Issues: Local Government

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

 

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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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Aubertine, SUNY Canton Launch North Country Grant Search

Database of public and private grants available online to benefit nonprofits, municipalities, developers

WATERTOWN (January 21, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and SUNY Canton today launched the North Country Grant Search Web site, a working database of public and private grants designed to provide broad access to available funding for nonprofits, municipalities and economic developers.

January 21, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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January 26, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Seward Vows To Help Ashland Rebuild

By Michael Ryan

Hudson-Catskill Newspapers

ASHLAND — No empty promises were made when Senator James Seward visited the burned out firehouse/municipal hall in the town of Ashland, on Friday morning.

“I didn’t come with a big check for you,” said Seward, who was officially welcomed by Ashland Town Supervisor Richard Tompkins and local Fire Chief Randy Sutton.

“But I am here to let you know you aren’t alone and that we will do whatever we can to help you recover and rebuild. First we have to find out what you need, which is why I came here personally.

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January 15, 2010
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Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010
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Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Mission Statement

Mission Statement

More than 80 percent of New York State is made up of rural communities with around 3.3 million residents in 44 rural counties, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To address the needs, interests and concerns of these communities, the New York State Legislature established the Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources in 1982.

January 7, 2010
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