On this week’s Your Voice program, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses the Senate’s budget resolution, which provides tax relief to middle-class families, helps create jobs in New York state, and restores proposed funding cuts to the Office for People with Disabilities. He also talks about education aid, Medicaid reform and support for struggling municipalities.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R,I,C) announced that more than $3.4 million in state funds will be allocated to the 50th Senate District for road and bridge repairs as part of the 2013-14 Budget under the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS).
“I am pleased to see an increase in the amount of money provided for road and bridge repair for the first time in five years,” said State Senate Finance Chairman John A. DeFrancisco. “We desperately need these infrastructure improvements for communities throughout our state, and these projects will help to create local jobs and stimulate the economy.”
On this week's Your Voice program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco talks about transportation budget bills, including the increase in funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, known as CHIPS.
On this week's Your Voice cable program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses increased funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, known as CHIPS. These funds will directly go to local governments for highway, bridge and road repairs. Senator DeFrancisco also talks about the Legislature's rejection of proposed restrictions on plea bargaining, and a measure to provide school districts with more flexibility when hiring retired police officers for school protection.
On this program of Your Voice in Albany, I explain how the new State Budget will impact health care, education and funding for people with disabilities. I also discuss certain tax credits that could help businesses offset an increase in the minimum wage.
The 2013-2014 State Budget is a fiscally responsible budget that will control spending, cut taxes and keep New York State moving in the right direction. It is the third consecutive on-time budget.
New legislation will require all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive STAR exemptions in 2014 and subsequent years. For more information on the STAR program, please click here.
For further details on the overall 2013-2014 State Budget, please click on the image below.