Issues: Local Government

Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
Read more...

Model Local Resolution on Land Use Near Adjacent Municipalities

Model Local Resolution for Notice of Public Hearing to Adjacent Municipality When Certain Proposed Land Use Actions Are Within 500 Feet of Such Municipality.

August 30, 2009
Read more...

A Vision for Rural New York

August 30, 2009
Read more...

Promoting Intermunicpal Cooperation for Shared Highway Services

This publication, provides a sample resolution for use by local governing bodies to authorize the sharing of machinery, maintenance and equipment, and lending or borrowing of materials and supplies. It also offers a sample memorandum which may be used by highway officials when equipment is rented or loaned or material is exchanged or borrowed pursuant to such authorization.

August 30, 2009
Read more...

Model Local Resolution: Municipal Provision of the Services of a Building Inspector/Zoning Enforcement Officer/Code Enforcement Officer For Another Municipality

August 28, 2009
Read more...

Ossining Village Fair- June 2009

From Left to Right: Supreme Court Judge Fran Connelly, Catherine Borgia- Supervisior of the Town of Ossining, Sue Donnelly- Trustee of the Village of Ossining, State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef.  

August 27, 2009
Read more...

SENATOR GOLDEN BLASTS GOVERNOR’S “MONEY FOR NOTHING” PLAN

 

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today blasted Governor Paterson’s "Back-to-School" program’s lack of transparency and accountability. The Governor’s plan would cost taxpayers approximately $140 million by providing $200 per child to all welfare and food stamp recipient whether they are complying with program requirements.

 

August 11, 2009
Read more...

GREENWAY EXPANSION READY TO BE MADE PERMANENT

The Hudson River Valley Greenway has proven to be a positive influence in the region.  It has encouraged better local planning and provided funds for beautification around the region.

When the Greenway was created, it excluded communities in the Catskill State Park.  In 2006, I wrote the legislation - which became law to allow those communities in Ulster County to participate, regardless of whether or not they are in the Catskill Park.

July 17, 2009
Read more...

Senate At Work; Hundreds Of Bills Passed

Economic Development & Job Creation Initiatives Mark Legislative Session

July 17, 2009
Read more...

Saving Taxpayers’ Dollars by Consolidating our Local Governments

Saving your tax dollars is one of my top priorities. That is why I recently voted “yes” on a bill to empower citizens and local officials to significantly reduce the size and cost of their local governments. The bill, which I cosponsored, passed the New York State Senate and Assembly, and was signed into law by the Governor.

July 9, 2009
Read more...

Breakfast Of Champions

By Elizabeth Benjamin: The Daily Politics

The four amigos broke bread again today, this time meeting for their version of a power breakfast at the restaurant in Albany's Crowne Plaza hotel.

July 7, 2009
Read more...

Diaz Sr. To Paterson: Come And Get Me

By Elizabeth Benjamin of The Daily Politics

Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., the gift that keeps on giving as far as this coup-weary reporter is concerned, reiterated that plans to be in church in the Bronx on Sunday and all-but dared Gov. David Paterson to send the State Police in to drag him back to Albany.

July 2, 2009
Read more...

Local Government Committee Meeting

Agenda attached below as PDF

June 10, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Read more...

Senator Stewart-Cousins Delivers Closing Remarks On Local Government Consolidation Bill

On June 3rd, 2009, Sentator Stewart-Cousins delivered remarks about the local government consolidation bill before it passed with bipartisan support. For more information on the bill, read the Official NYSenate Blog post here.

June 4, 2009
Read more...

Senator Stachowski Explains his vote on Consolidation Bill

Senators Stachowski dicusses his co-sponsorship and 'Yes' vote on an important bill authored by Attorney General Adrew Cuomo.

June 4, 2009
Read more...

SENATOR DEFRANCISCO COSPONSORS BILL TO PROMOTE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONSOLIDATION

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced that a bill (S5661) he cosponsored, to empower citizens and local officials to significantly reduce the size and cost of local government, has passed the New York State Senate. The legislation was first initiated by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

June 4, 2009
Read more...
Syndicate content