Sen. Johnson, Suburban Senate Dems, Unveil Tax Relief Plan

For Release- April 20, 2009

Sen. Johnson, Suburban Senate Dems, Unveil Tax Relief Plan

Proposal Includes STAR Rebate Restoration, Circuit Breaker for Middle Class Homeowners

Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) was joined by fellow Long Island Senator Brian X. Foley (D-Suffolk), Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx), Long Island homeowners and school officials to unveil their proposal to provide real relief to middle class homeowners who are struggling under the crippling burden of property taxes.

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Senate Passes Bill to Bring Farmers Markets Featuring New York Produce to Urban Areas

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate today unanimously passed legislation (S1676) that will create a program to provide for the planning and development of regional and urban farmers market facilities that will give consumers access to fresh, locally grown New York produce and other goods. This initiative will aid farmers and rural producers by opening up new agriculture markets, while also providing healthier goods at lower costs to communities, particularly urban areas across the state.

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Senate Passes Bill to Bring Farmers Markets Featuring New York Produce to Urban Areas

ALBANY (April 20, 2009)—The New York State Senate today unanimously passed legislation that will create a program to provide for the planning and development of regional and urban farmers market facilities that will give consumers access to fresh, locally grown New York produce and other goods. This initiative will aid farmers and rural producers by opening up new agriculture markets, while also providing healthier goods at lower costs to communities, particularly urban areas across the state.

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A Job Well Done

April 19, 2009

Lt. Col. David Dunkle places the Purple Heart medal on Spc. Joseph Green on Saturday at the National Guard’s Freedom Salute ceremony at the Porter Avenue Armory. P-J photo by Robert Rizzuto
A Job Well Done

City Soldier Receives Purple HeartBy Robert Rizzuto

POSTED: April 19, 2009

 

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Maziarz Plan to Eliminate Utility Tax

 

We continue to hear from Western New Yorkers frustrated and confused about the new state budget that includes new fees and taxes. Now, one lawmaker is taking the governor up an offer to get rid of an unpopular new tax.

"I don't think we need any more taxes," said Don Liddle.

Liddle says he watches what he spends and how much heat he uses. But thanks to the state's new budget, a new utility tax will charge electric and gas companies an additional two percent on their gross revenue which they would then pass on to their customers.

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Senator Diaz’s Statement Criticizing Mayor Bloomberg And Other Elected Officials

It is a shame to see all those elected officials standing by Mayor Bloomberg’s side claiming “civil rights” for homosexuals to marry and at the same time keeping quiet and allowing Mayor Bloomberg to publicly violate the civil rights of a wheel-chair bound reporter.

It is a shame see how all of them remained mute while the billionaire-master abuses and humiliates Michael Harris, a physically challenged and wheel-chair bound reporter from The Examiner who was trying to earn a living.

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Klein Calls for Property Tax Relief Now!

Unveils Plan to Restore the STAR Rebate Proposes Circuit Breaker for Middle Class Homeowners  

NEW YORK. - Deputy Majority Leader and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) joined with Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers), Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Mt. Vernon/Bronx), and outraged homeowners to unveil his proposal to provide real relief to middle class homeowners who are struggling under the crippling burden of property taxes.

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NORTH TONAWANDA: Kissling breaks ground on Remington Rand

By Neale GulleyThe Tonawanda News

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