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New Utility Assessments Exemplify Poor Public Policy

Beginning this summer, utility bills began to feature a new fee called the “Utility Tax Service Conservation Assessment.” This is now listed on all utility bills. Though a modest fee for most households, it is, nonetheless, another state fee and exists thanks to the budget that passed in the spring. I am urging for the repeal of this assessment to prevent more money from going to our already bloated state budget. […]

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Budget Cuts Necessary to Close Gap

It’s obvious to me, many of my constituents, businesses, taxpayers and good government groups that New York needs to trim spending. Amazingly, with all of our new taxes and fees, we have a $2.1 billion deficit we need to close in our current budget due to the recession. […]

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Study Reveals Importance of Quest to Keep and Find Doctors

A report published recently indicates that the growth in demand for physicians will outpace the growth in supply. “New York Physician Supply and Demand Through 2030” published by the New York Center for Health Workforce Studies forecasts a gap of between 2,500 and 17,000 physicians by 2030. Experts estimate the gap will widen if New York-trained physicians leave the state at a higher rate in upcoming years. […]