Issues: Government Operations

January 22, 2010
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New Senate Website Expands Information Available to Public

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced a substantial expansion of publicly available Senate legislative records on the chamber’s website at Open.NYSenate.Gov, continuing the Senate’s commitment to making government more transparent, responsive and accountable.

January 21, 2010
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New Senate Website Expands Information Available to Public

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced a substantial expansion of publicly available Senate legislative records on the chamber’s website at Open.NYSenate.Gov, continuing the Senate’s commitment to making government more transparent, responsive and accountable.

January 21, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 1/20/10

Period: 
01/07/2010 - 01/20/2010
Check Date: 
02/03/2010

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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January 20, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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Senator Winner reacts to Governor Paterson's 2010-2011 proposed state budget.

Albany, N.Y., January 19--State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that Governor David Paterson's proposed 2010-2011 state budget...Read more

January 19, 2010
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Some Good, Some Bad in Paterson Plan

Albany, N.Y., January 19–  State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that Governor David Paterson’s proposed 2010-2011 state budget contains several key proposals that would be helpful to strengthening the upstate economy, but only if Paterson can convince the Democratic leaders of the Legislature to go along.

“Speech after speech won’t matter unless the words are followed by action after action,” said Winner.  

January 19, 2010
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GRIFFO CALLS FOR FEWER TAXES AND FEES; MORE SPENDING CUTS IN 2010 STATE BUDGET

Griffo Calls for Fewer Taxes, Fees; More Spending Cuts

January 19, 2010
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Member Directory 2010

This is the New York State Senate Directory of Senator Offices and contact information.

January 17, 2010
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DEALING WITH THE TRAGEDY IN HAITI

Dear Neighbor:As you may know, on Tuesday, January 12th, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and its capital, Port-au-Prince. The death and devastation are unimaginable, and the people of Haiti will need the assistance of people all over the world, including Americans, to recover from this tragedy.

January 15, 2010
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SENATOR PARKER CALLS ON NYC CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO ALLOCATE $1 BILLION IN PROVIDING AID TO HAITI

SENATOR PARKER CALLS ON NYC CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO ALLOCATE  $1 BILLION IN PROVIDING AID TO HAITI

 

January 14, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 1/06/10

Period: 
12/24/2009 - 01/06/2010
Check Date: 
01/20/2010

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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January 13, 2010
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Senator Valesky Applauds Sweeping Ethics Reform Legislation

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today applauded the introduction of the most sweeping ethics and campaign finance reform ever in the Legislature.

January 13, 2010
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Spending Cap

It seems like common sense to many of us in New York government:  The first step toward fundamentally changing the way Albany does business is to limit state government's ability to spend taxpayer money.

But we've known for a long time that New York State has a spending problem.  It's nothing new.  Government critics have been saying it for years and, believe me, there's plenty of credit to go around for who's responsible.

January 13, 2010
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Public Hearing Schedule: January 2010

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for December, 2009. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

January 11, 2010
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Winner: State Spending Cap Should be First Up

Albany, N.Y., January 11–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) welcomed today Governor David Paterson’s renewed call for state lawmakers to enact a permanent cap on state spending.

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.

January 11, 2010
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North Country reps like governor’s State of the State speech

By NATHAN BROWN and CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Staff Writers POSTED: January 7, 2010  

Three of the North Country's Republican representatives in Albany offered general praise for Democratic Gov. David Paterson's State of the State speech, with one saying it provides "a glimmer of hope."

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January 8, 2010
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CSI-Upstate

As we start 2010 it is time for New York to embark on a new direction.  Our economic struggles have been well documented, particularly across the upstate region, and the time has come to change our thinking and generate a true rebirth.  Last year we went to the edge of the cliff and if we are to avoid plunging into the financial abyss some tough decisions are required.

January 7, 2010
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Senator Robach Talks About Governor Patterson's 2010 State of the State Address

Senator Robach discusses the 2010 State of the State Address and his support for the Governor's call for a state budget cap.

January 7, 2010
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