“The Governor’s budget frames the multi-year fiscal challenge that faces all New York residents. Obviously, we all have to learn to do more with less. Government, in particular, must control spending. At the same time, we must be creative and practical and work together to help those who have been hit hardest by this economic crisis.
As the State continues to experience cash flow problems due to the inflated budget adopted in 2009, the Governor set a different tone this year with his Executive Budget proposal urging the Legislature to follow a path of fiscal conservatism. While we cannot turn back the clock to erase the damage done by those who voted for the 2009 State Budget, we can hope that our State’s leaders have learned from their past mistakes.
ALBANY, 01/19/10 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today commented on Gov. Paterson’s 2010-2011 budget proposal: “The governor hit on many of the right talking points, but the real question is whether he will follow through in the finished product. If past results are any indication, the answer is no.
(Albany, New York)--Senator Liz Krueger praised the Governor today for including her proposal to gives liquor stores the opportunity to fairly compete for business by eliminating antiquated and unnecessary prohibition era regulations. The proposal will increase the opportunities for wine sales in supermarkets, thereby supporting our valuable grape and wine industry, while increasing overall state revenues. Senator Krueger has long been an advocate for this proposal and along with Assemblymember Morelle has carried almost identical legislation to the Governor’s budget proposal ca
The Senate Majority concurs with Governor Paterson's assessment on the state of our economy and budget. Though the Governor acknowledges our fiscal difficulties, some components of his proposal clearly need modification.
Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman Farrell, Jr., today announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2010-2011 Executive Budget proposal. These hearings, each of which focus on a programmatic area, are intended to provide the appropriate legislative committee with public input on the executive budget proposal. These hearings are available for viewing on Assembly webpage.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Paterson’s proposed 2010-2011 budget, calling it a “completely unacceptable” budget for New Yorkers.
By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: January 15, 2010
SARANAC LAKE - Gov. David Paterson will unveil his 2010-11 state budget next Tuesday, and it is being reported that it will contain a $2 billion spending increase.
Although this is much less than the $11 billion increase, including $8 billion in new taxes and fees, that led to the current $133 billion state budget last year, three North Country legislators said they would prefer a budget that doesn't increase spending at all.
Senate Democrats oppose unfunded mandates, plain and simple. And we'll work this year on an integrated proposal on cost-savings for school districts and local governments together with property tax relief for hard-pressed taxpayers.
Legislation Will Create More Level Playing Field for Law-Abiding Bidders on Public Works Contracts
Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), today announced he is cosponsoring legislation (S.5847) designed to ensure that contractors and subcontractors who compete for and win public works contracts in New York State meet specific responsibility standards.
As we start 2010 it is time for New York to embark on a new direction. Our economic struggles have been well documented, particularly across the upstate region, and the time has come to change our thinking and generate a true rebirth. Last year we went to the edge of the cliff and if we are to avoid plunging into the financial abyss some tough decisions are required.