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Governor Cuomo Announces Ford Motor Company To Invest $150 Million In Its Hamburg Stamping Plant

Scott Adams, director UAW region 9 said, “It's huge for the Stamping plant, for the UAW members, and the community. This investment in new machinery and lines will eventually lead to this plant operating with nearly a thousand employees. That's tremendous growth that really gives present and future workers some long-term viability.”

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Governor Cuomo Announces Ford Motor Company To Invest $150 Million In Its Hamburg Stamping Plant

Scott Adams, director UAW region 9 said, “It's huge for the Stamping plant, for the UAW members, and the community. This investment in new machinery and lines will eventually lead to this plant operating with nearly a thousand employees. That's tremendous growth that really gives present and future workers some long-term viability.”

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STAR Re-registration Event in City of Tonawanda

In 2013, New York State initiated a program that all recipients of The Basic STAR Property Tax exemption (Property owners UNDER AGE 65, or those over age 65 whose incomes exceeded $81,900) would have to re-register in order to receive the Basic STAR exemption. This was part of an initiative to protect New Yorkers against fraudulent or inappropriate STAR Exemptions.

The State mailed letters in September to the over 4,500 residents who receive Basic STAR in the City of Tonawanda. Many residents have already registered whether doing it on line or through the State Tax department’s phone system. The deadline for re-registration is December 31st, 2013.

There are still a number of property owners who have not re-registered. Those owners will receive a postcard over the next few weeks from the State. In order to assist those residents who have not re-registered, the City of Tonawanda Assessors office will offer a “STAR RE-REGISTRATION OUTREACH SESSION”. It will take place on Thursday, December at the City of Tonawanda Assessors Office at Tonawanda City Hall, located at 200 Niagara Street in Tonawanda.

The assessor’s office will be open from 8:30am to 7:00 pm that day to assist property owners who have not re-registered. All you need to bring is the Social Security numbers of all owners of the property, including spouses who are not owners and the Assessors staff will assist you in going on-line and doing the re-registration.

PLEASE NOTE- SENIORS OVER AGE 65 WHO RECEIVES ENHANCED STAR AND / OR/LOW INCOME EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT A PART OF THE BASIC STAR RE-REGISTARTION. They are part of the annual RENEWAL Program. They were notified by the City in October about their RENEWAL, or are part of the automatic Income Verification. Renewal program .If you are unsure, please notify the Assessor’s office.

For more information, call 716-695-8639.



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New Senate Report: Keep Cutting Taxes to Create Jobs

Dear Friends,

I have a longstanding record of championing tax cuts — both to provide relief to hardworking New Yorkers, and to create a better business climate for new job creation and economic growth.

That’s why I’m pleased to announce that my Senate Republican colleagues and I have just issued an important new report that calls for New York’s personal income taxes, business taxes, estate taxes and local property taxes to be reformed, simplified and reduced. The report also calls for a permanent two-percent state spending cap and dedicating surplus revenues to tax reductions.

The new report sends a loud and clear message that comprehensive tax relief will be a top priority for our Senate Republican Conference throughout the 2014 Legislative Session.

Overall, the tax-cutting recommendations outlined in the report will helpto ensure a brighter, stronger and more prosperous future for New York State. Taken together, these measures will help make staying in New York not only more attractive — but the preferred option — for young New Yorkers, middle class families, senior citizens, and private sector businesses.

I will be sure to keep you posted on my efforts.

Sincerely,

Senator Mark J. Grisanti

To view the report, click this link: http://www.nysenate.gov/files/pdfs/2013%20Preliminary%20Tax%20Report%20FINAL.pdf 

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Senator Mark Grisanti Receives ‘Boys And Girls Town of Italy’ Man Of The Year Award

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti has been named the Boys and Girls Town of Italy 2013 Man of the Year award recipient.

Senator Grisanti will be honored for his dedication to charitable causes and for his support of Boys and Girls Town of Italy WNY Chapter at the organization’s 50th annual gala at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 11 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.

“I am truly humbled and honored to receive this award,” said Senator Grisanti. “I feel it is very important to be involved in your community and be a role model for children. I encourage others to get involved and become active in their community, whether it be by volunteering at your church, serving as a coach for a sports team or joining a civic organization. Everyone can help to make a difference and improve the conditions of their neighborhood if they just get involved.”

Senator Grisanti supports numerous non-profit organizations in North Buffalo, where he resides, as well as other groups based throughout Western New York. His contributions including sponsorship of local youth sports teams and attending special events hosted by a multitude of charity organizations.

Senator Grisanti attends St. Rose Church. He is a member of the Erie County Bar Association, the Delaware Club, the Italian-American Police Association, the Assigned Counsel Program, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the New York State Troopers Association, the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association, and the Police Athletic League. He is also a longtime contributor to St. Rose of Lima Church, St. Anthony of Padua Church and the Canisius College Alumni Association.

In addition to this honor, Senator Grisanti has received numerous other honors, including certificates of appreciation from the Erie County Bar Association, the American Heart Association, BornHava and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Also scheduled to be honored at Monday night’s ceremony as the Boys and Girls Town of Italy 2013 Woman of the Year is Paula Feroleto, the District Administrative Judge for the 8th Judicial District of New York.

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Grisanti Announces $250,000 In Funding For Town Of Evans

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) announced today that he has secured funding for the Town of Evans that will be used for environmental, public safety and parks and recreation projects that will enhance and improve conditions in the community while at th...