Issues: Government Operations

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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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."

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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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Serrano and Senate Colleagues Announce 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. Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) is a member of the twelve-member task force Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein. They 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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Senate Announces Bipartisan 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 2, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN 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 1, 2010
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Statement on the Public Authorities Reform Act of 2009

"Today the State of New York moves towards becoming a more transparent and open government. Public authorities such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which have long operated with limited oversight and public scrutiny, will be more transparent and accountable to the taxpayers due to the implementation of the Public Authorities and Reform Act of 2009.

March 1, 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 2, 2010 Room 814 LOB

March 2, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Census 2010 "It's In Our Hands"

Census forms begin arriving in mailboxes March 15th.

February 26, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI: New York’s Taxpayers Deserve Their Refund Checks – “It’s Your Money”

    Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), is co-sponsoring legislation in the New York State Senate that would require the State to process Individual Taxpayer Returns in a timely manner and promptly send out refunds. “It is unconscionable that the Governor would even consider delaying the return of taxpayer’s money to them,” said Senator Alesi.

February 25, 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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Educators Hail Senator Oppenheimer's Efforts To Provide School Districts Mandate Relief And Increased Flexibility To Manage Costs

Acknowledging the difficult economic circumstances facing schools throughout the State, the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, today took decisive action to assist school districts in meeting their considerable fiscal challenges. The Committee acted favorably on several bills that are part of Senator Oppenheimer’s reform agenda to provide mandate relief and greater flexibility to school districts to manage expenses and achieve cost savings.

February 23, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 2/17/10

Period: 
02/04/2010 - 02/17/2010
Check Date: 
03/03/2010

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. 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.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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February 22, 2010
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GRIFFO SAYS TAKE A LONG LOOK BEFORE LOOKING TO CLOSE PARKS

Senator Griffo’s Statement on Parks Budget Cut Proposal

February 19, 2010
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Aubertine Discusses 2010-11 Budget with School Officials

Senator seeks input on minimizing the impact of cuts on local students and property taxpayers

February 18, 2010
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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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