Press Releases

Assemblyman William Colton Announces an 8.875% Sales Tax Break on Clothing and Shoes in NYC

Assemblyman Colton Votes to Expand Protections for Domestic Abuse Victims

Assemblyman William Colton (D-47 A.D.) announced that he helped pass several measures to provide more assistance and increase protections for victims of domestic violence. Additionally, the Assembly passed a resolution urging the New York State congressional...

Assemblyman Colton Votes to Cut Taxes for Middle Class Families: First Cut in 54 Years!

“As an elected official who represents thousands of middle class families in New York and who fully understands their daily struggles, I am proud to have voted for legislation that will lower their tax burden. Cutting taxes for middle-income earners...

Assemblyman Colton Introduces Bill to End Muni-Meter Shell Game

Who: Brooklyn Assemblyman William Colton (D-Bensonhurst/Gravesend) What: Assemblyman Colton has introduced legislation (A9065) that would allow New Yorkers to use the same muni meter receipt to park in more than one location. This bill seeks to end...

Assemblyman Colton Supports NYPD Commissioner Kelly's Commitment to Tolerance and Continued Leadership

“The way NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly handled this recent firestorm about the controversial video shown to police officers confirms why I believe he should stay on and finish his tenure as police chief. His recognition of the issue and his...

Assemblyman Colton Sends Hydraulic Fracturing Comments to the Department of Environmental Conservation

Assemblyman Colton Backs Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage

Assemblyman William Colton (D-47th District, Bensonhurst/Gravesend) announced his support and is a sponsor for an increase in the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour starting January 2013 and then linking it to the rate of inflation beginning...

Assemblyman William Colton Slashes the MTA Payroll Tax

Assemblyman William Colton - Fighting for Us and Our Community - Winter 2011

Fighting for Us and Our Community

State Budget Saves Senior Centers

Bi-Partisan Letter Urging the U.S. Congress to Protect State's Rights and Jobs

Assemblyman William Colton Fighting for Us and Our Community

Brooklyn Assemblyman William Colton Demands New York’s Tax Officials Recoup Over $1.22 Billion in Delinquent Taxes from Former Wall Street Giant Lehman Brothers Holding, Inc. on the Eve of One of the Largest Bankruptcy Settlements in History

In a letter addressed to acting commissioner Jamie Woodward of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Assemblyman William Colton (D-Brooklyn) demanded that the state do everything in it's power to recoup as much as it can from a $1.22...

Tax Scofflaws Beware – New York State Set to Launch of Website of Shame for NY's Top Tax Dodgers

Albany - Assemblymember William Colton (D-Brooklyn) is announcing the upcoming launch of a new online, searchable database of the top 250 delinquent tax paying individuals and top 250 delinquent businesses in New York State. The database, soon to be in...

Comments Regarding the dSGEIS for Natural Gas Drilling in New York State’s Southern Tier

The following comments are to be considered preliminary in nature because I would like to see the comment period extended by at least another 30 days in order to digest and assess the numerous proposed regulations in the 800+ page document. It is my understanding...

New Law Would Create a New York State Web Site of Shame for Tax Delinquents

A new bill (A.7381) introduced by Assemblyman William Colton aims to publish the names of New York’s top 250 tax delinquent businesses and individuals on a New York State Tax and Finance website. New York State would follow the lead of over a...

Drop the Building Department's Before More Buildings Drop!

Assemblyman Colton Declares: “Super Cleanup Urgently Needed in Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn”

Citing decades of severe neglect and costly inaction, Assemblyman William Colton (D-Brooklyn) has announced that he and nationally acclaimed environmental attorney Joel Kupferman have called on the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare...

Assemblyman Colton Says: “Waste Station Doesn’t Fit in Bensonhurst”

A Brooklyn lawmaker and his anti-waste station task force put together a map of southwest Brooklyn outlining the residential, recreational, commercial, environmental, and educational nature of the proposed southwest Brooklyn waste transfer station site. ...