Issues: Finance

Senator Joe Robach Addresses Governor Paterson’s Proposed Budget Cuts

In April, along strict party lines, my downstate Senate majority colleagues voted to pass a disastrous budget that raised taxes by more than $8 billion and increased spending by 9%, three times the rate of inflation.   I joined with other Upstate Senate members to adamantly oppose this horrific budget, warning that the level of spending was unprecedented, irresponsible and unsustainable.   As a result

November 9, 2009
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Analysis of the Governor’s Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan and its Impact on New Yorkers

Please click on the PDF link below to view the Governor’s Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan......

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The Governor’s Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan

November 6, 2009
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Westchester Hearing On Governor's Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan

Westchester County—Senator Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the Finance Committee, and Senators Suzi Oppenheimer (D-37th District) and Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35th District) will commence the Senate’s final regional budget oversight hearing Thursday to review the fiscal consequences of the Governor’s deficit closing proposals on local healthcare and educational services, as well as other program supported by the state.

November 3, 2009
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Payroll Report - End Date 10/14/09

Period: 
10/01/2009 - 10/14/2009
Check Date: 
10/28/2009

October 15, 2009
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Payroll Report - End Date 09/30/09

Period: 
09/17/2009 - 09/30/2009
Check Date: 
10/14/2009

October 15, 2009
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Senator Valesky Calls for New Approach to State Budgeting, Citing SyraStat Success

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is calling for the adoption of performance budgeting for New York state that has worked in Syracuse as part of a long-term strategy to cut spending and improve efficiency in state government. Senator Valesky recently wrote new Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch, who will be extensively involved in the state budget development, advocating this new approach.

October 1, 2009
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Seward & Lopez Fight DMV Fee Hikes

SCHOHARIE, 09/18/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I - Oneonta) and Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R/C/I - Schoharie) were joined by Schoharie County Clerk M. Indica Jaycox, Greene County Clerk Mike Flynn, Columbia County Clerk Holly C. Tanner and Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola, along with elected officials, including eight area town supervisors, at a press conference held this morning outside of the Schoharie County Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. 

September 18, 2009
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Cut ACORN From The State Funding Tree

New York State is facing a multi-billion dollar deficit.  Families are making hard choices as they cut back during tough economic times.  Certainly the last thing we should be doing is funding questionable organizations.  That’s why I am joining the growing call to freeze all state funds slated to go to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), its sister organization, the New York Agency for Community Affairs (NYACA) and any other organizations that use state funds to contract with ACORN.

September 17, 2009
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Join the Fight to Restore STAR Rebates

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. Senator Nozzolio voted against the budget because it took away your rebate checks and raised taxes by an average of $2,400.00 for you and other families.
 

September 17, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Opposes Giving ‘Green Jobs’ Funds to ACORN

Senator Michael Nozzolio, ranking member of the Senate Energy Committee, announced today that he is sponsoring legislation that would prevent any of the $112 million in state funding attached to the “green jobs” bill, enacted last week by the New York State Senate, from being allocated to ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and its sister organization, the New York Agency for Community Affairs (NYACA).

September 17, 2009
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Join Senator Volker's Fight to Stop Government's Out-of-Control Spending

If you are sick of out of control spending and government waste, and want to support Senator Volker's plan to restore accountability, provide tax relief and create jobs...then please JOIN THE FIGHT!

 

September 10, 2009
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Ranzenhofer asks Senate leaders to refocus priorities; Proposes Governor call Legislature back to work to deal with deficit

Amherst, NY – New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer expressed disappointment with Senate leaders for calling back the New York State Senate for special session without addressing Western New Yorkers’ concerns.

September 8, 2009
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NYS Economic Development Assistance Program Round 2 Allocations

September 1, 2009
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NYS Economic Development Assistance Program Round 1 Allocations

September 1, 2009
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2008-09 Joint Legislative Budget Schedule

Schedule for the joint meetings between the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly on the 2008-09 Budget.

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September 1, 2009
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