Issues: Authorities and Commissions

Senator Perkins & Assemblyman Brodsky

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Letter to Governor Paterson: Eminent Domain

December 8, 2009Hon. David A. PatersonGovernor, State of New YorkState CapitolAlbany, New York 12224Dear Governor Paterson:I write with a great sense of urgency in respectfully calling upon you to forego an appeal of last week’s decision in Kaur v. New York State Urban Development Corporation, and to order a statewide moratorium on the use of eminent domain within the State of New York pending legislative action. 

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Letter to Governor Paterson.pdf

December 8, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins Press Conference on Eminent Domain

On December 4, 2009 Senator Perkins announced the Kaur v. New York State Urban Development Corporation decision.

On December 8, 2009 Senator Perkins sent a letter to Governeor Paterson ugring him to order a statewide moratorium on the use of eminent domain within the State of New York pending legislative action. (see below)

 

December 8, 2009
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Senate Ends "Shadow Governments"

Passes Sweeping Public Authorities Reform

(Albany, NY) The State Senate passed sweeping public authorities reform today fundamentally changing the way these authorities—or “shadow governments” as they are often called—operate. The Senate’s plan will place stringent public disclosure and reporting requirements on more than 1,000 public authorities across the state, including the New York Power Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

December 2, 2009
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Senator Squadron Proposes Cost-Savings SLA Technology Upgrade in DRP

New Technology Will Spur Long-Term Savings and Efficiency

Squadron: 21st Century SLA Will Better Serve Communities and Small Businesses

New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today his proposal to reallocate $369,000 in State Liquor Authority (SLA) funding to allow the agency to jumpstart a critical technology upgrade, resulting in significant cost savings and revenue increases for the state, increased transparency, and streamlined processing for liquor license applications.

November 14, 2009
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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Waterfront Commission Public Hearing 10-19-09 Part 1 of 2

Waterfront Commission Public Hearing 10-19-09 Part 1 of 2

October 23, 2009
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Waterfront Commission Public Hearing 10-19-09 Part 2 of 2

Waterfront Commission Public Hearing 10-19-09 Part 2 of 2

October 23, 2009
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE: Syracuse/Kingston Roundtables

Senate and Assembly Leaders in Syracuse to Continue Discussion of Low Cost Power for Economic Development Programs

 

October 15, 2009
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GOVERNOR SIGNS GREEN JOBS/GREEN NEW YORK BILL IN SYRACUSE

Program Will Assist Low-Income and Unemployed New Yorkers Train for Green Collar Jobs

Governor Paterson Launches New Website – GreenCareersNY.com – to Match Job Seekers with Green Training Opportunities

October 13, 2009
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE: Oswego Roundtable

 

Sen. Aubertine Continues Public Discussion of Low Cost Power for Economic Development Programs in Oswego

 

October 6, 2009
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Deal could give New York State power over hundreds of public authorities

Senate Committe on Corporations, Authorites and Commissions Chairman Bill Perkins' and Assembly Committe on Corporations, Authorites and Commissions Chairman Richard Brodsky's leadership in negotiations with Governor Paterson may lead to sweeping reforms of New York State's over 700 public authorities.  

"When David was representing my district as a senator, he stood up on issues like this," Perkins said. "This would be a fulfillment of the things he stood for in past."

October 2, 2009
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September 30, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing-- Still "On the Waterfront": Corruption at Our Local Ports

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public HearingTitle: Still “On the Waterfront”: Corruption at Our Local Ports

October 19, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE: Long Island Roundtable

 

State Senators Bring Discussion of Low Cost Power for Economic Development Programs to Long Island for Input from Local Businesses, Trade Groups and the Public 

September 29, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing: New York State’s low-cost power programs

Sept. 23 Joint –

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and TelecommunicationsChair: Senator Darrel Aubertine

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsChair: Senator Bill Perkins

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small BusinessChair: Senator William Stachowski

Assembly Standing Committee on EnergyChair: Assemblyman Kevin A. Cahill

Assembly Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsChair: Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky

September 23, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE

Hearings Bring Businesses & Public to the Table with Lawmakers to Reshape State’s Energy and Economic Development Strategy

Senate and Assembly Lead Public Discussions on the Future Use of Low Cost Power for State Economic Development Programs

September 22, 2009
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September 9, 2009 Public Hearing: “Redevelopment of the World Trade Center: Time to Move Forward”

Redevelopment of the World Trade Center following the September 11th attacks has been delayed numerous times. Today, nearly eight years after the fact, the site stands nowhere near completion. In the meantime costs have risen dramatically, the public’s frustration mounts and victims’ families are without a Memorial.

September 16, 2009
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Redevelopment of the World Trade Center: Time to Move Forward (Part 1)

Redevelopment of the World Trade Center following the September 11th attacks has been delayed numerous times. Today, nearly eight years after the fact, the site stands nowhere near completion. In the meantime costs have risen dramatically, the public’s frustration mounts and victims’ families are without a Memorial.

September 16, 2009
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