This year has been very difficult for the City of Yonkers and for the State of New York. In the wake of a multi-million dollar deficit crisis, Mayor Amicone has proposed layoffs and drastic cuts in services in order to close the City's budget gap. We have made a commitment to the residents of Yonkers that we would fight to try to avoid his doomsday scenario. Today we have reached a budget agreement that will make this a reality.
The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.
Joint – Assembly Standing Committee on Social ServicesChair:Assembly Member Keith L. T. WrightSenate Standing Committee on Social ServicesChair: Senator Daniel SquadronAssembly Standing Committee on Children and FamiliesChair:Assembly Member William ScarboroughSenate Standing Committee on Children and Families
Griffo: Legislation Already Exists to Launch Reform Plan
Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today called upon Senate Democrats who have voiced support of Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo to show that support by embracing the reform package of Senate bills he has sponsored.
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.