Issues: Local Government

Statement from Senator Catharine Young

"Homeowners and employers desperately need meaningful property tax relief.  In order for a half percent increase in the county’s sales tax to have a chance of passing in the state Senate, there would have to be a mandatory county property tax cut written into the bill language.  I am exploring the concept of putting into law a required three percent property tax levy decrease, which translates into a $2 million dollar property tax cut for the people of Chautauqua County.  By making the property tax burden lighter, we can grow jobs and the economy, while giving people savings that will help their family budgets."

March 27, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE MOVES LEGISLATION TO ALLOW MARBLETOWN MUNICIPAL OFFICES TO RELOCATE TO ROSENDALE

The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.1530), sponsored by Senator George Amedore, that would authorize the town of Marbletown to relocate their town hall and municipal offices into the former Rosendale Elementary School.“This bill will help Rondout Valley School District, it will help the municipalities of Marbletown and Rosendale, and most importantly, it will help the taxpayers,” said Senator Amedore. “We should be doing everything we can to help our municipalities operate more efficiently and achieve cost-savings wherever they can, and this bill helps accomplish that.”

March 25, 2015
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THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET BUDGET EQUITY XXIII

PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE BUDGET 2015-2016 BY THE NEW YORK STATE BLACK, PUERTO RICAN, HISPANIC, AND ASIAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS

File: 
BPRHA Budget Equity 2015.pdf

March 20, 2015
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March 19, 1:15 PM - 1:19 PM
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Seward Presents State Honor To Cuyler Firefighter

ALBANY, 03/16/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) recently presented Kelvin “Iron Lungs” Corbin with a New York State Legislative Resolution honoring his six-plus decades of service to the Cuyler Fire Department.

“Kelvin Corbin has displayed unwavering dedication to the citizens of Cuyler for sixty-four years,” said Senator Seward.  “I have a great deal of respect for the men and women who answer the siren’s call, day or night, to protect lives and property.  To do so in a volunteer capacity for such a prolonged period of time, as Kelvin has done, is even more impressive and deserving of special recognition.”

March 16, 2015
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March 16, 4:30 PM - 4:41 PM
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CAUCUS PUSHES 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION PRIORITIES

“Meeting the Needs of Minority Communities during this Budget Season 

New York, NY – The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus led by Chair Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, outlined the major priorities from their annual report “The People’s Priorities 2015”. Standing in support with them was New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI), Hunger Action, American Heart Association, YMCA, and other labor unions, advocacy groups, and clergy. The Caucus formally announced their agenda which ensures that the budget and other pieces of legislation positively affect and provide equal access for low income and minority communities. 

March 12, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Kathleen Marchione, Chair 1:15 PM, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Room 946A LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME OF COMMITTEE MEETING Stephen J. Acquario, Executive Director of The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) to address the Committee.

March 17, 1:15 PM - 1:40 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS: SENATE PASSES MANDATE RELIEF MEASURE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Legislation Would Improve Efficiency by Streamlining Reporting Requirement for Localities

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to help ease the burden on local governments. The legislation would improve efficiency by streamlining financial reporting requirements for localities.

March 12, 2015
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Ortt Talks About His Time so Far in Office

Senator Ortt reached out to constituents through an editorial outlining what he’s been up to in office and what his plans are for the future. Read the full article here.

March 11, 2015
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New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative (Public Hearing) on Criminal Justice Reform

Joint – Assembly Standing Committee on Codes
Chair: Assembly Member Joseph Lentol
Assembly Standing Committee on Judiciary
Chair: Assembly Member Helene Weinstein
and New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus
Chair: Assembly Member Jeffrion Aubry
Public Hearing: Criminal Justice Reform
Place: Hamilton Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Contact: Juan Gabriel Genao (518) 455-4313
Media Contact: Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 11, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Ortt Co-Sponsors Legislation Restricting Where Sex Offenders Can Live

A news release was sent out to the media regarding Senator Ortt’s support for legislation that would allow local governments to restrict where a convicted sex offender can live. It would prohibit level 2 and level 3 sex offenders from living within 1,500 feet of their victim, a school, or from attending school events. Click the link to view the full release printed in Niagara Frontier Publications.

 

March 5, 2015
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Senator Young, Local Highway Superintendents Urge Greater Funding for Roads and Bridges

Call for a five-year dedicated fund and greater support for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program

 

ALBANY – “Local Roads Matter” was the call to action voiced by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) and local Highway Superintendents during yesterday’s rally at the state Capitol.

 

March 5, 2015
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Senator Skelos Announces the Creation of New Task Force on the Delivery of Social Services in New York City

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today announced the creation of the Task Force on the Delivery of Social Services in New York City.

March 4, 2015
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'Residency' Sex Offender Bill Passes in Senate

A bill sponsored by Senator Ortt passed in the Senate Thursday. It redefines what substitutes as a residency and fixes a loophole that essentially allows sex offenders to spend a considerable amount of at a residence other than the primary one registered with the state. Read more from the Lockport Journal

February 27, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Kathleen Marchione, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Room 124 CAP

March 3, 1:00 PM - 1:26 PM
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Mayor Bill de Blasio thanks Senator Felder during the Joint Budget Local Government Hearing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio thanking Senator Felder for making it easier for parents with special needs children get the help they need.

February 25, 2015
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Ortt: Protect Victims, Schools From Sexual Predators

NY Court of Appeals Says Localities Can’t Prohibit Where Sex Offenders Live

State Senator Robert Ortt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda) today announced legislation (S.2609) that will prohibit convicted sex offenders from living near schools or in close proximity to their victims. Ortt said this legislation, which he is co-sponsoring, is even more critical after the New York State Court of Appeals ruled this week that local governments do not have the authority to restrict where sex offenders can live.

February 22, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS BRONX BLACK HISTORY MONTH BREAKFAST

Local Elected officials, African-American Community Leaders and Hundreds of Bronxites Come Together to Celebrate Black History Month

February 21, 2015
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