Issues: Elections

Committee Meeting: Elections Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Elections  Senator Rich Funke, Chair  1:00 PM, Monday, June 1, 2015  Room 904 LOB

June 1, 1:00 PM - 1:04 PM
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SQUADRON, GOOD GOV'T GROUPS URGE SENATE MAJORITY TO GIVE "LLC LOOPHOLE" BILL FULL SENATE VOTE

Good Government Groups Deliver Thousands of Signatures to Close Loophole

Push For New Leader to Adhere to Senate Rules

May 28, 2015
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Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

Senator Valesky is hosting a Community Resources Fair at the Southwest Community Center on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This free event is open to all area residents. The nonprofit and government agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. For more information, call the district office at 478-8745.

American Red Cross

Aurora of CNY

Clear Path for Veterans

CNY Fair Housing

May 28, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON URGES CORPS CMTE TO VOTE ON "LLC LOOPHOLE" BILL AS REQUIRED BY SENATE RULES

After Forced Vote Last Month, Corporations Cmte Must Consider Bill to Close Loophole

LLCs Currently Treated as People -- Not Corporations -- Allowing Unlimited, Anonymous dollars to Flood Process

ALBANY - State Senator Daniel Squadron today urged the Senate Majority to honor Senate rules by voting on his bill to close the LLC loophole in the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions. He sent a letter to Committee Chair Michael Ranzenhofer, reiterating that the bill is required to be considered in the Corporations Committee within two meetings of its referral by the Elections Committee.

May 11, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Elections Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Elections Senator Rich Funke, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Room 904 LOB

We will have Todd Valentine and Robert Brehm; Co-Executive Directors of the State Board of Elections, speaking at this committee meeting.

May 12, 1:00 PM - 1:22 PM
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Senate Democratic Conference Calls For Passage Of Critical Ethics Reform To Close The “LLC Loophole” Press Conference

(Albany - April 27th) Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Daniel Squadron, sponsor of the bill, held a news conference to push for legislation to tighten campaign finance regulations and close the LLC donation gap. Representatives from organizations such as the Brennan Center and Citizens Action, Citizen Union, Common Cause, League of Women Voters, and NYPIRG also support the bill. Senator Stewart-Cousins said almost every day new allegations of abuse and corruption are leveled at state government.

April 29, 2015
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ASSEMBLYMEMBER KAVANAGH, SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ADVANCING BILL TO CLOSE "LLC LOOPHOLE"

ALBANY – Today, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh and State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding the vote to close the "LLC loophole" at a meeting of the Assembly Election Law Committee:

April 29, 2015
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Senator Comrie's remarks at the Senate Standing Committee on Elections re: Closing the LLC Loophole

Senator Comrie and the Senate Democratic Conference called on the Senate Republicans in the Elections Committee to pass legislation that will close the LLC loophole and help clean up Albany.  Senate Bill S.60 would close a loophole which currently allows limited liability companies (LLCs) to contribute vast sums of money to candidates for state office. Due to this loophole in state election law, between 2005 and 2013, LLCs contributed over $40 million to New York State candidates, parties and political action committees. This legislation would close that loophole and reduce the contribution limit for both LLCs and corporations to $1,000 annually.

April 28, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON, ASSEMBLYMEMBER KAVANAGH STATEMENT ON SENATE ELECTIONS CMTE VOTE TO CLOSE "LLC LOOPHOLE"

ALBANY – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh released the following statement regarding the vote to close the "LLC loophole" at today's Senate Elections Committee meeting:

April 28, 2015
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SENATE DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF CRITICAL ETHICS REFORM TO CLOSE THE "LLC LOOPHOLE"

Democratic Senator Daniel Squadron Will Today Force A Committee Vote to Close the LLC Loophole and Reform How Campaigns are Funded

ALBANY - The Senate Democratic Conference today called on the Senate Republicans in the Elections Committee to pass legislation that will close the LLC loophole and help clean up Albany. Due to Republican refusal to even consider this critical legislation, Democratic Senator Daniel Squadron filed a motion for committee consideration to simply have this ethics reform initiative discussed by the Senate Elections Committee. Today’s vote on the legislation in the Senate Elections Committee follows decisions in recent weeks by Republicans in both the State Legislature and the Board of Elections to keep the loophole open.

April 28, 2015
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Kennedy: With Elections Committee Approval, Now Is The Time For A Full Senate Vote to Close LLC Loophole

Legislation Closing the Notorious “LLC Loophole” Approved This Afternoon by State Senate Elections Committee, Prevents Donors from Circumventing Donation Limits 

Kennedy Calls Loophole “Big Enough to Drive a Brinks Truck Through”

April 27, 2015
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Renews Push To Close The LLC Loophole

The Senate Democratic Conference will announce a renewed effort to close the LLC Loophole.

April 27, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Elections Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Elections  Senator Rich Funke, Chair  1:00 PM, Monday, April 27, 2015  Room 904 LOB

The NYS Commissioners Association will be in attendance to give a quick overview of what they do. Speaking will be Dustin Czarny, Legislative Committee Chair, Dutchess County Board of Elections and Roger Schiera, Saratoga County Board of Elections.  Please note the following bills have been placed on the agenda pursuant to Senate Rule VIII, §3(e) - Motion for Committee Consideration:  S60

April 27, 1:00 PM - 1:33 PM
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SENATOR SQUADRON, ASSEMBLYMEMBER KAVANAGH STATEMENT ON BOE'S REFUSAL TO CLOSE "LLC LOOPHOLE" AT TODAY'S MEETING

MANHATTAN – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Kavanagh released the following statement regarding the New York State Board of Elections' refusal to close the "LLC loophole" at today's meeting:

April 16, 2015
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BUILDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR NEW YORK STATE

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

April 6, 2015
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SQUADRON FILES TO FORCE COMMITTEE VOTE ON BILL TO CLOSE "LLC LOOPHOLE"

LLCs Would No Longer Be "People" in NYS Elections

Squadron: Unlimited, Anonymous Contributions Pervert the Entire System

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron has filed a motion to force a committee vote this legislative session to close New York's infamous "LLC Loophole." His bill to enact this ethics reform (S.60), also sponsored by Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, has been stalled in the Republican-led Senate, pushing Squadron to use a procedural rule to force the legislation to be considered this legislative session. This "Motion for Committee Consideration" requires the bill to be considered in the Senate Elections Committee within 45 days.

March 17, 2015
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Gov. Cuomo: No Ethics Reform, No Budget

By Bill Carey

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 03:01 PM EST

The downfall of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has led to a call for new reforms in state government, a campaign that could lead to a budget impasse. As Bill Carey reports, lawmakers believe they can avoid a budget stalemate by reaching a deal with the governor before the April 1 deadline.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been on the road to warn that timely budgets are less important than a trustworthy government in Albany.

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR GEORGE AMEDORE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TERM LIMITS FOR STATE LEGISLATORS

Senator George Amedore has introduced legislation (S.3808) that would impose term limits for members of the New York State Senate and Assembly. Under the bill, members of the Legislature would be ineligible to serve more than six two-year terms in either the Assembly or Senate. The legislation would go into effect in January 2017.

 

“Holding office is a civic duty, and a way of giving back to the community in the form of public service,” said Senator Amedore. “New voices and ideas will help to keep our government innovative and responsive to the people, while bringing fresh perspective to the issues that plague our state, including the high cost of living and the need for good-paying jobs to revitalize our economy.”

 

February 19, 2015
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Skelos: The IDC-GOP Coalition Remains In Place

JAN 13TH - 12:43 PM

Posted by Nick Reisman

Even though Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein was largely stripped of the power and title he held for the last two years, Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos insisted in an interview there would be little change in how the chamber functions.

“As we go through the legislative session, you’re going to see it’s going to be very similar to the way it was for the last four years,” Skelos said.

The Senate last week adopted rules that made Skelos, a Long Island Republican, the majority leader once again as well as temporary president of the chamber.

January 23, 2015
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FUNKE EARNS FIRST COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

 

Senator to serve as Chair of the Elections Committee, Vice-Chair of the Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation & Entrepreneurship

 

Senator Rich Funke today announced he has earned a seat on five separate New York State Senate committees that reflect the diverse strengths and priorities of the 55th Senate District.

January 23, 2015
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