Issues: Local Government

Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair 9:00 AM, Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Room 804 LOB

March 3, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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State Capital Meeting

From left to right, Village of Horseheads Deputy Mayor Ron Swartz, Horseheads Village Manager Walter Herbst, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira), and Horseheads Mayor Donald Zeigler met in Senator Winner’s Albany office on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.  The local officials visited the state capital to discuss the state budget, the future of the Empire Zone program, local job creation efforts, state aid to localilties, property tax relief, and other priority issues for Horseheads and towns and villages across the Empire State.   

February 25, 2010
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Sen. Foley Acts to Protect Home Owners Who Apply For STAR Tax Relief

Legislation will prevent bureaucratic mixups and imporve STAR application process

February 24, 2010
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Educators Hail Senator Oppenheimer's Efforts To Provide School Districts Mandate Relief And Increased Flexibility To Manage Costs

Acknowledging the difficult economic circumstances facing schools throughout the State, the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, today took decisive action to assist school districts in meeting their considerable fiscal challenges. The Committee acted favorably on several bills that are part of Senator Oppenheimer’s reform agenda to provide mandate relief and greater flexibility to school districts to manage expenses and achieve cost savings.

February 23, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair 9:00 AM, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Room 804 LOB

February 24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS APPROVED BY SENATE; Measure Allows Not-For-Profits to Make Purchases Through County Contracts

      State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced that her legislation, Senate bill 5601, was approved by the Senate.  The bill amends the general municipal law to allow not-for-profits, that provide services for their respective county to make purchases for goods and services through existing county contracts.

February 11, 2010
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Breslin Bill Qualifies Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers for Health Coverage

Health Services and Insurance for Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Companies

February 8, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 804 LOB

February 9, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Senate Passes Aubertine Legislation to Cut Costs for Municipalities and Help Reduce Property Taxes

ALBANY (February 2, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed by unanimous vote legislation (S.5426) sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine intended to empower county, city, town and village highway superintendents to better share services across municipal lines to save money.

February 2, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Room 804 LOB

February 2, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings

 

Comment on our Budget Blog

Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.

January 28, 2010
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Senator Bonacic visits Rosendale Town Hall

On January 27th, 2010 Senator Bonacic visited with Rosendale Town Clerk, Joan Gordon, to discuss Governor Paterson's proposed budget and its impact on local government.

January 28, 2010
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Senator Bonacic visits Rosendale Library

On January 27th, 2010 Senator Bonacic visited the Rosendale Library to discuss Governor Paterson's proposed budget.

January 28, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Local Government/General Government

The New York State Senate and Assembly will commence joint budget hearings Monday, January 25th; the programmatic topic for the first hearing is Local Government/General Government.

 

January 22, 2010
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Aubertine, SUNY Canton Launch North Country Grant Search

Senator Aubertine holds up a sheet with helpful tips on obtaining grant funding, which his office distributed to the participants in the event. 

January 22, 2010
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Aubertine, SUNY Canton Launch North Country Grant Searc

More than 100 representatives from local governments and nonprofit groups turned out for the unveiling of a new Web site for finding grants, which was made possible by a member item secured by Sen. Aubertine and the hard work of SUNY Canton.

January 22, 2010
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