Issues: Budget

Aubertine Discusses 2010-11 Budget with School Officials

Senator seeks input on minimizing the impact of cuts on local students and property taxpayers

February 18, 2010
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New Report Exposes Wasteful Spending by SUNY

NEW YORK- State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) exposed SUNY’s wasteful employee overtime spending. Klein also called on SUNY and Governor Paterson to cut overtime spending in half, potentially saving NYS $5 million dollars by the end of March 2010 and centralize the SUNY police force, saving NYS $3 million dollars in the next year.

February 17, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: Virtual Budget Town Hall

This February 25th Senator Stachowski will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting on the 2010-2011 budget. Ever wonder how the budget is crafted? Have questions about the pop and cigarette taxes propsed by Gov. Paterson? Program and service cuts?

This town hall will provide you with an opportunity to have your questions answered, while providing Senator Stachowski with critical input from the citizens of the the 58th Senate District.

Town Hall attendees will have several ways to participate:

February 25, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Discussing Upstate - New York City disparities in funding in a budget hearing with Mayor Bloomberg. Part II

(Part 2 of 2)

Part II - Senator DeFrancisco and Mayor Bloomberg discuss disparities in funding between upstate and downstate during the 2010 Joint Budget Hearing on Local Government/General government.  

February 11, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Dicussing Upstate - New York City Disparaties in Funding in a Budget Hearing with Mayor Bloomberg. Part I

(Part 1 of 2)

Senator DeFrancisco and Mayor Bloomberg discuss disparities in funding between upstate and downstate during the 2010 Joint Budget Hearing on Local Government/General government.  

February 11, 2010
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Budget 2010

The Senate is opening up the budget process like never before. For the first time, all  Joint public hearings on the budget are being broadcast live over the internet so that New Yorkers across the state can be informed, get involved and be heard.

February 10, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Human Services

JOINT BUDGET HEARING ON HUMAN SERVICESDate:    Wednesday, February 10Time:    12:00 p.m.Location: Hearing Room B Legislative Office Building, Second Floor Albany, NYThis hearing will air live on 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 human services in New York State. 

February 10, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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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