Statement RE:Gov. Paterson's Decision to Not Seek a Full Term

"In deciding not to seek a full term, Governor Paterson made a responsible decision in the wake of the disturbing scandal that has consumed his office. Prior to these most recent allegations of domestic violence and abuse of power, I was the first member of the Long Island delegation to call for Governor Paterson to not run this November. I was concerned that politics were distracting him from the business of running the state.


Senator Oppenheimer Announces Free Tax Preperation Sites to Assist Wage Earners in Determining Eligibility for Earned Income Tax Credit

                     Many Taxpayers May Overlook Valuable Tax Credit     In today’s difficult economy, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can make life a little easier for workers and their families struggling to make ends meet.  Yet, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that one in four eligible taxpayers could miss out on this valuable tax credit because they aren’t aware that they qualify.


Educators Hail Senator Oppeneheimer's Efforts ot Provide School Districts Mandate Relief and Increased Flexibility to Manage Costs

     Acknowledging the difficult economic circumstances facing schools throughout the State, the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, today took decisive action to assist school districts in meeting their considerable fiscal challenges.  The Committee acted favorably on several bills that are part of Senator Oppenheimer’s reform agenda to provide mandate relief and afford greater flexibility to school districts to manage expenses and achieve cost savings. 


Ask Governor Paterson to release our Income Tax Returns

Gov. Paterson has plans to withhold taxpayers income tax returns until such a time as he sees fit, an interest free loan to NYS.

New Yorkers depend on this money to pay back bills, expand their businesses, and cover start of the year expenses. Keeping this money from the taxpayers who are rightfully owed it is wrong.

Sign our petition asking Governor Paterson to release income tax funds when they are due, not six months from now.

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