SENATORS FUSCHILLO AND FLANAGAN CALL FOR HEARINGS ON GOVERNOR’S MTA NOMINEE

 Senator Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick) and Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport) today called for the Senate to conduct expedited public hearings on Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to chair the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith Nominates Senator Craig Johnson to Serve on the MTA Capital Program Review Board

(Albany, NY)- Today, Senate President Malcolm A. Smith announced the nomination of Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) to serve on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Capital Program Review Board. The nomination was  made this past weekend, notice was given to the MTA and the appointment is pending the filing of the appropriate paperwork with the Governor’s office.

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Senate Passes Extension of Westchester County Sales Tax

 

A bill to extend the Westchester County sales tax, sponsored by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) passed the Senate and was signed into law by Governor Paterson on July 11, 2009.

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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR NOZZOLIO ON NEW UTILITY BILL ASSESSMENT FEE

As if our gas and electric bills weren’t bad enough, the situation was just made worse.

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Senator William Stachowski Has Sixteen Senate Bills Passed

 

7/20/09                            Media Contact: Bob Koshinski      716-854-3915

Senator William Stachowski Has Sixteen Senate Bills Passed During Two Week July SessionInclude Critical Empire Zone Reform and Amada’s law

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Very Enlightening Editorial on Reform

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Democrats Must Govern With Grace

POSTED: July 19, 2009
  

We hope we can take it as good news that the state Senate has, after a lot of kicking and screaming, agreed to be more fair to the people of New York, more democratic in the way it operates and more open so that we can all see the promises of reform fulfilled.

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