Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Budget agreement reached last night includes a measure to eliminate the State portion of the sales tax on clothing and shoes under $110 permanently here in New York effective April 1st.State Senator Marty Golden stated, "Consumers have been burdened by the sales tax for too long and our local businesses are suffering because of it. Eliminating the State sales tax is a common sense approach to spurring an unprecedented level of economic growth in communities throughout the State.
The 2006-07 State budget agreed on by the Senate and Assembly includes substantial tax cuts for working families and businesses totaling over $4 billion.Senator Golden’s efforts to eliminate the sales tax on clothing under $110, reduce property taxes and abolish the marriage penalty will provide relief for the working families of our community. The tax cuts also help the small businesses by encouraging the community to buy locally.
The budget agreed on by the Legislature represents a tremendous victory for the schools, students, teachers and families of New York City. The budget agreement includes significant increases in funding to improve New York City Schools and ensure that our students receive a sound basic education in state of the art schools.The budget authorizes $11.2 billion over five years for new school construction, exceeding the amounts proposed in related court decisions.
New York, NY—Feb. 24…State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today charged that Cablevision’s proposed development of the West Side Rail Yard would be financed on the backs of New York City taxpayers because Cablevision saves more money each year through an "outdated" real estate tax exemption for Madison Square Garden than it would contribute annually to the MTAunder its West Side proposal.Madison Square Garden, which is owned by Cablevision, pays no real estate tax.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District), today is announcing that he has secured over $60,000 in the 2007-2008 State Budget to support 26 local baseball and sports programs throughout the neighborhood. The funding has been awarded towards the purchase of supplies and equipment for the various teams.
Senator Marty Golden stated, "As the superstars of the Mets and Yankees are back on the field, wooing the crowds at both Shea and Yankee Stadium, so are the superstars and the talented youth of our community.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, in conjunction with My Medicare Matters and the Medicare Rights Center is holding a free registration for Medicare Part D on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the Bay Ridge Manor located at 476-76th Street from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Brooklyn- First aid information is valuable for people of all ages, according to health professionals at HealthCare Partners IPA. That’s why HealthCare Partners IPA is joining Senator Martin J. Golden and the American Red Cross to host two free “Health & Safety Workshops” for seniors.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing that he will be honoring four local leaders in conjunction with the celebration of Irish Heritage Month tomorrow, Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), along with the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Parks Task Force and CERT 1 NYC, today are announcing that plans are being made to host three Easter Egg Hunts throughout the community, to offer the children and families of the neighborhood an opportunity to have an enjoyable and fun filled afternoon.The events are scheduled as possible:*April 1st-1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Seth Low Park, Bay Parkway and 75th Street*April 2nd-2:00 p.m.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden recently hosted a celebration honoring the following women at an event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Women’s History Month at the Bay Ridge Manor.
In his remarks, Senator Golden stated, "During Women's History Month, we celebrate the many accomplishments of our Nation's women. Women are leaders in American business, government, law, science, medicine, the arts, education, and many other fields.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), today being the first day of Spring, is announcing that he is seeking community input in an effort to repair local streets and roadways in the coming weeks following the cold and snowy days of winter.
Senator Marty Golden stated, "As the fresh air of Spring is upon us, as we will soon begin to see the flowers bloom, this is the time for us as a community to focus our attention on repairing the condition of the streets on which we live, work and attend school.
Albany- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate Committee on Local Government has approved legislation this morning which begins the process of regulating the installation of cellular phone towers and antennas in New York City.
Senate Bill 6006 introduced by Senator Golden, seeks to prohibit the erection of cellular towers or antennas within five hundred feet of a school building in New York City.
Albany- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate Committee on Local Government anticipates passage of legislation tomorrow, which begins the process of regulating the installation of cellular phone towers and antennas in New York City.
The legislation before the Committee tomorrow, S. 6006 introduced by Senator Golden, seeks to prohibit the erection of cellular towers or antennas within five hundred feet of a school building in New York City.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today in conjunction with the celebration of Women’s History Month, named Brooklyn native Gertrude Caroline Ederle an Historic New York Woman of Distinction. "Gertrude Caroline Ederle helped pave the way for greater equality and became an inspiration for young women across our nation. I am proud to honor Mrs.
Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a former New York City Police Officer and member of the Senate Education Committee, joined with his colleagues in passing legislation (S.3678), sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-C, Poughkeepsie), that would allow violent or disruptive students to be transferred for disciplinary reasons into a different educational setting that would benefit both them and their classmates."This legislation would permit school officials to transfer violent or severely disruptive students as an alternative disciplinary measure, whil
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden joined the New York State Senate in passing a bill that provides for additional penalties for convictions of drunk or drugged driving where a child under the age of 17 is a passenger. Senator Marty Golden, a former New York City Police Officer stated, "Endangering the welfare of a child by operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol is reprehensible and irresponsible, and therefore, we will not tolerate it.
State Senator Martin Golden (Brooklyn) was pleased today at the withdrawal of legislation, crafted by Senate Minority Leader David Paterson, which would have required police officers to use non-lethal force when confronted by armed criminals. Senator Golden believes the ‘shoot-to-maim’ legislation was not only misguided but, fundamentally flawed."I am shocked by the ridiculous notion of this legislation.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced the findings of a study conducted at his request by the New York City Independent Budget Office finding that New Yorkers are more likely to be found not guilty for parking violations when they appeal in person as opposed to by mail.
The survey results show a significant difference in outcomes between in-person hearing and hearings-by-mail in 2005.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), who is in Albany today, issued the following statement in response to the call of local parents urging more State funds be directed to New York City public schools:"Last year, I fought for multiple changes in the building aid formula to increase the amount the City receives in State aid for Capital projects, and each day, I work to insure that the maximum amount of money is awarded to New York City from New York State for school construction.