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Jack Martins and Daniel Ross are the two candidates running for the New York Senate's 7th District.

We also recognize that expenses are going up and there are some circumstances that may warrant exceeding the cap. That’s why there is a mechanism in place to override the tax cap by a super majority of voters, meaning 60 percent of the board of a local government or, in the case of school budgets, 60 percent of those residents voting on a budget. This allows for a community to make the decision for itself on whether to override the tax cap. 

As a member of the Governor’s Mandate Relief Committee, I look forward to reviewing proposals for mandate relief to see where we can relieve our school districts and local governments from unfunded mandates. Mandate relief will result in savings that can ultimately be passed onto the taxpayers.


Ross: The concept is great, though the execution needs to be refined from a one size fits all to one which works with local areas to truly accomplish a conservative and responsible tax levy.

Herald: What would be your objectives if elected?

Martins: Over the past two years, we were able to work in a bi-partisan manner with the Governor to get New York State back on the right fiscal track. We passed two consecutive on-time budgets that closed billions of dollars in deficits without raising any taxes or fees. I will be working toward passing a third consecutive budget that keeps spending levels in line with revenues. 

Last year, we were able to pass an income tax cut for middle class New Yorkers that reduced state income tax rates to their lowest level in 58 years. I will be working towards provided greater tax relief for our residents by working with my colleagues to restore the STAR rebate check program to provide seniors and middle class families millions of dollars in savings. 

I will also work to build consensus to provide mandate relief to local governments and  school districts, including my proposal to flatten the employer pension contribution rate. 


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Two years ago when I met Jack Martins i believed in him for his record in Mineola. But as he was elected as the State Senator for our District, he has talked but NOT delivered. Their are many residents that are not pleased with Jack Martins. He promised many SIMPLE changes and did not come through. As a POLITITCIAN YOU SHOULD BACK UP WHAT YOU SAY AND NOT JUST SAY WHAT YOU CANNOT DELIVER. All I see is Jack Martins visiting sports teams, basketball games, football HS games to show his face and promise the young on things he just cannot deliver. Jack Martins said the same message two years ago on the Belmont development, but he did not come through. Now, Jack Martins wants to be re-elected on the same message, but their are many residents that are just upset and will not vote for him. He will not deliver the jobs, development as he says"He just talks to talk and does not come through". Jack Martins should run for Mayor of Mineola, he does not get it as a State Senator!!! Many will cross party lines and vote for Mr. Ross. Politicians that do not come through on what they promised, should NOT BE RE-ELECTED!!!

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I must say all what Jack said about taxes and mandates. The taxes did not come down, matter of fact they went UP. I don't hear Jack say lets consolidate school districts, LETS BUILD HOUSING, WHAT EVER IT IS LOW, MIDDLE OR UPPER CLASS HOUSING. WE NEED our residents to stay in Nassau County,and not to move out. WE NEED AFFORDABLE HOUSING - PERIOD. Jack said this two years ago, and we are still waiting. TAXES NEED TO COME DOWN, NOT UP. The school districts really need board members that have some common sense. They just continue to approve budgets that are not sustainable. The boards and superintendents need to come to realize we need consolidation, and they have plenty of $ in reserve funds. Why vote for the 2% cap and then have a provision in the same bill if you have over 60% of the residents to bust the 2% cap, they could, A CAP IS A CAP PERIOD - THAT JUST IS A LOOPHOLE THAT ALLOWS THE DISTRICTS TO BUST THE CAP. This is just more garbage after garbage of bills that pass that Jack supported. AS A REPUBLICAN, OUR PARTY IS A DISFUNCTIONAL - WE NEED BETTER LEADERSHIP, AND NOT POLITICIANS THAT WANT A PENSION ON OUR BACKS THAT WE WILL PAY IN THE FUTURE, JUST LIKE CRAIG JOHNSON, DIDN'T DELIVER, DID'T GET RE-ELECTED.

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