Issues: Government Operations

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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Statement on the Expulsion of Senator Monserrate

“Yesterday’s vote to expel Senator Hiram Monserrate followed the recommendations of the Senate Select Committee, which investigated the facts and circumstances surrounding Senator Monserrate’s conduct.  The Select Committee determined that he engaged in domestic violence and failed to cooperate in any way with the work of the Select Committee. Over the last decade, the Senate passed over 100 pieces of legislation to provide law enforcement officials and members of the judiciary with severe penalties to deter acts of domestic violence and punish tho

February 9, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Says "Count Me In" to Census 2010 Efforts

 

The Senator provides key assistance to ensure maximum funding for Westchester communities

Recognizing the importance of an accurate and complete count of all residents residing in Westchester County, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is actively assisting local communities in her Senate district in their 2010 census outreach efforts.  

February 5, 2010
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January 2010 Community Report

February 1, 2010

Dear Neighbor: 

The following is a summary of some of my office’s recent activities.

Albany Update

File: 
Senator Duane January Community Board Report.pdf

February 5, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 02/03/10

Period: 
01/21/2010 - 02/03/2010
Check Date: 
02/17/2010

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 3, 2010
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Public Hearing Schedule: February 2010

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for February, 2009.
February 3, 2010
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Statement from Senator Valesky Regarding Governor's Ethics Bill Veto

I am deeply disappointed that the Governor chose to veto the ethics reform package. This legislation is a good first step in advancing substantial structural change in the way business is conducted in Albany, and will wipe out decades of ineffective ethics standards and enforcement. 

For the reform movement to move forward, we need steady progress, not line in the sand posturing.

The Senate will move to override this veto, and I implore my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote in favor of it, as they did with the original legislation.

February 3, 2010
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New York State 2010-11 Executive Budget Briefing Book

Governor releases 2010-11 Executive Budget Briefing Book, the proposed Executive Budget.

February 2, 2010
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Senate Passes Aubertine Legislation to Cut Costs for Municipalities and Help Reduce Property Taxes

ALBANY (February 2, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed by unanimous vote legislation (S.5426) sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine intended to empower county, city, town and village highway superintendents to better share services across municipal lines to save money.

February 2, 2010
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Senate Minority Finance / Counsel Staff Budget "White Book"

Senate Minority Finance / Counsel Staff Analysis of the SFY 2010-11 Executive Budget

(download below)

Have something to say about this or other budget related matters? Comment on our blog.

File: 
2010-11_White_Book_Final.pdf

February 2, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 1/10/10 - 1/16/10

1/16/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. This week the website received a total of 29469 visits. It had a bounce rate of 48%, higher than it’s long term average of 41%, and new visitors 70% 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 website has returned to its pre-Marraige Equality performance.

The live webcasting has drawn over 500,000 views since it’s adoption and the archived footage has followed that growth very closely. The views of short clips on the NYSenate Youtube account continue to surpass total views on Livestream. NYSenateUncut videos remain about 19 times less watched than short clips on NYSenate.

February 1, 2010
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View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings

 

Comment on our Budget Blog

Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.

January 28, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 12/20/09 - 1/02/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. This week the website received a total of 16970 visits. It had a bounce rate of 50%, higher than its long term average of 40%, and new visitors 78% 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 website has returned to its pre-Marraige Equality performance.

January 25, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 12/06/09 - 12/19/09

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. This week the website received a total of 29509 visits. It had a bounce rate of 47%, higher than its long term average of 40%, and new visitors 74% of the time, higher than the long term average of 65%. The all time graph at the bottom of the first page continues to show that the Marriage Equality debate garnered unprecedented attention for nysenate.gov and demonstrates the potential for online public engagement.

January 25, 2010
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