Plan Would Increase Tax Credits to Help Struggling Middle Class Families,
Restore STAR Property Tax Rebate Checks for Millions of New Yorkers
The Senate Republican Conference recently unveiled the Family Tax Relief Act, a package of tax relief and reform measures designed to provide a major economic boost to New York’s struggling middle class families.
Adelphi University Breast Cancer Program and Funding for Rape Crisis Centers among Those Targeted for Reduction
Senate Republicans today announced they would restore millions of dollars for important women’s health programs - - including initiatives to help women overcome the trauma of rape, eating disorders and breast cancer- - that were targeted for reduction as part of the Governor’s Executive Budget.
Approximately $8 million in cuts in these areas were rejected as part of the Senate’s one-house budget plan, which was expected to be acted on later today.
Senator Lanza is partnering with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to help victims of Hurricane Sandy deal with a range of legal issues. NYLAG will send one attorney to Senator Lanza’s district office, located at 3845 Richmond Ave., every Thursday, beginning March 21, 2013. An appointment is required and can be made during the hours of 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. by calling Senator Lanza’s office at 718-984-4073.
The New York State Senate acted on legislation that would crack down on the growing black market in non-controlled prescription drugs which puts patients at risk and rips off taxpayers through Medicaid fraud. Legislation (S.2942) cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza makes it a crime to fraudulently prescribe, buy, and sell these types of medications.
Hurricane Sandy survivors who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance can take advantage of the many services available through the FEMA helpline, 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or (TTY) 800-462-7585.
Survivors can check the status of their applications, update contact information, and learn how their insurance affects FEMA assistance.
Free Design Consultations Will Accelerate Project Approval Process for Affected Homeowners
Meetings Will Ensure New Flood Recommendations Are Properly Incorporated So Newly Constructed Buildings Are More Resistant to Flooding in the Hardest-Hit Areas
The NYC Department of Buildings today announced a new program to offer free design consultations to property owners and design professionals who are planning to reconstruct buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
A report issued today by the State Department of Labor highlights the steady, bipartisan progress we’ve made with Governor Cuomo in controlling spending and taxes, creating new private sector jobs and turning New York’s economy around.
The new registration deadline for SBA disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration in New York is March 29, 2013: http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans
Measure Prohibits People Convicted of Serious Crimes from Being Bus Monitors Also Prevents Individuals Convicted of Leandra’s Law from Driving School Buses
The New York State Senate today passed legislation to protect children by preventing people who have been convicted of crimes involving children, sexual-based offenses, and drug offenses from being a school bus monitor. The bill (S883), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, also updates existing laws to include Leandra’s Law convictions in disqualifying a person from being a school bus driver for five years after conviction.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that five of New York’s largest banks and mortgage servicers will have representatives available to offer one-on-one help to homeowners seeking the release of Superstorm Sandy insurance settlement funds at the Department of Financial Services’ Disaster Assistance Centers from Monday, March 4 through Saturday, March 9.
NYC homeowners now have until March 15 to file a form claiming damage from Hurricane Sandy has reduced their property values. The NYC Department of Finance has extended the deadline to submit the "Property Damage Reporting Application" for property owners who suffered severe damage to their property by Hurricane Sandy. Property owners must submit applications to the Department of Finance by March 15th if they want the Finance Department to consider it in time for the property assessment used to determine property taxes for the 2013-2014 tax year.