Hauppauge, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) will announce the introduction of legislation to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax. This announcement comes on the heels of months of studying, listening and learning about the MTA and their financial situation.
Senator Zeldin will be making this announcement on the steps of the State Office Building in Hauppauge. Joining Senator Zeldin will be Co-prime sponsor Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola). This legislation will be introduced in the Assembly by Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Westchester).
The MTA Payroll Tax is a job killing tax that, in 2009, was placed on every business, school, local government, nonprofit and hospital in Suffolk County and throughout the 12 county MTA region.
Hauppauge, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) will be holding a press conference on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at 1 PM, to call for the repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax. The event will take place at Pride Products, a local company paying the MTA Payroll Tax.
The MTA Payroll Tax is a tax which was placed on every business, school, local government, nonprofit and hospital in Suffolk County, costing Suffolk County Taxpayers more than $163,636,074 since 2009.
Hauppauge, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) will be holding a press conference on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 1 PM, to announce the introduction of the Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act. The event will take place at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, NY. The family of Specialist Thomas Wilwerth, along with dozens of Veterans, are expected to attend in support.
Hauppauge, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) will be holding his first press conference as State Senator on Saturday, February 26 at 1 PM. The event will take place at the 2011 Suffolk County Boat and Sport Fishing Show in Brentwood, NY. Dozens of Long Islanders are expected to attend in support of the repeal of the Saltwater Fishing License fee. This fee was enacted by the New York State Legislature two years ago and has been resented by Long Islanders ever since. Senator Zeldin is expected to announce legislation to repeal it.
WHO: Senator Lee M. Zeldin and members of the Long Island fishing community
In 2010, the State Education Department secured Race to the Top Funding from the U.S. Department of Education. In exchange for $700 Million in funding, the state education department made various commitments related to educational standards, testing, a teacher evaluation system, and data collection.