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SENATE GIVES FINAL LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL TO BILLS LIMITING MILITARY FUNERAL PROTESTS

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval to two measures that offer additional buffers and restrictions for protests or demonstrations seeking to disrupt military funerals, burials or memorial services. The bills, sponsored by Senators Lee Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) and Joseph Griffo (R-C, Rome), balance the constitutional right of free speech with the ability of families to respectfully mourn the individuals who gave their lives in service to our country.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin and The National Federation of Independent Businesses Call on The State Assembly to Pass MTA Payroll Tax Repeal

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C- East Patchogue) and the National Federation of Independent Businesses today continued to keep the pressure on Assembly Majority Speaker Silver in calling for an up or down vote on legislation to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax before the end of session.

S.5596-A/A.8193-A passed the New York State Senate in a bi-partisan vote of 40-22. The bill was introduced in the Assembly by Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Rye). Co-sponsored include Assembly Members Dean Murray (R, C- East Patchogue), Al Graf (R, C- Holbrook), Dan Losquadro (R, C- Shoreham), Marcus Molinaro (R, I, C-Red Hook), Jim Conte (R, I, C, WF-Huntington Station), Mike Spano(D-Yonkers) and Fred Thiele (I- Sag Harbor).

June 16, 2011
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SENATOR ZELDIN AND SENATE COLLEAGUES PASS MTA PAYROLL TAX REPEAL

Removing Payroll Tax Burden Will Help Businesses Create Jobs 

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.5596A/ A.8193A) to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax, easing an enormous financial burden that has caused job losses and hurt businesses across the downstate region. The bill, which has strong support from business organizations including the Business Council of New York State and the National Federatin of Independent Businesses, is sponsored by Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Senator Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola) and other Senators representing the 12-county MTA region. 

June 15, 2011
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Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Supports MTA Tax Repeal Legislation

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I –Shirley) and Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council is supporting their MTA Payroll Tax Repeal legislation (S.5596/A.8193).

The Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council released the following statement:

The metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax (“MTA tax”) of a .34 percent of a payroll is a onerous burden on Long Island hospitals and health systems, costing more than $10 Million this year. The Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council strongly supports this bill, which would phase out the MTA tax for all employers on Long Island by 2014.

June 14, 2011
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Tax Relief Now Supports MTA Tax Repeal Legislation

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I -Shirley) announced that Tax Relief Now is supporting his MTA Payroll Tax Repeal legislation (S.5596/A.8193).

Tax Relief Now released the following statement: 

June 14, 2011
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New York State Catholic Conference Supports MTA Tax Repeal Legislation

Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I –Shirley) and Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the New York State Catholic Conference is supporting their MTA Payroll Tax Repeal legislation (S.5596/A.8193).

The New York State Catholic Conference released the following statement:

The above-referenced legislation makes changes to various financing provisions relating to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and in so doing, explicitly exempts public school districts, BOCES, and Special Act School Districts, as well as religious and independent schools from being subject to the MTA payroll tax.

The NYS Catholic Conference strongly supports this measure.

June 14, 2011
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Senator Zeldin Announces Senate Passage of His Legislation Restricting a Registered Sex Offender from Residing Within 500 Feet of a School

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) announced that the New York State Senate last night passed his legislation that restricts a registered sex offender from residing within 500 feet of a school.

“This legislation will help ensure that our children are protected,” said Senator Zeldin.

June 14, 2011
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The Empire State Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Supports MTA Tax Repeal Legislation

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I –Shirley) announced that The Empire State Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors is supporting his MTA Payroll Tax Repeal legislation (S.5596/A.8193).

The Empire State Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement:

June 13, 2011
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Harry Wilson Endorses MTA Tax Repeal Legislation

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I –Shirley) announced that Harry Wilson, former 2010 candidate for New York State Comptroller and Corporate Restructuring Expert has endorsed his MTA Payroll Tax Repeal legislation (S.5596/A.8193).

Harry Wilson released the following statement:

June 13, 2011
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New York Farm Bureau Supports MTA Tax Repeal Legislation

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I –Shirley) announced that the New York Farm Bureau  is supporting his MTA Payroll Tax Repeal legislation (S.5596/A.8193).

New York Farm Bureau released the following statement:

June 10, 2011
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Bi-Partisan Group of Lawmakers Announce Agreement on Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals

 

Albany, NY- A bi-partisan group of lawmakers, including Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Senator Joseph Griffo (R, C, I- Rome), Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Staten Island) and Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C- East Patchogue) announced today a agreement on legislation to limit protests at Military Funerals (The Dignity Act).

June 10, 2011
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Long Island Business News Supports MTA Payroll Tax Repeal Legislation

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I –Shirley) announced that the Long Island Business News  wrote an editorial in today’s paper supporting his and Senator Jack Martins’ MTA Payroll Tax Repeal legislation (S.5596/A.8193).

Long Island Business News: Editorial: Right track

June 10, 2011
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Senator Zeldin Honors George W. Egan

George W. Egan was born and raised in Queens Village (Queens County) New York.Mr. Egan enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1963. He completed basic training in Fort Dix, New Jersey, and advanced armor training in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was assigned as M.O.S. 11E20 Armored Vehicle Crewman.He was assigned to BCA/1st BN 15th Armor 1st Cavalry Division (DMZ) Korea January 1964 – January 1965. Assigned to CO. 4th BN 68th Armor 82nd ABN Division Fort Bragg, North Carolina from January 1965 – July 1965, when his unit was deactivated. He was then assigned to Medical Co., Womack Army Hospital, also at Fort Bragg. Separated from active service on August 26, 1966 with new M.O.S. 76J 20 Medical Supply Specialist, Rank Specialist 4-E-4.

June 9, 2011
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GrowPAC Endorses MTA Tax Repeal Legislation

Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I –Shirley) announced that GrowPAC, a political organization dedicated to renewing America’s commitment to smaller government, individual freedom, private sector growth and strong national security has endorsed his MTA Payroll Tax Repeal legislation (S.5596/A.8193).

GrowPAC released the following statement:

June 8, 2011
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New York State Conservative Party Endorses MTA Tax Repeal Legislation

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I –Shirley) announced that the New York State Conservative Party has endorsed his MTA Payroll Tax Repeal legislation (S.5596/A.8193).

The New York State Conservative Party released the following statement:

Brooklyn, NY -- The New York State Conservative Party issued the following Legislative Memo today, strongly supporting Sen. Lee Zeldin’s proposed bill to immediately cut parts of the onerous MTA payroll tax and gradually reduce the tax in the seven counties surrounding New York City. The memo follows:

June 7, 2011
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