BRABENEC: TAX FREEDOM DAY AN EMBARRASSING REFLECTION OF NYS POLICIES

BRABENEC: TAX FREEDOM DAY AN EMBARRASSING REFLECTION OF NYS POLICIES

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R-Deerpark) issued a statement on Tax Freedom Day, May 9  “Taxes are a form of legal theft- plain and simple. New York’s Tax Freedom Day is shamefully third-to-last in the country, meaning that it takes our families over four months each year to pay off their collective tax burden. New York doesn’t […]

Obama’s Energy Tax Myths

BY MERRILL MATTHEWS President Obama says special tax breaks for the oil and gas industry must end. The demand always prompts puzzled gazes among tax and energy-industry experts, who ask: What tax breaks? Thanks in part to a bill sponsored by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland and ranking member on the House […]

MTA’s Chickens Come Home to Roost

Bloated authority finally dealt a blow by the judicial system. Whether ruling stands on appeal or not, reforms must be sought ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES EDITORIAL Congratulations to Nassau County and to all the residents and business owners of the New York metro region. Last week marked a victory for the taxpayers of the region, as […]

Skoufis: ‘Thruway toll hike is a trickle- down tax’

Democratic Assembly candidate for District 99, James Skoufis, had this to say about the NY Thruway’s proposed steep toll hikes for commercial drivers. “Now is not the time to require businesses that deliver the goods we depend on everyday to pay a 45 percent toll increase. The economy is still struggling; we have not yet […]

Preserve Ramapo Protests Tax Increases and St. Lawrence’s Budget Management

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Demonstrators gathered at Ramapo Town Hall at 7:15 p.m. on July 9 to raise awareness of the town’s budgetary woes and voice their objections to the conduct of Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence. Preserve Ramapo organized the event in response to perceived misuse and diversion of public funds, alleged damage done to […]