Issues: Budget

Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Workforce Issues

JOINT BUDGET HEARING ON WORKFORCE ISSUESDate:    Wednesday, February 10Time:    9:30 a.m.Location:    Assembly Hearing Room B Legislative Office Building Albany, NY This hearing will air live on the the Senate's website at http://www.livestream.com/nysenate_joint_budget The Assembly Ways and Means Committee will join the Senate Finance Committee to conduct a hearing to examine the impact of the 2010-11 Executive Budget proposal on workforce issues in New York State. 

February 10, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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SENATORS LEIBELL & LARKIN OPPOSE SODA TAX

Governor’s Tax Proposal Could Cost Thousands of Jobs In Hudson ValleySenator Vincent Leibell (R-C-I, Patterson) and Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) said today they will fight the soda tax proposed by Governor David Paterson because it would cost consumers almost half a billion dollars and could cause the loss of thousands of jobs in the Hudson Valley.

February 9, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Health

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to discuss healthcare funding and the Governor’s proposed cuts to services and programs.

February 9, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Public Protection

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing focused on funding for public protection and keeping our communities safe. When: Monday, February 8 @ 9:30 A.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:NYS Office of Court Administration,  Ann Pfau, Chief Administrative JudgeNYS Office of Home Land Security, Thomas Donlon, Director

February 8, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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Senator Valesky Says "No" to Beverage Tax; Will Fight to Save Jobs

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- State Sen. David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today led a rally of beverage industry workers against Governor Paterson’s proposed 50 percent tax on soda and other drinks.

“This tax will eliminate jobs and increase costs for families on tight budgets,” Sen. Valesky said. “It is simply not the right approach for addressing our state’s budget problems.”

Valesky’s comments came during a rally at the Coca Cola Bottling Co. Sales Center in Syracuse on Friday. Valesky told workers at the facility that he would do everything he could to save their jobs.

February 5, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Transportation

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing focused on the state’s infrastructure and transportation needs. When: Monday, February 8 @ 1 P.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:Department of Motor Vehicles: David Swarts, CommissionerDepartment of Transportation: Stanley Gee, Acting CommissionerMetropolitan Transportation Authority: Jay H. Walder, Chairman & CEO

February 8, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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NYS Legislature Joint Public Hearing - Higher Education - 1/27/10

NYS Legislature Joint Public Hearing - Higher Education - 1/27/10

 

February 4, 2010
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Joint Budget Hearing - 1/27/10 - Higher Ed - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Higher Education NYS Legislature Joint Budget Hearings Testimony:

Chris Rosa and Aquina Nolan - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Albany, NY  1/27/2010

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February 4, 2010
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Joint Budget Hearing - 1/27/10 - Higher Ed - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Higher Education NYS Legislature Joint Budget Hearings Testimony:

Chris Rosa and Aquina Nolan - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Albany, NY  1/27/2010

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February 4, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

After 40 years of bad budget decisions by Senate Republicans, today's economic news is no surprise. Our economy is in shambles, regular people cannot find good paying jobs, and with diminished revenues critical services are now at risk. Senate Democrats campaigned on change, and we believe there is a better way.  We will get spending under control, invest in targeted property tax relief, and protect the safety net more New Yorkers are relying on in these difficult times. 

February 3, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH RESOURCE CENTER FOR ACCESSIBLE LIVING AND INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

On February 1, 2010, representatives of the Resource Center for Accessible Living and Independent Living, Inc. met with State Senator John Bonacic in Albany.  Here, Senator Bonacic (back row, far right of picture) is pictured with them after discussing the State Budget and their legislative issues.

February 3, 2010
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Public Hearing: 2010-2011 JOINT BUDGET HEARING Housing

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to examine the Governor’s proposed budget relating to the development and preservation of housing across the state. When: February 3 @ 1 P.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to TestifyNYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal: Brian Lawlor, Acting Commissioner               

February 3, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Housing

 New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to examine the Governor’s proposed budget relating to the development and preservation of housing across the state. When: February 3 @ 1 P.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to TestifyNYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal: Brian Lawlor, Acting Commissioner             

February 3, 2010
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Public Hearing: 2010-2011 JOINT BUDGET HEARING Mental Health & Hygiene

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to examine the full fiscal consequences—including proposed cuts—of the Governor’s mental health and hygiene budget on critical programs throughout the state.

 

When: February 3 @ 9:30 A.M.

Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building

February 3, 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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