Issues: Budget

February 26, 2010
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February 26, 2010
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Your Refund Can't Wait

Taxpayers are struggling and in economic times like this, people use their income tax returns to pay rent, their heating bills, or put food on the table.

New Yorkers need their government to ease the pressure, not add to it.The Governor’s proposal to delay income tax returns would only punish New Yorkers who pay their taxes on time and in full, and just want the return they deserve.

There is a big difference between making tough decisions and bad decisions—this proposal is just plain wrong.

February 26, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI HOLDS ‘VIRTUAL’ TOWN HALL MEETING

       Senator William Stachowski (D-C, Lake View) held a ‘virtual’ town hall meeting via the internet on the topic of the 2010-2011 state budget on Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.        Approximately 80 residents throughout the 58th Senate District participated by watching live and speaking directly to the senator through emails, text messages, phone calls and live streaming in the hour long virtual town hall meeting.  Residents asked the senator questions about issues such as how the state

February 26, 2010
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Deficit Grows Even Larger

By Karen DeWitt ALBANY, NEW YORK (WXXI) - The state's budget deficit has grown yet again, and has now reached $8.2 billion dollars, says Governor Paterson, who says another $750 million dollar hole has opened up in the past couple of weeks.Paterson, saying "January was a difficult month", says a decline in personal income tax collections, due to uncertainty over Wall Street bonuses, and higher than anticipated Medicaid costs, contributed to the new deficit.

February 25, 2010
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Senator Krueger Releases Report Showing New York State Budget Process Needs a Dose of Reality

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 25th, 2010 Contact: Kyle Sklerov (w) 212.490.9535 (f) 212.490.2151 (c) 914.772.1589

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

SENATOR KRUEGER RELEASES REPORT SHOWING NEW YORK STATE BUDGET PROCESS NEEDS A DOSE OF REALITY

February 25, 2010
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BONACIC: GIVE TAXPAYERS A BILL OF RIGHTS

SENATOR BONACIC’S PLAN TO STOP WASTEFUL SPENDING AND RESTORE ACCOUNTABILITY TO STATE GOVERNMENT. 

February 24, 2010
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Addressing the Budget Crisis: What Do You think? Take the Survey

Below are some broad budget options as well as some specific proposals from the Governors budget. Please indicate what your general priorities are by checking the appropriate circles.

February 24, 2010
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Senate Majority Opposes Governor's Attempts To Delay Income Tax Refunds

If New Yorkers have to pay their taxes on time, the state should provide its refunds on time, Senate Majority Democrats told Governor Paterson today. Passing a resolution with broad bi-partisan support, the Senate formally opposed the Governor’s scheme to delay more than $500 million in refunds to individuals and $200 in refunds to businesses. 

February 23, 2010
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Senate Releases Economic And Revenue Forcast For SFY-2010-11

The New York State Senate Finance Committee and Chairman Carl Kruger released the Senate’s annual Economic and Revenue Forecast for SFY 2010-11, a comprehensive perspective on the performance of the national and State economies using most recent data available.

February 23, 2010
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Economic And Revenue Forecast SFY 2010-11

Senate Finance Committee


Senator Carl Kruger, Chair
Senator Liz Krueger, Vice-Chair

Joseph F. Pennisi, Secretary to the Finance Committee

Prepared by Senate Finance Committee, Office of Fiscal Studies

Michael J. Laccetti, Director of Fiscal Studies
Mary C. Arzoumanian, Deputy Director of Fiscal Studies
Gopa Barua, Forecaster
James Hugger, Forecaster
Lei Liao, Forecaster

February 23, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Human Services

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conclude the joint budget examining the full fiscal consequences—including proposed cuts—of the Governor’s budget on human and social service programs on Tuesday.. This hearing was postponed as a result of weather earlier in the month.

February 23, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Stachowski Town Hall Feedback

Thank you to all of those who participated in Senator Stachowski's virtual Town Hall on the budget. We're always striving to serve the people of New York better and we would love to hear any feedback you might have on how we can improve the experience.

February 19, 2010
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GRIFFO SAYS TAKE A LONG LOOK BEFORE LOOKING TO CLOSE PARKS

Senator Griffo’s Statement on Parks Budget Cut Proposal

February 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Senator William T. Stachowski, Chair 2:30 PM, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 123 CAP

February 23, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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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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