Issues: State Parks

Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Hearing (clip)

A Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee hearing concerning the potential closure of parks.  This hearing took place on 4/8/10.

April 16, 2010
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Serrano and Englebright Urge Governor to Fund Parks

Today Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblymember Steve Englebright (D- Setauket) released a letter sent by them to Governor David A. Paterson urging him to adequately fund State Parks in the FY 2010-2011 Executive Budget to prevent park closures throughout the state. The lawmakers, who have been at the forefront of the issue of protecting State Parks and Historic Sites during the current budget season, expressed concern for not only the long-term fate of these public spaces, but for their well-being during the budget negotiation process. 

April 15, 2010
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WIVB: Senate dems committed to saving parks

On Monday, the Majority Conference unanimously voted for a budget resolution which restored all $11.5 million of the Governor’s budget cuts to parks operations. If enacted, the cut would have resulted in the closure of 57 State Parks and reduced operations at an additional 22 State Parks.

April 13, 2010
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Senator Serrano And Majority Conference Urge Compliance To Maintain Federal Parks Funding

Senator Jose M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and the Senate Majority Conference announced opposition today to the National Parks Service’s threat to withhold federal funding as a result of the Governor’s proposal to close facilities within the State parks system. The Majority -- who led the fight against proposed cuts to parks funding, which would have closed dozens of locations -- urged the Governor to work with the federal Administration to determine a plan of action which maintains parks operations and does not endanger federal monies. 

April 12, 2010
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Senator Serrano and Majority Conference Urge Compliance to Maintain Federal Parks Funding

(Albany, NY)- Senator Jose M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and the Senate Majority Conference announced opposition today to the National Parks Service’s threat to withhold federal funding as a result of the Governor’s proposal to close facilities within the State parks system.The Majority -- who led the fight against proposed cuts to parks funding, which would have closed dozens of locations -- urged the Governor to work with the federal Administration to determine a plan of action which maintains parks operations and does not endanger federal monies.

April 12, 2010
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Niagara Parks Reinvestment Act

STATUS: S2534  MAZIARZ   No Same as ON FILE: 01/06/10 Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation LawTITLE....Enacts the "Niagara parks reinvestment act"

 
 
 

02/23/09
REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

01/06/10

April 12, 2010
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Meeting of Cultural Affairs Committee 3/8/10

Today Senator Serrano held a Parks Committee meeting with  Carol Ash, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to discuss the possible repercussions of the delayed budget on State Parks.

Serrano also sat for an interview to discuss the current budget crisis, and how it has affected State Parks. "The one thing that everyone agrees upon- Democrats, Republicans, Assemblymembers and Senators, is that we have to save State Parks," said Serrano.CLICK HERE for audio of entire interview.

April 8, 2010
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STATE OFFICIALS AGREE TO CHANGE NAME OF LEATHERSTOCKING REGION

(Utica) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R/IP/C - Rome) and Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito (D-Rome) announced that New York State, for tourism purposes, will be officially retiring the designation “Central Leatherstocking Region” and renaming the seven county area as “Central New York”.

The formerly known “Central Leatherstocking Region” encompasses the seven upstate counties of Broome, Chenango, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie. 

April 5, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Jose M. Serrano, Chair 9:30 AM, Thursday , April 8, 2010 Room 801 LOB

April 8, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Senate Majority Acts to Save Long Island's Parks

Sen. Foley discuses the Senate Majority's plans to save state parks on Long Island and throughout New York State. To learn more about Sen. Foley's work on saving Long Island's parks, click here or visit http://www.nysenate.gov/news/newsday-brentwood-rally-aims-show-support-state-park

March 30, 2010
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Save Our Parks

On March 24, 2010 Senator Perkins attended and spoke at a press conference devoted to saving our state parks.

March 30, 2010
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Community Update with Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine

Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine recently taped a program to be aired on nysenate.gov and local cable stations in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, in which he lays out the arguments to save Ogdensburg Correctional Facility and for protecting our state parks and historic sites, the snowmobile trail fund, and agriculture.

March 26, 2010
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Senate Majority Committed To Saving Our Parks

Senate Democrats Preserve Recreational Facilities and Bolster Small Businesses

Today, the Senate Majority and advocates stood together in support of State Parks.

On Monday, the Majority Conference unanimously voted for a budget resolution which restored all $11.5 million of the Governor’s budget cuts to parks operations. If enacted, the cut would have resulted in the closure of 57 State Parks and reduced operations at an additional 22 State Parks.

March 24, 2010
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Serrano and the Senate Majority Committed to Saving State Parks

Today, Senator Serrano, the Senate Majority, and advocates stood together in support of State Parks.On Monday, the Majority Conference unanimously voted for a budget resolution which restored all $11.5 million of the Governor’s budget cuts to parks operations.  If enacted, the cut would have resulted in the closure of 57 State Parks and reduced operations at an additional 22 State Parks.

March 24, 2010
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Senate Majority Committed To Saving Our Parks

Senate Democrats Preserve Recreational Facilities and Bolster Small Businesses

(Albany, NY) Today, the Senate Majority and advocates stood together in support of State Parks.

On Monday, the Majority Conference unanimously voted for a budget resolution which restored all $11.5 million of the Governor’s budget cuts to parks operations.  If enacted, the cut would have resulted in the closure of 57 State Parks and reduced operations at an additional 22 State Parks.

March 24, 2010
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Sen. Aubertine Fighting to Keep State Parks Open

 

Senate Majority Committed To Saving Our Parks

Senate Democrats Preserve Recreational Facilities and Bolster Small Businesses

 

March 24, 2010
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Senate Majority Committed To Saving Our Parks

Senate Democrats Preserve Recreational Facilities and Bolster Small Businesses

Today, the Senate Majority and advocates stood together in support of State Parks. 

March 24, 2010
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SENATOR COMMENTS ON LETTER FROM LI REGIONAL STATE PARKS COMMISSION

“The possible closing of New York State Parks is the wrong strategy at the wrong time.  We are struggling through tough economic times and our local parks are often the only affordable getaway for many residents.  

March 18, 2010
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