Tax Cuts--the Untold Story

The truth must be told. New York State has cut more taxes in the last 12 years than any other state in the nation and more is on the way. What?, taxes in New York are decreasing? My answer to this is simple--YES. State taxes on both residents and businesses, combined have been slashed by over $120 billion. What most people are upset with are their school property taxes, which are outside the control of the State Legislature as these budgets are drafted by their local School Boards and passed by their residents.

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Senator Serrano Announces Arts Task Force Members

New York - Senator Serrano, (D-Manhattan/Bronx), today announced the members of the Senate Minority Task Force on the Arts and Economic Development which he is the Chair of. As a member of the New York City Council, Senator Serrano served as the Chair of the Committee on Cultural Affairs. Prior to his time in the City Council, Serrano worked for several years in non-profit theater. In May he was appointed by Minority Leader David Patterson to head a task force on the arts as a vehicle to explore ways that the state legislature can better support this vital sector.

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Senator Krueger Disheartened And Disappointed With The City Council For Approval Of Ill-placed Marine Transfer Station

New York, NY—State Senator Liz Krueger criticized the New York City Council and the Mayor for "a disheartening and disappointing vote that will place a marine transfer station for trash right in the middle of one of New York's most populated residential neighborhoods."

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SENATOR KRUEGER DISHEARTENED AND DISAPPOINTED WITH THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL OF ILL-PLACED MARINE TRANSFER STATION

New York, NY—State Senator Liz Krueger criticized the New York City Council and the Mayor for "a disheartening and disappointing vote that will place a marine transfer station for trash right in the middle of one of New York's most populated residential neighborhoods."

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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Congratulate Freeport Resident On Being Crowned Ms. Senior New York

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently met with Freeport resident Kay Hill to congratulate her on being crowned Ms. Senior New York America. "Kay’s spirit and talent serve as an inspiration to us all, and it is my pleasure to congratulate her on this special achievement" said Senator Fuschillo. The Ms. Senior America pageant is an annual event designed to showcase the talents and inner beauty of women ages 60 and over.

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Senator Flanagan Throws Out First Pitch At Long Island Ducks Game

An avid baseball fan, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at a Long Island Ducks game. Senator Flanagan delivered the pitch to Ducks catcher, and Smithtown resident, Greg Connors to ceremonially kick off the home game."The Long Island Ducks are such an integral part of the Long Island sports landscape that it was truly an honor to take part in the game.

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Senator Flanagan Announces Sex Offender Registry Now More Effective

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that legislation he sponsored to expand information available through the New York State Sex Offender Registry has been signed into law by Governor George Pataki. The law will improve the registry by expanding the number of sex offender who are required to be posted on the Internet and allowing law enforcement to distribute more information about offenders to the community."Parents deserve to have the most up to date information available as they work to protect their children from those who would harm them.

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Senator Farley Seeks Participants For Children's Health Fair On Aug. 11th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) is asking local non-profit and health-related organizations to participate in a Healthy Kids' Day health fair he is hosting on Friday, August 11th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam.

"August can be a busy time of year for families as children get ready to head back to school. August is also National Immunization Month," Senator Farley said.

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Senator Fuschillo Announces Enactment Of Law Increasing Parents' Ability To Locate Sex Offenders In Their Neighborhoods

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced that Governor George Pataki signed legislation making it easier for parents to locate sex offenders in their neighborhoods.

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Senator Robach Attends The Summit Federal Credit Union Brighton Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Senator Robach today attended the Summit Federal Credit Union Brighton ribbon cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new full-service Brighton Branch. The new branch is located at 1900 Clinton Avenue South in the Tops Brighton Plaza.

The ceremony was hosted by Michael Vadala, President and CEO of The Summit, Board Chairman, Jeffrey Peters as well as other Summit Board Members and guests.

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