Issues: Budget

Mike: Gov budget is city nightmare

By DAVID SEIFMAN, City Hall Bureau ChiefALBANY -- Facing the possible loss of $1.3 billion in state aid, Mayor Bloomberg yesterday played the doomsday card -- warning that if the money isn't restored, he'd have to make sweeping cuts and layoffs that would impact everything from the size of the police force to the number of garbage pickups."The consequences would be appalling," the mayor testified before a joint legislative budget hearing.

January 26, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH ULSTER-GREENE ARC AND ORANGE COUNTY AHRC

On January 26, 2010, representatives of Ulster-Greene ARC and Orange County AHRC met with State Senator John Bonacic in Albany. Here, Senator Bonacic (back row, second from right) is pictured with them after discussing the State Budget and their legislative issues.

 

January 26, 2010
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Senate Releases Budget "Blue Book," A Fiscal Breakdown Of Proposed Executive Budget

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. 

January 26, 2010
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Senate Finance Committee Budget "Blue Book"

Senate releases 2010-11 "Blue Book", a Finance Committee breakdown of the proposed Executive Budget.

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January 26, 2010
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Meeting on the VICs’ future

Paul Smith’s College will host summit but says it cannot run a visitors’ nature center

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: January 23, 2010   

PAUL SMITHS - Paul Smith's College will host a meeting next week on the future of the state Adirondack Park Agency's Visitor Interpretive Center in Paul Smiths, which Gov. David Paterson has proposed closing along with the Newcomb VIC.

January 26, 2010
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Krueger, Kruger and Bloomberg

By David KingSen. Liz Krueger, vice chair of the Senate Finance Committee, represents a particularly vocal constituent. You may have heard of him–Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg was in Albany today testifying about the inequities he sees New York City suffering under Gov. David Paterson’s 2010-2011 budget plan.  Krueger’s office issued a press release this evening echoing Bloomberg’s complaints.

January 25, 2010
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Senator Krueger Calls for Equity in State Budget Cuts

(Albany, New York)—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.

January 25, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Environmental Conservation

The  New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell, will hold the second joint budget hearing—focused on the environment—Tuesday, January 26th . The Legislature’s fiscal committees will be joined by members of both houses Environmental Conservation committees, where the Governor’s proposed budget will be discussed, including modifications necessary to protect New York’s environment and continue our state’s progress as a green energy and markets leader. 

January 25, 2010
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How You Can Get Involved In Shaping The Budget

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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.

January 25, 2010
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2010-2011 Executive Budget Proposal

Mayor Michael Bloomberg testifies before the Joint Legislative Committee, Albany, New York on January 25, 2010. 

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January 25, 2010
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Senator Golden Calls on Governor Paterson and Legislative Leaders to Restore Cuts for Child Abuse Prevention

Senator Martin J. Golden (R, C, Brooklyn) today called on Governor David Paterson and legislative leaders to restore the Governor’s draconian cuts to child abuse prevention in the Executive Budget.

January 25, 2010
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Terminate New Taxes

Governor Paterson recently unveiled his 2010 – 2011 budget proposal and while some ideas merit further examination others must be dismissed entirely if we are to promote economic development and job growth in upstate New York.

January 22, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Local Government/General Government

The New York State Senate and Assembly will commence joint budget hearings Monday, January 25th; the programmatic topic for the first hearing is Local Government/General Government.

 

January 22, 2010
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Senator Bonacic discusses Governor Paterson's Executive Budget Proposal

Senator John J. Bonacic discusses his view of Governor Paterson's Executive Budget Proposal on January 19, 2010

January 21, 2010
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Local officials assess how the North Country will be impacted

By JESSICA COLLIER, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: January 20, 2010

As local politicians and organizations assessed the potential impacts of Gov. David Paterson's proposed budget on the North Country, many were concerned about how cuts would affect the region, but some saw some bright spots.

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January 20, 2010
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Next Order of Business: Budget (February/March 2010)

The next order of business taken up by the Hudson Valley Delegation will be to hold hearings on the Governor's Proposed Executive Budget. The delegation will hold two budget hearings, which are tenetatively scheduled. One in Rockland County and another in Westchester County. The delegation will listen to testimony from interested stakeholders in the region. Then, the delegation will assess how his plan impacts each Senate District as well as the region as a whole.

Stay tuned for dates to be announced.

January 20, 2010
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Stachowski Reacts to Governor's Proposed 2010-2011 Executive Budget

Stachowski Reacts to Governor's Proposed 2010-2011 Executive BudgetJanuary 19, 2010  “While I fully support mandate relief to local governments and school districts, the consolidation of certain state agencies, the restructuring of the Empire Zone program, and the proposed changes to SUNY and CUNY that would give them more independence, I believe the Governor’s budget is very troubling in many areas,” said Senator William T.

January 20, 2010
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