Senate G.O.P. Blocks Stronger Albany Ethics Rules

By Danny Hakim and Nicholas Confessore

Feature article in The New York Times

ALBANY— Republicans in the State Senate blocked a plan to overhaul the state’s ethics laws Thursday night, the latest blow to attempts to reform New York’s scandal-prone government.

he vote was taken at a special session of the State Senate as lawmakers also returned to the capital to confirm new leaders for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the state Insurance Department.

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Senate Passes Green Jobs/ Green New York Initiative

Job creation program pays for itself through energy savings and revitalization of economically distressed communities

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Statement From Austin Shafran, Spokesman For The Senate Majority Conference

“Senate Republicans just don’t get it. New Yorkers want reform and Senate Republicans are unwilling to provide it. For the last 40 years Senate Republicans have led New York in the wrong direction, and their failure to vote for ethics reform shows how little they’ve learned from the last few months. Senate Democrats look forward to reintroducing and passing the ethics and campaign finance reform package, and working with the Assembly and Governor to give New Yorkers the open and fair government they deserve and need.”

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Full "Green Jobs/Green Homes" Report From Center For American Progress

This is the full "Green Jobs/Green Homes" report (pdf) from the Center for American Progress.

File: 
"Green Jobs/ Green Homes NY"

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Executive Summary of Center for American Progress Green Jobs Report

This is the Executive Summary (pdf) of the "Green Jobs/ Green Homes" report from the Center for American Progress.

File: 
green_jobs_ny_exec_summ.pdf

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8 Things You Should Know About Green Jobs/Green NY

8 Things You Should Know About Green Jobs/Green NY

The Senate will act on the Green Jobs/Green NY bill this week and here are 8 things about this grounbreaking legislation that you should know.

1. The bill, (S.5888) is a Job Creation program that pays for itself through energy savings and revitalization of economically distressed communities.

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Sen. Schneiderman Named New York's Greenest Senator

In its preliminary 2009 Voters’ Guide, Environmental Advocates named Senator Eric T. Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx) the greenest Senator in New York. The rating from the statewide advocacy group is based on Sen. Schneiderman’s support for green bills and opposition to bills that have a negative environmental impact.

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HR 3200 Public Hearing Testimony

Written testimony from:Senate Standing Committee on AgingSenator Rubén Diaz, Sr., Chair HR 3200: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 andIts Impact on Senior CitizensTuesday September 8th, 2009250 Broadway, New York City - Senate Hearing Room, 19th Floor

File: 
HR 3200 Public Hearing Testimony.pdf

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