Stephen M. Saland's posts related to Budget

Statement from Senator Steve Saland on the Deficit Reduction Package

When I voted no on the 2009-10 State Budget which  increased spending by $12 billion and raised taxes and fees by $8.5 billion, I said it was not merely an irresponsible budget but sheer lunacy.  I warned the Democrat leadership that their out of control spending could not be sustained in this weak economy.

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STATEMENT BY SENATOR STEVE SALAND ON GOVERNOR'S BUDGET PROPOSAL

As the State continues to experience cash flow problems due to the inflated budget adopted in 2009, the Governor set a different tone this year with his Executive Budget proposal urging the Legislature to follow a path of fiscal conservatism.  While we cannot turn back the clock to erase the damage done by those who voted for the 2009 State Budget, we can hope that our State’s leaders have learned from their past mistakes.

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SALAND TO DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP: JUST SAY NO TO TAX AND FEE INCREASES

It feels like déjà vu all over again as we look at a looming budget deadline and little action from our State leaders.

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STATE BUDGET: EXPECT MORE PAIN FOR THE TAXPAYERS

Just when we thought it couldn’t get much worse, we plainly and clearly see the destructive path the State’s leadership is taking us to resolve our budget gap.  Not only is the current state budget more than two months late, the current leadership has ignored the Budget Reform law adopted in 2007.  I and my Republican colleagues have been shut out of the budget negotiation process, our list of suggested cuts have been virtually igno

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Statement from Senator Steve Saland on 2010-11 State Budget

There is good news and there is bad news.  The good news is the state budget has passed.  The bad news is the state budget has passed.

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STATE BUDGET AGREEMENT: HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Under one-party Democrat control the last two years, the State witnessed bloated spending, higher taxes and faced a $10 billion deficit.  I and my Senate Republican colleagues vowed that we would  rein in state spending and address the deficit without raising taxes.                                 

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SENATE ISSUES MID-YEAR ECONOMIC AND REVENUE REPORT

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos and Senate Finance Committee Chairman John A. DeFrancisco today released a mid-year economic and revenue forecast for New York State. A copy of the report can be found at the Senate website, www.nysenate.gov.

“This year, the Legislature and Governor worked together to close a deficit that was more than three times the size of next year’s projected deficit, and we did so without raising taxes,” Senator Skelos said. “Senate Republicans are prepared to manage next year’s budget in the same fiscally responsible manner while we focus on promoting economic growth and creating new jobs.”

Highlights of the report including the following:

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