Senator Skelos is joining with his Senate colleagues to call on Congress to take the necessary actions to avoid increasing student interest loan rates on thousands of New York college students. If action is not taken by July 1, interest rates on students in New York and across the country will double to almost 7%, costing the average college graduate more than $4,000.
To show your support for Senator Skelos' pledge to keep student loan interest rates affordable, sign the petition below to send a message to Washington.
I agree with you Senator Skelos -- Enough is Enough! The Federal government has been hammering New Yorkers with higher and higher taxes for far too long, and I strongly oppose the new “double-taxation” scheme now being considered in Washington D.C.
New York is facing one of the most significant economic challenges in recent history. That’s why – in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo – we took decisive action during this year’s Legislative Session to help revitalize our economy and create new job opportunities here in New York State.
Taken together, these changes and reforms represent one of the boldest job-creation plans New York State has enacted in decades. That’s good news – especially in terms of our efforts to create new jobs here right on Long Island. But more needs to be done. As we continue to work to strengthen New York’s economy, I would like to find out your opinion on a few key items that will be discussed in the coming months.
"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson
With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.
My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.