Issues: Government Operations

Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Finance
Chair: Senator John A. DeFrancisco
and Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
Chair: Senator Carl L. Marcellino
Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives
Place: Syracuse City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 233 East 
Washington Street, Syracuse, New York
Time: 10:30 A.M.
Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 5, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Finance
Chair: Senator John A. DeFrancisco
and Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
Chair: Senator Carl L. Marcellino
Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives
Place: Syracuse City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 233 East
Washington Street, Syracuse, New York
Time: 10:30 A.M.
Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 5, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Finance
Chair: Senator John A. DeFrancisco
and Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
Chair: Senator Carl L.

September 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Finance
Chair: Senator John A. DeFrancisco
and Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
Chair: Senator Carl L. Marcellino
Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives
Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor,
Albany, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

 

September 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Carl L. Marcellinoand Senate Standing Committee on FinanceChair: Senator John A. DeFranciscoPublic Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiativesPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 4, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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News & Views with Senator Robach - July 2013

On Wednesday, July 24, Senator Robach was a guest on News & Views in Albany. In this episode, Joe discusses job creation in his hometown of Rochester and highlights from the recently completed 2013 Legislative Session. 

July 25, 2013
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Flood Recovery Aid Headed To Mohawk Valley

HERKIMER, 07/17/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and other state officials today to announce the state is launching the $16 million Mohawk Valley and 2013 Upstate Flood Recovery Program to assist homeowners, small businesses and farms in areas of the state hardest hit by recent flooding.

July 17, 2013
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SENATOR GRIFFO TO PARTICIPATE IN NEW YORK RISING STORM RECOVERY CONFERENCE

(Utica)- State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today confirmed that he will be participating in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Rising Storm Recovery Conference this Thursday in Albany. Last week, Griffo was joined by fellow Senators James Seward, Hugh Farley and David Valesky in asking President Obama, FEMA, and federal officials for greater consideration in helping the residents of central New York and the Mohawk Valley who had been devastated by the catastrophic flooding.

July 16, 2013
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Rochester Associate Professor, nominated by Senator O'Brien, appointed to State Tobacco Board

ROCHESTER, N.Y.Scott McIntosh, Ph.D., director of the Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center (GRATCC) and associate professor, Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), was nominated by Senator Ted O'Brien to the New York State Tobacco Control Program Advisory Board. His appointment was made in late June and he began serving on the board this month.

July 16, 2013
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MOHAWK VALLEY SENATORS ADVANCE FLOOD RECOVERY STRATEGY

MOHAWK VALLEY SENATORS ADVANCE FLOOD RECOVERY STRATEGY

July 12, 2013
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Gianaris and Simotas Open New District Offices in Astoria

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and I have moved into new District Offices in the heart of Astoria. We will be hosting an open house later this summer and I invite all of you to join me and check out our new offices.

Read all about the move in the Queens TimesLedger

July 10, 2013
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Forum/Town Hall: July 11, 2013

You are invited to a Townhall Meeting with Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assemblymember Shelley Mayer for a face-to-face conversation about what we achieved during this year's Legislative Session, and share your ideas on how we can continue to move our community forward. For more information, please call our office at (914) 423-4031.

July 11, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Griffo Urges Residents to Contact PSC for Feedback on Possible Changes to 315 Area Code

PSC Surveying Public for Proposals to go into effect 2015

State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R, C, IP - Rome) is urging Central and Northern New York residents and businesses to contact the State Public Service Commission (PSC) with their opinion of the proposed plans to alter the existing 315 area code because of predictions that the region will exhaust the number of available phone numbers that can be assigned to new customers.

July 6, 2013
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Senator O'Brien praises action on legislative reform

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O'Brien applauded Governor Cuomo's announcement of a Moreland Commission to investigate the legislature and restore faith in Albany. After serious ethics violations and alleged lawbreaking took place, the legislature failed to enact meaningful reform.

July 2, 2013
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Summary of 2013 Senate Legislative Action

 

2013-2014 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

 

The New York State Senate approved the 2013-14 state budget that delivers on priorities outlined by the Senate Republican Conference to provide much-needed tax relief for middle-class families, help businesses create jobs, and, for the third consecutive year, the budget keeps spending growth below two percent, which is consistent with the local spending cap that applies to school districts and local governments.  It was also the third consecutive budget approved prior to the April 1 deadline.

 

June 24, 2013
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Senator O'Brien commends local appointees to state boards

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Four constituents of Senator Ted O'Brien have been appointed to vital new state advisory boards, where they will help to guide state agencies overseeing the care of special needs groups.

"Our region is a leader in providing quality care for individuals with special needs and in having specialized knowledge about a variety of medical areas," Senator O'Brien said. "It is an honor for these individuals, and our region, to have them bring their expertise to New York State government. I congratulate the four appointees and I know that they will serve this state well."

Justice Center Advisory Council Appointees

June 20, 2013
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Senate Gives Final Passage To Legislation To Protect OPWDD From Funding Cuts

The New York State Senate recently gave final passage to legislation (S4777D) that would protect providers of services for the developmentally disabled from state funding cuts.The legislation would appropriate up to $90 million, or as much as is needed, to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to protect providers from funding reductions if recommended savings measures falls short of projections.

June 18, 2013
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Senate Passes Comprehensive Hurricane Sandy Legislation

The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, aids rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness.

June 17, 2013
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SENATOR GALLIVAN LEADS MAJOR BI-PARTISAN INITIATIVE TO CUT RED TAPE AND ELIMINATE BURDENSOME STATE REGULATIONS

Berger Commission-Style Panel To Make Binding Recommendations

Regulatory Reform Bills Pass Senate On Monday

ALBANY - The New York State Senate acted Monday on 14 regulatory reform bills as the first part of a major initiative, that includes statewide public forums, to identify and eliminate thousands of costly and unnecessary government regulations that inhibit job creation and drive up local property taxes.

June 11, 2013
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Senate Approves Bills to Cut Red Tape That Hurts Job Creation

The New York State Senate passed 14 regulatory reform bills today as the first part of a major initiative, that includes statewide public forums, to identify and eliminate thousands of costly and unnecessary government regulations that inhibit job creation and drive up local property taxes.

June 10, 2013
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