Issues: Authorities and Commissions

Tenants Free Meeting Space

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2011

Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senate Passes Bill Giving Tenants Free Meeting Space in Public Housing

Standing up for the rights of tenants to organize, the New York State Senate has voted to eliminate the financial burden to tenants who want to conduct meetings in public housing, announced New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica).

May 5, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Room 801 LOB

May 4, 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
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Senate Republicans’ Plan to Toll East River Bridges

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 27, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Statement from Senator Shirley L. Huntley onSenate Republicans’ Plan to Toll East River Bridges

April 26, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR FUSCHILLO REGARDING LIPA’S WORST IN THE NATION CUSTOMER SATISFACTION RATING

          “LIPA’s worst in the nation customer satisfaction rating among municipal utilities is yet another example of why we need greater oversight of LIPA.

April 20, 2011
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April 14, 2011
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4/13/2011: Rent Control Expires Wednesday, June 15, 2011

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 15, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**Press Release**

Rent Control Expires June 15,2011

April 12, 2011
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IDC Calls For MTA Forensic Audit

Calling it the only sure way to get to the bottom of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's spending practices, the Independent Democratic Conference today unveiled legislation sponsored by Senator David Carlucci, (D-Rockland/ Orange), that would commence a forensic audit of the public authority.

April 11, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS FOR ADDITIONAL LIPA OVERSIGHT MEASURES

New Financial Audit and Regulatory Measures Would Help Make LIPA More Accountable to Ratepayers 

April 8, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Room 801 LOB

April 12, 10:30 AM - 10:49 AM
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Sen. Little will have big say on APA Board appointments

JON ALEXANDER - jalexander@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 12:06 pm

April 5, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Room 124CAP

April 5, 9:00 AM - 9:29 AM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Room 124CAP

 

*PLEASE NOTE: THE COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 9:00 A.M. TUESDAY MARCH 29, 2011 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Please note date, time & location change for this meeting. The committee will consider the following nominations: Kenneth G. Adams, as President & CEO of Empire State Development Corporation and as Director of the NYS Urban Development Corporation (TO APPEAR) Kenneth G. Adams will then be referred to the Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business

March 29, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Room 801 LOB

March 22, 9:30 AM - 9:43 AM
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Governor's ReCharge NY Initiative Will Protect 250,000 jobs; Foster New Job Creation

The State Senate passed important pro-jobs legislation co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky, (D-Oneida), that would protect more than 250,0000 jobs statewide and stable energy rates for employers.

March 11, 2011
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Independent Democratic Conference Plan would save $37 million; Strengthen State IG Office

The Independent Democratic Conference today released a plan to streamline New York's patchwork Inspector General system and further empower the State Inspector General to be the top watchdog of New York's bureaucracy.

This proposal, which would eliminate overlapping and duplicative layers of state government and consolidate what are often competing operations, would result in $37 million in savings.

March 9, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Room 801 LOB

March 2, 10:00 AM - 10:22 AM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsMichael RanzenhoferTuesday, February 8th, 2011 12:00pmRoom 801 LOB

February 8, 12:00 PM - 12:11 PM
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Redistricting Goals And Criteria

Various state and local jurisdictions, in an effort to reform redistricting and to make it more accountable, have been considering new goals, methods and criteria that would result in a more transparent redistricting process and one that uses honest and objective criteria. While several states have pursued redistricting reform via the legislative process, others have considered independent commissions. California’s new commission is one major example of a recent reform.Goals and criteria being considered include:

January 3, 2011
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Co-Op/Condo Ombudsman Bill Making Its Way Through State Senate

By Bill Morris

Dec. 10, 2010 — Some years ago, the satirical group Chicago City Limits presented a sketch in which two tough-talking neo-Nazis forced a confession out of a frightened prisoner. The gag? He was a co-op applicant. The image of co-op boards hasn't changed much since: power-hungry prima donnas, arbitrary and capricious, who give benefits to themselves that they don't give to others.

In response to this perception, State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) this past May offered up the latest version of a legislation that has been introduced regularly since 1988. Her bill, S7958, which is now before the finance committee, would create an "Office of the Cooperative and Condominium Ombudsman."

December 14, 2010
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