by Senator James Seward
The recently adopted 2016-17 state budget included a major new tax cut which will bring middle class income taxes down to the lowest rate since 1948.
By 2025, when the tax cut is fully phased in, average savings will reach $700 per taxpayer per year—including many small businesses filing under the Personal Income Tax (PIT)—for an annual total savings of $4.2 billion.
This tax cut was born out of a plan my senate Republican colleagues and I introduced earlier this year. Continue reading
by Sen. James Seward
The 2016 legislative session is only just underway, but talk about a quick start.
In the first few days several significant pieces of legislation, which I co-sponsor, have already received senate approval.
The bills address education aid, state spending, and ethics reform; and their swift consideration and strong bipartisan support is proof that they are top priorities at the Capitol. Continue reading
by Sen. James L. Seward
With the 2016 legislative session now underway, it is an ideal time to outline a few of my leading priorities.
These are issues that I hear about on a daily basis from those who live and work in my district and what I would call “The People’s Agenda.” Continue reading