Statement from Senator Valesky Regarding Governor's Ethics Bill Veto

I am deeply disappointed that the Governor chose to veto the ethics reform package. This legislation is a good first step in advancing substantial structural change in the way business is conducted in Albany, and will wipe out decades of ineffective ethics standards and enforcement. 

For the reform movement to move forward, we need steady progress, not line in the sand posturing.

The Senate will move to override this veto, and I implore my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote in favor of it, as they did with the original legislation.

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Senator Saland Speaks on Improving State and Federal Education Policy

Senator Saland appears at the National Press Club to announce findings and provide recommendations for improved federal and state education policy.

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Senator Foley Reminds Women To Check Their Heart Health February 1-7, As Part Of Women’s Heart Week

Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women in NYS

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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Housing

 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 Governor’s proposed budget relating to the development and preservation of housing across the state. When: February 3 @ 1 P.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to TestifyNYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal: Brian Lawlor, Acting Commissioner             

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPOINTED TO NEW MEDICAID FRAUD TASK FORCE

Task Force Will Examine How New York State Can Better Prevent Taxpayer Dollars from Being Lost to Medicaid Fraud 

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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On Ethics And Election Reform Legislation

For 40 years, special-interests in Albany have prevented reform in state government. Lack of disclosure of business relationships with our lawmakers, the near non-existence of campaign finance enforcement, and millions of special-interest dollars have led us to the brink of fiscal disaster.

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New York State 2010-11 Executive Budget Briefing Book

Governor releases 2010-11 Executive Budget Briefing Book, the proposed Executive Budget.

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Senate Approves Members To SUNY Boards, Veterans' Homes

The New York State Senate confirmed 10 appointees to various state boards today, including members to the SUNY and CUNY Boards of Trustees, Cornell Board of Trustees, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry Board of Trustees, a number of veterans’ homes, and the State University Construction Fund (SUCF). Eunice A. Lewin; SUNY Board of Trustees

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