On Oct. 13, 2009, the Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held a roundtable in Albany on evaluating the needs for and costs of New York State's property tax exemptions. The Select Committee discussed this issue with 18 experts primarily representing local government, economic development and nonprofit organizations from around the state.
Posted by Liz Krueger on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) released today a comprehensive report by the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform on New York State’s property tax exemption system and its impacts on taxpayers. The report, which is based on oral and written statements from the Select Committee's October 13 roundtable in Albany, explores why the Legislature has struggled with controlling the growth of these exemptions over the past three decades.
In his State of the State address in January, Governor Cuomo proposed a comprehensive Women’s Equality Act, bringing together a number of key measures that have failed to move in Albany in the past, including protecting a women's freedom of choice, achieving pay equity, stopping sexual harassment, and ending family status, source-of-income, and pregnancy discrimination.
This is a comprehensive and compelling agenda, but it needs your support. Anti-choice advocates have mobilized in opposition to the reproductive health provisions of the governor’s proposal, and many other aspects of the proposal have long been obstructed by the business lobby.
Please sign Sen. Krueger's petition supporting the Women's Equality Act agenda.Your support is vital to passing this long-overdue legislation and advancing the cause of equality in New York State.