Issues: Budget

Senate completes action on new state budget early this morning, Assembly to follow on Thursday ~ Find more information and share your own early reaction through Senator O'Mara's latest online poll

Earlier this morning, at approximately 4:30 a.m., the New York State Senate completed its action on the 2013-14 state budget.

Members of the Assembly are scheduled to return to Albany on Thursday to give final legislative approval to this year's new fiscal plan, which will then be delivered to Governor Andrew Cuomo to be signed into law -- representing New York's third consecutive on-time budget.

Find more detailed budget information HERE.

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March 27, 2013
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SENATOR BILL LARKIN ANNOUNCES $75 MILLION INCREASE IN CONSOLIDATED LOCAL STREET AND HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CHIPS)

Senator Bill Larkin (R,C,I, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the 2013-2014 New York State budget includes an increase of $75 million in funding to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS).  This funding will allow municipalities to repair and improve their local roads, bridges and highways.

March 27, 2013
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Legislature Rejects Increases in Traffic Fines

Proposed restrictions on plea bargaining traffic tickets and a proposed $80 surcharge on certain parking tickets were rejected by the Legislature during budget negotiations.  Governor Cuomo and the Legislature did, however, agree that fines for texting while driving and driving without a hands free device should be enhanced. 

March 26, 2013
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State Budget Provides Added Education Aid

 

ALBANY, 03/26/12 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on the education aid portion of the 2013-14 state budget: 

“Students statewide should have access to a quality education that prepares them to move forward in life, regardless of where they live.  The aid conversation in recent years reflects that belief and the distribution of state dollars once again this year is another step toward helping our upstate, low-wealth schools.”

March 26, 2013
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SCHOOL AID PROJECTION 2013-2014

 

Preliminary Estimate of 2012-13 and 2013-14 State Aids

Payable under Section 3609 plus Other Aids

 

File: 
School_Aid_Projections_2013-2014.pdf

March 26, 2013
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Senate set to act on final pieces of 2013-14 New York State budget ~ Watch Live

The Senate will be in session this evening and into tomorrow morning to enact the final pieces of this year's state budget. 

The Assembly is scheduled to complete action on the budget on Thursday.

Watch the Senate session live.

March 26, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses State Budget Bills That Improve Transportation and Public Safety on Your Voice

On this week's Your Voice cable program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses increased funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, known as CHIPS. These funds will directly go to local governments for highway, bridge and road repairs.  Senator DeFrancisco also talks about the Legislature's rejection of proposed restrictions on plea bargaining, and a measure to provide school districts with more flexibility when hiring retired police officers for school protection.

March 26, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco on the State Budget

On this week's Your Voice program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco talks about transportation budget bills, including the increase in funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, known as CHIPS.

March 26, 2013
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Ranzenhofer outlines CHIPS funding for Monroe County

2013-14 State Budget increases funding for road, bridge projects

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that the 2013-14 State Budget will increase funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS).

“For the first time in five years, more funding for local road and bridge repair projects will go directly to towns, cities and villages in Monroe County.  Maintaining and improving our infrastructure is so important to our economy, while keeping drivers and their passengers safe,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.

March 25, 2013
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State Budget To Fund Local Highway Improvements

ALBANY, 03/25/13 – As the 2013-14 state budget is finalized, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) announced today that  local counties will receive a substantial increase in funding to support highway improvements.

“After meeting with county and town highway superintendents from throughout my district it was clear that the state needed to boost funding available through the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Plan (CHIPs),” said Senator Seward.  “I fought hard for new money during the state budget negotiations and was successful in securing an additional $75 million in CHIPs funding – the first CHIPs increase in five years.”

March 25, 2013
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Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Capital Tonight to Discuss Budget Latest

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins appeared on Capital Tonight to discuss the latest on the Budget. Click here to view the video.

 

March 25, 2013
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Budget Language Could Help Dunkirk Repowering

Budget focuses on the benefits of repowering existing electric generation facilities

ALBANY - Calling it a “major step forward,” Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced that language is included in this year’s state budget that focuses on the benefits of repowering existing electric generation facilities, a development that could have a positive impact on a future of clean, reliable and affordable power for Dunkirk and all of Western New York.

March 25, 2013
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Senate Begins Passing Important Budget Bills

Sunday’s bills focused on transportation, economic development capital projects, environmental conservation, and public protection

ALBANY - Driving to achieve an early state budget, the Senate began passing budget bills on Sunday.

"The Senate is working to get the job done. I expect we will have passed all of the bills in our house by Wednesday," said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

March 25, 2013
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STATE SENATE PASSES BUDGET BILLS

State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today announced passage of three State budget bills.  The Senate is in session on Sunday to take up legislation relating to:

            State Capital Projects (S.2604E);

March 24, 2013
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2013-14 New York State Senate Budget Summaries

Below are fact sheets on budget bills passed by the New York State Senate today, March 24, 2013.

March 24, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ON THE FINAL DAYS OF THE BUDGET PROCESS

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) discusses the negotiations leading up to the finalization of the 2013-14 New York State Budget and increased funding for the “CHIPS” local highway program.

March 22, 2013
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Statement by Senator Carlucci on New York State Reaching an Historic Third Consecutive On-Time and Early Budget

“This historic budget agreement clearly demonstrates to all New Yorkers that Albany is focused on delivering real results for the middle class.  For the third year in a row, New York State has created a fiscally sound and responsible budget that cuts taxes and creates jobs.  This budget closes a $1.3 billion dollar gap with no new taxes or fees while also phasing out the 18-a Utility Assessment that would otherwise hit homeowners’ pocketbooks.

March 21, 2013
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Statement By Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader Dean Skelos

I am pleased that we have reached agreement on a responsible budget that includes the longtime Senate Republican priorities to create new jobs and cut taxes for hardworking, middle-class families. As part of this budget, we will provide a $350 Family Tax Relief check to families with children, offer incentives to help small businesses create new jobs, and eliminate the energy tax surcharge over the next three years, all initiatives highlighted by the Senate Republican conference throughout the budget process. 

March 20, 2013
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2013 Budget Update

Senator Bill Larkin discusses the status of New York's budget negotiations.

March 20, 2013
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