Issues: Budget

Democrats Frustrated by Governor Backing Off Party's Issues

Gotham Gazette

by David Howard King, Mar 26, 2015

On Tuesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that the DREAM Act and the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC) he had paired were no longer part of budget negotiations. For many Black and Latino legislators the news was painful - they had pushed Cuomo to include the DREAM Act as part of his budget after he and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul campaigned on the issue across the city this summer. But there was also a sinking sense of deja vu.

March 27, 2015
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L train riders fed up with delays, look to Cuomo for help

Ridgewood Times

BY ANTHONY GIUDICE

In recent weeks, the L train has suffered from hour-long delays, overcrowded platforms and other service problems. Riders Alliance member Alexis Saba shared her experience with transit delays. “On [March 17], I waited forever on the L train before we actually left,” she said. “When we finally left, the train crawled to Bedford, and were told that a rail was out and that Bedford was the last stop—and I couldn’t physically get out of the Bedford station due to the crowds.”

March 27, 2015
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March 25, 2015 - Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young

Along with an update on the on-going State Budget process, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) discusses her efforts to protect employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, the recent expansion of the rural dentistry program and a local resident who recently celebrated his 100th birthday on this week’s edition of “Your Voice.”

 

March 25, 2015
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Senator Klein Speaks on the 2015-2016 Legislative Budget

Senator Jeff Klein outlines some of his and the Independent Democratic Conference's top priorities for the 2015-2016 Legislative Budget. 

March 24, 2015
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Sen. Ortt's Week-in-Review

Sen. Ortt talks about the state budget, meeting with local farmers and advocating for the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

March 20, 2015
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March 19, 2015 - Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young

During her most recent appearance on “Your Voice,” Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) discussed the Senate’s one-house budget resolution, known as “Brighter Future,” as well as the on-going Joint Budget Subcommittees and her support for education in this year’s state budget.

 

Last week, the Senate passed their budget resolution. The Senate’s plan continues New York on the path to a fifth consecutive on-time budget while providing property tax relief for homeowners, strong support for students, and a significant investment in the state’s infrastructure.

 

March 19, 2015
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March 19, 2:15 PM - 2:23 PM
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Your Voice With Senator Ortt

Senator Ortt discusses mental health-related topics, the New York State Budget, education and the Start-Up NY tax policy.

March 17, 2015
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Hundreds of NYCHA residents rally for a major investment from New York State to fix deplorable conditions in developments

State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Klein, New York Councilman Torres, the Chair of the Committee on Public Housing, and other elected officials back NYCHA residents call to fix developments

March 16, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco on the NYS Senate's One-House Budget Plan

On this Your Voice cable program,  Senator John A. DeFrancisco further discusses the Senate’s on-house budget resolution and what it includes for education, tax relief and Upstate revitalization.   He also talks about the Dream Act and why it was not included in the Senate’s budget.

 

 

March 16, 2015
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Legislature's joint, public budget conference committees begin meeting today to reach agreements on a final state budget ~ O'Mara named to two subcommittees: Environment-Agriculture-Housing, and Economic Development

Albany, N.Y., March 16—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) has been named by the Senate leadership to serve on the Legislature’s joint budget conference subcommittees on Environment/Agriculture/Housing, and Economic Development, as the next step in New York’s budget adoption process gets underway in earnest this week at the Capitol.

The Legislature’s 10 individual, joint budget conference subcommittees will begin holding public meetings today to settle Senate and Assembly differences over the 2015-16 New York State budget.  The conference committee process more fully set the table for final budget talks with Governor Andrew Cuomo.  

March 16, 2015
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March 16, 5:30 PM - 6:06 PM
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Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Speaking on the 2015-16 Budget at the Mothership Meeting

(Albany - March 12th) Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaking on the 2015-16 Budget at the Mothership Meeting.

March 16, 2015
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Ortt: Senate Budget Creates Good-Paying Jobs and Grows the Economy

Since day one, creating jobs and growing the economy have been top priorities for state Senator Rob Ortt (R, C, I – North  Tonawanda). That’s why he, along with others in the Senate Majority, has made it one of the main focuses in the “Brighter Future” budget plan recently passed in the Senate. 

The Senate’s plan implements a $200 million small business package, which will help spark new business and provide more job opportunities.

March 15, 2015
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Ortt: Senate Budget Builds a Brighter Future for Middle-Class Taxpayers

Senator Supports New Property Tax Rebate Program For Middle-Class Homeowners

The Senate’s one-house budget proposal, which Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) recently voted in favor of, outlines some of the Senate Republican Majority’s top priorities, including providing relief for middle-class taxpayers.

The “Brighter Future” budget plan creates a new property tax rebate program for all STAR-eligible homeowners. This rebate expands upon the Governor’s Executive tax relief proposal and would provide the average New York homeowner with a $458 rebate check.

March 14, 2015
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Ortt: Senate Budget Supports Critical Infrastructure

Senator Fights for Increased Infrastructure Funding and CHIPS Funding

As part of the New York State Senate’s “Brighter Future” budget plan, Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) announced his district could soon see significant investments in infrastructure.

The Senate’s proposal, which was laid out yesterday, includes $1.5 billion for Upstate revitalization projects, and as part of a five-year road and bridge capital program, would add another $1.5 billion for infrastructure projects.

March 13, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO APPOINTED AS CO-CHAIRMAN TO KEY BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Continuing his efforts to enact a balanced, on-time State budget again this year, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio was appointed to serve as Co-Chairman of the Joint Budget Conference Committee for Public Protection and as a member of the Transportation Budget Conference Committee. Senator Nozzolio also serves on the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for all aspects of the State budget. 

March 13, 2015
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RITCHIE TO HOST “FORT DRUM DAY” AT CAPITOL TUESDAY

Kicks Off Week of Events to Highlight NNY Post Ahead of Army Cuts

March 13, 2015
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