“The April 1 budget deadline is nearing at lightning speed. The need to stay focused on adopting a state budget by that time is my number one priority and should be for the entire Legislature,” said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle wants New York State residents to be aware that “Amanda’s Law” became effective February 22, 2010. The law requires all residences with appliances, devices, or systems that emit carbon monoxide to have a carbon monoxide detector installed.
“The MTA payroll tax is unfair on its face and should be repealed,” said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle. “Simply put, the MTA’s fiscal problems cannot and should not be shouldered by suburban businesses that are already shortchanged by unfair MTA budget allocations and are struggling to keep their heads above water in a bad economy.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle called the closing of New York State Parks “the wrong strategy at the wrong time. It is a bad move, particularly in tough economic times when ‘staycations’ are quickly becoming the only affordable getaway for many of our residents.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle’s annual Environmental Roundtable provided the opportunity for the Senator and his Assembly colleagues, Marc Alessi (left) and Fred Thiele (right), to hear from organizations and concerned individuals about environmental issues impacting the First Senate District.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is encouraging taxpayers to file their 2010 personal income tax returns electronically. The Department of Taxation and Finance has reported that nearly 95 percent of New York taxpayers are filing electronically with no adverse effects.
“The thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers go out to the people of Haiti who are suffering through the aftermath of several earthquakes. New Yorkers have a long and proud tradition of providing aid and relief to those in need. Communities across our state are now pulling together to offer hel
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has introduced legislation to convene a limited constitutional convention for the purpose of providing a process that would bring about real property tax reform. Homeowners and businesses are overburdened by ever-increasing property taxes and can no longer afford to stay in New York
As 2009 comes to an end, many people are preparing to make New Year resolutions that will hopefully improve their lives and the world as a whole. In keeping with this New Year’s tradition, I would like to share some initiatives I hope to see resolved during the coming year.