Issues: Budget

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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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. 

Comment about this testiomony here.

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.

To read more click HERE.

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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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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Senator Maziarz Responds to Governor's Budget Proposal

Last year, against my “no” vote, the Legislature approved a $131 billion spending plan.  Now the Governor wants us to pass a $134 billion budget. 

January 20, 2010
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Executive Budget Proposal Briefing Book Of Governor David A. Paterson

The briefing book of Governor David A. Paterson's Executive Budget for 2010-2011.

File: 
GovBudgetBriefingBook.pdf

January 19, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR WILLIAM T. STACHOWSKI

SENATOR STACHOWSKI REACTS TO RELEASE OF GOVERNOR'S 2010-11 EXECUTIVE BUDGET

January 19, 2010
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Reaction Statement from New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. to Governor's Budget

“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.

January 19, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN J. BONACIC ON GOVERNOR PATERSON'S PROPOSED STATE BUDGET

“Four simple steps would go a long way to making life affordable again for New Yorkers:  1.  A reduction in government spending; 2.

January 19, 2010
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