Serrano and Advocates See Advances in Stimulus Accountability

Albany, NY- Over the past several months, Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx), Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) and the NYS Stimulus Oversight Group have led an initiative to ensure that Federal Stimulus funds are utilized with utmost efficiency. A Stimulus Oversight Panel launched yesterday by Governor Paterson incorporates many of the major components of a bill introduced by Serrano and Gianaris.

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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN: SENIOR CITIZEN RENT INCREASE EXEMPTION PROGRAM (SCRIE) INCOME ELIGIBILITY INCREASED TO $29,000

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), is informing those 62 years and older that the new income eligibility for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program is $29,000.           Senator Golden stated, “We have made available the opportunity so that more seniors of the City of New York can reap the benefits of the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program.

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Senator Squadron Passes Lower Manhattan Commercial Incentives Bill

In First Session Following Resolution of the Senate Stalemate, Senate Passes Bill to Promote Downtown Growth and Recovery

Albany, NY--In its first session following resolution of a month-long stalemate, the New York State Senate passed a bill sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron that will extend commercial tax incentives for businesses in Lower Manhattan. Senator Squadron's bill is a vital component of the recovery of Lower Manhattan as a commercial capital of the world.  The bill was sponsored by Speaker Sheldon Silver in the State Assembly and passed under his leadership in June.

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Impasse Ends; Coalition Wins Key Reforms

 ALBANY, 07/10/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today commented on the end of the senate impasse:

“The senate has returned to the people’s business after winning reforms to make the senate more transparent and accountable and limit the power of legislative leaders.  People will benefit from a more democratic, bipartisan institution.

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Statement By Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., Minority Leader Dean Skelos And Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson

“On July 9th, the New York State Senate returned to session, worked into the early hours of the following morning and passed 135 bills vital to the economic well-being of local governments across the state.  If these bills were not passed, New York faced the potential loss of billions in revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs. 

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Statement By Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., Minority Leader Dean Skelos And Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson

"We as leaders of our respective conferences have agreed on a framework for historic rules reforms that will help us move forward to improve the operation of the state Senate. 

The reforms encompass many of the recommendations of the Senate Temporary Committee on Rules Reform, as reported on April 21st as well as reforms advanced on June 8th which we believe will create a more open, bipartisan and member-driven body. 

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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MICHAEL NOZZOLIO

Over the last month we waged a valiant fight for the taxpayers of our State, especially for those in Upstate New York.

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Promise of Reform needs to be honored

             My priority remains -- to finally reform the Senate and change Albany so that our State has a bright future.

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Workers who staff E-ZPass center vote to join union But contractor, a firm based in D.C., is challenging results of election

Workers who staff E-ZPass center vote to join unionBut contractor, a firm based in D.C., is challenging results of electionFriday, July 10, 2009By MAURA YATESADVANCE STAFF WRITERSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Employees of Affiliated Computer Services, the company that provides service for New York's E-ZPass Customer Service Center in Travis, celebrated what they called a "victory" last night, after the majority of the workers voted to join the Communications Workers of America, Local 1102.

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