Issues: Legislature

Web Analytics Report 3/14/10 - 3/27/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 36221 visits. It had a bounce rate of 49%, higher than it’s long term average of 43%, and new visitors 63% of the time, higher than the long term average of 67%, and five points lower than the last report.

The live webcasting of session has drawn 567432 views since it’s adoption and the archived footage has followed that growth very closely. The NYSenate Youtube channel's attention has been slightly outpaced by Livestream with 561368 overall visits. The short clips on the NYSenate Youtube account are about 17 times more watched than the full videos of session and events posted on the nysenateuncut account.

June 1, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 2/28/10 - 3/13/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 33957 visits. It had a bounce rate of 52%, higher than it’s long term average of 43%, and new visitors 68% of the time, higher than the long term average of 67%, and two points lower than the last report.

The live webcasting has drawn just over 561322 views since it’s adoption and the archived footage has followed that growth very closely. The NYSenate Youtube channel's attention has slightly outpaced Livestream with 566655 overall visits. The short clips on the NYSenate Youtube account are about 14 times more watched than the full videos of session and events posted on the nysenateuncut account.

June 1, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 05/26/10

Period: 
05/13/2010 - 05/26/2010
Check Date: 
06/09/2010
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June 1, 2010
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Winner pays tribute to veteran Albany newsman

Albany, N.Y., June 1—A memorial service will be held later today for Jay Gallagher, long-time Albany Bureau Chief for the Gannett News Service, whose stories and columns were familiar to Southern Tier readers of the Star-Gazette in Elmira, the Ithaca Journal, and Binghamton’s Press & Sun-Bulletin.

Gallagher passed away early last week following a courageous, year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

June 1, 2010
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June 1, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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June 2, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Squadron Selects Community Leader Catherine McVay Hughes as One of New York’s Women of Distinction

State Senate Honors McVay Hughes for Dedication to Redevelopment of Lower Manhattan and Community Concerns

May 26, 2010
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Senator Dilan Proposes Practical and Realistic Framework for Reforming New York’s Redistricting Process

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) has introduced key legislation to make New York’s redistricting process more open, accountable and free of partisan politics.Senate bills 7881 and 7882 each bolster public participation in the decennial redistricting process through bi-partisan appointed advisory commissions. Each bill requires a commission to develop the Senate, Assembly and Congressional Districts of New York, and submit them to the legislature for approval.    

May 26, 2010
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Griffo Says that Legislation Already Exists to Launch Cuomo Reform Plan

Griffo: Legislation Already Exists to Launch Reform Plan

Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today called upon Senate Democrats who have voiced support of Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo to show that support by embracing the reform package of Senate bills he has sponsored.

May 25, 2010
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Valesky’s Independent Redistricting Legislation Clears Another Hurdle

ALBANY, N.Y.—Independent redistricting reform legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) was approved by the State Senate Elections Committee today without opposition.

Today’s vote represents another milestone--versions of independent redistricting plans have been introduced in the Senate and Assembly in the past five years, but did not advance through any committee.

May 25, 2010
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Public Hearing Schedule: May 2010

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for May, 2010. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

May 25, 2010
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Member Directory as of 5/20/10

This is the New York State Senate Directory of Senator Offices and contact information.
May 24, 2010
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May 19, 2010
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5/17/2010: Senator Huntley Supports Resolution Honoring Lance Orton

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Lance Orton for his heroic actions that played a crucial role in saving the lives of many New Yorkers and visitors to our State on May 1, 2010

WHEREAS, Protecting the safety and security of all New Yorkers as well as those who visit the Empire State is an essential priority and requires each and every person to be attentive, vigilant, and alert to potential threats to the public safety; and

May 16, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 5/12/10

Period: 
04/29/2010 - 05/12/2010
Check Date: 
05/26/2010

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.

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May 14, 2010
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May 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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STACHOWSKI & SENATE TASK FORCE TARGET DOT SUSPICIOUS OVERTIME

5/5/10

STACHOWSKI & SENATE TASK FORCE TARGET DOT SUSPICIOUS OVERTIMETask Force Tipped Off On Whistleblower Website; Probes Officials on Wasteful Spending 

May 5, 2010
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SENATE TASK FORCE TARGETS DOT SUSPICIOUS OVERTIME

Task Force Reveals Whistleblower Website Tip; Probes Officials on Wasteful Spending

 

May 4, 2010
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Senator Schneiderman, District Attorney Vance, Assemblyman Kellner Announce Major Reforms To Combat Public Corruption

On the eve of Reform Day in the Capitol, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., State Senator Eric Schneiderman and Assembly Member Micah Kellner today announced the introduction of the Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement Act (S.7707), legislation to both prosecute and prevent public corruption in New York State.

May 4, 2010
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