KRUEGER SLAMS TAX CAP-State Sen. Liz Krueger joined the majority of the Democratic conference who pledged to vote against Gov. David Paterson’s property tax cap bill in an upcoming special session. The bill is supported by Senate Republicans and four Democrats.
The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform has received a staff report detailing the key findings and conclusions from its public hearings on New York State’s businesses tax in Rochester on April 30 and New York City on May 21.
(Albany, New York)—As the legislature began budget hearings today, State Senator Liz Krueger (Vice-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee) called on the legislature to ensure that the final state budget is balanced fairly and equitably with regards to local governments.
Whether you are planning for your retirement or already receiving senior benefits and entitlement, this will be an important conversation. For those of you who are not yet retired, you will learn what kind of government income and benefits you can look forward to receiving. And, for those of you who are already retired, you will be able to find out if you are receiving everything to which you are entitled.
Presenters: Joint Public Affairs Committee for Older Adults (JPAC) & The Medicare Rights Center
Two-year, GAAP & Performance Based Budgeting, June 1 Fiscal YearKey Reforms to End Albany’s Decades of Fiscal Dysfunction
(Albany, NY) State Senator Liz Krueger today unveiled comprehensive reforms to fix the State’s broken budget process and give New Yorkers a fiscally responsible budget. For decades, Albany ignored the need for wholesale changes to the budget process, instead opting for quick fix gimmicks and government by guesswork. Within their first term in the Majority, Senate Democrats created a 7-point legislative package, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) which provides for long-term financial planning, the enactment of stricter accounting principles, and mandates stringent standards of accountability for State-financed programs and services.
Advocates, good government groups and even Planned Parenthood are cheering Liz Krueger’s replacement of Carl Kruger as ranking member on the Finance Committee, despite a widely held belief that her impact on the budget will be slight at best.
“Senator Krueger has shown herself to be open to new ideas, innovation and reform,” said Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York. “I think that the Finance Committee is a place that could use more innovation and an open, creative attitude.”
Sean Barry of VOCAL-NY said that despite having similar names, Krueger is “the polar opposite” of Kruger.