Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

State Legislature has pushed middle class Staten Island residents to the breaking point

In just 6 short months, the State Legislature in Albany has pushed middle class Staten Island residents to the breaking point.

In six months they:

July 7, 2009
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City Budgets $141 Million for Toxic Waste Cleanup at Staten Island Site

New York, NY -- The city budget, expected to be approved this week, dedicates $141 million for the cleanup of a long-abandoned toxic waste dump in Staten Island. Community representatives will meet with the Department of Environmental Protection Monday to finalize the cleanup plan.

 

June 19, 2009
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SENATOR LANZA PUSHES FOR BILL TO FIX CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK PROBLEM CREATED BY ROCKEFELLER REFORMS

Senator Lanza along with members of the Senate Republican Conference and District Attorneys from across the State today pushed for major criminal justice legislation to fix a dangerous problem that will put the lives of the most vulnerable New Yorkers at risk.

June 1, 2009
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MORE NEW TAXES ON THE WAY STARTING JUNE 1ST

Budget Tax Hikes Will Hit Consumers & Businesses With Higher Costs

 

May 29, 2009
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SENATOR LANZA CALLS FOR HIGH SPEED E-Z PASS LANES AT ALL NEW YORK TOLL BOOTHS

Senator Andrew Lanza has introduced legislation, Senate Bill S.5095, which would require the New York State Thruway Authority and the Metropolitan Transit Authority to establish at least one high speed lane at all toll booths in New York State for E-Z Pass use.

May 21, 2009
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SENATE DEMOCRATS BLOCK BILL TO TOUGHEN SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

Senate Democrats today defeated a common-sense bill that would elevate criminal penalties for convicted sex offenders that fail to register every year with the Division of Criminal Justice Services’ sex offender registry.  Under the Republican bill, the penalty for failure to register would be raise from a misdemeanor to a class D felony.

May 21, 2009
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Senator Lanza and Staten Island’s Elected Officials Demand Tax Relief

Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Lou Tobacco, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, and City Council Members Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo today held a press conference to call for real tax relief to help Staten Island’s overtaxed, overburdened middle-class families and small businesses, saying the state’s “Tax Freedom Day” needs to arrive much sooner.

April 25, 2009
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March 30, 2009
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Senator Lanza Unveils “A BETTER PLAN FOR NEW YORK”

GOP Plan Spends Less than Governor Proposed, Includes Initiatives to Create Jobs, Major New Proposal to Help Middle-Class Families Pay for College

March 10, 2009
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SENATOR LANZA REMINDS STATEN ISLANDERS THAT TOMORROW IS EITC AWARENESS DAY

Staten Island – State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) reminds Staten Islanders that tomorrow is "EITC Awareness Day".

According to the IRS, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable credit for people who work but do not earn high incomes. It helps eligible taxpayers to lower their taxes or receive refunds. New York State and New York City also have local versions of the EITC.

In spite of the extensive awareness campaigns by the IRS and its partners, millions of taxpayers still do not claim their EITC, according to the IRS.

January 29, 2009
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UFT Offers Scholarships for College-Bound Students

Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund of the United Federation of Teachers

The UFT is the union that represents the city’s public school teachers, paraprofessionals, guidance counselors and other educators. We believe that education is the door to a productive life and that our students have what it takes to overcome personal and financial strains in the pursuit of learning.

January 20, 2009
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LAWS TO TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2009

Net Metering Law - (Chapter 483, L. 2008, Sen. Maziarz) will allow an expanded number of customers to take part in net metering for renewable electric generating systems. Net metering allows a utility customer with an on-site electric generating system to send excess power that they generate back to the utility grid, receiving a credit on future electric bills. If after one year there is a positive balance, the corporation will pay residential and agricultural customer-generators the balance.

Harness Racing - Chapter 18, L. 2008, §102-a (S. 6950, Bruno)

January 9, 2009
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