SENATOR GOLDEN CO SPONSORS LEGISLATION SO NEW YORKERS CAN RECEIVE STATE TAX RETURNS WITHIN 30 DAYS

Kicks-Off On-line Petition Drive To Protest Withholding of Tax Refunds

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator George Winner, S. 3985, that requires the Commissioner of the New York State Taxation and Finance to provide for the payment of State tax refunds within 30 days of the Department’s receipt of a taxpayer’s tax return unless there is a discrepancy.

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BONACIC: GIVE TAXPAYERS A BILL OF RIGHTS

SENATOR BONACIC’S PLAN TO STOP WASTEFUL SPENDING AND RESTORE ACCOUNTABILITY TO STATE GOVERNMENT. 

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SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH SUPPORTS FAMILIES TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS

Senate Passes the Family Health Care Decisions Act Empowering Families and Loved Ones to Make Important Health Care Decisions

(ST. ALBANS, NY)-  Today, the New York State Senate passed (S3164) the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA), empowering family members and others to make critical medical decisions on behalf of an incapacitated loved one.

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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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Ranzenhofer launches online petition to stop Governor’s plan to delay tax refunds

Amherst, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has launched an online petition drive to stop Governor Paterson’s plan to delay State income tax refunds. 

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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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