While Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today voted in support of a property tax cap, the amendment he offered would have provided greater relief for homeowners. Senator LaValle proposed capping the growth in property tax levies at 2.5 percent or 120 percent of the consumer price index (CPI), whichever is lower. The measure that ultimately passed the Senate provides a 4 percent school tax cap or 120 percent of the CPI.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle was pleased to learn that $2 million in state funds he previously secured for Suffolk County’s Rails to Trails program has been reinstated by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) on its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like to make people aware of the New York State Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which offers income-eligible households free help with reducing energy consumption and improving home safety. “As the record-breaking temperatures make for the coldest days of winter, many homeowners realize the need for energy saving measures,” said Senator LaValle. “However, many people cannot afford the costly repairs that would be required to make their home more energy efficient.”
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the New York State Department of Civil Service will offer a new Correction Officer examination on April 4, 2009. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 17, 2009. Candidates must be 21 years of age on or before the date of their appointment.