A bipartisan group of state senators has proposed a plan to strengthen New York’s agricultural industry by providing targeted tax relief and increasing state financial support for programs expanding markets for New York-grown products.
Senator Betty Little today joined her colleagues in proposing the 2013 Family Tax Relief Act. The plan would increase existing child tax credits and the state’s dependent exemption for income taxes and restore funding for the STAR rebate check.
Minority and woman-owned businesses interested in learning how to become certified to do business with New York State are invited to attend a public forum in Lake Placid on Friday March 1. The meeting is being co-hosted by Senator Betty Little, Empire State Development and the Adirondack Economic Development Corporation.
Youth bureau lobbies in Albany – Members of the Washington County Youth Bureau are pictured with Senator Betty Little on Tuesday, February 12 in Albany. The students met with Little to discuss funding for youth programs, gun control and raising the state’s minimum wage. Pictured from left are: Emily Campbell, Erica Reynolds, Kassondra Ambrosi, Program Coordinator Kevin Ely, Senator Little and Phil Hicks.
State Senator Betty Little has been reappointed chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee for the 2013-14 legislative session, a position she has held the past two years.
“Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget is much of what I expected with a continued focus on the economy and a commitment to not increase taxes. The less than two percent spending increase reflects the fact that revenues are still weak. The good news is the size of this year’s budget deficit is much more manageable than the previous two indicating that our current budget has been fiscally responsible.
“The vast majority of constituents who called and emailed my office did so in opposition to the proposed gun control measures. I think we should have taken more time to consider the impact of the legislation on those who have been and would continue to be lawful in their ownership and use of firearms.