Issues: Budget

SENATE COMPLETES SECOND CONSECUTIVE EARLY PASSAGE OF STATE BUDGET 2012-13 State Budget Reduces Spending, Does Not Raise Taxes, Creates Jobs

SENATE COMPLETES SECOND CONSECUTIVE EARLY PASSAGE OF STATE BUDGET2012-13 State Budget Reduces Spending, Does Not Raise Taxes, Creates Jobs            For the second consecutive year, the New York State Senate has completed an early passage of the state budget. The 2012-13 state budget achieves the Senate Republicans’ goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.  The new state fiscal year begins April 1st.

March 30, 2012
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Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos Discusses Passage of the 2012-13 NYS Budget

Senate Majority Leader Dean  G. Skelos joins Governor Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to announce passage of the 2012-13 New York State Budget.

March 30, 2012
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Senator Robach Guests on News and Views

On Thursday, March 30th, Senator Robach was a guest on News and Views, where he discussed the 2012-2013 New York State Budget.

March 30, 2012
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The 2012-2013 New York State Budget

The 2012-2013 New York State budget was enacted on Friday, March 30, 2012.While the annual budget adoption marks the most signficant action of each and every legislative session, the regular session of the 2012 Legislature is scheduled to continue until the end of June -- meaning that many other issues are on tap for debate and discussion.But the new budget represents the biggest news at the moment.  You can find more analyses and additional details on the final 2012-2013 New York State budget from:-- the New York State Division of the Budget-- the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

March 30, 2012
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NEWSDAY EDITORIAL: LONG ISLAND WINS IN ALBANY

From Newsday on the New York State Budget

It was a good day for Long Island yesterday in Albany.

The state's three most powerful figures -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) -- reached agreement on a new $132.6-billion budget that builds on last year's outbreak of fiscal responsibility by reducing spending slightly while funding a bevy of worthy initiatives.

March 30, 2012
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Statement On Education Aid

ALBANY, 03/29/12 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on the education aid portion of the 2012-2013 state budget:

“Providing our upstate rural schools with the resources they need to help our students achieve more in the classroom has always been a high priority of mine.  This year I fought diligently to funnel more state dollars to high need, low wealth districts – keeping in mind New York’s fiscal condition.  The final per-pupil aid figures reflect that successful effort.”

March 29, 2012
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Griffo Says New State Budget Agreement will Benefit Economy and Taxpayers

Griffo: State Budget Protects Taxpayers, Boosts EconomyCommunity College Aid Increase Will Help More Attend College

March 29, 2012
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AGREEMENT REACHED ON 2012-2013 FINAL BUDGET

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an agreement on the 2012-2013 New York State Budget.

The Budget continues the Governor’s commitment to fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and strengthening communities across the state. It closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks, limits spending growth to two percent or below for the second year in a row, and launches the New York Works Task Force to invest billions of dollars to rebuild the state's roads, bridges, parks, and other infrastructure and create tens of thousands of jobs.

March 29, 2012
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3/26/12 - Senator Saland, Co-Chair of the Public Protection Conference Committee reports on budget negotiations.

3/26/12 - Senator Saland, Co-Chair of the Public Protection Conference Committee reports on budget negotiations.

March 29, 2012
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State Budget Includes Funding To Combat Hydrilla

Albany, 03/28-12 —State Senators James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta), Tom O’Mara (R/C-Big Flats), and Mike Nozzolio (R/C-Seneca Falls) announced today that the 2012-2013 state budget includes $800,000 in funding to assist local efforts to stop the spread of the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla, which was found last year in the Cayuga Inlet.

The trio of state lawmakers has been working closely with local leaders and other state officials to urge both houses of the Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo to provide increased state support to begin a more aggressive, effective eradication program this spring.

March 29, 2012
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Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on 2012-13 State Budget

Governor Cuomo released the following announcement on March 27, 2012:

The Budget continues the Governor’s commitment to fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and strengthening communities across the state. It closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks, limits spending growth to two percent or below for the second year in a row, and launches the New York Works Task Force to invest billions of dollars to rebuild the state's roads, bridges, parks, and other infrastructure and create tens of thousands of jobs.

March 29, 2012
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SQUADRON HERALDS NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP, SOCIAL SERVICES FUNDING IN BUDGET

Even in Minority, Squadron Pushes Forward Priorities as Social Services Ranker

ALBANY – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the ranking member and former chair of the Senate Social Services Committee, heralded the $2.5 million allocated for Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) in the state budget, as well as significant investments in other critical social services programs.

March 29, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND’S PUBLIC PROTECTION INITIATIVES INCLUDED IN BUDGET

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced several key initiatives to protect and strengthen communities across the state have been included in the 2012-13 New York State Budget.

Senator Saland has a long history of addressing domestic violence issues and has passed numerous laws over the past decade. Among the items he negotiated into this Budget:

March 29, 2012
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SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF EARLY 2012-2013 BUDGET

Spending Plan Helps Seniors, Helps People Stay in Their Homes, Helps Make Gov’t More Efficient

March 29, 2012
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Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

March 28, 2012
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Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

March 28, 2012
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Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

March 28, 2012
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Senator Robach Makes Additional Comments on 2012-2013 NYS Budget

On Wednesday, March 28th, the New York State Senate passed three bills related to the New York State Budget for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year, which is scheduled to begin on April 1st. Senator Robach discusses the details regarding those bills.

March 28, 2012
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