Issues: Budget

Senator Krueger Speaks On the Budget at The Rockefeller Institute

Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch has outlined a five-year financial plan under which New York State would be required to achieve and maintain structural budgetary balance. Leaders in the state Senate and Assembly have offered their own proposals for budget reform. This Institute forum brought together leading members of the Senate and Assembly majorities, and independent fiscal experts, to comment on the plan. Senator Krueger outlined proposals by the Senate Committee on Budget and Tax Reform.

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May 25, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Demands Budget Progress

Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio recently blasted New York City legislators for their innaction on the New York State budget.

CLICK HERE to watch Senator Nozzlio's comments.

 

May 21, 2010
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May 19, 2010
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Results & Response to Budget Survey

Over the past several months, through a budget survey offered online and mailed to my constituents, I have been collecting feedback on how New Yorkers think the budget should be dealt with. More than 1,900 people provided informative responses, sharing many different perspectives on the budget while also highlighting the difficulties we face in trying to bring together so many diverse opinions.

File: 
budget survey results.pdf

May 19, 2010
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Public Leaders Meeting On The Budget

Meeting between the Governor and legislative leaders to discuss the ongoing budget negotiations.

May 18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Statement By Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey Klein Regarding State Overtime Cuts

The State Senate’s Task Force on Government Efficiency, chaired by State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein, commended NYS Director of State Operations Valerie Grey and NYS Budget Director Robert Megna on Wednesday for placing a moratorium on overtime in all Executive Branch agencies. 

May 19, 2010
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Senator Seward Renews Call for Budget Conference Committees

ALBANY, 05/18/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today commented on the legislative leaders’ meeting to discuss the ongoing budget impasse:

May 18, 2010
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Remarks Of Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson At Today's Public Budget Meeting

Thank you, Governor.  Mr. Speaker, Leader Kolb, Senator Skelos, good to see all of you again.

We need to cut more to balance the budget.

May 18, 2010
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A Return To Common Sense

Growing up in a working class family with mom, dad, and my two brothers, we didn’t have the best of everything. We did, however, learn very early how to stretch a dollar and the value of hard work and sacrifice. We never felt deprived. When times were tough, my parents, especially my mother, who was the money manager of the family, taught us invaluable and common sense lessons about ways to save money.

New York State could take a lesson from my mother. Times are tough in New York State and it's time to use common sense when it comes to state spending.

May 18, 2010
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Gov To Dems: Start Acting Like Republicans


From the New York Daily NewsBy Celeste Katz

May 18, 2010
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THE GREEK CRISIS: LESSONS FOR OUR NATION, LESSONS FOR OUR STATE

The economic fallout in Greece should be a wake-up call to every citizen in our Nation. If New York State and the United States governments don’t get spending under control now, then like Greece, we may be facing economic insolvency before too long.

May 14, 2010
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Budget Fiasco Persists

As the calendar pages continue to turn and a state budget remains in limbo, the level of concern continues to rise. Individuals from all walks of life call my office, send letters and e-mails, or simply stop me on the street to ask about the status of the state’s fiscal plan.  Their concern is warranted.   As the budget stalemate extends from days to weeks to months, the negative effects extend to more and more families and business across the state. 

May 13, 2010
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LATE BUDGET UNACCEPTABLE, Column by Sen. Cathy Young

            Recently, I was visiting one of my volunteer fire departments, and a state corrections officer told me he knew how to save taxpayers $1 million.

May 12, 2010
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco 5/12/10

Senator John DeFrancisco talks about this week's budget extender that includes furloughs for state workers. He speaks about getting an actual budget done for NY, following budget reform laws on 2007 and power for jobs.

May 12, 2010
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Senator Bonacic Discussing 6th Budget Extender - May 10, 2010

New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) discussing his vote on the sixth budget extender passed by the legislature on May 10, 2010.

May 11, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Says No To Extenders and Furloughs

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discusses how the Democrat majorities in the New York State Legislature are failing the taxpayers - May 10, 2010

May 11, 2010
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Griffo Again Votes Against Government Extender

Griffo Again Votes Against Government Extender, Says New Yorkers Expect a Budget, Not more Excuses  

(Albany) -  Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today reported that he has again voted against legislation meant to temporarily extend State government expenditures until a Budget is passed.

“I refuse to let the Governor and Legislative Leaders continue to hold New Yorkers hostage for the late State budget crisis they have created,” Griffo said.  “With no new budget in place, they continue to put off making hard decisions to address a Budget deficit that grows larger each day.”

May 11, 2010
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Senator Robach Explains No Vote on Extender - Wants a Budget Passed Now

Senator Robach explains his no vote on the latest budget extender saying the legislature needs to do its job and pass a budget now.

May 11, 2010
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