Issues: Budget

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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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF SENATE’S 2012-13 BUDGET RESOLUTION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed its 2012-13 budget resolution which controls state spending, contains no new taxes, fees, and unfunded mandates and helps create new jobs.

     “This budget resolution focuses on the right priorities; cutting taxes, controlling spending, and promoting job creation and economic development,” said Senator Fuschillo. “We got New York State headed back in the right direction last year by delivering on these priorities. Now we need to build on that success to keep the state moving forward. That’s exactly what this budget plan would do.”

March 14, 2012
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Legislature Declares its Support for Increased State Aid to Education

Senate and Assembly Budget Proposals Would Reallocate Funds from Competitive Education Grants

The New York State Senate voted earlier this week to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget Resolution, which will form the basis for further negotiations with the Assembly and the Executive Branch on the final FY 2012-23 budget.

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), the Ranking Member of the Senate Education Committee, fought for several changes in the proposed Education budget that were included in the Senate Resolution.  Chief among them was the proposal to reallocate $200 million from the Governor’s competitive performance grant program to increase State Aid to education.

March 14, 2012
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Budget Conference Committees Convene

ALBANY, 03/14/12 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) has been named to two key joint budget conference committees which held their first meetings today in Albany.  Senator Seward will serve on the higher education subcommittee and the education subcommittee.

March 14, 2012
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Health"

Assembly

Senate

 

 

Richard Gottfried (Co-Chair)

Kemp Hannon (Co-Chair)

Joseph Morelle

Martin Golden

March 14, 1:30 PM - 2:12 PM
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Public Hearing: "Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Education"

Assembly
Senate

Catherine Nolan( Co-Chair)
John J. Flanagan (Co-Chair)

Vivian Cook
Andrew Lanza

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March 14, 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
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Senator Nozzolio Appointed To Key Budget Conference Committees

Continuing his efforts to enact a balanced, on-time State budget for the second year in a row, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the Joint Budget Conference Committees for Public Protection and Transportation. Senator Nozzolio also serves on the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for all aspects of the State budget.

March 14, 2012
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