Issues: Government Operations

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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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Craig Johnson, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Room 814 LOB

March 16, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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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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Public Hearing: New York State’s noon-collection of taxes on cigarettes sold to non-Native Americans on Indian Reservations

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Craig M. JohnsonPublic Hearing: New York State’s noon-collection of taxes on cigarettes sold to non-Native Americans on Indian ReservationsPlace: Meeting Room 2, Convention Center, Albany, New YorkTime: 12:00 – 4:00 P.M.Contact: Kent Sopris (518) 455-2622Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 859-0586ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

January 26, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Public Budget Negotiations Needed, Winner Says

Albany, N.Y.–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) has joined many of his legislative colleagues to call on Senate and Assembly leaders to begin public negotiations over the final 2010-2011 state budget.

The lawmakers noted that the April 1st deadline to adopt a new state budget is 23 days away.

March 10, 2010
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Public Hearing: Modernizing New York State’s Alcohol Beverage Control Law

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Craig M. JohnsonPublic Hearing: Modernizing New York State’s Alcohol Beverage Control LawPlace: Room 711-A Legislative Office Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.Contact: Michael Cassidy (518) 455-2617Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 859-0586

March 24, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency: To examine SUNY Operations

Senate Task Force on Government EfficiencyChair: Senator Jeffrey D. KleinPublic Forum: To examine SUNY OperationsPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.Contact: Gabriel Paniza (518) 455-3594Media Contact: Gwen Rocco (518) 455-3588ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Reforming Medicaid – Investigating Current Strategies Targeting Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Craig M. JohnsonPublic Hearing: Reforming Medicaid – Investigating Current Strategies Targeting Waste, Fraud and AbusePlace: Room 711-A, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.Contact: Kent Sopris (518) 455-2622Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 859-0586ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 17, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Govt. Efficiency Task Force Created

March 2, 2010: NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins comments on the creation of the bi-partisan Government Efficiency Task Force. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve member task force of which Sen. Stewart-Cousins is a member will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste

March 8, 2010
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Winner on State Budget: Behind Closed Doors, Again?

Albany, N.Y.–With less than one month remaining until the April 1 deadline to adopt a new state budget, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) criticized today the Legislature’s lack of public negotiations over the final 2010-2011 state budget.

March 5, 2010
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Senate Announces Task Force on Government Efficiency

Demonstrating their commitment to developing a fiscally responsible budget, Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein announced the formation of a new bipartisan task force on government efficiency.

March 4, 2010
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SENATOR MAZIARZ JOINS TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

Demonstrating his commitment to developing a fiscally responsible budget, Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that he will sit on a newly-formed, bipartisan Task Force on Government Efficiency.

March 4, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Becomes Member Of Task Force On Government Efficiency

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 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Valesky Bill to Ease Regulations on Beekeeping Industry

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The New York State Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that would ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $100,000 annually.

March 3, 2010
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NYS Senator Valesky comments on new Govt. Efficiency Task Force 3/2/10

March 2, 2010: NYS Senator David Valesky comments on the creation of the bi-partisan Government Efficiency Task Force. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve member task force of which Sen. Valesky is a member will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 3, 2010
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NYS Senator Stachowski comments on new Govt. Efficiency Task Force 3/2/10

March 2, 2010: NYS Senator Bill Stachowski comments on the creation of the bi-partisan Government Efficiency Task Force. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve member task force of which Sen. Stachowski is a member will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste

March 3, 2010
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NYS Senator Stachowski on Public Authorities and Reform Act

March 1, 2010: New York State Senator Bill Stachowski offers his thoughts on the Public Authorities and Reform Act of 2009, which took effect on this date.

March 3, 2010
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