Issues: Health

Budget Update From State Senator David J. Valesky

The New York State Legislature has completed passage of an on-time budget for the second year in a row. Though it was another challenging budget, requiring the closure of a $3.5 billion deficit, we were able to balance the budget without tax increases or fiscal gimmickry. In addition, overall spending was reduced for the second straight year, the frist time this has happened in at least three decades. 

Some highlights include:

March 30, 2012
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NYS Senator Adams Wins the Fight to Keep Kingsboro Psychiatric Center Open and Save Health Care Jobs.

NYS Senator Adams wins the fight to keep Kingsboro Psychiatric Center open and save health care jobs.  Read the article here.

March 30, 2012
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Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on 2012-13 State Budget

Governor Cuomo released the following announcement on March 27, 2012:

The Budget continues the Governor’s commitment to fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and strengthening communities across the state. It closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks, limits spending growth to two percent or below for the second year in a row, and launches the New York Works Task Force to invest billions of dollars to rebuild the state's roads, bridges, parks, and other infrastructure and create tens of thousands of jobs.

March 29, 2012
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SQUADRON HERALDS NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP, SOCIAL SERVICES FUNDING IN BUDGET

Even in Minority, Squadron Pushes Forward Priorities as Social Services Ranker

ALBANY – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the ranking member and former chair of the Senate Social Services Committee, heralded the $2.5 million allocated for Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) in the state budget, as well as significant investments in other critical social services programs.

March 29, 2012
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Senator Parker Interviews Shaun Flynn, Director of Governmental Affairs for the New York State Nurses Association

March 20, 2012

 

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Shaun Flynn, Director of Governmental Affairs for the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)

 

Discussion Topics:

 

The Proposed Executive Budget, The Effect of Hospital Closings and Mergers on Nurses and Quality of Care

 

About NYSNA:

March 27, 2012
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BUFFALO NEWS: State deal lifts deadline for aid to Roswell Park

A plan to end or sharply cut state aid in two years to Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been tentatively reshaped to give more time for the hospital to enter into moneymaking arrangements to improve its fiscal health.

The deal, expected to be part of the 2012 state budget coming together this week at the Capitol, would remove a deadline for Roswell Park to become “operationally independent” from the state by March 2014.

March 27, 2012
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3/27/2012: Session

Senator Huntley speaking in support of this resolution:

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew  M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2012, as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2012, as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, "Autism Spectrum Disorders", or ASDs, refers to neurobiological conditions including Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Rett's Synrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders; and

March 27, 2012
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Health"

HEALTHHearing Room B

Richard N. Gottfried, Co-Chair

Joseph Morelle

Joan Millman

Charles Lavine

Alt. Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes

Lou Tabacco

Alt. Andrew Raia

Kemp Hannon, Co-Chair

Martin Golden

Cathy Young

David Valesky

Alt. Bill Larkin

Liz Krueger

Alt. Jose Peralta

March 26, 7:30 PM - 8:03 PM
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EEE FUNDS TO BE INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET

$150,000 to help land- and horse owners, county taxpayers, protect public health

March 26, 2012
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SENATOR ALESI ATTENDS CPR RECOGNITION EVENT CELEBRATING 1,000 STUDENTS TRAINED IN CPR

Attendees Called on the Legislature to Act on Senator Alesi’s Legislation to Include CPR Instruction in High Schools

March 22, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Room 124 CAP

March 27, 12:00 PM - 12:14 PM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Health"

HEALTHHearing Room B

Richard N. Gottfried, Co-Chair

Joseph Morelle

Joan Millman

Charles Lavine

Alt. Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes

Lou Tabacco

Alt. Andrew Raia

Kemp Hannon, Co-Chair

Martin Golden

Cathy Young

David Valesky

Alt. Bill Larkin

Liz Krueger

Alt. Jose Peralta

March 22, 1:30 PM - 1:44 PM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Health"

Assembly

Senate

 

 

Richard Gottfried (Co-Chair)

Kemp Hannon (Co-Chair)

Joseph Morelle

Martin Golden

March 14, 1:30 PM - 2:12 PM
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March 14, 12:30 PM - 12:44 PM
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March 23, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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RITCHIE BACKS BILL TO BAN ‘SPICE’

Experts Cite Dangers of “Party High” Drugs Declared Off-Limits by Fort Drum Brass

March 13, 2012
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