Issues: Budget

11.24.09 STATEMENT REGARDING DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG

November 24, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing on Improving Transparency, Forecasting and Flexibilityin New York State's Budgetary Process

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNew York City

SUBJECT: Improving transparency, forecasting and flexibility in New York State’s budgetary process.

December 17, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Letter To Governor Paterson RE: DRP

Dear Governor Paterson: In our negotiations to date, Senate Democrats have agreed to more than $1 billion in cuts to your agencies and in local assistance reductions.  We have advocated cutting with care, and are committed to working with you in the coming days to balance our budget in a way consistent with our values and the public interest. Two months ago, you convened a meeting of the legislative leaders, and properly identified New York’s growing fiscal deficit as a significant problem for the state. 

November 22, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARCELLINO ON DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN

Two weeks ago Governor Paterson delivered his speech to both houses of the legislature outlining our State’s current fiscal problem. Since then, we’ve been in session repeatedly with no bill from the Governor and no agreement on an alternative plan.

November 20, 2009
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ADDABBO: WE MUST ATTEMPT TO AVOID EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE CUTS IN STATE BUDGET

New York State Senate Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. 15th District District Office 159-53 102nd Street Howard Beach, NY 11414 Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Judy Close 718-738-1111 Queens, NY, November 20, 2009 -- Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., today reported on the progress of the ongoing negotiations on the state budget. "Today, we are facing our greatest budget deficit in New York State history since the Great Depression," explained Senator Addabbo.

November 20, 2009
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Budget Solution For Today And The Future

ALBANY, 11/19/09 – Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today commented on the ongoing budget negotiations:

File: 
2009-10 Mid-Year Cuts and Budget Savings Actions

November 19, 2009
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A MESSAGE FROM SENATOR NOZZOLIO

This message is without question the most important I have ever written.  Our government, at the state and federal level, has been leading us down a destructive path.  Every day, I hear impassioned pleas from the people in my district who are struggling to provide for their families and their basic ne

November 19, 2009
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Audio Address From Sen. Young on Budget Deficit -11.17.09

Sen. Young made a radio announcement regarding Albany's inaction on a Budget Deficit Plan (DRP) on November 17, 2009.

November 18, 2009
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November 16, 2009
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NYS SENATE UPSTATE CAUCUS AND LONG ISLAND DELEGATION STAND FIRM ON DRP POSITIONS: Upstate, Long Island Coalition Stands to Protect Schools & Constituents from Haphazard Cuts

In light of their shared concern on Upstate and Suburban property taxes, healthcare and education, the Senate Majority Upstate Caucus (Senators Aubertine, Chair; Breslin; Stachowski; Thompson; Valesky) has partnered with the Senators from Long Island, Senators Brian X Foley and Craig Johnson to steer DRP negotiations sensitive to the anticipated impact of the Governor’s proposed cuts throughout Upstate and Long Island.

November 16, 2009
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Solutions for Upstate

The issues facing our great State are vast. Our solutions must be firm and comprehensive. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I will continue to oppose any effort to balance the budget on the backs of Upstate taxpayers just as I opposed the 2009-2010 State budget last April. I have been working hard to address the great issues that are impacting New York, especially those with the greatest consequences for our region:

November 12, 2009
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Statement From Senate Finance Chair Carl Kruger RE: Pew Center Report on State Economies

“The Pew Center on the States released a report today analyzing and ranking the economies of states across the country based on such factors as revenue change, budget gaps, unemployment rate change, and money grade. LINK TO REPORT: http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/initiatives_detail.aspx?initiativeID... 

November 11, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON SENATE REPUBLICANS’ BUDGET CUTTING RECOMMENDATIONS

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he shares Governor Paterson’s concerns about New York State’s budget deficit that ‘we have to act now – not tomorrow, not next week, not next year.’  “This deficit is a very real problem that will only compound if we don’t deal with it now,” said Senator LaValle.

November 10, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer to Push for Mandate Relief and Expansion of BOCES Services as Means to Achieve Cost-Savings in Education and Reduce Budget Deficit

School Officials Call for Greater Flexibility to Consolidate Services and Achieve Taxpayer Savings

November 9, 2009
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Senate Finance Committee Releases Midyear Economic Report

Utilizing Internationally Recognized IHS Global Insight Data, State must close $2.872 Billion Deficit

 

Albany, NY—Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger today released the Senate’s midyear report on revenue, expenditures and general fund projections, and while data indicates progress in the economy, unemployment and other factors continue to lag, slowing economic growth. The full report is available at http://www.nysenate.gov/report/2009-mid-year-report-receipts-and-disburs...

November 6, 2009
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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BONACIC: VOTE ON DEFICIT PLAN PROPOSALS

NOVEMBER 5, 2009:  State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) today applauded Governor Paterson’s desire to call for a special session of the State Legislature next week to vote on the Governor’s deficit reduction plan.

November 5, 2009
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Dozens Of Organizations, Advocates To testify At Westchester Hearing On Governor's Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan

Westchester County—Senator Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the Finance Committee, and Senators Suzi Oppenheimer (D-37th District) and Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35th District) will commence the Senate’s final regional budget oversight hearing Thursday to review the fiscal consequences of the Governor’s deficit closing proposals on local healthcare and educational services, as well as other program supported by the state. 

November 4, 2009
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