Stephen M. Saland's posts related to Community Reinvestment

SENATE PASSES $3.3 BILLION TAX CUT & JOB CREATION PLAN

Bill Cuts Taxes for 4.4 Million New Yorkers; Repeals MTA Payroll Tax for Most Businesses; Reduces Taxes on Manufacturers; Invests in Job Creation & Retention

(12/07/11) - The New York State Senate today passed the Middle Class Tax Cut and Job Creation Plan that will reduce taxes for millions of hardworking, middle-class taxpayers to their lowest levels in more than half a century. In addition, the comprehensive plan will help strengthen our economy and create new jobs by eliminating the job-killing MTA payroll tax for more than 78 percent of the small employers that pay the tax. The plan will provide a total of more than $3.3 billion in tax relief to individuals and businesses.

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SENATOR SALAND'S STATEMENT ON AID FOR RECENT TORNADO VICTIMS

Recent tornadoes have caused extensive damage throughout the heartland of America. Five states (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, and Georgia) have reported deaths, totaling at least 38 victims. Many local governments and voluntary agencies are providing shelter for disaster survivors displaced by the storms, but the road to recovery will be a long one and further assistance is always welcome.

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POUGHKEEPSIE CITY WATERFRONT PARK GAINS TRACTION

Written by John Davis, Poughkeepsie Journal, June 26, 2012

A waterfront public park could open in 2013 if the sale of a historic City of Poughkeepsie parcel to the Dyson Foundation continues to move forward.

Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly and Senate last week adopted home-rule legislation authorizing the city to sell the Upper Landing parcel to the Millbrook-based philanthropic organization.  State Sen. Steve Saland, R-Poughkeepsie, and Assemblyman Frank Skartados, D-Milton, spearheaded the passing of the bills in both chambers of the Legislature.

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SENATOR SALAND GETS FOUR LOCAL BILLS SIGNED

Senator Stephen Saland (R,I,C - Poughkeepsie) announced today that four local bills have been signed into law. Three of the bills relate to local library districts, while the fourth seeks to address the needs of areas located within the Hudson Valley Greenway. Each piece of legislation was brought to the attention of the Senator at the request of the respective localities.

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