Today, we are happy to announce that working with Senator Sampson, Assembly Speaker Silver, State Comptroller DiNapoli, and Governor Paterson, an agreement has been reached which enables the City of Yonkers to adopt and certify its budget to include the $36.4 million in education funding that had been vetoed.
The Senate and Assembly have reached joint agreement on budget bills that will guarantee the preservation of essential services, and continue to close down the state’s budget deficit. These bills include the remaining fields of the budget:
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.