Issues: Legislature

Senator Flanagan Named To Key Committee Positions

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), who was recently named the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, has announced that he has also been named as a member of three powerful Senate committees that will have a major impact on the future of New York State and Long Island: Senate Finance Committee, Senate Codes Committee and the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee.

January 28, 2011
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LARKIN NAMED SENATE MAJORITY WHIP

Also Named to Key Committees

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has been named to the leadership position of Senate Majority Whip by Senator Dean Skelos, Senate Majority Leader.

"It is a great honor for me to be named Majority Whip," said Senator Larkin. "I appreciate the confidence Senator Skelos has placed in me and I look forward to working with the entire Republican conference to ensure a successful legislative session."

"Bill Larkin is a true leader and I value his wisdom, experience and input as part of the Senate Majority’ leadership team," Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said.

January 27, 2011
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When Will We Hear from Our Democratic Leaders about Those Senators

by New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz

Two years ago, Senators Hiram Monserrate, Pedro Espada, Carl Kruger and I formed a group that we called the Four Amigos. We met frequently – not in secret- all believing in transparency in government. We discussed how, as Democrats serving in the Senate Majority, we could initiate much needed change in the Senate to help our constituents. As Senators representing areas with growing Hispanic populations, we knew that our mission was long overdue.

January 26, 2011
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Mandate reform might work this time

POST-STAR Editorial
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:05 pm
Mandates Mandates Mandates.

January 21, 2011
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Payroll Report - End Date 1/19/11

Period: 
01/06/2011 - 01/19/2011
Check Date: 
02/02/2011

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 20, 2011
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No Reason to Wait: Senator Krueger & Senate Democrats Introduce Sweeping Bipartisan Rules Reforms

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2011

Katie Kincaid | Kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

 

(Albany, NY) Building on their commitment to immediately adopt Mayor Koch’s reform pledge for independent redistricting, ethics and budget reform, Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) Senate Democrats called on all 62 members to join them in immediately passing a sweeping rules reform resolution that would protect historic reforms passed in the Senate in 2009, and take additional proposals from both Republicans and Democrats to create a more fair, deliberative, and accountable Senate.

 

January 19, 2011
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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.

To read more click HERE.

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.

     To read more click HERE.

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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