The two houses of the Legislature moved forward this week with their internal work on the 2013-14 State Budget, and are expected to act on their respective one house budget bills next Monday.  This will enable them to move forward on budget conference committees throughout next week, setting the stage for negotiations with the Governor and final action on budget bills during the week of March 18.

While their respective one house budget bills have not yet been printed, the Senate Republicans and Assembly Majority have announced some details as to what will be in their respective one house proposals.

Senate to Push for Tax Cuts, Regulatory Reforms

Earlier today, the Senate Republican Conference announced its “Blue Print for Jobs” plan.  Their plan would eliminate corporate taxes for small businesses over four years, provide a 10-percent exemption on their income taxes, and eliminate the corporate tax for manufacturers, allow an energy surcharge to expire, and eliminate burdensome regulatory rules in order to lower the cost of doing business in the state.

Unshackle Upstate supports these common sense, pro-job growth measures, and will support their inclusion in the final budget agreement.