Issues: Authorities and Commissions

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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Senate Holds Hearing on Second Avenue Subway Construction

(New York, NY) – On November 30, 2010, Senator Liz Krueger joined Chairman Bill Perkins and the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, as they hosted a public hearing to discuss the construction of the Second Avenue Subway. The hearing was held at 250 Broadway in New York City.

 

Watch the hearing.

 

December 1, 2010
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Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action

Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair of Senate Committee on Cities

November, 2010 Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action Update.

File: 
Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action.pdf

December 1, 2010
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The Second Avenue Subway Construction (Part 1)

On November 30, 2010 Chairman Bill Perkins and the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commission hosted a public hearing at 250 Broadway in New York City. The subject of the hearing was construction of the Second Avenue Subway.

December 1, 2010
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The Second Avenue Subway Construction (Part 2)

On November 30, 2010 Chairman Bill Perkins and the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commission hosted a public hearing at 250 Broadway in New York City. The subject of the hearing was construction of the Second Avenue Subway.

December 1, 2010
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The Second Avenue Subway Construction (Part 3)

On November 30, 2010 Chairman Bill Perkins and the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commission hosted a public hearing at 250 Broadway in New York City. The subject of the hearing was construction of the Second Avenue Subway.

December 1, 2010
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November 29, 2010
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LEGISLATION TO ELIMINATE INACTIVE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced that she has introduced legislation (S8165A) to eliminate 118 public authorities and agencies that are no longer active. The 118 authorities, located across New York State, include defunct industrial development agencies, community development agencies, urban renewal agencies and various other public authorities.

“This legislation reduces the size of government, eliminating more than 15% of the public authorities in the State of New York. This is an important step in curbing excessive spending and hiring practices of public authorities and agencies. They operate as autonomous organizations without accountability, and create a huge financial burden on taxpayers,” said Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District – D/WF).

September 27, 2010
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Newsday: State comptroller reviewing LIPA's $30M storm prep

Originally published: September 9, 2010 4:09 PMUpdated: September 9, 2010 10:04 PMBy MARK HARRINGTON   

September 10, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS FOR STATE COMPTROLLER TO AUDIT LIPA’S HANDLING OF HURRICANE EARL

Following reports that LIPA spent an estimated $30 million on Hurricane Earl, leaving customers to potentially face a rate increase, New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today requested New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to conduct an audit of LIPA’s handling of the situation.

September 9, 2010
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Patch: Save Our Trees: Locals Speak Out Against Clearcutting

Amy Kupfberg, a Hartsdale resident, stood before about forty concerned citizens and a hearing officer for New York's Public Service Commission Tuesday and said: "My mantra used to be 'I love shoes.' But now everything I do is about saving trees."

Residents from around Westchester converged in the Greenburgh Public Library to take the state Public Service Commission to task regarding its current regulations for the clearing of trees near power transmission lines…

"The PSC must use the hammer at its disposal to regulate the utility company's actions," State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins said. "Lawmakers will be able to forgo legislation and fines if you would just regulate."

August 30, 2010
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New York State Senate Launches Nation's First iPad App For Legislation

Senate Majority Continues National Leadership in Using Technology to Foster Transparent, Efficient, Participatory Government

August 19, 2010
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