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Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, 39th District) today helped pass a sixth consecutive on-time State Budget that holds the growth of state spending to two percent and contains a $4.2 billion tax cut for middle class families. The budget also completely eliminates the disastrous GEA education cuts and provides record levels of state school aid.   

Albany, NY—New York State Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I—Massapequa), voted to approve the 2016-17 State Budget that reflects the Senate’s commitment to improving economic opportunities for all New Yorkers. The budget increases school aid by $1.5 billion and eliminates the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) education funding cuts, provides one of the largest income tax reductions in history for middle class taxpayers, ensures regional balance in infrastructure investments, and builds on the state’s progress in making New York more affordable.

Senator Mike Nozzolio welcomes the South Seneca Girls Varsity Basketball Team

 to the State Capitol


New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio proudly welcomed members and coaches of the South Seneca Girls Varsity Basketball Team to the State Capitol yesterday. Members of the team and their coaches were special guests of Senator Nozzolio and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano who congratulated the team for their hard work, perseverance and teamwork in winning the New York State Class C Championship.

"Today we made real progress in providing relief for low-wage workers who are increasingly struggling to afford our city. Hard working New Yorkers, that work full time jobs, must be able to provide for their families. It's what is best for our economy and what aligns with our core values. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour will lift millions of New Yorkers out of poverty and is a historic step towards equality." 

Background on Minimum Wage Increase:



ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) announced today that she successfully secured language in the State Budget to facilitate the clean-up of local abandoned state facilities including the Hudson River Psychiatric Center—a move with the potential to expedite a project which will ignite the local economy and create hundreds of jobs.

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Since being elected to local office in 2009, State Senator Terrence Murphy has fought to lower the infamous tax burden associated with New York State and the Hudson Valley.  On Thursday, the freshman Senator from Westchester approved a state budget that delivered a historic tax cut for residents of the Empire State.

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today issued the following statement regarding the New York State 2016-2017 Budget agreement.

Q: Does the Budget implement a $15/hr minimum wage Upstate?

A: The 2016-17 Budget calls for a multi-faceted increase to the state minimum wage based on geographic area. Under the Enacted Budget, the state minimum wage will increase to $15/hr for most employers in New York City by 2019, to $15/hr on Long Island and in Westchester County by 2021, and to $12.50/hr Upstate by 2021.

Q: If the economy falters, could the scheduled minimum wage increases be suspended?