Rallying outside Saland's local offices...
Mar 17, 2011 2:45 pm
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="198" caption="State Senator Stephen Saland"][/caption]The state budget battles come into the Hudson Valley today as a Rally To Save NYS with the Millionaires Tax gets set to take place in front of state Senator Steve Saland's and Assemblymember Joel Miller's offices at 3 Neptune Rd. Poughkeepsie (by Red Lobster just off Rt. 9) this afternoon, March 17, starting at 4:00 p.m. In addition to representing Dutchess County, Saland's district covers Columbia County while Miller's is solely within Dutchess. Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner (D-Clinton/Rhinebeck) was set to be in attendance, along with community activists Earl Brown, Mae Parker-Harris, Mary Spriggs, and possibly a contingent from Columbia County. The effort is to convince the state Senate, and Assembly Democrats, to find ways of adding revenue that would be lost should a current tax surcharge for those making over $200,000 per year lapse instead of cutting education, healthcare, and other key programs.