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Taxes, State Affordability Tied To Economic Growth

Recently, joint legislative budget hearings were held on taxes and economic development in Albany. I think the same-day scheduling of these hearings mirrors how the two, taxes and state affordability, are tied to the ability of an economy to grow...

February 5, 2016
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Unfunded Mandates Make New York Unbearably Expensive, We Must Provide Relief

New York is facing a number of challenges, from the cost of living to the availability of jobs and opportunities. Our state has lost its appeal and thousands are opting to leave for areas that aren’t as expensive or are providing new opportunities....

January 29, 2016
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Butler Announces Free Tax Preparation Programs

Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C-Newport) today announced two locations offering free tax preparation assistance to those earning less than $62,000 annually. The Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) program sites help individuals prepare and...

January 27, 2016
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Butler Encouraged By Recommendations From Assembly Minority Task Force On Heroin Addiction

Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C-Newport) was pleased to join his Assembly Minority colleagues to announce the final report and recommendations from the Assembly Minority Task Force on Heroin Addiction & Community Response. The task force heard from...

January 25, 2016
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Gov’s “College For Cons” Program Proves His Priorities Are Not The People’s

It was during the early part of 2014 when Gov. Cuomo first announced his “college for cons” scheme. He wanted to reinstate a defunct program that was abolished more than 20 years ago which used public funds to pay college tuition for incarcerated...

January 22, 2016
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