ALBANY, NY (6/15/2011) – The State Senate acted today to forensically audit the MTA (S4637-A7856) and also passed a proposal that will save payroll taxpayers in New York’s Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MTCD) $841 million a year, including an immediate savings of $111.8 million for small businesses and $73 million for schools. The MTA Payroll Tax Repeal (S5596-A8193), announced by Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) at a press conference last week, will eliminate the MTA Payroll Tax for schools and small businesses on January 1, 2012.
Albany, N.Y. – (06/25/11) – It’s the end of a five year battle for Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) who is proud to announce the passage of an historic piece of legislation that caps property taxes in New York State. The bill (S.5856), which Senator Ball began advocating for during his days in the Assembly, will cap property taxes to 2 percent, plus provide local schools and governments with badly needed mandate relief.
What does tax cap and mandate relief mean for New Yorkers?
Albany, N.Y. – (06/30/11) – Last week, the New York State Legislature made history, passing a Property Tax Cap bill (S.5856) that includes much needed mandate relief for local schools and governments. Now that the legislation is on its way to becoming law, a lot of New Yorkers want to know what it means for them. Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), who has been fighting for a property tax cap since his days in the New York State Assembly, is taking the time to break down the legislation and ask New Yorkers for their input.
7/7/2011 - New York state’s first ever property tax cap was passed recently, bringing some relief to one of the country’s highest-taxed areas. Approved on June 24, the bill limits property tax levy increases to 2% or the rate of inflation, whichever is less.
7/5/2011 - The new property tax cap, which limits annual increases to the lesser of 2 percent or inflation – contains several provisions that relief municipalities and school districts relief from state mandates. The question, however, is whether or not they go far enough.
7/3/2011 – Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a group of local lawmakers gathered on the lawn of a Pleasantville home last week to symbolically sign legislation creating the state’s first cap on annual property tax increases. The signing was at the home of Russell and Tara Klein, who said they pay more than $16,000 in property taxes each year. …
High property taxes and pension costs were two main points of discussion at the Lewisboro Library on Monday night, when New York State Senator Greg Ball discussed his political goals and concerns with the Town Board.
Financial issues were among several topics talked about at the board’s meeting as part of Senator Ball’s “Town Hall Tour,” which began with Lewisboro and will include all 22 towns in his 40th District.
Brewster, N.Y. – (08/12/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is renewing his call for an immediate full forensic audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). This, in the wake of the recent resignation of MTA Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Jay Walder, and the impending appointment of a new leader by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.