Senate Okays Bill For Local Option On Clothing Sales Tax

The New York State Senate gave final passage Monday to legislation (S.7193A) that gives localities an opportunity to act now to decide whether to eliminate the local share of sales tax on clothing and shoe purchases under $110 or continue collecting the local share of the tax."The elimination of the state share of the sales tax on clothing and shoe purchases under $110 was a big victory for families in New York State," Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno said.

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Bonacic: East Ridge School Students Travel To Albany

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) met with students from the East Ridge School, a non-public school in Sullivan County, in his Albany office today. The students, ranging in grades 3 through 11, requested the meeting with Senator Bonacic to learn about the various responsibilities as a State Senator, to learn more about State Government in general, and to extend their warm appreciation for his efforts in securing an education tax credit.

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Golden: World Trade Center Memorial Must Remain Admission Free

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he will be introducing legislation in the New York State Senate to ensure that the World Trade Center Memorial remains free of an admission fee to all who will come to reflect and remember the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as to pay tribute to the lives taken that morning.Golden will introduce legislation this week prohibiting the charge of an admission fee following reports last week of the City's intention to charge a fee.

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Senator Saland Announces $17.65 Billion 2006-07

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie), Chair, Senate Education Committee, today announced that the Senate has passed the 2006-07 Education budget legislation that provides $17.65 billion for schools statewide.

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Senator Dilan Announces New Aid For New York City Schools

State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today announced a sharp increase in funding for New York City’s schools. In the second on-time budget in a row, the legislature added much need funding to allow New York City to construct new schools and repair existing ones. “Today truly is a great day for New York City school children and their families. For too long students have been forced to learn in overcrowded classrooms with insufficient supplies inside crumbling buildings.

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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Assemblyman Mcdonough To His "legislative Update" Television Show

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently welcomed Assemblyman David McDonough (19h Assembly District) to his weekly "Legislative Update" television show.

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Senator Fuschillo Kicks Off Start Of Year-round Tax Free Clothing

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee, is reminding consumers and businesses that as of Saturday, April 1st, a year-round exemption from the State’s four percent portion of sales and use taxes is in effect on the purchase of clothing and footwear under $110 per item or per pair."One of our top priorities during the budget process was to provide residents with tax relief," said Senator Fuschillo.

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Seward Invites Nominations For "woman Of Distinction"

Senator James L.

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Senator Dale M. Volker Announces Additional $227,564 In State Funding For Western New York Libraries

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that he has secured an additional $227,564 for several western New York libraries to sustain existing programs and services. These funds will enable our libraries to continue in providing high quality services to their patrons. Senator Volker secured this state funding as part of the Senate-Assembly Budget Plan and is pending the approval of Governor George E.

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Naacp Representatives Visit With Senator Bonacic In Albany

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) met with three representatives from the Ellenville Branch of the NAACP this past Tuesday. President Maude Bruce, E. Tamara Norman, and Lee Consentino travelled to Albany to discuss several important issues with Senator Bonacic. Topics of concern for the NAACP are education, housing, access to health care, and criminal justice.

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