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Stephen M. Saland

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GOVERNOR’S MTA PLAN: ADDING INSULT TO INJURY

Finally, the Governor admits that the MTA payroll tax HE advanced is indeed unfair.

February 17, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR SALAND ON THE EXPULSION OF HIRAM MONSERRATE

Today, the Senate voted to expel Hiram Monserrate as a member of the New York State Senate.  It is unfortunate that the Senate was compelled to take this action as a result of Hiram Monserrate’s assault upon his girlfriend, Ms. Giraldo. The crime committed was an act of domestic violence and our vote today sends a clear message that domestic violence cannot and should not be tolerated.  As a member of the Senate, Mr.

February 9, 2010
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Senator Saland Speaks on Improving State and Federal Education Policy

Senator Saland appears at the National Press Club to announce findings and provide recommendations for improved federal and state education policy.

February 3, 2010
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SENATOR SALAND ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE PLAN FOR JOB CREATION AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Senator Steve Saland (R,I, C) advanced today with his Senate Republican colleagues a comprehensive plan to create thousands of new jobs throughout the State.  The Job Creation and Retention Act would add no new spending to the state budget and would pay for itself through revenue generated by economic growth.

January 26, 2010
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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.

January 19, 2010
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SENATOR SALAND RESPONDS TO THE STATE OF THE STATE

Traditionally, the State of the State offers the Governor the opportunity to outline new programs and initiatives proposed for the coming year.  The Governor, lacking funds for new services and programs, provided a framework for ethics and campaign finance reform – issues that warrant the attention and action of the State Legislature.  The Governor is to be commended for focusing his energies on much needed reform and we should work

January 6, 2010
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Senators Saland and Fuschillo Introduce Legislation Banning Sale of Drop-Side Cribs in NYS -- Suffocation Deaths of New York State Infants Prompts Call for Proposed Law

State Senator Stephen M. Saland (R-I-C Poughkeepsie), Ranking Member of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee and Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) have introduced legislation to ban the sale of drop-side cribs in New York State, which have caused the suffocation deaths of at least two New York infants, and 11 infant fatalities nationwide. 

December 28, 2009
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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.

December 2, 2009
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Creating the Green Jobs/Green New York Program – Good for the Economy – Good for the Environment!

In October, the Green Jobs/Green New York Program was enacted into law.  This new initiative invests in a cleaner New York while at the same time creating job opportunities.  At a time when economic development is on life support, it is initiatives like this that are needed to stimulate our economy . 

December 1, 2009
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REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS

On the eleventh day of each November, we gather together to pay tribute to our brave servicemen and women, near and far, young and old.  As we reflect on the selfless and invaluable contributions of our country’s veterans, we must reaffirm our commitment to supporting veterans and their families.

November 10, 2009
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SALAND INTRODUCES BILL TO KILL PAYROLL TAX

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie), an outspoken critic of the MTA bail-out measure, unveiled a proposal to eliminate the payroll tax imposed on Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland counties.

 

November 4, 2009
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SENATOR SALAND ANNOUNCES BROADCAST FEATURING HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERTS

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) announces from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. , Wednesday, September 30th, WMHT, the Capital Region’s public broadcasting association will host an “Ask the Expert Call In Day” featuring a wide array of home improvement specialists. 

September 29, 2009
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SENATOR SALAND AND THE GREATER SOUTHERN DUTCHESS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCE THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL GOLDEN GATHERING AT ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

            Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie), along with the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce will hold the 18th Annual Golden Gathering on Saturday, September 26, 2009, at Arlington High School on Rt. 55 in Lagrangeville. The event will be held between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

September 23, 2009
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SALAND TO MTA’S NEW CHIEF: LET MY PEOPLE GO – RELEASE DUTCHESS COUNTY FROM REVENUE BONDAGE

When the Governor put forward his nominee, Jay Walder, to run the MTA, I asked the relevant Senate Committee Chairmen to hold a hearing in the Metro-North region.  Not only was the request ignored, but to add insult to injury, the Senate Democrat Leadership held a hearing on Long Island and a hearing in New York City -- basically sending a loud message to the Hudson Valley that it’s okay to take our money to support the MTA but they don’t want our input on who is charged with

September 10, 2009
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A look at major DMV fee increases that took effect Tuesday, September 1 -- fees that I voted against and that were, in effect, imposed by the New York City Democrat Leadership. Click on Join the Fight to help me fight taxes and fees!

Average vehicle registration fee went from $44 for two years to $105 for drivers living in the MTA region.  Driver's license renewal fees went from $50 for an eight-year renewal to $80.50 in the MTA region.  Trailer registration now costs $42.50 on average, up from $34.

September 8, 2009
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SENATE DEMOCRATS SEND A MESSAGE TO THE REGION’S TAXPAYERS: DROP DEAD HUDSON VALLEY

Senator Steve Saland (R,I, C – Poughkeepsie) expressed his outrage that  once again the Senate Democrat Leadership is turning its back on the people of the Hudson Valley.   It was announced last week that the Chairmen of the Senate Finance, Corporations and Transportation Committees, all Senators representing New York City, will be holding public hearings in New York City and Mineola (Long Island) to hear comments on the Governor’s nomination of

August 31, 2009
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Senator Saland Calls for Local Hearings on the Nomination of the MTA Chairman

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) has requested that a public hearing considering the Governor’s nomination for MTA Chairman be held in the Metro-North Region.  In a letter to the Chairs of the appropriate Senate Committees, Senator Saland contends that should a hearing be held in the city of New York to consider the Governor’s nominee, Jay Walder, Hudson Valley residents should be offered the same opportunity to attend a hearing in the northern counties of the Metr

August 31, 2009
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Message to the Democrat Leadership: Stop Reaching into Our Pockets!

It is truly unfathomable that the New York City politicians running this State continue to ignore the public outcry for tax relief.  They need to stop reaching in to the pockets of every taxpayer in New York as their sole means to solve the State’s fiscal crisis.

August 14, 2009
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Money must be growing on trees at the State Capitol

The Governor released details today of a “Back to School” bonus program that would give $200 per child to families on welfare or food stamps. The public money amounting to roughly $140 million is coming from the Federal Stimulus Plan.

August 12, 2009
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