As we rapidly approach the New Year, I just wanted to touch base to let you know that a number of new laws will be taking effect on January 1, 2015. These include:
Hire a Veteran Tax Credit – Starting next year, businesses can receive a tax credit for hiring and employing a qualified veteran. The credit is equal to 10 percent of the total amount of wages paid to the qualified veteran during their first full year of employment. If the veteran is disabled, the credit amount is increased to 15 percent. The credit is capped at $5,000 per veteran or $15,000 per disabled veteran. Any unused credit may be carried forward to the following three years.
Today two members of the NYPD were brutally killed in an apparent execution in Brooklyn. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families and all members of the department trying to keep our city safe.
Its unfortunate that our city has back tracked on 40 years of police relations.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join the parents, friends and supporters of Pietro Joseph Scarso, a local 5 year old boy fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, at a press event tomorrow, Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. to mark the fundraising and public awareness campaign, “PJ’s for PJ”.
The press availability will take place at Pietro’s school, Stepping Stones – The Next Step, located at 9321 Ridge Boulevard in Brooklyn. All of the students will be dressed in their pajamas and have made a donation to Pietro’s Fight.
25 schools in total are participating in this community wide pajama party and fundraiser tomorrow.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Member of the MTA Capital Review Board, released the following testimony given to the MTA at their hearing in Brooklyn regarding the proposed fare hikes:
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following his learning that the Federal Emergency Management Agency may not necessarily take into account coastal protections like dunes and sea walls when calculating flood insurance costs for residents:
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is commending Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for ensuring New York State’s commitment to those who have fallen ill in the wake of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero, and signing S7628-A/A9562-A into law.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement following last night’s fire in an illegally subdivided building on Flatbush Avenue that killed one and injured fifteen:
“The issues surrounding illegal conversions overtaking communities in our City, including in my district in Southwest Brooklyn, has been the topic of many conversations amongst my colleagues in government, community organizations and residents. Last night’s fire on Flatbush Avenue, which resulted in a loss of life and many injured, further highlights the need for Mayor Bill de Blasio to create a multi-agency task force to address this issue.
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Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who this week is delivering turkeys to local food pantries and senior centers in preparation for Thanksgiving, is today announcing his plans to host two Christmas tree lightings which promise to bring holiday cheer and excitement, with a special visit from Santa Claus and hot chocolate for all.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined with Pietro’s Fight, in announcing a fundraising and public awareness campaign, “PJ’S for PJ”, set for December 18th, to help in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Senator Golden was joined by Pietro Joseph Scarso, his parents Dayna and Manni, Pietro’s Fight Co-Chair Samantha Altilio, and Aimee Pomaro, representing Tiny Tots Playhouse.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Chairman of the State Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee and member of the Veteran and Military Affairs Committee, today has issued the following statement following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s veto of legislation he co-sponsored, S. 7839/A. 6974, that would amend the New York State Military Service Credit Law to authorize state and municipal pension credits for peacetime military service.