Issues: Budget

Public Leaders Meeting To Discuss The Budget

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

June 2, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Questions Senator Kruger on Most Recent Proposed Budget Extender

June 1, 2010 - Senator DeFrancisco Questions Senator Kruger on the late budget and the most recent budget extender.

June 2, 2010
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You Cut Albany

It is time to return New York State government to you, the people.

June 1, 2010
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Senate Democratic Majority Keeps Parks Open For New York's Families

Fulfilling their promise to keep parks open for New York’s families, the Senate Democratic Majority reached an agreement for full restoration of parks funding to keep parks and historic sites open throughout the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

May 28, 2010
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Legislative Report with Senator DeFrancisco - 5/26/10

This week on my cable show I discuss keeping state parks open and the lack of progress on a budget for NYS.

May 27, 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 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senate Majority Committed To Reopening Our Parks

Building on their efforts to preserve parks for all New York’s families, the Senate Majority passed legislation (S7776A/Serrano) calling for state parks and historic sites to remain open throughout the 2010-2011 fiscal year. In its one house budget resolution, the Senate Democratic Majority restored funding to prevent the closure of  57 State Parks and reduced operations at an additional 22 State Parks. 

May 26, 2010
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Griffo Says that Legislation Already Exists to Launch Cuomo Reform Plan

Griffo: Legislation Already Exists to Launch Reform Plan

Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today called upon Senate Democrats who have voiced support of Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo to show that support by embracing the reform package of Senate bills he has sponsored.

May 25, 2010
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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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