Issues: Budget

SENATOR DEFRANCISCO DISCUSSES BUDGET AGREEMENT ON YNN'S CAPITAL TONIGHT PROGRAM

New York State Senate Finance Chair John A. DeFrancisco was interviewed by YNN's Liz Benjamin on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, regarding the state budget agreement. He addressed several elements, including school aid funding.

To watch his interview, please visit http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/03/sen-defrancisco-on-budget-agreement/

 

March 28, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - March 27

Senator Ranzenhofer outlines his 2012-2013 State Budget priorities - funding for education, infrastructure projects, STAR rebate check program and WNY STAMP project - as the April 1st deadline approaches.

March 27, 2012
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Senator Robach Reacts to NYS Budget Agreement

On Tuesday, March 27th, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and Legislative leaders announced an agreement on the 2012-2013 New York State Budget.

March 27, 2012
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Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Skelos and Assembly Speaker Silver Announce Agreement on 2012-2013 Budget

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have 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 27, 2012
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State Budget Deal Meets Upstate Needs

ALBANY, 03/27/12 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on the state budget agreement:

“The announced budget agreement sets New York on course to approve an on time spending plan for a second consecutive year.  More than the timeliness, the plan meets upstate needs, provides incentives for private sector job growth and closes a $3.5 billion budget gap without raising taxes.

“One item I fought hard for was funding for our rural, low-wealth school districts and additional aid was included in the final agreement.  Community colleges also benefited, ensuring quality, affordable higher education for our young people.

March 27, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS ON 2012-13 BUDGET AGREEMENT

By working together with Governor Cuomo and our colleagues in the Assembly, we have turned the corner in Albany, and for the second year in a row reached a Budget agreement that continues to protect taxpayers and help the private sector create jobs. This agreement puts us in a position to deliver another early budget that controls spending and taxes, and builds on the bipartisan successes we achieved last year. I applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership and continued partnership, and look forward to enacting a final budget that realizes many long-held Senate Republican priorities.

March 27, 2012
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Senator Skelos' Statement on 2012-13 Budget Agreement

By working together with Governor Cuomo and our colleagues in the Assembly, we have turned the corner in Albany, and for the second year in a row reached a Budget agreement that continues to protect taxpayers and help the private sector create jobs. This agreement puts us in a position to deliver another early budget that controls spending and taxes, and builds on the bipartisan successes we achieved last year. I applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership and continued partnership, and look forward to enacting a final budget that realizes many long-held Senate Republican priorities.

March 27, 2012
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State Senators Zeldin, Johnson, and Flanagan Discuss State Budget at East Islip School District Legislative Breakfast

Islip Terrace, N.Y. – As negotiations continue on the 2012-13 State Budget, State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), State Senator John Flanagan (R, C, I- East Northport), chair of the Senate Education Committee, State Senator Owen J. Johnson (R, C, I- West Babylon), and Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi (R, C, I- Bay Shore), attended the East Islip School District’s Legislative Breakfast this past Friday, March 23, 2012, to discuss the district’s fiscal priorities and ways to ensure equitable funding for our schools here on Long Island.

March 27, 2012
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Committee Meeting: New York State General Joint Budget Conference Committee Meeting

Senate members serving on the committee are: Finance Committee Chair John A. DeFrancisco; Deputy Majority Leader Thomas W. Libous; Senate Finance Committee Vice Chair Owen Johnson; and Minority Leader John L. Sampson.Assembly members serving on the committee are: Ways and Means Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr.; Majority Leader Ronald Canestrari; Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper; and Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb.Joint Budget Conference Subcommittee.

March 26, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senate Democrats Urge Republicans to Include Key Programs in Final Budget

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Conference today urged their Republican colleagues to include a number of key initiatives into the chamber’s budget proposal.

March 22, 2012
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Monthly Column: New York is one step closer to on-time budget for second year in a row

By Michael H. Ranzenhofer

New York State is one step closer to having a budget passed on schedule for a second year in a row, after the State Senate and State Assembly passed separate one-house budget resolutions last week.

Last year, I partnered with Governor Cuomo and the State Assembly to pass a State Budget which reduced spending for the first time in 15 years.  It is imperative that the State Legislature continue to make good on the progress from last year.

March 21, 2012
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March 20, 2012
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Education "

 Education

Hearing Room C

Assembly

Senate

Catherine Nolan (Co-Chair)

John J. Flanagan (Co-Chair)

Vivian Cook

Andrew Lanza

March 22, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Health"

HEALTHHearing Room B

Richard N. Gottfried, Co-Chair

Joseph Morelle

Joan Millman

Charles Lavine

Alt. Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes

Lou Tabacco

Alt. Andrew Raia

Kemp Hannon, Co-Chair

Martin Golden

Cathy Young

David Valesky

Alt. Bill Larkin

Liz Krueger

Alt. Jose Peralta

March 22, 1:30 PM - 1:44 PM
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SENATOR SALAND'S STATEMENT ON STATE BUDGET PROGRESS

Early Budget Adoption Anticipated

The Senate and the Assembly have begun to pass budget bills two weeks prior to the April 1st deadline which marks the beginning of a new fiscal year.

March 15, 2012
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Dream Act for New York

New York Times -- EditorialDream Act for New YorkPublished: March 12, 2012 The Dream Act is an aptly named-but-star-crossed piece of federal legislation that would open a path to legal status for young unauthorized immigrants who pursue college degrees or serve in the military. Its goal is to help ambitious youths who were brought here as children and are American in all but the paperwork.

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March 15, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Speaks Out Against Privatizing Public Education

During a budget debate on the Senate floor, Senator Montgomery protests the Senate Republican's one-house budget proposal that would allow for-profit businesses and corporations to establish charter schools. The Senator said that "New York's public education system is not for sale."

March 14, 2012
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