This year’s State Budget continued middle-class tax rates at their lowest levels in 60 years, reduced taxes for small businesses under the personal income tax, and cut the corporate tax rate for manufacturers. These positive initiatives began the process of chipping away at the State’s high tax burden. New York’s last place finish, measured in business tax climate, needs to change.
Improving this ranking is critical to New York’s long-term economic growth. That is why I am pleased to announce a new State Senate report with a focus on cutting taxes has been released.
Calls for immediate action by State Education Department
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today that the Senate Education Committee has released its final report, entitled The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our Progress, after completing five statewide public hearings.
A State Senate report is out with a focus on cutting taxes. The new report calls for New York's personal income taxes, business taxes, and local property taxes to be reformed, simplified, and reduced. Overall, the recommendations in the report will help to ensure a brighter, stronger and more prosperous economy for Western New York.
Encouraging State Assembly to pass the Public Assistance Integrity Act
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today that his new petition drive, encouraging the State Assembly to pass the Public Assistance Integrity Act, has garnered more than 3,300 signatures since launching the campaign one week ago.
“Thousands of Western New York residents have added their voice to mine in calling on the State Assembly to pass a bill that protects our tax dollars,” said Ranzenhofer. “We are sending a powerful message to the State Assembly: a fraud prevention measure is needed to prohibit welfare benefits from being spent on alcohol, cigarettes and other non-essential items.”
Yes Senator, I agree with you that public assistance should not be used to purchase items such as alcohol, lottery tickets and cigarettes, and by signing this petition I encourage the State Assembly to pass the Public Assistance Integrity Act.