ALBANY – Senator Craig M. Johnson applauded today's vote by the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee to confirm Alexander “Pete” Grannis' nomination for Commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Johnson, (D-Port Washington), the Ranking Member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, called Grannis “the right choice to lead this critically important agency at this critically important time.”
GREAT NECK, N.Y. – State Senator Craig M. Johnson today announced important legislation that would protect volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers from being penalized for taking part in property tax relief programs.The measure would amend state tax law to prevent local property tax breaks granted to first responders from being counted as adjusted gross income and subjected to state and local income tax. Under the current law, the property tax benefits could be considered income, “creating a tax shift instead of a tax break,” Johnson said.
ALBANY-- State Senator Craig M. Johnson put his message of change into motion with votes to protect families from dangerous sexual predators, revamp the state's broken Workers' Compensation system and dampen the influence of special interests on New York's political process. Johnson said the three bills, which he campaigned on during the run-up to his Feb.