senator Smith: Disable Spouses to Qualify for Enhanced STAR

(ST. ALBANS, NY)- Disabled widows and widowers will continue to receive enhanced STAR property tax breaks under legislation approved by the Senate, announced Senate President Malcolm A. Smith.

The bill (S262A) supported by Senator Smith extends enhanced STAR property tax exemptions to disabled survivors upon the loss of a spouse who previously qualified for the program.  The surviving spouse must be at least 62 years old.

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Aubertine: Tax Refunds Must Be Paid

 

Senator pushing resolution opposing Governor’s plan, signs petition to move bill to prevent it

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Senate Passes Family Health Care Decisions Act

The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for  incapacitated patients. 

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Sen. Foley Acts to Protect Home Owners Who Apply For STAR Tax Relief

Legislation will prevent bureaucratic mixups and imporve STAR application process

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Statement from State Senator Daniel Squadron on Senate passage of S6430-A (Squadron)/A9487-B (Lopez), which allows the New York City Housing Authority to access federal aid for 21 State- and City-built developments that have gone unfunded:

"This bill will allow New York City's public housing authority to bring in more than $75 million a year in federal aid — a massive investment to address its operating deficit and dramatically improve housing for more than 400,000 tenants.  Every single NYCHA resident will benefit from filling the funding gap left by the State and City, which will help us fix broken elevators, avoid heat outages, and address the basic maintenance problems that public housing tenants contend with every day.

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SENATE MAJORITY BOLSTERS SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC HOUSING

(Albany, NY) To protect New York’s 400,000 residents of public housing, the Senate Majority today passed S6430A (Squadron) making the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) eligible for an immediate infusion of $400 million in capital funding.

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Sen. Foley Helps Pass Legislation Empowering Families With Health Care Decisions

Families Health Care Decisions Act passes after being stalled for 17 years

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SENATE MAJORITY BOLSTERS SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC HOUSING

Passage of legislation makes NYCHA eligible to receive millions in federal funding.

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SENATOR YOUNG PUSHING GOVERNOR TO RELEASE TAX REFUND CHECKS ON TIME

ALBANY – Saying the state has no right to hold onto personal income tax refunds, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) is sponsoring legislation to require the checks

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Senator Little discusses a Senate Republican proposal to boost new job creation

LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS JOIN STATE SENATORS TO DISCUSS JOB CREATION PLAN DESIGNED TO HELP WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY

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