Issues: Finance

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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March 15, 7:30 PM - 7:53 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Wenesday, March 16, 2011 Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 16, 11:15 AM - 11:17 AM
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, 3/9/11

Senator DeFrancisco discusses the findings of the Medicaid Redesign Team.

March 11, 2011
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Senate Passes Recharge NY Program

GALLIVAN SEES IT AS KEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK       Senator Patrick M. Gallivan announced today that the State Senate passed legislation to create a permanent state energy program that will continue to provide affordable energy rates to businesses in the Empire State. The legislation makes permanent the “Power For Jobs” program, which was subject to annual extensions to remain in effect. The new, permanent program is called “Recharge NY”.        “Recharge NY is vital to the economic interests of Western New York.

March 8, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 8, 4:09 PM - 4:12 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 8, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Meeting with SUNY Geneseo Student Association

Row one (Front): Starting at the left Mary Bock, Katelynn Imagna, NickLagrassa, Amanda LeonardRow two (Middle): Starting at the left Steven Cootware, Patrick Miskell, Senator Patrick Gallivan,Bridget MiskellTop Row: Mike Vaughn, William Labate, Jesse Goldberg

March 3, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 1, 4:04 PM - 4:10 PM
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Senate Forecasts $415 Million in Additional State Revenues

Funds Should Be Used For Tax Relief or State Reserves – Not New Spending

February 28, 2011
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2011 Senate Finance Committee Majority Revenue Forecast Report

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 2011-12. Based upon IHS Global Insight’s February economic forecast, the Senate Finance Committee projects $438 million in General Fund revenues (inclusive of miscellaneous receipts and transfers) above the Executive Budget forecast for SFY 2011-12. This amount is reduced by the estimate for the remainder of SFY 2010-11, which is $23 million less than the Executive estimate. Therefore, the two year General Fund receipts forecast is $415 million above the Executive forecast.

File: 
2011_SFC_Majority_Revenue_Forecast_Report.pdf

February 28, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

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

The Senate Finance Committee will consider the following nomination: Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez for the Commissioner of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (TO APPEAR).

March 1, 1:00 PM - 1:22 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA RECEIVES KEY APPOINTMENT TO SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has appointed Senator Andrew Lanza to serve on the powerful Senate Finance Committee which is grappling with the state's budget challenges.

February 17, 2011
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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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