Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today enthusiastically endorsed New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to investigate pension padding in both state and local governments across New York. This morning Senator Maziarz joined Attorney General Cuomo at a press conference at the University at Buffalo Law School to highlight recent expansions in the investigation.
Daily News EditorialSaturday, March 13th 2010, 4:00 AMAdvocates for immigrants and the poor want thestate to crack down on a type of robbery rampant inNew York: wage theft.We stand with them because too many companieshave gotten away with stiffing employees of thefruits of their hard-earned labor.The National Employment Law Project estimatesmore than 317,000 New Yorkers are cheated out ofpay, to the tune of $18.4 million a week...
In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
New York – Senator Diane J. Savino announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.
Seneca Falls- New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio criticized the State Comptroller's Office for their failure to ensure that more than 60,000 New York State Pension checks were received on time.
The pension checks, which had been issued by the New York State Comptroller’s Office, were given to the Post Office for delivery on December 30th. The Post Office has since acknowledged that many of the checks were lost or misplaced.
Senator Maziarz today announced that Governor Paterson has signed into law pension reform legislation that will provide more than $35 billion in long-term savings to New York taxpayers over the next thirty years. The legislation creates a new Tier V pension level, the most significant reform of the State’s pension system in more than a quarter-century.
TRYING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE: State Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Chair Diane Savino was skeptical of a DCAS plan to ‘divorce’ New York City Transit and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from the city’s central hiring agency. In particular, she cited the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s often-contentious relationship with Transport Workers Union Local 100.
WHAT: Senator Diane J. Savino, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions, will hold a hearing to review the current status of the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional employees in New York City.
Today, Senator Morahan flanked by his colleagues in the Assembly joined Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials to announce new, bipartisan legislation that would replace the sole trustee at the New York State Common Retirement Fund with a board of trustees and eliminate pay to play in state public pension funds.