Issues: Legislature

Schedule of Joint Legislative Public Hearings on 2010-2011 Executive Budget Proposal

Schedule of Joint Legislative Public Hearings on 2010-2011 Executive Budget Proposal

January 25

Hearing Room B

10:00 AM

Local Government

Clinton Freeman (518) 455-5491

January 26

Hearing Room B

January 19, 2010
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Member Directory 2010

This is the New York State Senate Directory of Senator Offices and contact information.

January 17, 2010
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SENATOR MONSERRATE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS

Special Committee Recommends Serious Sanctions – Including Expulsion – for Senator Monserrate.             Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), after serving as a member of the Special Committee on Ethics to review Senator Hiram Monserrate’s misconduct, believes the final report submitted by the Special committee imposes severe sanctions on Senator Monserrate.          

January 15, 2010
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January 19, 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Payroll Report - End Date 1/06/10

Period: 
12/24/2009 - 01/06/2010
Check Date: 
01/20/2010

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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January 13, 2010
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Senator Valesky Applauds Sweeping Ethics Reform Legislation

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today applauded the introduction of the most sweeping ethics and campaign finance reform ever in the Legislature.

January 13, 2010
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Senator hopes governor’s message is heard

By JOE LOTEMPLIOPress Republican Staff Writer

January 12, 2010 02:51 pm

— PLATTSBURGH — State Sen. Betty Little is hoping that Gov. David Paterson’s State of the State speech last week will spur the legislature to make the necessary changes to bring the state back to financial stability.

“I don’t know how they (state legislators) can’t see the handwriting on the wall,” Little said during a recent interview with the Press-Republican Editorial Board.

January 12, 2010
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January 11, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO & ASSEMBLYMAN BARCLAY ANNOUNCE STATE GRANT FOR ELBRIDGE DRINKING WATER CONSOLIDATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 8, 2010

Contact: Erin O’Connor  (315) 428-7632

January 8, 2010
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Unprecedented Bipartisanship In Senate As Leadership Appoints Two Republicans To Major Committee Chairmanships

In an unprecedented display of bipartisanship, Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson, appointed two senators from the Minority Conference as the Chairs of major Senate committees—a first in Senate history. Senator George Maziarz (R-Newfane) will Chair the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, and Senator Tom Morahan (R-New City) will Chair the Committee on Mental Health and Hygiene. 

January 6, 2010
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Response to Gov. Paterson’s State-of-the-State Address

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (cellular) 518-455-3395 (at this number Jan. 6th)

“The action of the Senate Democratic Majority in recent months – for example, addressing issues in a bipartisan way, creating green jobs, controlling spending and preserving important resources for education – has demonstrated our commitment to the state’s 19.5 million residents.

January 6, 2010
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January 5, 2010
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2010 Priorities

New York government's financial future, short and long term, will dominate the legislative agenda in 2010.  No. 1 on the list, of course, must be to keep addressing the state’s immediate fiscal crisis.  That much we know. 

December 29, 2009
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Payroll Report - End Date 12/23/09

Period: 
12/10/2009 - 12/23/2009
Check Date: 
01/06/2010

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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December 23, 2009
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Senator Valesky: Actions Demonstrate Commitment to Bipartisanship and Improving Senate Operations

After 40 years of moving backward on reform, the State Senate took its first giant steps forward this year.  Beginning with the creation of the bipartisan Temporary Committee on Rules and Administration Reform, and with immediate changes to bill sponsorship and other procedures, the effort included major changes in the way the State Senate operates, all only possible because of the new leadership of the Senate and the hard work of the Committee. 

December 16, 2009
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Senate Working to Establish Open and Transparent Government

Joint Advisory Board of State Government Proceedings Concludes Public Meetings

December 15, 2009
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Press Statement From Senator Shirley L. Huntley

News FromNew York StateSenator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: December 7, 2009

Contact: Patricia D. Savage| psavage@senate.state.ny.us| (718) 523-3069

Senator Shirley L. Huntley On The Marriage Equality Legislation

December 8, 2009
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Public Hearing Schedule: December 2009

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for December, 2009. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

December 7, 2009
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Member Directory as of 11/19/09

December 2, 2009
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Statement From Austin Shafran, Spokesperson For The Senate Majority Conference

The Senate will reconvene in extraordinary session today at which time it intends to vote on the deficit reduction plan, Tier V pension reform, public authority reform, and marriage equality legislation.

 

December 2, 2009
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