Issues: Budget

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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Senate Minority Finance / Counsel Staff Budget "White Book"

Senate Minority Finance / Counsel Staff Analysis of the SFY 2010-11 Executive Budget

(download below)

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File: 
2010-11_White_Book_Final.pdf

February 2, 2010
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NYS CORRECTIONS COSTING STATE MILLIONS IN WASTE

NYS CORRECTIONS COSTING STATE MILLIONS IN WASTE

Klein and Savino unveil investigation revealing NYS Department of Corrections overtime pay and administration wasting more than $15 million in taxpayer dollars

 

February 1, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Education

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 education budget on districts and programs. When: February 2 @ 10 A.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:NYS Education Department: Commissioner David Steiner NYC Department of Education: Chancellor Joel Klein 

February 1, 2010
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Senator Ranzenhofer comments on the Governor's 2010-2011 Budget Proposals

Senator Ranzenhofer comments on the Governor's 2010-2011 Budget Proposals. 

January 31, 2010
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June 1 start to N.Y. fiscal year urged

By CARA MATTHEWSThere is a push from some lawmakers to change the state's fiscal year from April 1 to June 1.Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, chairperson of the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform, says the change would make a big difference. Having a fiscal year that begins before the April 15 filing deadline for income-tax returns means the governor and lawmakers put together the budget without the most complete information on state revenues, she said.

January 30, 2010
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Albany Democrats want to move start of budget year to June 1

By Cara MatthewsALBANY -- New York has not always had the distinction of being the only state with a fiscal year that begins April 1. The start date was changed from Oct. 1 to July 1 in 1916. It has been April 1 since 1943, but now there is a push from some lawmakers to change it to June 1. What difference does it make? A big one, says the chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform, Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan.

January 29, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Taxes

 New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell, will hold a joint budget hearing focused on taxes, including the Governor’s proposed tax increases, on Monday, February 1, 2010. When: February 1 @ 1 P.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance, Ms. Jamie Woodward, Acting Commissioner Manhattan Institute Empire Center, E.J. McMahn 

January 29, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Economic Development

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will hold a joint budget hearing focused on economic development Monday, February 1, 2010. When: February 1 @ 9:30 A.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:            Empire State Development Corp., Dennis Mullen, Chairman & CEO 

January 29, 2010
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View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings

 

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Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.

January 28, 2010
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SENATE RELEASES "BLUE BOOK"

(Albany, NY) Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson and Finance Committee Chairman Carl Kruger today released the Senate’s “Blue Book”— a finance staff analysis of the proposed $133.9 billion 2010-11 Executive Budget.  The Legislature has an obligation to the public to enact a budget that creates jobs, controls spending, and provides relief to overburdened taxpayers.

January 27, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Higher Education

 New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell, will commence the third joint budget hearing—focused on higher education—Wednesday, January 27th. Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (Chair, Senate Higher Education) and Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick (Chair, Assembly Higher Education) will also lead the hearing, at which the Governor’s proposed budget, including his proposed cut to the Tuition Assistance Program and necessary modifications will be discussed. 

January 27, 2010
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Senator Krueger Calls for Equity in State Budget Cuts

As the legislature began budget hearings today, State Senator Liz Krueger (Vice-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee) called on the legislature to ensure that the final state budget is balanced fairly and equitably with regards to local governments.“I understand that we are facing an extremely difficult budget and there will be large cuts to many programs, but we must make sure that the pain is distributed equitably and appropriately,” said Senator Krueger.  “In the Governor’s proposed 2010-11 executive budget, New York City shoulders a disproportionate amount of pain.”

January 26, 2010
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