April 16, 2021 – Carbon Taxes & Fossil Fuels

In October of 1973, OPEC imposed an embargo on oil from its member companies, placing the economies of the world at risk.  Domestic oil producers began operating under new rules that required, among other restrictions, "sharing" of low priced crude with companies without such market advantages [...]

2021-04-16T15:09:06-04:00April 16, 2021|

Budget Buster April 8, 2021

Budget Adopted April 7, 2021  WORDS OF WISDOM OR DESPAIR DELIVERED ON APRIL 4, 2021        ”So as of right now we have the resources necessary so that there would be no cuts in the Governor's Budget so you wouldn't require any significant level of tax [...]

2021-04-08T13:26:02-04:00April 8, 2021|

March 24, 2021

SEVERAL BILLS OF GENERAL INTEREST AND TWO OF PARTICULAR CONCERN AT VARIOUS STAGES IN THE PROCESS. A1451A (Santabarbara) is on 3rd reading and eligible for a vote this week.  Last week it was “laid aside” effectively putting off the vote for a week or more.  In [...]

2021-03-24T12:26:41-04:00March 24, 2021|

MARCH 17, 2021

THE TANK BILL, A1451-A  (SANTABARARA), WAS REPORTED TO THE FLOOR FROM THE CODES COMMITTEE WITH THE MINORITY IN THE NEGATIVE.  Now on third reading, it is eligible for a vote on Monday, March 15. [You may track any of the 109 bills on the watch list [...]

2021-03-17T14:41:38-04:00March 17, 2021|

MARCH 14, 2021

THE TANK BILL, A1451-A  (SANTABARARA), WAS REPORTED TO THE FLOOR FROM THE CODES COMMITTEE WITH THE MINORITY IN THE NEGATIVE.  Now on third reading, it is eligible for a vote on Monday, March 15. [You may track any of the 109 bills on the watch list [...]

2021-03-14T10:19:18-04:00March 14, 2021|

March 12, 2021

  THE TANK BILL, A1451-A  (SANTABARARA), WAS REPORTED FROM THE CODES COMMITTEE TO THE FLOOR WITH THE MINORITY IN THE NEGATIVE.  Now on third reading, it is eligible for a vote on Monday, March 15. You may track any of the 103 bills on the watch [...]

2021-03-12T16:57:22-05:00March 12, 2021|

March 12, 2021

THE TANK BILL, A1451-A  (SANTABARARA, WAS REPORTED FROM THE CODES COMMITTEE TO THE FLOOOR WITH THE MINORITY IN THE NEGATIVE.  Now on third reading, it is eligible for a vote on Monday, March 15. You may track any of the 103 bills on the watch list [...]

2021-03-12T11:32:50-05:00March 12, 2021|

MARCH 5, 2021 – ALBANY UPDATE

TODAY THE LEGISLATURE WILL REPORT FROM COMMITTEE A5967 TO RESCIND EMERGENCY POWERS GIVEN THE GOVERNOR LAST YEAR TO DEAL WITH THE COVID - 19 CRISIS.  EXISTING DIRECTIVES WOULD CONTINUE FOR 30 DAYS.  LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS HAD PREVIOUSLY EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT HIS USE OF HIS BROAD AUTHORITY TO [...]

2021-03-05T11:32:21-05:00March 5, 2021|

March Madness – March 2, 2021

Please refer to nyall.com for timely updates:Tracking NYS Legislation. Assm. Santabarbara's 1451-A was reported from the Ag committee to codes.  His explanation and that of staff provided committee members a muddled, confused and inaccurate account of the bill and circumstances that motivated him 4 years ago.  [...]

2021-03-02T13:29:12-05:00March 2, 2021|

REVENUE

Congress has given the state of NY a cash bath, a bailout related to the negative impact of Covid -19 and overspending that perennially generates deficits driven by long term public sector settlements the legislature and governor know cannot be met without more taxes or "one [...]

2021-02-17T16:30:46-05:00February 17, 2021|
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