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Join the Fight - Cap NYC Property Taxes Now

One of the most pressing issues facing all New Yorkers is increasing property taxes. For many, it is the defining factor that contributes to their exodus from our City and State. Now more than ever we need to enact a common sense plan that takes an aggressive stance and puts an end to out of control property tax increases.

February 16, 2011
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Public Information Session on Zadroga Law in NYC

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will be holding a public meeting in New York City on March 3rd to answer questions about how the new Zadroga law will be implemented.  The meeting will be held from 9:00am to 4:45pm on March 3, 2011 in Conference Room A/B on the 6th Floor of the Javits Federal Building at 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan.

March 3, 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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March 20, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA REMINDS STATEN ISLANDERS TO APPLY FOR STAR AND OTHER EXEMPTIONS TO SAVE MONEY ON PROPERTY TAXES – Deadline March 15th

              Most Staten Island residents are enrolled in the Basic STAR Program which is available to all New Yorkers who own and live in their home. In addition to the Basic STAR program, homeowners may qualify for other exemptions such as the Enhanced STAR Exemption (for seniors over 65), Senior Citizens Homeowners’ Exemption, the Veteran’s Exemption and the Disabled Homeowners’ Exemption. Senator Lanza has worked with the Department of Finance to develop a way for homeowners to view what exemptions they currently carry as well as those they may be eligible for.

February 14, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew J. Lanza, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, February 14, 2011 Room 124 CAP

February 14, 1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
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ALBANY LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS

 

Lanza, Golden & Cusick Bill Already Receives Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Support From Savino, Malliotakis, Titone & Tobacco


 

February 3, 2011
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Help for Students and Families Applying for College Financial Aid

January 25 through February 25 marks the period during which New York State students and families are offered special opportunities to learn about and receive assistance in applying for the many financial aid opportunities available to help them pay for college.

February 1, 2011
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Free help available for filing tax return

Volunteers for VITA, the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, will be offering free tax preparation to low-income and senior Staten Islanders at a number of locations in the upcoming weeks. The program offers assistance to people who are 60 and older, and to people who have an income of approximately $49,000 or less. Military personnel and their families also receive free tax preparation services. Taxpayers should bring with them proof of identification, including a Social Security card; wage and earnings statements (W-2 Form) from all employers, interest statements from banks, a copy of last year's tax return, if available, and other relevant information about income and expenses.

January 31, 2011
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NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT (FDNY) URGES NEW YORKERS TO CLEAR SNOW FROM FIRE HYDRANTS


FDNY is requesting that all New Yorkers clear snow from fire hydrants located adjacent to your property to ensure the safe delivery of fire services if needed. For more information please contact 311. For all emergencies contact 911.

January 31, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA NAMED CHAIR OF BOTH CITIES AND ETHICS COMMITTEES

Lanza Also Renamed Co-chair of Legislative Ethics Commission

January 26, 2011
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January 24, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF JOB CREATION & TAXPAYER PROTECTION ACT

           In keeping with my promise, my colleagues and I in the Senate passed critical legislation yesterday which I co-sponsored to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility.

January 20, 2011
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Staten Island lawmakers in bipartisan bid to overrule NY Mayor Bloomberg on school bus service cut

Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:55 AM     Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Saying that the prospects of a current lawsuit to reinstitute yellow school bus service for seventh- and eighth-graders do not look promising, state Sen. Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick introduced yesterday a bill to bring back buses for Staten Island students.

The Bloomberg administration yanked the buses last year as a cost-cutting measure, infuriating parents and enraging lawmakers here, who took the matter to court.

Nearly 3,000 Staten Island students have been affected by the decision.

January 20, 2011
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Home Preservation Workshop

On January 25th and 26th Wells Fargo will be hosting a two day Home Preservation Workshop at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

January 25, 9:00 AM - January 26, 7:00 PM
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