Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he shares Governor Paterson’s concerns about New York State’s budget deficit that ‘we have to act now – not tomorrow, not next week, not next year.’ “This deficit is a very real problem that will only compound if we don’t deal with it now,” said Senator LaValle.
“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 today announced that he opposed the Senate Democrats’ budget resolution, which was prepared in complete secrecy, leaving no time for public review and little time for questions and debate. Even a quick assessment of their budget reveals that their priorities are wrong and their numbers don’t add up.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is infuriated that the Democrats, who control every level of government in Albany, would rather talk about what happened 40 years ago instead of accepting responsibility for what they have done today.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is concerned that, as the Democrats continue to pass budget extenders, they are attempting to fill a huge budget gap with taxes, borrowing, and fiscal gimmicks that will cost taxpayers dearly.
New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I – Port Jefferson) said he voted today for the Senate Majority’s Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011. LaValle said the three-part plan encourages the creation of new, private-sector jobs and ensures fiscal responsibility, including the enactment of a two percent state spending cap requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.
The people of the First Senatorial District made it abundantly clear during the last election cycle,” LaValle said, “No new taxes and we need jobs, jobs, jobs.”
New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle sent an e-mail to constituents today asking what questions they have about the State budget.The e-mail asks that questions be posted to the Senator's YouTube channel where they will be answered via video reply in about two weeks.The Senator's e-mail to constituents is below, with the link for posting a question.Dear Neighbor, In the last month many of you responded to my community survey about the issues that impact upon your daily lives the most – the results of which I will release shortly.
New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the New York State Senate acted on its budget resolution - - a fiscally sound plan that reduces spending, rejects tax increases and makes responsible investments in New York’s future.
The Senate budget largely mirrors the priorities outlined in Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget and will serve as a roadmap to the enactment of a responsible, on-time budget.
The Senate budget closes a $10 billion budget deficit without raising taxes, and allows the personal income tax (PIT) surcharge to sunset as scheduled so small businesses and others can get back to creating jobs for workers.