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April 10, 2013
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See If You Are Entitled To New York State Unclaimed Funds

You may be entitled to some of the over $8 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State. A simple internet search is all it takes to see if you are eligible. 

Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?

April 10, 2013
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Sandy Recovery Fair Hosted by FEMA

Open the attached flyer for details.

April 6, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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HELP SANDY VICTIMS GO TO PROM

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 12-3pm, New Dorp High School, along with Where to Turn, The Giving Circle and Danielle's Cleaners, will be hosting a special prom event for high school and middle school students impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Where to Turn has collected over 750 prom dresses that have been dry cleaned by Danielle's Cleaners to distribute to these students.  They have also received donations of accessories (shoes, pocketbooks, etc) and special discounts for services (limo's, hair, makeup and tuxedo rentals).

April 6, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ENCOURAGES NEW YORKERS TO USE FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AT OVER 400 STATEWIDE LOCATIONS

Free Tax Help for Eligible Residents as Filing Deadline of April 15 Approaches

Senator Andrew Lanza today joined Governor Cuomo, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), New York State agencies and numerous local organizations statewide to encourage low and middle-income taxpayers to take advantage of free services to prepare and file their income taxes as the filing deadline of April 15th approaches. 

April 1, 2013
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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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