Issues: Legislature

January 25, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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February 1, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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New Senate Website Expands Information Available to Public

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced a substantial expansion of publicly available Senate legislative records on the chamber’s website at Open.NYSenate.Gov, continuing the Senate’s commitment to making government more transparent, responsive and accountable.

January 21, 2010
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New Senate Website Expands Information Available to Public

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced a substantial expansion of publicly available Senate legislative records on the chamber’s website at Open.NYSenate.Gov, continuing the Senate’s commitment to making government more transparent, responsive and accountable.

January 21, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 1/20/10

Period: 
01/07/2010 - 01/20/2010
Check Date: 
02/03/2010

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 21, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

The Senate Majority concurs with Governor Paterson's assessment on the state of our economy and budget. Though the Governor acknowledges our fiscal difficulties, some components of his proposal clearly need modification. 

January 19, 2010
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Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman Farrell, Jr., today announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2010-2011 Executive Budget proposal. These hearings, each of which focus on a programmatic area, are intended to provide the appropriate legislative committee with public input on the executive budget proposal. These hearings are available for viewing on Assembly webpage. 

January 19, 2010
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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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