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Ted Morton's Contract with Cheektowaga

     Ted Morton for Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor

Whereas, the residents of the town of Cheektowaga pay the highest taxes in Erie County for identical services, I hereby issue:                      

 

TED MORTON’S

CONTRACT WITH CHEEKTOWAGA

 

WHEN ELECTED:

1)       I will propose to let the people of Cheektowaga vote on downsizing the town board from 7 to 5.

  • This will save taxpayers approximately $100,000 a year.  The citizens of Amherst, which is 50% larger than Cheektowaga, recently voted to reduce its board to five members. 

 

Gabryszak: Families should take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit

Gabryszak: Families should take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit

Gabryszak: Families should take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit

If eligible, working families can save thousands

In these difficult economic times, it is vitally important that families stay informed on opportunities to save money. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one way that eligible families can claim some extra cash, and I encourage Western New Yorkers to take a look at this often overlooked and undervalued program.

The EITC can save families a significant amount of money and in these tough financial times, every bit of money counts. Last year, New Yorkers received an average EITC refund of $2,700. Unfortunately, one out of every five taxpayers fails to apply for the credit.1

We don’t want this to happen. Hardworking Western New York families should check to see whether they qualify for this tax credit before the April 15 deadline to file 2010 taxes.

Assemblyman Gabryszak Meets with Students from University at Buffalo

Assemblyman Gabryszak Meets with Students from University at Buffalo

Assemblyman Gabryszak meets with students from University at Buffalo

 “Today, I met with two University at Buffalo students, Henry Lin and Katelyn Carr, whose research on Food Reinforcement and Obesity: Psychological Moderators, was on display at the SUNY symposium. The SUNY symposium, held in the Albany Concourse, showcased research from students enrolled in SUNY graduate programs from across New York State.

 “As a graduate of SUNY Buffalo, it is amazing to hear the impact that students are making in their chosen fields. UB has transformed into SUNY’s leading research-intensive public institution and continues to grow.

Gabryszak: Military Voting Rights Protected Under Assembly Legislation

Gabryszak: Military Voting Rights Protected Under Assembly Legislation

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Gabryszak: Military voting rights protected under Assembly legislation 

“It’s crucial that we have mechanisms in state law ensuring a fair election process. Yesterday, I voted in favor of legislation increasing the period between the governor’s announcement of a special election and the date of that election by a minimum of 40 days.

“Servicemen and women, as well as Americans living abroad, generally cast their vote for special elections by absentee ballot. However, current law does not allow enough time for ballots to be received and mailed back, unintentionally complicating the process.

“The brave New Yorkers who serve in the military deserve to have their voices heard. This legislation will help ensure that every ballot is counted in special elections.”

To read more about this bill:

Higgins Leads Effort to Restore Federal Security Funding to WNY

Higgins Leads Effort to Restore Federal Security Funding to WNY

Congressman Fights to Keep Millions for Buffalo Border Community and Other High-Risk Locations

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, is leading an effort to restore Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) funding to the Buffalo area and similarly sized regions across the state and nation.  A bipartisan group of twenty-three Representatives have signed on to Congressman Higgins letter opposing an amendment, passed by the House, which would reduce UASI eligible cities from 64 high-risk urban areas to only 25.

“While smaller in population, Buffalo and other cities with unique risk features have been identified as high-threat areas and together with my colleagues we are fighting to make sure public safety is not abandoned in our communities,” said Congressman Higgins, who serves on the Border and Maritime Security and Counterterrorism and Intelligence subcommittees.

Gabryszak: Passage of UB2020 Crucial for Upstate New York

Gabryszak: Passage of UB2020 Crucial for Upstate New York

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Gabryszak: Passage of UB2020 crucial for Upstate New York

“The Senate’s passage of UB2020 legislation (A.5799/S.3143A) puts us
one step closer to making this much needed economic boost a reality; a
pioneering and prosperous future is on the horizon for Western New
York.

“UB2020 would transform the University at Buffalo into a premier 21st
century public university, establishing an innovative center for
academic excellence right here in the heart of Western New York. This
legislation will kick-start the economic revitalization of Western New
York by energizing the local economy and bringing about much needed
job creation.

“The passage of this bill would be an investment in the future of UB,
Western New York and its residents. I strongly urge my colleagues in
the Assembly to follow the Senates lead and pass UB2020.”

Congressman Higgins Invites Local Students to Submit Artwork

Congressman Higgins Invites Local Students to Submit Artwork

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is inviting students to participate in the annual congressional art competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”  For the first time, the competition will go high-tech with all artwork displayed online.  Participants are also invited but not required to submit work featuring a Western New York theme.

“Our talented student artists in Western New York present amazing work,” said Congressman Higgins.  “Each year we are proud to bring the winning piece to D.C., feature the work locally and this year we look forward to expanding the public display to our online sites for everyone to see and enjoy,”