Issues: Government Operations

LaValle Bills Provide Full Public Service Commission Authority Over LIPA and Authorizes NYPA to Acquire LIPA as a Subsidiary.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle introduced two bills in the New York State Senate on Tuesday. The first places the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) under the “full oversight” of the Public Service Commission (PSC). LaValle’s  second bill allows the New York Power Authority (NYPA)  to acquire LIPA as a subsidiary.

May 4, 2011
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ADDABBO: I SUPPORT AMENDING PUBLIC HEALTH LAW TO ESTABLISH MEDICAID IDENTIFICATION & ANTI-FRAUD BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Scanners to Be Used by Hospitals, Clinics, Pharmacies for Patient ID, Greatly Reducing Costs of Fraud

 

May 3, 2011
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

Queens, NY, May 3, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement today: 

May 3, 2011
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O'Mara: keep going with crackdown on government waste

Albany, N.Y., April 29—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) responded to today’s news reports that the Cuomo administration is uncovering “massive waste” in New York government by urging the administration to keep leading the way on turning the page on the state’s fiscal practices.

April 29, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Room 810 LOB

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An act to amend the tax law, in relation to the imposition of sales and compensating use taxes by the county of Albany

May 3, 12:30 PM - 12:43 PM
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Griffo Gets $600K for Oneida County 911

Griffo Secures $600,000 to Assist Oneida County with 911 Emergency Services Consolidation

April 25, 2011
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Senator Robach Speaks at Press Conference Regarding Emergency Responders Legislation

On Friday, April 15th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend, and speak at, a press conference held by United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Senator Gillibrand supports federal legislation to create a wireless broadband network to enable emergency responders to better communicate with one another during an emergency. The legislation was one of the recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

April 18, 2011
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Public Hearing: To examine the changes necessary to reduce annual operating deficits and stop the continuing cycle of increased fares and decreased services

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Carl L. MarcellinoPublic Hearing: To examine the changes at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) necessary to reduce annual operating deficits and stop the continuing cycle of increased fares and decreased servicesPlace: SUNY Old Westbury, McGuire Theatre, Campus Center, Room J,Old Westbury, New YorkTime: 10:30 A.M.Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher (518) 455-2390Media Contact: Kathy Wilson (516) 922-1811ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

May 5, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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U.S. Postal Service Makes Purple Heart Stamp "Forever"

An effort to honor military heroes that began in the New York State Senate 11 years ago has now resulted in the U.S. Postal Service announcing that the Purple Heart postage stamp has been classified as a “Forever” stamp, ensuring that it will continue in circulation. 

April 13, 2011
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Senate Republicans say they're committed to property tax plan

Capital Connection - Albany - The Buffalo News

ALBANY -- State Senate Republicans said Tuesday they will not water down a plan to hold the growth in local property tax increases at 2 percent annually, though the State Legislature's top Democrat questioned the GOP's commitment to the issue.

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, noted that his house already has passed Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's property tax plan and that now the Democratic-led Assembly's turn has come to adopt it.

April 13, 2011
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Senator Robach Talks Redistricting with Students

On Thursday, April 7th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to speak with a Town of Pittsford Supervisor Bill Carpenter's class at St. John Fisher College. During the class, I discussed redistricting and a bill I introduced in 2010, and re-introduced this year, bill s717. This bill would require legislative districts be determined without political motivation.

April 11, 2011
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New York Times Calls for Reform, Commends Senator Gianaris

Over the weekend the New York Times called for substantial reforms to the way New York State Government funcitons. One of the reforms they highlighted was my  call for independent redistricting.

Check out the full article here

 

 

April 11, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Room 810 LOB

April 12, 12:30 PM - 12:37 PM
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Legislative Report with Senator Martin Malave Dilan

April 6, 2011- Senator Dilan discusses 2011 - 2012 Budget, Education, and Transportation

April 7, 2011
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Small Victories Amid Painful Cuts

The following oped was published in today's Our Town.

By Liz Krueger

Even in the best of economic times, it’s never “easy” to balance the State’s budget. This year it was particularly difficult because our state government had less money and more debt, while the need for public services has only increased. This is not a problem unique to New York: 44 states are facing a combined budget deficit of over $112 billion this year, as the nation struggles to climb its way out of the recession.

April 7, 2011
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Griffo Reports that Restoration of Tug Hill Commission in Final Budget

Griffo Reports Restoration of Tug Hill Commission in Final Budget Agreement Senator Confident that Review of Commission will confirm its continued need

April 6, 2011
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