Budget 2011-12 Updates

Budget Statement From Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos delivers remarks on the 2011-12 New York State Budget

March 31, 2011

Senate Completes Early Passage of State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget achieves the Senate Republicans’ goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.


March 31, 2011

Statement by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on Three-Way Budget Agreement

"This budget agreement keeps our Senate Republican commitment to reduce spending, cut taxes and empower the private sector to create jobs, and will begin to put New York on the path to fiscal recovery. By working together to reach consensus on a responsible spending plan that eliminates a $10 billion deficit without raising taxes, we have tightened our belt and protected middle-class families in every region of this State. I am particularly pleased with Governor Cuomo's commitment to making UB2020 a reality, which will bring jobs and hope to Western New York, as well as improvements to the other university centers, which are important priorities of our Senate Republican conference. Today's developments ensure we are moving full speed ahead to an on-time budget."

March 27, 2011

2011-12 Senate Budget Conference Committee Assignments

A list of current Senate Budget Conference Committee Assignments for 2011-12

* As of March 24, 2011


March 24, 2011

Senate Celebrates Sunshine Week by Introducing Sweeping Budget Reform Proposal

The New York State Senate Majority introduced comprehensive budget reform legislation this week that would create a non-partisan budget office and require the adoption of multi-year financial plans based on sound accounting practices. The bill, introduced during national Sunshine Week, would significantly enhance independence and accountability in the budget process.

March 16, 2011

State Senate Passes Responsible Budget That Reduces Spending, Invests in New York's Priorities, and Includes No New Taxes

The New York State Senate today passed  its budget resolution - - a fiscally sound plan that reduces spending, rejects tax increases and makes responsible investments in New York’s future.

The Senate budget largely mirrors the priorities outlined in Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget and will serve as a real roadmap to the enactment of a responsible, on-time budget.

March 15, 2011

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February 18, 2011

Skelos and Silver announce Joint Legislative Budget Schedule

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an agreement on a joint legislative budget schedule that sets out deadlines the Legislature will adhere to in order to achieve an on-time budget for New York State.“I am pleased that we are returning to the joint, public budget negotiation process that is set in law,” said Skelos. “This model resulted in passage of an on-time budget in 2008 and I’m hopeful it will help us enact a budget by April 1 that meets the fiscal challenges we face and addresses the needs of the people.”  “The Legislature has already moved forward with an aggressive schedule of joint public hearings on the governor’s proposed budget.

February 10, 2011

Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Taxes"

Joint Legislative Public Hearing Notice and Testimonies for Taxes

February 14, 1:00 PM - 2:21 PM