Issues: Legislature

Web Analytics Report 2/13/10 - 2/27/10


This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 54805 visits, up by nearly 1,00 since the last report and 2,200 over the last month. It had a bounce rate of 53%, higher than it’s long term average of 42%, and new visitors 70% of the time, higher than the long term average of 67%, and one point higher than the last report. The all time graph at the bottom of the first page shows that the average level of website activity has risen since the commencement of session in January and is experiencing similar amounts of activity as it experienced last year during session.

March 12, 2010
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GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE PROBES SUNY ON WASTEFUL SPENDING PRACTICES

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force Demands Answers on Excessive Overtime Pay and Overhead Costs

ALBANY – The Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency, chaired by State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein, probed officials from the State University of New York (SUNY) system at a public hearing Thursday regarding excessive spending on overtime pay and overhead costs. The hearing was the first of many the Task Force plans to conduct in an effort to examine spending at state agencies.

March 11, 2010
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NY Senate task force to study government inefficiency, waste

CBS6 reported on the creation of the NY Senate's new task force

They reported that "A bipartisan task force has been formed in New York's Senate to investigate state spending for inefficiency and waste."

Read the full article here.

March 2, 2010
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SENATE ANNOUNCES TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

(Albany, NY) – Demonstrating their commitment to developing a fiscally responsible budget, the Senate Majority Conference announced the formation of a new bipartisan task force on government efficiency. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve-member task force will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 2, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 2/7/10 - 2/13/10


This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 44647 visits, up by nearly 1,100 since the last report. It had a bounce rate of 50%, higher than it’s long term average of 42%, but lower than the last report, and new visitors 69% of the time, higher than the long term average of 66%, but also lower than the last report. The all time graph at the bottom of the first page shows that the average level of website activity has risen since the commencement of session in January and is experiencing similar amounts of activity as it experienced last year during session.

March 1, 2010
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Public Hearing Schedule: March 2010

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

March 1, 2010
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Senator Winner in debate on the floor of the New York State Senate

Albany, N.Y.—Earlier this year State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) took to the floor of the New York State Senate -- as he's done hundreds of times in both the Assembly and Senate over the past three decades he's served in the Legislature -- this time to build support for legislation he sponsored in 2010 to require the state to provide personal income tax refunds within 30 days after a taxpayer files a return.

February 25, 2010
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Senator Valesky Opposes Governor's Plan to Delay Income Tax Returns

ALBANY, N.Y.--If New Yorkers have to pay their taxes on time, the state should provide its refunds on time, Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and Senate Majority Democrats told Governor Paterson today. Passing a resolution with broad bi-partisan support, the Senate formally opposed the Governor’s scheme to delay more than $500 million in refunds to individuals and $200 in refunds to businesses.

February 24, 2010
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Member Directory as of 2/19/10

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

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February 23, 2010
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Committee Meeting: 2/23/2010: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 609, LOB

February 23, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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February 22, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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February 23, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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February 24, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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Web Analytics Report 1/16/10 - 1/30/10

1/30/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 33787 visits. It had a bounce rate of 53%, higher than it’s long term average of 41%, and new visitors 72% of the time, higher than the long term average of 66%. The all time graph at the bottom of the first page shows that the average level of website activity has risen since the commencement of session in January.

February 17, 2010
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Senate Commits To Open Government, Bipartisanship, Releases Expenditure Report

The New York State Senate became a more open, accountable, and fiscally responsible body today with the release of the Chamber’s Expenditure Report for April 1 – September 30, 2009

February 16, 2010
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Expenditure Report - April 1 - September 30, 2009

Period: 
04/01/2009 - 09/09/2009

An accounting detailing total salary payments for senators and staff and every payment for travel, services and other general expenses for a 6 (six) month period. The full report is a five (5) section document consisting of a Cover, Letter from the Secretary, Table of Contents, Introduction and the Report. 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.

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February 16, 2010
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February 15, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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February 12, 10:00 AM - February 14, 8:00 PM
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR SALAND ON THE EXPULSION OF HIRAM MONSERRATE

Today, the Senate voted to expel Hiram Monserrate as a member of the New York State Senate.  It is unfortunate that the Senate was compelled to take this action as a result of Hiram Monserrate’s assault upon his girlfriend, Ms. Giraldo. The crime committed was an act of domestic violence and our vote today sends a clear message that domestic violence cannot and should not be tolerated.  As a member of the Senate, Mr.

February 9, 2010
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Joint Budget Hearing - 1/27/10 - Higher Ed - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Higher Education NYS Legislature Joint Budget Hearings Testimony:

Chris Rosa and Aquina Nolan - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Albany, NY  1/27/2010

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February 4, 2010
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