Corporate Welfare

Lalor: No More Taxpayer Subsidies for the Gap

By Kieran Lalor, on Feb 14, 2017

Lalor: No More Taxpayer Subsidies for the Gap

Lalor Praises Cuomo Veto of Corporate Welfare for Video Game, Music Industry, Encourages Him to Reduce or Eliminate Other Subsidies

By Kieran Lalor, on Nov 29, 2016

East Fishkill, NY - (11/29/16) -  Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is praising Governor Cuomo for his decision to veto a bill that would have given the music and video game industries $50 million in corporate welfare.

Lalor: Don't Expand Hollywood Tax Subsidies, Cut Them

By Kieran Lalor, on Jun 15, 2016

East Fishkill, NY - (6/15/16) -  Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is calling on the Assembly to reject legislation that would expand New York's film credit for several counties. The legislation is likely to be considered by the Assembly before the session ends on Thursday.

Budget is a Job Killer With Few Positive Provisions

By Kieran Lalor, on Apr 5, 2016

 Dear Friends,

The handful of modestly-positive aspects of the budget are dramatically outweighed by the secret and rushed process that produced it, as well as the anti-business provisions, increased spending, Safe Act funding, and continuation of massive corporate welfare schemes among other deficiencies.

To put into perspective how liberal this budget is, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, the former Bronx County Democrat Chair, said of it, “This is exactly type of budget that Democrats dream about.” For the reasons stated below, I voted against this year’s budget.

The Oscar for Best Corporate Welfare Boondoggle Goes to the New York State Film Tax Credit Program

By Kieran Lalor, on Feb 26, 2016

East Fishkill, NY - (2/26/16) - With the Academy Awards set for this Sunday, New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – East Fishkill) is suggesting that the Oscar for Best Corporate Welfare Boondoggle goes to the New York State Film Tax Credit Program. 

We Can't Keep Bribing Companies to Stay in New York, We Need to Cut Taxes and Regulations for Everyone - Statement on Alcoa Corporate Welfare from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill)

By Kieran Lalor, on Nov 24, 2015

 "I'm very happy that 600 jobs were saved at the Alcoa aluminum smelting plant in Messena, New York today. But what is the long term plan to make New York more hospitable to business or at least less hostile to business so bailouts like this are not necessary? What are the governor and legislative leaders in both parties doing to make sure we are not faced with this exact problem when the deal expires in less than 40 months?

Lalor Asks DiNapoli: How Much Goes to Subsidize Temporary Foreign Workers?

By Kieran Lalor, on May 27, 2015

East Fishkill, NY -  New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is asking New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to audit companies receiving economic development subsidies from New York State and local governments to determine how many jobs funded by these subsidies are filled by H1-B visa holders rather than American citizens or permanent resident immigrants.

Sony Hacks: Cuomo Pay to Play Revealed

By Kieran Lalor, on Apr 18, 2015
East Fishkill, NY -  Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is renewing his call for Albany to end New York's $420 million tax credit subsidy for Hollywood after new revelations into Sony's pay-to-play campaign contributions to Governor Cuomo.

Lalor Asks, "Where Are Cuomo's Start-Up NY's Jobs" Reiterates Call to Shut Down Start-Up

By Kieran Lalor, on Apr 6, 2015

East Fishkill, NY - (4/6/15) - After a report by Empire State Development revealed Governor Cuomo's signature economic development program, Start-Up NY, has created just 76 jobs<span style="col

Lalor: Viacom Lays Off NY Employees While Taking Tax Dollars

By Kieran Lalor, on Mar 25, 2015
East Fishkill, NY - (3/24/15) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is again calling on the legislature and Governor Cuomo to end the $420 million in yearly tax subsidies for Hollywood after Viacom announced it is cutting 264 employees in New York. Viacom received about $340,000 in tax credits for TV production in the fourth quarter of 2014 alone. The state has yet to release full details on all of the tax credits issued.