Issues: Finance

Statement From Senator Krueger on SFY 2011-2012 Budget

For Immediate Release | April 1, 2011

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

"This year, as we continue to face a struggling economy, both locally and nationally, there was no easy way to balance our State’s budget. Our State government has less money and more debt, while the need for public services has only increased. New York is not alone; 44 States are facing combined budget deficits of over $112 Billion this year. As legislators, we knew that painful cuts would have to be made to vital programs, and the only fair scenario was one in which the sacrifices were shared by all. But when the language and details of this year’s budget were finally revealed, just hours before votes were cast, it became clear that this budget was anything but fair.

April 1, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Room 124 CAP

April 5, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Wednesday, March 30, 2011  Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 30, 8:00 PM - 8:17 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Wednesday, March 30, 2011  Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 30, 2:00 PM - 2:01 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Wednesday, March 30, 2011  Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 30, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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Senator Krueger's Closing Remarks on First Round of Budget Bills

Last night, Tuesday, March 29th, the State Senate took up the first two budget bills, which dealt with economic development, transportation and the consolidation of State agencies.

March 30, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Tuesday, March 29, 2011  Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP 

March 29, 5:30 PM - 5:31 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Tuesday, March 29, 2011  Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 29, 5:00 PM - 5:03 PM
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March 28, 3:30 PM - 4:55 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Monday, March 28, 2011 Off The Floor - Room 332 CAP

March 28, 7:00 PM - 7:25 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Fishermen Off the Hook: Saltwater License Law Repealed in State Budget

The State Legislature has reached an agreement with the Governor to repeal the 2009 Saltwater Fishing License New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) said today.

The license law, LaValle said,  will be transformed into a registration requirement to meet federal law. In addition, the registration is guaranteed to be free for the next two years and those who purchased lifetime licenses will be granted a refund minus the fee for the past year.

"I voted against the license law and fee when it was part of the 2009 budget and am happy to see the demise of what was essentially a hidden tax,” said LaValle. 

The agreement must still be ratified in the State Budget, which is expected to be approved shortly.

March 24, 2011
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Committee Meeting: General Budget Conference Committee Meeting

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced a General Budget Conference Committee meeting that took place on March 23, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in Hearing Room B of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. 

March 23, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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LaValle Bill to Help Commercial Fishermen Unanimously Passes Senate.

A  bill to help commercial fishermen by allowing them to aggregate their daily catch limits over a seven day period and conserve fuel, unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday it was announced by New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), the sponsor of the bill.

LaValle said his bill (S. 1456A) allows fishermen, for example, to catch three times the daily catch limit on Monday and two times the limit on Wednesday and then stay off the water until the following Monday when a consecutive period of seven days is complete. The bill also allows individuals with different fishing licenses to go out and catch each of their daily limits from the same boat (currently prohibited).

March 23, 2011
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, 3/16/11

Senator DeFrancisco discusses the One-House Budget and accomplishing an on-time Budget this year.

March 22, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 22, 11:00 AM - 11:13 AM
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Carl Kruger’s “Polar Opposite,” Liz Krueger Takes On A New Role And New Challenges

By Jon Lentz - City Hall News

Advocates, good government groups and even Planned Parenthood are cheering Liz Krueger’s replacement of Carl Kruger as ranking member on the Finance Committee, despite a widely held belief that her impact on the budget will be slight at best.

“Senator Krueger has shown herself to be open to new ideas, innovation and reform,” said Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York. “I think that the Finance Committee is a place that could use more innovation and an open, creative attitude.”

Sean Barry of VOCAL-NY said that despite having similar names, Krueger is “the polar opposite” of Kruger.

March 16, 2011
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Budget Update with Senator DeFrancisco on Capitol Tonight, 3/15/11

 

Senator DeFrancisco discusses the Budget on Capitol Tonight, 3/15/11

March 16, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Votes Down Senate Republican's Budget Resolution, Faults Proposal for Dismissing Juvenile Justice Reform

Dear Constituents and Juvenile Justice Advocates:

The Republican-controlled Senate and the Assembly have each submitted their budget bills, which accept and reject portions of the Governor’s recommended State spending plan for FY 2011-12.

While I was pleased by many of the funding restorations contained in the Senate’s budget resolution, I voted against the proposal because it hurts our children -- our young people who are on the road to ruin because we, as a State, are not acting responsibly to reform New York’s juvenile justice system.

March 16, 2011
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