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.

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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Mental Health & Hygiene

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to examine the full fiscal consequences—including proposed cuts—of the Governor’s mental health and hygiene budget on critical programs throughout the state.

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Move the 9/11 Terror Trials Out of New York

Like most New Yorkers, I am adamantly opposed to the Obama Administration’s decision to bring terrorists and enemy combatants to New York in order to be tried in federal civilian courts instead of military tribunal commissions.   

Seward Backs New Medicaid Fraud Task Force

ALBANY, 02/02/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today joined senate Republicans in announcing a new Medicaid task force aimed at clamping down on fraud and saving state taxpayers money while at the same time creating a more efficient system for those in need of health services.

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Senator Farley Joins New Medicaid Fraud Task Force

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announces the formation of the new Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud.

"Medicaid fraud continues to drive up spending and taxes at both the State and the local levels," Senator Farley said. "Medicaid waste is a critical issue to my constituents and, therefore, I asked to be a member of this task force to help identify solutions to this problem."

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Winner Appointed Member of Medicaid Fraud Task Force

Albany, N.Y., February 2 – State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) has been appointed as a member of the newly created Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud to find out why state taxpayers continue to lose hundreds of millions of dollars to abuse, fraud, and waste in New York’s more than $50-billion Medicaid system.

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Thank You Nancy Donohue for Your Exemplary Volunteer Work as President of Sagtikos Manor Historical Society!

Senator Owen H. Johnson was pleased to join Nancy Donohue and her family at an annual meeting of the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society to honor her and acknowledge her many accomplishments as President of the organization.  The event took place at Captain Bill's Restaurant in Bay Shore on January 23, 2010. 

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SENATE REPUBLICANS: TOUGHER MEDICAID FRAUD EFFORT NEEDED TO STOP ABUSE AND SAVE TAX DOLLARS

Senator Golden Named to New Medicaid Fraud Task Force

Albany- In an effort to strengthen the state’s efforts to fight Medicaid fraud, which is driving up spending and taxes at the state and local levels, Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos today announced the creation of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud, appointing Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) to serve as a member.

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TOUGHER MEDICAID FRAUD EFFORT NEEDED TO STOP ABUSE AND SAVE TAX DOLLARS

      In an effort to strengthen the state’s efforts to fight Medicaidfraud, which is driving up spending and taxes at the state and locallevels, Senate Republicans today announced the creation of the SenateRepublican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud.

       The task force will hold hearings this month in Albany and in NassauCounty and issue recommendations prior to the April 1st budget deadline.

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Senate to Hold Hearing on NYRA's Fiscal Health

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations and Senator Eric Adams (D-Prospect Heights), Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, will be holding a joint hearing on the fiscal condition of the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and how thoroughbred racing in New York compares to other states.  

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