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2013-14 BUDGET DELIVERS TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES

Budget Includes Senate Republican Proposals For Tax Relief To Create Jobs & To Help Middle Class Families; Keeps State Spending Growth Below 2% Again 

The New York State Senate today concluded its passage of the 2013-14 state budget that delivers on priorities outlined by the Senate Republican Conference to provide much-needed tax relief for middle-class families, help businesses create jobs, and, for the third consecutive year, the budget keeps spending growth below two percent, which is consistent with the local spending cap that applies to school districts and local governments.

March 28, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES STRONGER PENALTIES FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET

Senator Andrew Lanza announced that the state budget will include higher penalties for distracted driving. 

March 27, 2013
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Budget Update: Fighting for Middle Class Families

Work is now well underway to try and enact an on-time State Budget by the April 1st deadline. 

With this in mind, I wanted to take this opportunity to reinforce my key budget priorities for 2013:

* Providing major tax savings for families through my Family Tax Relief Act;

March 26, 2013
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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advanec: Livery operators will be able to get cabs inspected on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - It's been a nearly three-year wait, but beginning April 1, Staten Island livery operators will not have to make the trek to Queens for inspections, as they will be done on Staten Island, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) announced.

Livery owners will now have the option to apply for new licenses, transfer a new vehicle to their existing license, renew their licenses and get inspections at authorized Island facilities.

March 26, 2013
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PEOPLE ARE NOT FOR SALE - Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVJPA)

I'm sponsoring the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVJPA) to improve the State's response to human trafficking and increase the accountability of buyers and traffickers. PEOPLE ARE NOT FOR SALE.

March 25, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA DETAILS MORE THAN $375 MILLION IN CHILD TAX CREDITS AVAILABLE TO NEW YORK FAMILIES

More than 1 million middle class families across New York State will benefit from a child tax credit that will be enacted as part of the 2013-2014 Budget, Senator Lanza announced today.

As part of the agreement reached by the Governor, the Senate, and the Assembly, families with incomes between $40,000 and $300,000 will be eligible to receive a new child tax credit of $350 per-year for three years. The credit, which will be delivered as a check, will begin in 2014.

The information below details how many families in New York City will benefit from the child tax credit.

Supplemental Child Tax Credit Savings 

March 22, 2013
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SENATE CITIES COMMITTEE REPORTS PROPERTY TAX RELIEF BILL TO HELP HOMEOWNERS IMPACTED BY HURRICANE SANDY

The New York State Senate Standing Committee on Cities, Chaired by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), has reported legislation to help homeowners in New York City recover from Hurricane Sandy. The bill (S.3702) sponsored by Senators Andrew Lanza and Martin Golden provides real property tax relief to New York City residents whose homes were severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. 

March 21, 2013
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SENATE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL FAMILY TAX RELIEF ACT

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.  

March 20, 2013
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SENATE REPUBLICANS ACT TO RESTORE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS CUT FROM WOMEN’S HEALTH PROGRAMS IN GOVERNOR’S BUDGET

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.

March 19, 2013
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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance: Staten Island's Sen. Lanza outlines program for federal buyouts, repairs

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- New York state has plans to allocate $400 million in federal funds for buyouts and $700 million in federal funds to Staten Islanders looking to repair or rebuild their homes after Hurricane Sandy -- so says state Sen. Andrew Lanza.

Lanza (R-Staten Island) delivered the message at a community meeting Friday night at Ariana's Catering Hall in New Dorp Beach.

March 18, 2013
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FREE LEGAL HELP AVAILABLE TO SANDY VICTIMS AT SENATOR LANZA’S OFFICE EVERY THURSDAY

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.

March 15, 2013
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SENATE BILL TARGETS PRESCRIPTION BLACK MARKET

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.

March 14, 2013
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTING FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS

 

SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTING FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS - THURDSAY, MARCH 14th

~ An appointment is necessary - Please call (1-800-564-6868) ~             

Free mammography screenings for eligible women being offered at Senator Lanza’s District Office located at 3845 Richmond Avenue, Suite 2A in Eltingville. 

Thursday, March 14, 20139:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Senator Lanza’s District Office3845 Richmond Avenue, Suite 2A, Eltingville  

March 14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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FEMA helpline offers many services to Sandy survivors in New York

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.

March 13, 2013
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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance: Verrazano toll relief is a victory for Staten Island

For as long as anyone around here can remember, Staten Islanders have complained about the across-the-board hardship caused by high bridge tolls.

March 12, 2013
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DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS ANNOUNCES PROGRAM TO OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AND DESIGN PROFESSIONALS RECONSTRUCTING SANDY-AFFECTED BUILDINGS

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. 

March 11, 2013
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Department of Labor Report Highlights Progress in NY

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.                                              

March 8, 2013
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