The 2013-14 State Budget fully funds the EPIC prescription drug program, helping 270,000 seniors with the high costs of their prescription drugs. The State Budget also delivers $912 million in property tax relief to senior homeowners as part of the Enhanced STAR program.
The 2013-14 State Budget provides more than $1 billion in tax relief over three years for middle-class families to make up for the value of child tax credits eroded by inflation and continues the lowest personal income tax rates in 60 years.
Senator Ranzenhofer updates his constituents on what's going on in the State Capitol, including the Family Tax Relief Act, efforts to reinstate the STAR rebate check program, and the "Grown in NY" Plan.
Albany, N.Y. - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer outlines some of the major items included in the recently unveiled "Grown in NY" plan. The plan would strengthen New York's $5.2 billion agriculture industry by expanding markets for New York-grown products, improving the bottom lines of family farms and investing in the future of farming. Click here for more information about the "Grown in NY" plan.
Senator Ranzenhofer makes comments on the floor of the State Senate regarding the "New Jobs-NY" Job Creation plan. The plan passed the State Senate on May 30. The bills have been sent to the State Assembly.
Senator Ranzenhofer announced the pending Senate action on the bill at a Capitol news conference yesterday where he was joined by Elaine O’Toole of Tonawanda, the cousin of Constance Shepherd, and by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, who is sponsoring the bill in the Assembly.
Senator Ranzenhofer discusses action taken by the Governor and State Legislature to eliminate the State sales tax on clothing purchases. As of April 1st, clothing and footwear purchases up to $110 are not subject to New York State sales tax. Click here for more information.