Issues: Finance

Senator Espada on Lt. Gov. Ravitch's 5-Year Budget Plan

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Reaction by New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. to Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch’s 5-Year Budget Plan

March 10, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: The State Budget and You - A Virtual Town Hall with Senator Espada

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever Virtual Town Hall, and to all those who watched us live on Bronxnet.

For those who may have missed it or would like to review it again, the full program is posted here. Once again, thank you. Be looking for the next Virtual Town Hall next month.

 

March 21, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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NY Senate task force to study government inefficiency, waste

CBS6 reported on the creation of the NY Senate's new task force

They reported that "A bipartisan task force has been formed in New York's Senate to investigate state spending for inefficiency and waste."

Read the full article here.

March 2, 2010
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SENATE ANNOUNCES TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

(Albany, NY) – Demonstrating their commitment to developing a fiscally responsible budget, the Senate Majority Conference announced the formation of a new bipartisan task force on government efficiency. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve-member task force will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 2, 2010
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Statement on the Public Authorities Reform Act of 2009

"Today the State of New York moves towards becoming a more transparent and open government. Public authorities such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which have long operated with limited oversight and public scrutiny, will be more transparent and accountable to the taxpayers due to the implementation of the Public Authorities and Reform Act of 2009.

March 1, 2010
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Your Refund Can't Wait

Taxpayers are struggling and in economic times like this, people use their income tax returns to pay rent, their heating bills, or put food on the table.

New Yorkers need their government to ease the pressure, not add to it.The Governor’s proposal to delay income tax returns would only punish New Yorkers who pay their taxes on time and in full, and just want the return they deserve.

There is a big difference between making tough decisions and bad decisions—this proposal is just plain wrong.

February 26, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI: New York’s Taxpayers Deserve Their Refund Checks – “It’s Your Money”

    Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), is co-sponsoring legislation in the New York State Senate that would require the State to process Individual Taxpayer Returns in a timely manner and promptly send out refunds. “It is unconscionable that the Governor would even consider delaying the return of taxpayer’s money to them,” said Senator Alesi.

February 25, 2010
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Senator Valesky Opposes Governor's Plan to Delay Income Tax Returns

ALBANY, N.Y.--If New Yorkers have to pay their taxes on time, the state should provide its refunds on time, Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and Senate Majority Democrats told Governor Paterson today. Passing a resolution with broad bi-partisan support, the Senate formally opposed the Governor’s scheme to delay more than $500 million in refunds to individuals and $200 in refunds to businesses.

February 24, 2010
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Aubertine Discusses 2010-11 Budget with School Officials

Senator seeks input on minimizing the impact of cuts on local students and property taxpayers

February 18, 2010
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Home Energy Savings Workshop

Calling all Owners and Renters:

REDUCE HEATING & ELECTRICITY

COSTS IN YOUR HOME

 

Home Energy Saving Workshop

 

Sponsored by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins

 

Thursday, February 18, 7-9 p.m.

Greenburgh Town Hall

177 Hillside Ave, Greenburgh, NY 10607

 

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February 18, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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NYS Legislature Joint Public Hearing - Higher Education - 1/27/10

NYS Legislature Joint Public Hearing - Higher Education - 1/27/10

 

February 4, 2010
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Joint Budget Hearing - 1/27/10 - Higher Ed - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Higher Education NYS Legislature Joint Budget Hearings Testimony:

Chris Rosa and Aquina Nolan - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Albany, NY  1/27/2010

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February 4, 2010
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Joint Budget Hearing - 1/27/10 - Higher Ed - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Higher Education NYS Legislature Joint Budget Hearings Testimony:

Chris Rosa and Aquina Nolan - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Albany, NY  1/27/2010

Have something to say about this testimony? Comment on our Blog

February 4, 2010
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Senate Minority Finance / Counsel Staff Budget "White Book"

Senate Minority Finance / Counsel Staff Analysis of the SFY 2010-11 Executive Budget

(download below)

Have something to say about this or other budget related matters? Comment on our blog.

File: 
2010-11_White_Book_Final.pdf

February 2, 2010
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View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings

 

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Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.

January 28, 2010
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