Issues: Government Operations

Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations  Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair  1:30 PM, Wednesday, May 27, 2015  Room 810 LOB

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE AND TIME CHANGE

May 27, 1:33 PM - 1:40 PM
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SENATE OK’S RITCHIE BILL TO OPEN UNDERUSED STATE PRISONS TO EASE LOCAL JAIL CROWDING

Bipartisan Measure Would Save County Taxpayers Millions for “Outboarding” Prisoners

 

May 20, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Room 810 LOB

May 19, 12:30 PM - 12:37 PM
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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON REPUBLICAN MAJORITY'S REFUSAL TO ALLOW VOTE ON HIS MOTION REMOVING SENATOR SKELOS AS LEADER OF THE SENATE

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding the Republican Majority's refusal to allow a vote on his motion to remove Senator Skelos as leader of the State Senate in today's legislative session:

May 6, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Honors Ossining Resident as "Woman of Distinction"

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) honored Dream “The Dreamster” Shepherd at the New York State Senate’s annual “Woman of Distinction” ceremony on May 6, 2015 in Albany, NY.

The Women of Distinction Ceremony is an annual event that honors leading women from across the state for their achievements in business, academics and civics, as well as those who have performed heroic or selfless acts, made significant discoveries or provided examples of personal excellence against difficult odds.

Dream Shepherd, an Ossining resident, was born with sickle cell disease. The hereditary blood disorder resulted in complications for Dream, including chronic pain and a stroke at five years old.

May 6, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations  Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair  12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 5, 2015  Room 810 LOB

May 5, 12:30 PM - 12:37 PM
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ACCESSING THE MTA BUDGET - HEARING REPORT AND TESTIMONY

             Senator Carl L.

April 30, 2015
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UPDATE FROM ALBANY: SENATOR DEFRANCISCO TALKS ABOUT WHAT'S NEXT ON THE AGENDA FOR THE 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

On this week's Your Voice cable program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco talks about the wonderful Honor Flight Syracuse ceremony that he was happy to participate in this past Saturday.  He also highlights two volunteers from the Baldwinsville community, who he helped recognize over the weekend at a special event. 

April 28, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations  Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair  12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015  Room 810 LOB

April 28, 12:30 PM - 1:13 PM
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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Comrie's Clergy Breakfast

It is with great pleasure that I extend to you an invitation to join me for a social Clergy Breakfast on Friday, April 17th, 2015 in collaboration with a leadering provider of community health services, CenterLight Healthcare. CenterLight  will provide an overview of their organization and the services they offer. The meting will convene promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will be held at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, located at 172-17 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, NY 11434.

April 17, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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2015-16 State Budget Supports Important Programs

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) says the $142-billion 2015-16 state budget provides critical funding to important state programs while controlling the size and cost of government.  The state’s fifth consecutive on-time budget keeps spending within a two-percent cap, increases aid to education, rejects tax increases and provides property tax relief for homeowners.  The spending plan also includes funding for regional assets such as Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the NFTA and Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

April 1, 2015
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Ortt and Emergency Chief Discuss State Security

State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) met with New York State Acting Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services John Melville in Senator Ortt’s Albany office Monday. The two discussed national and cyber security concerns across the state. Melville provided details on emergency preparedness and crisis response following extreme weather conditions this winter. Ortt also advocated for the development of an emergency management hub at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

March 23, 2015
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Murphy moves rules reform bills for Sunshine Week

ALBANY, NY - It's sunshine week in Albany, when open government advocates work to bring transparency to state government and how laws and rules are made.Businesses in New York State face a myriad of regulations and mandates which often come about as a result of the State's rule-making process, rather than legislation. One lawmaker is working to change that.As Chairman of the State's Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC), State Senator Terrence Murphy is charged with reviewing all of the proposed rules from state agencies. This week Senator Murphy announced new legislation which would allow more public discourse and transparency regarding proposed agency rules.

March 19, 2015
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Senate Passes Bills to Require Review of State Rules & Regulations

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has approved legislation that would require the state to review existing rules, regulations and licensing procedures that apply to businesses and other entities throughout New York.  The bills (S.401 & S.406), which were introduced by Senator Gallivan, would establish a task force to examine the rulemaking process and require a five year review of all rules under the State Administrative Procedure Act.

March 19, 2015
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Committee Meeting: New York State General 2015-2016 Budget Joint Conference Committee Schedule

Senate members serving on the committee are: Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos, Co-Chair; Finance Committee Chair John A. DeFrancisco; Deputy Republican Leader Thomas W. Libous; Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey D. Klein, Co-Chair; James L. Seward, Chairman, Majority Program Development Committee; Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins; 

Assembly members serving on the committee are: Carl E. Heastie, Co-Chair; Ways and Means Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr.; Majority Leader Joseph Morelle; Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper; and Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb. 

 

March 19, 12:30 PM - 12:32 PM
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Senate Passes "Sunshine Week" Bill to Increase Public Access to Legislative Proceedings

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would require both houses to implement the Senate’s policy of making state legislative proceedings more open and transparent.

March 18, 2015
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