What is going on in Albany? That’s a question that I have been repeatedly asked over the last few days. This letter will provide the residents of the 20th Senatorial District an overview of how circumstances evolved and what should be done in order to move forward.
“Ahead of the Court’s call for the Senate to settle its leadership dispute by negotiating a governing agreement, the Senate Democratic Conference proposed a fair, reasonable and bipartisan solution that allows us to get back to passing legislation critical to millions of New Yorkers. Yet after three such proposals, Senate Republicans have failed to entertain any proposal that does not begin and end with complete control of the Senate in their hands.
CAPITAL REGION — As a psychologist, Steven Reisner believes his job is “to do good . . . to improve human welfare.”
Now, as a co-founder of the grassroots organization New York Campaign Against Torture, Reisner is pushing for the passage of legislation that would prohibit any licensed New York health professional from participating in interrogations or “improper treatment” of prisoners.
Despite a multi-billion dollar budget deficit and after passing a State Budget that increases spending by $12 Billion and increases taxes and fees by $8 Billion, the New York City dominated State Senate Democrats have hired 772 new employees between January 1, 2009 and April 10th at a cost of almost $3 million, according to a report in today’s New York Daily News.
Today, the Senate Democratic Conference renewed their call for a fair, reasonable and bipartisan solution to ensure that the extraordinary session Governor David A. Paterson has indicated he will call for will result in the passage of critical and time sensitive legislation.
(New York, NY)- Today, the Senate Democratic Conference renewed their call for a fair, reasonable and bipartisan solution to ensure that the extraordinary session Governor David A. Paterson has indicated he will call for will result in the passage of critical and time sensitive legislation.
New York, NY -- The city budget, expected to be approved this week, dedicates $141 million for the cleanup of a long-abandoned toxic waste dump in Staten Island. Community representatives will meet with the Department of Environmental Protection Monday to finalize the cleanup plan.