elected officials, both state and federal, to make sure that your children, our students and teachers are taken care of and public education is a priority.
- At least $175 billion for Education Stabilization Funds for public pre-K through public post-secondary education to address declining state revenues.
- Reject Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' "microgrants" and other vouchers - they only serve to seize public school funding and undermine accountability.
- At least $56 million for PPE [personal protective equipment] for teachers, SRPs [school related professionals] and other school staff.
- Billionaire's Wealth Tax: A wealth tax on billionaires would create a yearly
assessment on the speculative wealth of billionaires which includes unrealized capital gains. (This bill is still being drafted and true details aren't quite ready yet.)
- Ultramillionaire's Tax: The ultra millionaire's tax, as proposed in the 2019
Assembly Budget Proposal, would create a higher income tax bracket for incomes above $5 million, $10 million and the top bracket of 10.32 percent for those with an income of over $100 million per year.
- Pied-à-Terre Tax: The pied-à-terre tax would add roughly $650 million per year to state coffers. It would be an assessment on 2nd luxury, non-primary residences in New York City with an assessed value of over $5 million.
I should mention all three agreed that they would co-sponsor the Ultramillionaire's Tax. As for the other two bills officials want to see the exact details and verbiage but were supportive of them as presented. Martinez agreed to sign on. Boyle agreed to Pied-a-Terre as well. Ramos is confident he will be able to strongly support all three bills.
School Budget Vote, June 9th
Primary Election Vote, June 23rd
Early Voting starts on June 13th
Presidential Elections Vote, November 3rd
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