On April 30, 2009, the Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held a public hearing in Rochester to weigh the fairness of New York State's Corporate Franchise Tax and the effectivess of its tax expenditures. The Select Committee heard oral testimony from six experts and collected written testimony from several other interested parties.
Below are links for the public hearing transcript and testimony that was submitted to the Select Committee. The Select Committee's staff will issue a report detailing the key findings and conclusions from the testimony.
Four hours after a largely Latino crowd led by anti-gay Bronx Democratic State Senator Ruben Diaz gathered outside the governor's office on Third Avenue in Midtown, a crowd of marriage equality supporters rallied on Sixth Avenue a block east of Times Square.
State Sen. Liz Krueger’s bill that creates new guidelines for the re-inspection of building violations passed the Senate last week.
The bill would force the Department of Buildings to re-inspect a property within 60 days of receiving hazardous work violations. As the law stands, companies deemed hazardous by the city could abuse the self-certification rule that allows them to inform the Department of Buildings that the site is up to code.
Senator Krueger Calls it a Major Victory for Ensuring Public Safety
Albany, NY—New York City won a huge victory for construction and building safety today when the New York State Senate passed a bill creating new guidelines for the re-inspection of all hazardous violations issued by the NYC Department of Buildings (DoB) and civil penalties for hazardous violations. The bill was sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger whose district was the site of two deadly crane collapses within the last year.
The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform hears testimony at a Rochester public hearing, where experts weighted the fairness of New York State's Corporate Franchise Tax and the effectiveness of its tax expenditures in spurring economic growth. The event was held on April 30th.
Among the various groups of people who are qualified by the federal government to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits – SNAP, formerly known as food stamps – there are those who have jobs and those who don't, those who are on welfare and those who aren't, those with and without children, disabled and able-bodied.
The Senate passed a bill today that requires the NYC Department of Buildings to re-inspect construction sites that have been issued hazardous violations . There is currently no mandate in place for the buildings department to re-inspect sites that have dangerous code violations and therefore companies have little motivation to correct the problems.
The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform hears testimony examining concerns over fairness and volatility in New York State's personal income tax system. The public hearing, which explored progressive changes to the personal income tax system, was held on March 12 in Albany.
On March 12, 2009, the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held its first public hearing in Albany to explore progressive changes to New York State's personal income tax system. The Select Committee heard oral testimony from 10 experts and collected written testimony from several other interested parties.
Below are links for the transcript of the public hearing and the testimony that was submitted to the Select Committee. The Select Committee's staff will issue a report detailing the key findings and conclusions from the testimony.
The recession and its strangle hold on New York State’s traditional revenue sources have exposed vulnerabilities and inequities in the state’s tax policy. New York State’s overdependence on tax revenues from Wall Street, coupled with the mounting financial pressures on middle-income households, have created an imperative for lawmakers to reassess how and where New York State pulls its revenues.
Public school students from P.S. 77 will spend a morning learning about maple syrup's history and production through a variety of interactive workshops. Maple syrup has been a staple of New York's agricultural industry dating back to pre-colonial times. To this day the maple syrup industry in upstate New York provides many jobs and is a significant part of the State's economy.