Issues: Finance

Capitol Report with NYS Senator John DeFrancisco February 14, 2010

This week, I discuss what we have heard in Finance Committee Budget Hearings so far. I also talk about complying with the Budget Reform Act, which ensures an on-time budget.

February 16, 2011
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Joint Statement By Senators Jack M. Martins and Lee M. Zeldin

“Since before we came into office on January 1st, 2011, we have had to contend, on an almost daily basis, with inquiries about state government funding which our predecessors promised local governments and non-profit agencies in our districts during this past year.

February 9, 2011
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Senate passes mandate relief legislation

The New York State Senate recently passed three mandate relief bills that would give local governments more authority and flexibility and help save taxpayer dollars.

 

One measure would authorize localities to deliver proposed local laws to members of their legislative bodies by e-mail. 

 

Another bill would tax collectors to send tax statements by email to homeowners who opt out of receiving paper statements.

 

In addition, the Senate passed legislation that would allow two or more contiguous towns to jointly purchase highway equipment.

February 8, 2011
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Senate passes mandate relief legislation

 The New York State Senate recently passed three mandate relief bills that would give local governments more authority and flexibility and help save taxpayer dollars.

One measure would authorize localities to deliver proposed local laws to members of their legislative bodies by e-mail. 

Another bill would tax collectors to send tax statements by email to homeowners who opt out of receiving paper statements.

In addition, the Senate passed legislation that would allow two or more contiguous towns to jointly purchase highway equipment.

February 8, 2011
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Taxes"

Joint Legislative Public Hearing Notice and Testimonies for Taxes

February 14, 1:00 PM - 2:21 PM
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Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate Finance Committee Chair John A. DeFrancisco and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman D. Farell, Jr;’ today announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2011-2012 Excutive Budget proposal.

File: 
Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule

February 4, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, January 24, 2011 Room 124 CAP

January 24, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Monday, January 31, 2011 Maj. Conference Room

January 31, 3:44 PM - 3:53 PM
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YouCut Albany

We're Listening to YOU !Welcome to “YOU CUT ALBANY: Citizens Cutting Government Waste”.

February 1, 2011
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Statement on Governor's Executive Budget Proposal

I’m pleased that Governor Cuomo has proposed an Executive Budget that closes a $10 billion deficit with recurring spending actions, and does not rely on any borrowing or new taxes.

February 1, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S PROPOSED 2011-12 BUDGET

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2011-12 New York State Budget:

“Governor Andrew Cuomo today spoke to New Yorkers and made it evident that the Empire State is facing some of the toughest financial times in recent memory. With a $10 billion dollar deficit looming, the days of out of control spending, automatic increases, new taxes, and an oversized government are over.

February 1, 2011
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Join the Fight to Require a 'Super-Majority' Vote to Raise Taxes and Fees

Taxes are the most important issue plaguing the Third Senate District, Long Island and New York State.  In the past two years, the New York State Legislature has increased taxes and fees by $14 billion.  Raising taxes should be a last resort, not a first option.

January 28, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 12 Noon, Monday, January 31, 2011 Room 124 CAP

The committee will consider the following nomination: Joseph A. D'Amico, of West Nyack (TO APPEAR),Superintendent of the New York State Police

 

January 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Committee on FinanceJohn A. DeFranciscoTuesday, January 18th, 2011 332 CAP

January 18, 3:50 PM - 4:05 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN, SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER, VOTES TO CREATE A NEW YORK SPENDING CAP IN AN EFFORT TO TURN STATE’S ECONOMY AROUND

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who last week was appointed as a member of the New York State Senate Finance Committee, today voted to support legislation (S. 1892) that would enact a two percent state spending cap.

This will be the third time that Senate Republicans have voted to pass a state spending cap that ensures New York spends no more than taxpayers can afford. The cap, which would be set at 2 percent or 120 percent of the CPI (currently 1.9 percent), whichever is lower, would ensure that the state reduces spending and lives within its budget, easing the burden on taxpayers.

January 20, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON MAYOR BLOOMBERG’S FINANCIAL REFORM PROPOSAL

New York – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, has issued a statement in response to Mayor Bloomberg’s financial reform proposal as outlined in today’s State of the City Address:

 

“Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlighted the need to reduce the cost of government, and prevent tax increases, so to balance the City budget. This is a message of financial responsibility that will resonate with New Yorkers in each of our five boroughs because hardworking New Yorkers understand that tax increases make it less possible to live, work and raise a family here in New York.

 

January 19, 2011
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2011 Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act

ALBANY, 01/19/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) today announced senate approval of the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility through the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to raise taxes. 

“These job-creating, cost cutting measures are exactly what New Yorkers are demanding,” said Senator Seward.  “Approving these bills to open the 2011 session sends a clear message that the senate shares the priorities of the people and is taking firm action to turn these goals into reality.”

January 19, 2011
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January 14, 2011
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