Issues: Authorities and Commissions

Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps.

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: August 18, 2010Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senate bill Signed into law which Provides for the Construction of Facilities   for Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced a new amendment (S. 8060) to the public authorities law which provides new facilities for Broad Channel volunteers. Under the Senate’s new law, Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps are now permitted to proceed with construction of new capital facilities for their not-for-profit corporation. The bill is now currently in effect.

August 17, 2010
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HAVE YOU SEEN RAT TODAY?

State Senator Bill Perkins is conducting a survey to find out whether New York Subway Riders feel there is a rat problem in the subway.

July 29, 2010
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July 28, 2010
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Smart Growth Act could fix state's infrastructure

By: Peter B. Fleischer

New York's budget crisis is forcing government at all levels to re-evaluate how it allocates increasingly rare public dollars. As officials seek to identify and eliminate wasteful and unnecessary spending, they will find some of the waste is hiding in plain sight.

Travel to downtown Buffalo or to many of the state's older suburbs and you'll find decaying sidewalks, half-empty shopping centers, vacant lots and abandoned homes. Then travel a few more miles into what was until recently open countryside, and you'll find big new homes sprouting from former farm fields. Meanwhile, the population of many counties and the state continues to decline.

July 12, 2010
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Complete Streets/Smart Growth

News From Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

SENATE PASSES BLUEPRINT FOR A SMARTER

SAFER NEW YORK INFRASTRUCTURE

June 23, 2010
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Public Hearing -- "Benefit Corporations: Expanding the Corporate Purpose"

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATEBill Perkins, ChairNew York State Senate Standing Committee onCorporations, Authorities & Commissions“Benefit Corporations: Expanding the Corporate Purpose”

June 15, 2010
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Public Hearing: Benefit Corporations: Expanding the Corporate Purpose

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public HearingBill Perkins, ChairNew York State Senate Standing Committee onCorporations, Authorities & Commissions“Benefit Corporations: Expanding the Corporate Purpose”

June 17, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Bill Perkins, Chair 9:45 AM, Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Room 816 LOB

June 16, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Bill Perkins, Chair  10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 9, 2010  Room 816 LOB

June 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Bill Perkins, Chair 10:00 AM, Thursday , June 3, 2010 Room 816 LOB

June 3, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Bill Perkins, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Room 816 LOB

May 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senate Approves Members To Key Economic And Urban Development Positions, Authorities And Appeals Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed five appointees to key boards today, including members to the Economic Development Corporation, New York State Department of Economic Development, Urban Development Corporation, Battery Park City Authority, Industrial Board of Appeals, Port of Oswego Authority and New York Convention Center Operating Corporation.

May 12, 2010
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Public Hearing: Labor practices and customer service quality at the Staten Island E-ZPass facility and related facilities

Bill Perkins, ChairNew York State Senate Standing Committee onCorporations, Authorities & Commissions

College of Staten Island (CSI)Performing Arts Center, Building 1P2800 Victory Boulevard Staten Island NY 10314April 30, 20109:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 7, 2010
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Charter School Hearing: Chairman Perkins displays one of many articles related to the issue of charter schools

On April 22, 2010, Senator Perkins, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions held a public hearing to take a look at the growing charter school industry and to examine if the democratic vision of public education is being fulfilled .

May 7, 2010
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Charter School Hearing: charter school authorizers witness panel

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Christina Grant--Deptuty Dir. of Charter Schools; DOEJohn White-- Deputy Chancellor; DOEJonas Chartock-- Exec. Director; SUNY Charter InstituteDr. John King-- Sr. Deputy Commissioner; NYS Education Dept.Sally Bauchofer--Exec. Director of the Office of Innovative School Models; NYS Education Dept.

May 7, 2010
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