Incentives Could Create Thousands of New Jobs; U.S. Senate Passes Similar Plan
State Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, Senator Marty Golden and members of the Senate Republican Conference announced today that legislation to create thousands of new jobs and turn around the state’ economy has been introduced. The jobs plan provides tax credits to businesses that create new jobs, eliminates the state corporate franchise tax for small businesses, and rolls back the personal income tax surcharge that hit small businesses last year.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will be hosting a dinner and awards ceremony to recognize individuals who have contributed to the success of community events hosted locally last year including the Summer Concert Series, the Easter Egg Hunts, the 2009 Halloween Walk, the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies and those who have volunteered and become part of CERT 1 NYC.
Certificates of Achievement will be awarded by Senator Marty Golden.
Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), together with the Chinese American Partnership, today announced plans to host their Annual Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601-80th Street in Brooklyn.
The celebration will include cultural performances and food, entertainment, and the distribution of important community information. Senator Golden will honor local leaders at the event with proclamations from the New York State Senate. A lucky drawing will also be held for prizes.
Kicks-Off On-line Petition Drive To Protest Withholding of Tax Refunds
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator George Winner, S. 3985, that requires the Commissioner of the New York State Taxation and Finance to provide for the payment of State tax refunds within 30 days of the Department’s receipt of a taxpayer’s tax return unless there is a discrepancy.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has awarded $1.2 million in capital funding to six schools in his district.
Senator Golden has awarded $200,000 to the following schools in Districts 20, 21 and 22 including Public School 215, Intermediate School 278, Public School 112, Intermediate School 187, Public School 104 and Public School 185. The capital grants have been allocated to each school to support a variety of projects including labs, various infrastructure projects, and computers.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, today joined his colleagues in voting to approve a State Senate Resolution (J3889) calling on the Obama Administration to move the 9/11 terror trials of New York without delay. The New York State Senate's action follows in the wake of the President's refusal this past Sunday to commit to moving the trial out of New York.
Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) issued the following statement in response to Governor Paterson’s proposed “improvements” to the MTA mobility tax in his 21-day amendments to the 2010-2011 Executive Budget:
“One would never know that Governor David Paterson used to represent part of New York City as a member of the State Senate. This proposal is anything but an “improvement” for New York City. It is more like another step toward asking businesses in the Big Apple to close and for even more jobs be lost under his watch.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation in March at both of his district offices.
Senator Golden Plans Visits to Local Bus Stops to Mobilize Community Against Planned Express Bus Service Cuts
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will begin distributing a survey at local express bus stops to riders of the X 27/X37 and the X 28/X38 bus routes in an effort to mobilize commuters against planned service cuts.
Senator Golden Named to New Medicaid Fraud Task Force
Albany- In an effort to strengthen the state’s efforts to fight Medicaid fraud, which is driving up spending and taxes at the state and local levels, Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos today announced the creation of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud, appointing Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) to serve as a member.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd Senate District) today issued the following statement in response to Governor David Paterson’s proposal to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores across the State of New York:“Governor Paterson is again proposing to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores across New York State.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today reminding eligible New Yorkers to file for the Earned Income Tax Credit, as part of the nationwide campaign designating January 29, 2010, “EITC Awareness Day”.The Earned Income Tax is a refundable credit for low income employees, designed to help eligible taxpayers lower their taxes or receive refunds. National estimates indicate that 15 to 20 percent of eligible workers do not claim their Earned Income Tax Credit benefits at the federal or municipal level. Last year, the average EITC amount was $2,000.
Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I – Brooklyn) has called for the immediate expulsion of Senator Hiram Monserrate. Golden’s call follows recent reports where Monserrate has compared himself to fallen civil rights workers, and the introduction of a resolution to expel Senator Monserrate from the State Senate.
Senator Golden on Inside City Hall discussing the budget proposal announced by Governor David Paterson on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Follow the link to see the video. http://ny1.com/content/112392/story