Issues: Investigations

Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Senator Ted O'Brien's statement on the Bank of America settlement

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Senator Ted O’Brien released the following statement on the Bank of America settlement that will bring $300 million to New York State:

“The $300 million New York will receive from the Bank of America settlement should go towards upstate property tax relief by reducing the cost burden on local school districts which have been devastated by the Gap Elimination Adjustment. We cannot afford to continue balancing school district budgets on the backs of local property tax payers, and must take action immediately to give hardworking families and small businesses the property tax relief they need.”

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August 21, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations  Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair  Tuesday, June 17, 2014  Room 332 CAP

The Committee will consider the following nomination:

June 17, 11:54 AM - 12:15 PM
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 12 Noon, Monday, June 2, 2014 Room 810 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE

June 2, 12:00 PM - 12:07 PM
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SENATOR VALESKY, MEMBERS OF SENATE’S JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION RELEASE REPORT AND LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), a member of the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction today joined colleagues in releasing a report summarizing the findings of statewide forums held to examine the issues surrounding the increase in drug abuse, addiction and drug-related crimes in New York. The report includes a comprehensive package of bills recommended for action this legislative session that target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers. 

May 28, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations  Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair  1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Room 810 LOB

Please Note Change in Date and Time 

May 28, 1:00 PM - 1:04 PM
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Room 810 LOB

May 13, 12:00 PM - 12:12 PM
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Room 810 LOB

April 29, 12:00 PM - 12:12 PM
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Senator Kennedy Calls for Investigation into Auto Insurers that Charge Blue-Collar Workers Higher Rates Based on their Income and Education

Following a Report from NYPIRG that Auto Insurers are Targeting Lower-Income New Yorkers for Higher Rates, Senator Kennedy is Calling on NYS Dept. of Financial Services to Investigate.

Big Auto Insurers Charging as Much as $400 a Year More to Insure Drivers without a College Degree.

Kennedy: Insurance Companies are Reaching into the Pockets of WNYers and Speeding Away with the Money.

April 7, 2014
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SENATOR VALESKY HAILS PASSAGE OF FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME STATE BUDGET

ALBANY, NY—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today lauded the passage of the state’s fourth and historic consecutive on-time budget. This has not been accomplished with the same Governor and legislative leaders in more than 40 years.

April 1, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Talks About New Initiative to Assist Disabled Veterans On Your Voice

On this edition of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses a new initiative that is moving forward to assist New York’s disabled veterans in pursuing new business opportunities, as well as a new measure that would allow the state to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. He also talks about why the Dream Act recently failed in the State Senate.  

March 26, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations  Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair  12 Noon, Tuesday, March 18, 2014  Room 810 LOB

March 18, 12:00 PM - 12:07 PM
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations  Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair  10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 4, 2014  Room 711A LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME AND LOCATION OF MEETING  JON KAIMAN, SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE GOVERNOR FOR STORM RECOVERY ON LONG ISLAND TO ADDRESS THE COMMITTEE REGARDING THE N.Y. RISING RECOVERY PROGRAM 

 

March 4, 10:00 AM - 11:13 AM
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Senator Griffo Comments on PSC Freezing National Grid Rates to Help Customers

The Public Service Commission today announced it authorized National Grid to take immediate action to provide its customers with a $32 million temporary credit to offset an unprecedented increase in electric supply costs. The surges, expected in February, would result in bill spikes for upstate residential and small business customers. Read full release here. (This link opens a PDF file.)

Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, issued the following statement in response:

January 29, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 10:15 AM, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Room 810 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME OF MEETING

January 14, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
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Tax Policy Review and Reform Initiative

Please click on the link below to view the:

NYS Senate Republican Conference Tax Policy Review & Reform Initiative Preliminary Report

File: 
Tax Policy Review & Reform Initiative Preliminary Report - FINAL

November 19, 2013
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Carl L. MarcellinoPublic Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiativesPlace: Long Island (location to be determined)Time: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher (518) 455-2390ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 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: Buffalo City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 13th Floor, 65 Niagara
Square, Buffalo, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 12, 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: Buffalo City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 13th Floor, 65 Niagara
Square, Buffalo, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

 

September 12, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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