2017-18 State Budget Highlights & Constituent Feedback

June 01, 2017

Cutting Taxes • Controlling Spending

For the 7th consecutive year, spending growth will be held at or below 2%. Our self-imposed spending cap
has already saved taxpayers $41 billion!

  • Providing approximately $3.6 billion in property tax relief, including STAR and Enhanced STAR.
  • Preserving the major tax cut for middle class families that was approved last year, saving approximately $4.2 billion.
  • Expanding the state’s Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, which provides an additional $47 million in tax relief to help middle class families cope with child and dependent care.
  • Reforming the state’s workers’ compensation system with new measures that will yield  significant savings and make doing business in New York more affordable.
  • Extending the NYS Film Tax Credit to support the growing TV/film production industry.

 

Here’s how the 2017-18 State Budget helps Western New York Families….

Securing record funding, $2.5 billion, to help ensure clean, safe drinking water across the Empire State by addressing water quality issues and infrastructure needs. 

  • Making sure WNY gets its fair share of funds for essential improvements to our highways, roads and bridges by increasing funding by $1.7 billion over last year.
  • Securing $500 million for the Buffalo Billion II economic development initiative.
  • Allowing ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft to become available statewide by this summer.
  • Making college more affordable for hardworking, middle-class families.
  • Providing over $200 million to combat heroin and opioid addiction.
  • Investing in women’s and family health initiatives, as well as fully funding the EPIC prescription drug program to assist seniors with their prescription costs.
  • Restoring nearly $10 million to support NY’s vital agriculture industry, for a total of $51 million.

 

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