Albany, N.Y., November 6–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) welcomed today Governor David Paterson’s call for the state Legislature to approve a cap on state spending when it returns to session next week.
That’s because Winner himself has previously called for and co-sponsored legislation to implement a constitutionally mandated cap on state spending along with additional, comprehensive state spending reforms.
"From the time Hiram Monserrate was arrested on domestic violence charges last December, I have been outspoken in my disgust and horror at his actions, and at the sad but true fact that he continued to serve in the New York State Senate. As I said privately and publicly in the Senate Democratic Conference, indeed to Senators on both sides of the aisle, and publicly at my District-wide Town Hall Meeting and elsewhere, I am appalled to serve with him and I believe Mr.
In Response to numerous inquiries from residents of the 58th District, I am posting the workforce reductions taken within state ranks. This listing shows the number of employees that left state service from each agency through attrition and unfilled vacancies, and those that left state service through Governor Paterson's severance package.
Last week I also launched the first-ever 25th Senate District Chinese-language hotline, a service that allows Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking constituents to contact my office directly with their concerns.Constituents can access the hotline by calling 917-254-3138 from 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday-Friday.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials to announce new, bipartisan legislation that would replace the sole trustee at the New York State Common Retirement Fund with a board of trustees and eliminate pay to play in state public pension funds.
“While I agree with the call for fiscal discipline and strongly oppose any new taxes as we enter the 2009-2010 budget season, I am disappointed that the DOT’s 5-Year Capital Plan was so quickly dismissed in its entirety without consideration of alternatives.
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.
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.
SYRACUSE, N.Y.--State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is calling for the adoption of performance budgeting for New York state that has worked in Syracuse as part of a long-term strategy to cut spending and improve efficiency in state government. Senator Valesky recently wrote new Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch, who will be extensively involved in the state budget development, advocating this new approach.
“Consistent with the rules reform adopted July 9, 2009, the New York State Senate is now making Senate payroll records publically accessible online in a searchable and sortable format. This is another step demonstrating the Senate Majority’s commitment to making state government more open, accountable and transparent for the people it serves.”