Issues: Elections

January 20, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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SAVINO WOULD EXPEL DISGRACED SENATOR

Island lawmaker says Monserrate was more concerned with his future than woman's well-being
Friday, January 15, 2010
By JUDY L. RANDALL
ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- On the heels of a state Senate committee report yesterday calling for the expulsionor censure of a Democratic senator accused by some of domestic violence, state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/ Brooklyn) said she would vote to expel Sen. Hiram Monserrate if party leaders brought the matter to the floor.

January 15, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson, President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada And Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein

The state’s 19.5 million residents deserve a government that they can trust and be proud of, and to meet that goal our state needs a tough, new plan to make sure state leaders act responsibly and honestly. These reforms demonstrate that the Senate Democratic Majority is focused not on special interests, but solely the public interest; more specifically, creating jobs, controlling government spending, providing property tax relief and improving educational opportunities for our children.

January 13, 2010
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Senate And Assembly Unveil Sweeping Ethics And Election Law Reform Legislation

Measure includes stricter campaign finance rules and greater penalties for violations, increased disclosure of outside income for legislators, enhancements to the lobby law, strengthened legislative and executive oversight

January 13, 2010
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Aubertine: Ethics, Election Reform a “Critical First Step”

Senate, Assembly agree on groundbreaking reforms for accountability, open government

January 13, 2010
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Senator Squadron's Comments on Ethics and Election Law Reform Legislation

Senator Daniel Squadron speaks about sweeping Ethics and Election law reform legislation at a press conference in Albany on January 13, 2010.

January 13, 2010
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Senator Schneiderman's Comments on Ethics and Election Law Reform Legislation

Senator Eric Schniederman speaks at a press conference announcing swweping Ethics and Election Law reforms in Albany on January 13, 2010.

January 13, 2010
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Senator Sampson's Comments on Ethics and Election Law Reform Legislation

Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson speaks about sweeping Ethics and Election Law reform legislation at a press conference in Albany on January 13, 2010.

January 13, 2010
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Ethics And Election Law Reform Press Conference

The Senate and the Assembly unveiled sweeping Ethics and Election Law reform legislation at a pess conference in Albany on January 13, 2010.

January 13, 2010
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Senate And Assembly Unveil Sweeping Ethics And Election Law Reform Legislation

Measure includes stricter campaign finance rules and greater penalties for violations, increased disclosure of outside income for legislators, enhancements to the lobby law, strengthened legislative and executive oversight

January 13, 2010
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Primary runoffs costly, outdated say NY senators

Primary runoffs costly, outdated say NY senators

By Amanda CedroneStaff Writer, Legislative GazetteDecember 14, 2009

December 22, 2009
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Senators Unveil Proposals to End Runoff Elections

Today, Senator’s Bill Perkins, Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., and Liz Krueger joined with advocates and supporters to call for the end of expensive and outdated runoff elections in New York. This year, less than three percent of New York City residents voted in runoffs which cost taxpayers an astounding $15 million. Eliminating runoffs would free up millions of dollars that could be better spent on vital city services.

December 4, 2009
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Senators Addabbo, Krueger And Perkins For End Of Costly Runoff Elections; Restoring Millions Of Dollars To Vital City Services

Today, Senator’s Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., Liz Krueger and Bill Perkins joined with advocates and supporters to call for the end of expensive and outdated runoff elections in New York. This year, less than three percent of New York City residents voted in runoffs which cost taxpayers an astounding $15 million. Eliminating runoffs would free up millions of dollars that could be better spent on vital city services.

December 4, 2009
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Senators Addabbo, Krueger and Perkins To Call For End Of Costly Run Off Elections; Putting Millions Back Into Vital City Services

This year, less than three percent of New York City residents voted in runoff elections. The cost to taxpayers: $15 million. This expensive and outdated process should be done away with, freeing up millions of dollars that could be better spent on vital city services.

December 3, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee Holds Albany Hearing To Review The Administration Of The 2009 Elections; Consider Proposals To Improve The Election Law

(Albany, NY) Monday, the Senate Elections Committee heard testimony on proposals intended to continue to explore and improve the voting process and procedures in New York. The hearing addressed the effectiveness of election administration during the 2009 election cycle, the pilot program for optical scan voting machines and proposals to eliminate wasteful and expensive primary runoffs. 

November 30, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee To Hold Albany Hearing To Review Administration Of The 2009 Elections

Hearing will focus on pilot program use of optical scan voting machines and proposals to end wasteful and expensive primary runoffs

November 28, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee Holds New York City Hearing On Proposals To Improve Election Law, Review 2009 Election

(New York, NY) Thursday, the Senate Elections Committee heard testimony on proposals intended to continue to explore and improve the voting process and procedures in New York. The hearing addressed the effectiveness of election administration during the 2009 election cycle, the pilot program for optical scan voting machines and proposals to eliminate wasteful and expensive primary runoffs. 

November 12, 2009
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Public Hearing: Senate Elections Committe Hearing on 2009 Elections

Senate Elections  Committee To Hold New York City Hearing To Review The 2009 Elections

Hearing will focus on pilot program use of optical scan voting machines and proposals to end wasteful and expensive primary runoffs.

November 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senate Elections Committee To Hold New York City Hearing To Review 2009 Elections

Hearing will focus on pilot program use of optical scan voting machines and proposals to end wasteful and expensive primary runoffs

 

WHEN: Thursday November 12th, 2009, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: 250 Broadway, 19th Floor Senate Hearing Room, New York, New York 10007  Today, the Senate Elections Committee will hold a hearing intended to continue the Committee’s examination of the election process and ways to improve that process.  The hearing will seek comments on the administration of the 2009 elections and the pilot program for new voting systems, as well as proposals to reduce unnecessary expenses and election result delays by ending primary runoff elections and replacing them with instantaneous runoff voting.  

November 12, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee Continues Extensive Series Of State-Wide Hearings

October hearings focus on improving the election law and preventing voter suppression

October 28, 2009
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