Issues: Legislature

Local state legislators get key assignments

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:24 pm

ALBANY -- State legislative leaders on Tuesday announced that several local state lawmakers had been appointed to key leadership and committee positions.

State Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, will chair the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee.

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January 13, 2011
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Little Named Chair of Senate Tourism Committee

LAKE GEORGE MIRROR, January 11th, 2011

     Betty Little, who represents the Lake George region in the New York State Senate, has been named chairman of the Senate’s Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee.

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January 13, 2011
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State Senator Tasked with Cutting State Mandates

LAKE GEORGE MIRROR, January 11th, 2011

     Lake George’s representative in the State Senate, Betty Little, has been appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to his Mandate Relief Redesign Team.

January 13, 2011
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Little named to key Senate committee

Press-Republican January 12, 2011

January 13, 2011
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Ranzenhofer receives committee posts

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will serve as Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.  Senator Ranzenhofer will also serve on the Banks, Judiciary, Agriculture, Education, Energy and Racing, Gaming and Wagering committees.

Senator Ranzenhofer is eager to begin working to reduce State spending and restore trust in State government as Chairman of the Corporations Committee.

January 12, 2011
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Yonkers Tribune: Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Says Pass the Pledge

On the first day of the State Senate session, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District – D/I/WF) and senators designated “Heroes of Reform” by Honorable Mayor Ed Koch called on Majority Leader Dean Skelos and the senate leadership to today keep their promise by passing Mayor Koch’s “New York Uprising Heroes of Reform” pledge as the New York State Senate’s first order of business in the New Year. Senate Democrats encouraged all New Yorkers to sign an online petition at www.PassThePledge.com, to ensure the Senate majority keeps its promise and delivers on reform. The petition calls for action on the New York Uprising reform bills before the Senate moves on to consider other legislation.

January 11, 2011
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Committee Agenda

The Senate Majority conference unveiled its 2011 committee assignments at the Capitol earlier today.  In addition to heading up the Senate Elections Committee as chairman, I’ll also be serving on 10 other committees.

January 11, 2011
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Focusing on the Future, Senator Oppenheimer Takes Her Oath of Office

On the day Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his important first State of the State message Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) was sworn in to a new term in the New York State Senate by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. The brief swearing-in ceremony took place in the Senate Chamber.

Embracing the serious challenges facing the state, Senator Oppenheimer vowed to work closely with Governor Cuomo to restore New York’s fiscal health and ensure greater integrity and accountability in Albany. “I support the important goals Governor Cuomo has set for state government: improved performance in addressing the pressing problems facing New York, tax relief, and restructuring state government to reduce costs. Now is the time to make change happen.”

January 11, 2011
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Senate gavels in new session with committee assignments, Senator O'Mara assigned key posts

Albany, N.Y., January 11—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) has been named chairman of the Senate Elections Committee by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Long Island).

January 11, 2011
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In Albany for Governor's Address, Queensbury student meets Senator Little

Nicole Christensen, left, is pictured with her father, Andrew, and Senator Betty Little in the Senate Chamber on the first day of legislative session in Albany.  Nicole, a senior at Queensbury High School, was one of 62 students invited to be a guest of Governor Andrew Cuomo for the State of the State Address delivered Wednesday, January 5.

January 11, 2011
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Chief Judge Lippman administers oath of office to Senator Little

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman administers the Oath of Office to Senator Betty Little on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in the Senate Chamber.  Holding the Bible is an aide to Senator Little, Dan Mac Entee.  The oath was administered on the first day of legislative session prior to the Senate and Assembly convening to attend Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Address.

 

January 11, 2011
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Public Hearing Schedule: January 2011

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for January 27, 2011. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

File: 
PHC January 10, 2011.pdf

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PHC January 20, 2011.pdf

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PHC January 27, 2011.pdf

January 10, 2011
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Local students gain insight from state legislators

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January 9, 2011

January 10, 2011
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January 7, 2011
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Payroll Report - End Date 01/05/11

Period: 
12/23/2010 - 01/05/2011
Check Date: 
01/19/2011

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

Payroll Types:

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January 7, 2011
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Senator Valesky joins groundbreaking Independent Democratic Conference

ALBANY, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) announced his departure from the Senate Democratic Conference and the formation of a third legislative conference, along with three of his Democratic colleagues, Senators Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), Diane Savino, (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), and David Carlucci, (D-Clarkstown).

January 6, 2011
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Senator LaValle's Priorities for the New Legislative Session.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, IP–Port Jefferson) today said the messages he heard from constituents and initiatives he campaigned on will form the basis of his legislative agenda for the next two years.   

“I fully support the Governor’s property tax cap proposal,” LaValle said. “A two percent cap or cap tied to the rate of inflation is a number one priority.” LaValle has been a staunch proponent of a property tax cap for the past several years and said Senate Republicans first passed a property tax cap in 2008 and continued to advocate for a cap in order to provide relief to Long Islanders who are overburdened by high property taxes. 

LaValle said his priorities include:

January 6, 2011
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Official Transcripts of the Public Meeting on Redistricting.

Attached are the official transcripts to both the December 14 (New York City) and December 16 (Albany), 2010  Public Meetings on redistricting.

January 5, 2011
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Swearing In Event

Swearing In....

January 5, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Listen to Senator Liz Krueger on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

Today, Senator Liz Krueger joined The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss moving forward with the new Senate and working with Governor Cuomo.

Listen to Senator Krueger on The Brian Lehrer Show here.

January 4, 2011
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