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Assemblyman Skoufis Authors Legislation to Ensure Wall Street Banks Pay Their Fair Share

At a cost to taxpayers of $200 million, the 2014-15 state budget eliminated the franchise tax on banking corporations, providing tax breaks to the biggest and most profitable banks on Wall Street. Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) strongly...

March 20, 2015
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Assemblyman Skoufis: Ethics Agreement a Step Forward, But More Could Be Done

“I am optimistic about many of the proposals included in this ethics agreement – specifically plans to strip pensions away from corrupt officials and reform the per diem system. Legislators should not be able to pad their salary with dishonest...

March 18, 2015
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Assemblyman James Skoufis Advances Integrity in Government Act

Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) introduced a bill he authored to ensure open access to government proceedings, including those of town and village governments (A.5827). Skoufis’ Integrity in Government Act would ensure...

March 9, 2015
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Assemblyman Skoufis: Budget Should Make Life More Affordable for Families, Small Businesses

As budget negotiations move forward in Albany, Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) vowed to make sure tax relief for small businesses and middle class families are included in this year’s budget. “As small businesses and middle class...

March 4, 2015
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Assemblyman Skoufis Appointed To Climate Change Work Group

Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced he has been appointed to serve on a new Assembly Climate Change Work Group to explore policy initiatives on both state and federal levels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat the effects of...

February 19, 2015
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