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Legislative Wrap-Up March 11, 2010: Senate Bills Protect Disabled, Provide Cost Savings For Libraries

The New York State Senate passed legislation this week which protects New York’s disabled community, grows our state’s agriculture industries and markets, protects consumers from telemarketing frauds, and provides for new cost-saving measures for libraries, among other initiatives.


Legislative Wrap-Up March 3, 2010: Senate Bills Grow Agriculture Industry, Support Corrections Officers On Military Duty

The New York State Senate passed 11 bills today, including legislation which enhances the state’s agribusiness industry and supports our state’s corrections officers who are on leave for military service. Strengthening New York’s Agribusiness


Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims, Provides Equal Justice & Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.


Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

·         Assisting crime victims in their recovery process;

·         Ensure domestic violence victims can register to vote without fear;


South Brooklyn Census Committee Launches

We recently formed the South Brooklyn 2010 Census Committee (SBCC), a coalition of Elected Officials, religious leaders, community leaders, non-profits, and businesses committed to increasing participation in the 2010 Census, and we would like to formerly invite you to our kickoff event.   



Senate Launches "New Jobs New York" Roundtables In Buffalo

Today, Buffalo's business, academic, and civic leaders joined together to get Western New York working again.  Brought together by Senator William Stachowski, Chair of the Senate's Economic Development Committee, Buffalo industry leaders met at the University of Buffalo’s Centers for Excellence to discuss job creation and economic development proposals to be included in this year's budget negotiations.


View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings


Comment on our Budget Blog

Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.


How You Can Get Involved In Shaping The Budget

Comment Below

The Senate is opening up the budget process like never before. For the first time, all  Joint public hearings on the budget are being broadcast live over the internet so that New Yorkers across the state can be informed, get involved and be heard.


Next Order of Business: Budget (February/March 2010)

The next order of business taken up by the Hudson Valley Delegation will be to hold hearings on the Governor's Proposed Executive Budget. The delegation will hold two budget hearings, which are tenetatively scheduled. One in Rockland County and another in Westchester County. The delegation will listen to testimony from interested stakeholders in the region. Then, the delegation will assess how his plan impacts each Senate District as well as the region as a whole.

Stay tuned for dates to be announced.

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