Issues: Legislature

Session

The New York State Senate will convene in Extraordinary Session at 3 pm at the Capitol in Albany.

November 16, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Payroll Report - End Date 11/11/09

Period: 
10/29/2009 - 11/11/2009
Check Date: 
11/25/2009

Bi-weekly report of salaries disbursed to Senate employees.

Payroll Types: Regular Annual (RA) - Special Annual (SA) - Temporary (TE: Hourly Rate)


November 10, 2009
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Session: Extraordinary Session - Day 17

The New York State Senate will convene at noon on November 10, 2009 for an "extraordinary session" called by Governor David A. Paterson.

 

November 10, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Senate Unanimously Approves Special Committee Of Inquiry

By unanimous vote, the Senate passed a resolution today approving the Special Committee of Inquiry, chaired by Senator Eric T. Schneiderman,  to investigate the conduct for which Senator Hiram Monserrate was convicted by the State Supreme Court of Queens County. The committee’s first official meeting will be held today at 5:00 PM in Capitol Room 124, open press.

The full text of the resolution, offered by Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson, is as follows:

November 9, 2009
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Special Committee of Inquiry

By unanimous vote, the Senate passed a resolution today approving the Special Committee of Inquiry, chaired by Senator Eric T. Schneiderman,  to investigate the conduct for which Senator Hiram Monserrate was convicted by the State Supreme Court of Queens County. The committee’s first official meeting will be held today at 5:00 PM in Capitol Room 124, open press. WHAT: First meeting of Special Committee of Inquiry WHERE:  Capitol, Room 124 WHEN: 5:00 PM

November 9, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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November 9, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Public Hearing Schedule: November 2009

November 9, 2009
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Senator Jose M. Serrano And NYS Senate Launch Revolutionary Open Legislation Website At Harlem High School

Today, Senator Jose M. Serrano launched the Senate’s new Open Legislation  website through an interactive presentation to students at the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics. The students participated in the first demonstration of the new, user friendly search engine which allows individuals to easily search, navigate, share and comment on all Senate legislation. 

November 5, 2009
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Payroll Report - End Date 10/28/09

Period: 
10/15/2009 - 10/28/2009
Check Date: 
11/11/2009

Bi-weekly report of salaries disbursed to Senate employees.

Pay Basis: Regular Annual (RA) - Special Annual (SA) - Temporary (TE: Hourly Rate)

October 29, 2009
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The Fog of Ethics in Albany

Feature article in the New York Times

Extortion, bribery, racketeering — those are just some of the crimes that have sent members of the New York State Legislature to jail in the last five years. The good news is that the authorities caught up with them. The bad news is how easily and how long they were able to exploit the system, and New York’s long-suffering citizens, before they were caught.

October 27, 2009
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Larkin Attends Inaugural Meeting Of BiPartisan Delegation Of Hudson Valley Senators

In an effort to ensure the Hudson Valley is fairly represented in all legislative matters, local Senators have formed a bipartisan delegation to make sure the needs and concerns of residents are heard in Albany.

This new delegation, which will be co-chaired by Senators Thomas Morahan and Jeffrey Klein, will ensure that legislative leaders have a firm understanding of what is important to the Hudson Valley when addressing legislative and budget issues.

October 26, 2009
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The Villager: Duane decries dysfunction of Albany at town hall

By Patrick Hedlund 

September 23, 2009

After spending what he admitted was a “despicable” summer in Albany, state Senator Thomas Duane, speaking earlier this month, expressed confidence that votes on same-sex marriage and rent reforms could come as soon as the end of the month, despite the likely political wrangling that would occur when lawmakers returned to session.

October 23, 2009
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Special Committe of Inquiry Retains Chief Counsel

(New York, NY)- Senator Eric Schneiderman, Chair of the Special Committee of Inquiry, announced today the Senate has retained Daniel R. Alonso, a partner at the law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP to serve as special counsel.

October 22, 2009
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Reforming Albany: What is Wrong with the State Legislature and How to Fix It

A panel discussion taking place Oct 27th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Moderated by:

Lawrence Norden, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice

Featuring:

    The Honorable Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblymember, 57th District, New York State Assembly

    Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause/New York

October 27, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Payroll Report - End Date 10/14/09

Period: 
10/01/2009 - 10/14/2009
Check Date: 
10/28/2009

October 15, 2009
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Payroll Report - End Date 09/30/09

Period: 
09/17/2009 - 09/30/2009
Check Date: 
10/14/2009

October 15, 2009
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Public Hearing Schedule: October 2009

October 6, 2009
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New York Needs a New Way of Budgeting

Every passing day brings a sea of news about economic conditions in the nation and state. We are getting a lot of data, some good and some bad.

While no elected official or the legislature in New York State can control the global economy, there is something we can do: plan our budgeting process so that government runs as efficiently as possible, and protect New York State, and its taxpayers, as much as possible from future financial crises.

October 2, 2009
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Our Most Available State Senator

Feature article in the Grand Street News

State Senator Daniel Squadron emailed us to say he joined with parents, educators and other community members for a Back-to-School forum last month, to discuss education and local schools, highlighting challenges and priorities for this school year.

He also launched a month-long series of community conference calls to follow up on the first-ever 25th Senate District Community Convention he hosted in March.

October 2, 2009
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A Senate freshman in the center of Albany’s fights

Feature article in The Downtown Express

By Josh Rogers

Daniel Squadron didn’t bring Albany to a standstill for over a month, nor has he ever been arrested for domestic violence, but he nevertheless was one of the state senators making news this year in one of the most turbulent sessions in the Capitol’s history.

October 2, 2009
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