Senate Task Force on Government EfficiencyChair: Senator Jeffrey KleinPublic Forum: Examining spending at the New York State Department of TransportationPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.Contact: Gwendolyn Bluemich (518) 455-3598Media Contact: Gwen Rocco (518) 455-3588ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
NEW YORK, NY –State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Monday that the Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency has launched a new webpage where New Yorkers can anonymously submit their ideas, suggestions and feedback on how the state can conserve resources in this tough fiscal time, as well as to report any suspected wasteful government spending or abuse of tax dollars.
SD39 - Restore the STAR Rebate
The new State Budget, put together behind closed doors, took away your STAR property tax rebate checks. The loss of these checks will cost individual homeowners throughout our state hundreds of dollars.
Albany, NY -- State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF –35th District) last week announced that the Senate has put forth comprehensive budget reforms that will end short term wasteful spending and ensure the enactment of a fiscally responsible budget. The legislative package provides for longterm financial planning, the enactment of stricter accounting principles, and mandates stringent standards of accountability for State financed programs and services…
Package of Bills will Ensure Fiscal Responsibility
State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced that the Senate has put forth comprehensive budget reforms that will end short term wasteful spending and ensure the enactment of a fiscally responsible budget. The legislative package provides for long-term financial planning, the enactment of stricter accounting principles, and mandates stringent standards of accountability for State financed programs and services.
Two-year, GAAP & Performance Based Budgeting, June 1 Fiscal YearKey Reforms to End Albany’s Decades of Fiscal Dysfunction
(Albany, NY) State Senator Liz Krueger today unveiled comprehensive reforms to fix the State’s broken budget process and give New Yorkers a fiscally responsible budget. For decades, Albany ignored the need for wholesale changes to the budget process, instead opting for quick fix gimmicks and government by guesswork. Within their first term in the Majority, Senate Democrats created a 7-point legislative package, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) which provides for long-term financial planning, the enactment of stricter accounting principles, and mandates stringent standards of accountability for State-financed programs and services.
Sen. Aubertine: Legislature must seize opportunity to make long overdue fundamental reforms
ALBANY (April 7, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined his colleagues in pushing for significant budget reforms that would address several of the root causes of New York State’s current fiscal trouble.
Whether you are planning for your retirement or already receiving senior benefits and entitlement, this will be an important conversation. For those of you who are not yet retired, you will learn what kind of government income and benefits you can look forward to receiving. And, for those of you who are already retired, you will be able to find out if you are receiving everything to which you are entitled.
Presenters:Joint Public Affairs Committee for Older Adults (JPAC) &The Medicare Rights Center
Senate Task Force on Government EfficiencyChair: Senator Jeffrey D. KleinPublic Forum: To examine spending at the Department of Correctional ServicesPlace: Room 124, State Capitol Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 12:30 – 2:30 P.M.Contact: Gabriel Paniza (518) 455-3594Media Contact: Gwen Rocco (518) 455-3588ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
The New York State Senate passed four measures today which will finally provide mandate relief across the state, and reverse New York’s long-standing practice of passing financial burdens onto local school districts.
Identified by school districts as vital to their operations and ability to budget in a prudent manner, the Democratic package will allow them to more effectively manage the resources they have, and make the best possible decisions for their communities in this time of fiscal crisis.
Led by Senator Klein, Task Force Demands Answers on Excessive Overtime Pay and Overhead Costs
ALBANY – The Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency, chaired by State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein, probed officials from the State University of New York (SUNY) system at a public hearing Thursday regarding excessive spending on overtime pay and overhead costs. The hearing was the first of many the Task Force plans to conduct in an effort to examine spending at state agencies.