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LITTLE TO SERVE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE

LITTLE TO SERVE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE

 Senator Betty Little today announced she will serve on a 12-member, bipartisan senate task force to examine ways to eliminate government waste and address state agency administrative inefficiencies.  The task force will conduct a statewide investigation into state spending practices.

March 2, 2010
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GRIFFO SAYS TAKE A LONG LOOK BEFORE LOOKING TO CLOSE PARKS

Senator Griffo’s Statement on Parks Budget Cut Proposal

February 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATIONSenator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair12:30 PM, Tuesday, January 12, 2010Room 124 CAP

January 12, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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What happened to the Data Center and the Jobs?

Griffo: Administration Owes Area Explanation Regarding Data Center

December 11, 2009
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Good Time to Remember Venison Donation Coalition

The locally based Venison Donation Coalition sums up its core mission this way, “With the downturn of the economy, budget cuts throughout the country, and increased layoffs, more and more Americans are feeling the crunch and being left hungry.  Those going hungry are families, children and single parents and the donation of venison can help feed these people.”

November 24, 2009
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Bringing the SLA to the Community

On October 13, I hosted a discussion on nightlife concerns, bringing together State Liquor Authority (SLA) Chairman Dennis Rosen, SLA CEO Trina Mead, SLA Deputy Commissioner of Licensing Kerri O’Brien, SLA Deputy CEO for New York City Michael Jones, Councilmember Rosie Mendez, Margaret Chin, representatives from the offices of Assembly Members Silver, Kavanagh, and Glick, and leaders from district community boards.

October 16, 2009
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October 14, 2009
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New York Needs a New Way of Budgeting

Every passing day brings a sea of news about economic conditions in the nation and state. We are getting a lot of data, some good and some bad.

While no elected official or the legislature in New York State can control the global economy, there is something we can do: plan our budgeting process so that government runs as efficiently as possible, and protect New York State, and its taxpayers, as much as possible from future financial crises.

October 2, 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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'Count Me In' - Census 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Patricia Savage (718) 962-5023

Neighbors Begin Census Process in Queens 10th Senatorial District

‘Count Me In’ to Make Sure Our Community Gets its Fair Share

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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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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State Senators Valesky and Johnson Urge Comptroller to Pull State Pension Funds Over Libyan Terrorist Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--State Senators David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau), incensed over the release and subsequent “hero’s welcome” received by the terrorist convicted of the Pam Am Flight 103 bombings, today sent a letter to NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli urging him to divest state pension funds from any United Kingdom-based companies that conduct business with Libya.

This call for divestment comes as a result of information suggesting that Scotland's release of  Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was somehow influenced by the desire for United Kingdom-based companies to forge closer economic ties with the Libyan government.

August 27, 2009
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Island Elected Officials Break Ground on Renovation and Expansion of Historic Stapleton Branch

State-of-the-art renovation will more than double the library's size, add more than two dozen new computers, 11 laptop stations, wireless access, new areas for adults, teens and children and self-checkout stations

August 24, 2009
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NYS Senate CIO Andrew Hoppin At Capitol Camp

New York State Senate CIO Andrew Hoppin greeted paticipants at Capitol Camp, an "unconference" dedicated to discussing the future of technology and state government in New York on June 5th, 2009. The overarching theme was to leverage technology to better serve the people of New York and make government more open, effective, transparent, and participatory. The event was co-hosted with the New York State CIO's Office.

June 15, 2009
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SENATORS CONTEND THAT LEGISLATIVE RECESS IS POORLY TIMED

Senators Seward and Griffo: Budget Held Hostage To Politicians’ Private AgendasWith New York State facing a grave fiscal crisis, State Senators James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) and Joseph A. Griffo (R/C/I- Rome) today called for urgent, non-stop action to resolve the serious flaws in Governor David Paterson’s proposed 2009-2010 state budget.

February 17, 2009
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