Issues: Authorities and Commissions

Public Hearing--Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion - 1/5/10

On January 5, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins held a public hearing on the Columbia expansion project

 

January 21, 2010
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Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

New York Times

Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

By TERRY PRISTINPublished: January 19, 2010

January 21, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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Senator Bill Perkins on Columbia Expansion

Senator Bill Perkins stands at a family owned gas station that sits in the footprint of the Columbia expansion development plan.

January 19, 2010
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NYS Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Public Hearing - 1/5/10

Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Divisions Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia ExpansionHarlem, New York4:00pm - 7:00pm

January 8, 2010
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Who Has the Right to Say What's Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling

The New York Observer

Who Has the Right to Say What's Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling

By Eliot BrownJanuary 6, 2010 | 2:03 p.m

 

State Senator Bill Perkins is apparently not happy about the state's choice of consultants.

January 7, 2010
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Senator Perkins Raises Question of Potential Wrongdoing in $511 Million Bond Issuance by Brooklyn Arena Local Development Corporation for Nets Arena

 

For Immediate Release Monday December 21, 2009For Information Contact:Cordell Cleare, Senator Perkins (646) 326-6601 cordellcleare@gmail.comCurtis Ellis (917) 861-2233 curtiswellis@gmail.com

December 22, 2009
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Pol says Brooklyn arena financing is illegal

The Brooklyn BlogPol says Brooklyn arena financing is illegal5:19 PM, December 21, 2009  By RICH CALDER

A state Senator says that a $511 million finance plan to help pay off an NBA arena proposed for Brooklyn appears to be illegal.

December 22, 2009
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Perkins Will Lead Statewide Crusade for Eminent Domain Reform

Perkins Will Lead Statewide Crusade for Eminent Domain Reform

By Jimmy VielkindDecember 21, 2009 | 9:31 a.m.As far as Bill Perkins is concerned, the issue of eminent domain has got legs.

December 21, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing--Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public Hearing

           Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

January 5, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public Hearing

           Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

 

December 21, 2009
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Governor Paterson Announces His Signing of the Public Authorities Reform Bill

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill (S.1537-C/A.2209-C) sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Senator Perkins Stands Proud After Governor Paterson Signs the Public Authorities Reform Bill

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill (S.1537-C/A.2209-C) sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Governor Paterson Gives Senator Perkins the Signing Pen

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill (S.1537-C/A.2209-C) sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Governor Paterson Signing the Public Authorities Reform Bill

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill (S.1537-C/A.2209-C) sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Letter to the New York Times Editor: Eminent Domain

Published: December 20, 2009

To the Editor:

Re “Eminent Domain in New York” (editorial, Dec. 14):

New York’s eminent domain laws are in need of reform. The Empire State Development Corporation’s attempted taking of private property on behalf of Columbia University illustrates how the current process lacks accountability, transparency or meaningful public participation.

December 21, 2009
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Senator Perkins Announces the Benefits of the Public Authorities Reform Bill

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill (Chapter 506 of the laws of 2009; S.66012 / A.40012) sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky. The bill will strengthen the Public Authorities Reform Act of 2005 by creating an Authorities Budget Office, prohibiting the creation of subsidiary authorities without legislative approval (with certain exceptions), making changes to the authority board's governing process, creating a fiduciary duty, enabling the comptroller to approve authority contracts, strengthening the rules on the disposition of public authority property, providing MWBE and creating whistleblower protections.

December 21, 2009
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