Issues: Finance

RITCHIE HIGHLIGHTS SENATE’S BUDGET GOALS

Jobs, Property Tax Relief, EPIC, Rural Schools, EEE Top List; Plan Includes Funds to Protect Fort Drum

March 12, 2012
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Dear Governor Cuomo: We write today to ask you to include the New York State DREAM Act in your Executive Budget.

March 6, 2012 The Honorable Andrew M. CuomoGovernor of the State of New YorkExecutive ChamberNew York State Capitol BuildingAlbany, NY  12224            Re:       The New York State DREAM Act Dear Governor Cuomo:                      We write today to ask you to include the New York State DREAM Act in your Executive Budget.

File: 
Put NYS Dream Act in FY2012-13 Budget(FINAL)docx.pdf

March 12, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Room 124 CAP

March 13, 11:00 AM - 11:13 AM
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RITCHIE RELEASES SECOND MANDATE RELIEF REPORT

Cost-Saving Ideas from Local Leaders to be Presented to Statewide Panel Thursday; Citizens Urged to Submit Your Ideas

March 7, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Room 124 CAP

March 6, 11:00 AM - 11:33 AM
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NEW YORK STATE ECONOMIC AND REVENUE REVIEW SFY 2012-13

In conjunction with IHS Global Insight, the Senate Finance Committee reviewed and analyzed the economic and revenue projections contained within the Executive Budget for SFY 2012-13. Based upon IHS Global Insight’s February economic forecast, the Senate Finance Committee projects $290 million in General Fund revenues (inclusive of miscellaneous receipts and transfers) above the Executive Budget forecast for SFY 2012-13. This amount is enhanced by the estimate for the remainder of SFY 2011-12, which is $65 million above than the Executive estimate. Therefore, the two year General Fund receipts forecast is $355 million above the Executive forecast.

File: 
NEW YORK STATE ECONOMIC AND REVENUE REVIEW SFY 2012-13

February 29, 2012
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Public Hearing: NEW YORK STATE 2012 ECONOMIC AND REVENUE CONSENSUS FORECASTING CONFERENCE

NEW YORK STATE 
2012 ECONOMIC AND REVENUE
CONSENSUS FORECASTING CONFERENCE
State Capitol, Albany, NY
Room 124





February 29, 2012
2:30

February 29, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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SENATOR RITCHIE WORKING WITH LOCAL LEADERS TO BOOST PUBLIC SCHOOL AID

State Senator Patty Ritchie met with area school officials Thursday to discuss Governor Cuomo’s proposals for school aid in his new state budget, and how the state’s school funding formulas shortchange St. Lawrence County’s rural school districts.

February 16, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Announces NYSABPRL's 41st Annual Legislative Conference Workshop & Event Schedule

The 41st Annual Legislative Conference of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators will convene on Friday, February 17th and conclude on Sunday, February 19th, 2012. The theme of this year’s conference is “Open Doors to Employment, Opens Doors to Empowerment."

The Conference schedule of educational workshops and weekend-long events is included here in a pdf format that can be downloaded.  More information on the Legislative Conference may be obtained by visiting www.nysabprl.org.

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February 9, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE APPOINTED TO BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE

Reviewing Transportation, Environment, Agriculture, Housing
On-Time Budget Eyed for Second Straight Year
State Senator Patty Ritchie has been named to a special Senate budget subcommittee assigned to review the Governor’s proposed budget.

February 2, 2012
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The Blue Book: Senate Minority Staff Analysis of the 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal

The "Blue Book" is a comprehensive overview and analysis of the 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal, prepared by the Finance Committee's minority staff.

 

File: 
Senate Finance 2012 Blue Book.pdf

February 1, 2012
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RITCHIE TALKS MANDATE RELIEF AT STATE BUDGET HEARING

State Senator Patty Ritchie today quizzed Budget Director Robert Megna about Governor Cuomo’s proposals for mandate relief in the new state budget.

January 24, 2012
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Majority Finance/Counsel Staff Analysis of the 2012-2013 Executive Budget

(WhiteBook)

The report provides an analysis of the appropriations recommended this year and an analysis of the Governor's recommendations.

File: 
Majority - Executive Budget Analysis.pdf

January 23, 2012
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Budget Provision Raises Worries About Cuomo’s Reach

By John Eligon

The New York Times

The proposed provision in the state budget, which still faces debate and a vote by the Legislature, would allow the governor to move money “for the purpose of planning, developing and/or implementing the consolidation of administration, business services, procurement, information technology and/or other functions shared among agencies.” Mr. Cuomo’s office argues that without this provision, the commission’s recommendations might be held up until next year’s budget process.

January 20, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, January 30, 2012 Room 120 LOB

January 30, 1:00 PM - 1:06 PM
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Ambitious residential and commercial project proposed for Astoria waterfront

The New York Daily News wrote an article about a new development proposal that would bring significant change to Astoria’s waterfront.

An isolated swath of Astoria that has largely been ignored by developers and businesses could soon undergo a major facelift under a proposal to erect seven waterfront residential towers and a supermarket.

The Lincoln Equities Group wants to create a project dubbed Hallets Point, with roughly 2,300 units of housing and a waterfront park along the East River near the Astoria Houses.

The public review process is expected to begin next year, city officials said.

January 18, 2012
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Senator Seward Comments On Governor's Budget Proposal

ALBANY, 01/17/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal:

“The governor’s budget proposal is a sound continuation of last year’s effort to rein in state spending without raising taxes or resorting to new borrowing.  I believe the plan hits close to the mark on a number of my key priorities and provides a solid starting point for this year’s budget discussion.

January 17, 2012
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