Issues: Legislature

Senate G.O.P. Blocks Stronger Albany Ethics Rules

By Danny Hakim and Nicholas Confessore

Feature article in The New York Times

ALBANY— Republicans in the State Senate blocked a plan to overhaul the state’s ethics laws Thursday night, the latest blow to attempts to reform New York’s scandal-prone government.

he vote was taken at a special session of the State Senate as lawmakers also returned to the capital to confirm new leaders for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the state Insurance Department.

September 9, 2009
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Senator Squadron Statement on Comprehensive Ethics Reform

"The Republican opposition to our strong ethics package -- sponsored by myself and Senator Sampson -- and the fact that our conference was down one vote today means we will have to wait for passage.  While it is frustrating to wait, I strongly believe it is better to be able to pass our whole reform package – made up of two crucial bills – than to vote today on a piece of the package and come away with only half the changes we need."

September 9, 2009
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Public Hearing Schedule: September 2009

September 4, 2009
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State looking at several measures to reform Albany

Feature article in Courier-Life Publications

By Stephen Witt

While not quite the new sheriff of Albany, recently elected State Senator Daniel Squadron is beginning to make an impact on possible reforms in Albany.

The freshman lawmaker who was elected last year representing parts of lower Manhattan along withBrooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens has introduced several bills that have longtime Albany watchdog groups wagging their tail.

September 1, 2009
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Democratic Committee Assignments 2009

September 1, 2009
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2008-09 Joint Legislative Budget Schedule

Schedule for the joint meetings between the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly on the 2008-09 Budget.

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September 1, 2009
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August 31, 2009
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Senator Allocations of Funding to Community Projects (CPFs): 2005-2006

August 27, 2009
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Senator Allocations of Funding to Community Projects (CPFs): 2006-2007

August 27, 2009
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Senator Allocations of Funding to Community Projects (CPFs): 2008-2009

August 27, 2009
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September 10, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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8/06/2009: Special Session

Senator Shirley L. Huntley speaks on S. 5887/A. 8903 (Padavan/Silver) 

Relates to the New York City School District, Board of Education, Chancellor, community councils and community superintendents

 

BILL NUMBER: S5887

SPONSOR: PADAVAN

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the education law, in relation to the New York city

board of education, chancellor, community councils and community super-

intendents; to amend chapter 738 of the laws of 1988, amending the

August 5, 2009
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Session: Extraordinary Session - Day 14

Statement by Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., and Conference Leader John L. Sampson:

"The Senate will return to session on Thursday, August 6th at 10 A.M. At that time we will take up legislation, including school governance for the City of New York and chapter amendments to the bill."

Active List Wednesday August 6, 2009

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August 6, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Expenditure Report: Oct 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009

July 30, 2009
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July 15, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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July 16, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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July 9, 3:00 PM - 3:05 PM
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