Issues: Investigations

Senator Johnson Spearheads Groundbreaking Independent Redistricting Legislation

 

Most Significant Albany Reform in a Generation Passes Senator Johnson's Committee

The Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations May 4 approved independent redistricting reform legislation that would eliminate the practice of partisan gerrymandering of New York State Congressional, State Senate, and State Assembly districts and give residents a clear voice in their representation, the committee's chairman, Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), announced. 

May 10, 2010
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Senator Craig Johnson Discusses Independent Redistricting on the Capitol Pressroom

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), chairman of the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, discusses the need for a non-political apportionment commission on the Capitol Pressroom on May 4, 2010. Two hours after this interview, Senator Johnson's Committee became the first in New York history to pass an independent redistricting bill

May 9, 2010
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Public Hearing: Water Quality in Nassau County

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair:    Senator Craig M. JohnsonPublic Hearing:    Water Quality in Nassau CountyPlace:    Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, New YorkTime:    10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact:    Kent Sopris (518) 455-2622Media Contact:    Rich Azzopardi (518) 859-0586

May 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Schneiderman, District Attorney Vance, Assemblyman Kellner Announce Major Reforms To Combat Public Corruption

On the eve of Reform Day in the Capitol, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., State Senator Eric Schneiderman and Assembly Member Micah Kellner today announced the introduction of the Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement Act (S.7707), legislation to both prosecute and prevent public corruption in New York State.

May 4, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Craig Johnson, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Room 124 CAP

Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City, Henry Stern, Director of New York Civic and Dick Dadey, Executive Director of Citizens Union, will be addressing the Committee. Please note time and location change.

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May 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Craig Johnson, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 814 LOB

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April 27, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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ONLINE FEEDBACK FORM

The Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency is committed to exposing inefficient government spending and identifying solutions to more effectively manage the use of State resources and taxpayer money.

In order to better target our investigations, we encourage New York State residents to use the form below to submit their ideas, suggestions and feedback on how the State can conserve resources in this tough fiscal time, as well as to report any suspected wasteful government spending or abuse of tax dollars. Any contact information provided will be kept strictly confidential.

April 16, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Craig Johnson, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Room 814 LOB

April 13, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Craig Johnson, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Room 814 LOB

March 16, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Public Hearing: New York State’s noon-collection of taxes on cigarettes sold to non-Native Americans on Indian Reservations

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Craig M. JohnsonPublic Hearing: New York State’s noon-collection of taxes on cigarettes sold to non-Native Americans on Indian ReservationsPlace: Meeting Room 2, Convention Center, Albany, New YorkTime: 12:00 – 4:00 P.M.Contact: Kent Sopris (518) 455-2622Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 859-0586ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

January 26, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Modernizing New York State’s Alcohol Beverage Control Law

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Craig M. JohnsonPublic Hearing: Modernizing New York State’s Alcohol Beverage Control LawPlace: Room 711-A Legislative Office Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.Contact: Michael Cassidy (518) 455-2617Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 859-0586

March 24, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Reforming Medicaid – Investigating Current Strategies Targeting Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Craig M. JohnsonPublic Hearing: Reforming Medicaid – Investigating Current Strategies Targeting Waste, Fraud and AbusePlace: Room 711-A, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.Contact: Kent Sopris (518) 455-2622Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 859-0586ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 17, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

(ALBANY, NY) - Demonstrating their commitment to developing a fiscally responsible budget, the Senate Majority Conference announced the formation of a new bipartisan task force on government efficiency. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve-member task force will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Craig Johnson, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Room 814 LOB

March 2, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Craig Johnson, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 814 LOB

The Committee will consider the nomination of James H. Tully, Jr. for the position of Chairman and President of the Tax Appeals Tribunal. The nominee will be present at the meeting.

 

February 23, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Craig Johnson, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 814 LOB

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February 9, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Senate to Hold Hearing on NYRA's Fiscal Health

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations and Senator Eric Adams (D-Prospect Heights), Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, will be holding a joint hearing on the fiscal condition of the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and how thoroughbred racing in New York compares to other states.  

February 2, 2010
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Senator Johnson to Hold NYRA Hearing in Elmont

ELMONT, N.Y. -- Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, announced he will be holding a hearing on the condition of the New York Racing Association's finances, its threat to hurt the local economy by canceling the Belmont Stakes, and how NYRA used a $105 million taxpayer-funded bailout. 

January 18, 2010
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