Issues: Finance

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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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Senate Budget

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

Analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Report of the Fiscal Committees on the Executive Budget FY 2008-09

The general and specific findings of the Senate Finance Committee and the Assembly Ways and Means Committee relating to the proposed disbursements for the overall purposes of the State government during the the 2008-09 fiscal year. These proposed disbursements are consistent with estimates of receipts for the 2008-09 fiscal year. It is legislative intent that these budgetary findings be received as guidelines for administrative application in the new fiscal year.

August 31, 2009
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New York State Senate Finance Information Review

Midyear Budget review of the New York financial situation by the New York Senate Finance Committee.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Adopted Budget

August 30, 2009
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Report of the Senate Finance Committee on the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

August 30, 2009
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Join The Fight - Repeal the Utility Tax

Join The Fight - Repeal the Utility Tax
Starting July 1st, individuals and businesses will have to pay a 2% State Assessment Fee on top of their monthly utility bills as part of the 2009-10 New York State Budget.

August 28, 2009
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Return To Albany

  In short order I will join my colleagues in state government and return to Albany for a special legislative session.  The agenda, most likely, will be limited to a few housekeeping matters and one extremely difficult bookkeeping task – how to close a $2.1 billion dollar budget gap.

 There are no simple answers to this complex financial problem and a brief special session is merely providing a band-aid to a gushing wound.  Sound, fundamental policy shifts are needed if we are going to stem the bleeding and make a long term recovery.

August 27, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO DEMANDS PATERSON COLLECT TAXES ON INDIAN CIGARETTES

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today admonished Governor Paterson and the State Department of Taxation and Finance for refusing to comply with the law enacted last year taxing cigarettes sold by Native Americans.

August 18, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz announces recipients of two million dollars in discretionary funds.

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz announces recipients of two million dollars in discretionary funds.

August 17, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Announce Recipients of $2 Million Discretionary Funds

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will host a Breakfast on Monday, August 17, 2009 from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM with representatives from organizations for whom he will allocate discretionary funds in 2009.  The event will take place at Maestro’s Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue near Morris Park Avenue in The Bronx.

“This is a historic achievement for the 32nd Senatorial District!” exclaimed Senator Rev. Diaz after securing $2 million in funding for twenty-two organizations whose programs serve the many needs of his constituents in the South Bronx.

August 17, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Announce Recipients of $2 Million Discretionary Funds

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will host a Breakfast on Monday, August 17, 2009 from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM with representatives from organizations for whom he will allocate discretionary funds in 2009.  The event will take place at Maestro’s Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue near Morris Park Avenue in The Bronx.

“This is a historic achievement for the 32nd Senatorial District!” exclaimed Senator Rev. Diaz after securing $2 million in funding for twenty-two organizations whose programs serve the many needs of his constituents in the South Bronx.

August 14, 2009
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I hate to say “I told you so" -- an Op-Ed by Senator Steve Saland

The Poughkeepsie Journal editorialized on the state’s shortfall on August 5th noting “they should have seen this coming”.  Well, I did, as did my Republican colleagues. Each of us who cast a no vote and spoke out on this egregious assault on our wallets saw this coming. 

August 12, 2009
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Concern Over Governor's Welfare Giveaway Plans

I am very unhappy to report that Governor Paterson has secret plans to spend $140 million of federal stimulus money to give $200 per child “back to school” grants to welfare and food stamp recipients. The new welfare give-away reportedly was detailed in a secret memo from the Office of Temporary Disability Assistance.

August 11, 2009
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