Senate Commits To Open Government, Bipartisanship, Releases Expenditure Report

The New York State Senate became a more open, accountable, and fiscally responsible body today with the release of the Chamber’s Expenditure Report for April 1 – September 30, 2009


Senator Farley Reminds Constituents of March 1st STAR Deadline

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) remind constituents that the date for applying or reapplying for the School Tax Relief Program (STAR) is rapidly approaching.

"Every year some people miss out on their STAR savings because they miss the deadline," Senator Farley said. "In most towns and cities, the deadline is March 1st. I strongly suggest that residents contact their local assessor to confirm their municipality's deadline."


Winner: Chesapeake to Stop Plans for Wastewater Well in Pulteney

Elmira, N.Y., February 16—The Chesapeake Energy Corporation will formally withdraw its application to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for an injection well permit in the town of Pulteney, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today.


Monserrate Sues To Overturn Expulsion From State Senate

Charges Racism, Says Only Voters Have the Power To Ban Him From OfficeTHE CHIEFBy RICHARD STEIER


Expenditure Report - April 1 - September 30, 2009

04/01/2009 - 09/09/2009

An accounting detailing total salary payments for senators and staff and every payment for travel, services and other general expenses for a 6 (six) month period. The full report is a five (5) section document consisting of a Cover, Letter from the Secretary, Table of Contents, Introduction and the Report. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.


Senator Oppenheimer Chaired a Roundtable Discussion of School Officials and Education Policy Makers in White Plains. From R to L: NY Board of Regents, Harry Phillips, Senator Oppenheimer, NYS Senior Deputy Commissioner of Education, Dr. John King

School Officials Roundtable Highlights Challenges and Successes of Local School Districts

Preserving a quality education in Westchester amid considerable economic challenges was the topic of discussion at a school officials roundtable organized by State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) last Thursday.


New law closes 'Bruno gap'

ALBANY -- A state law signed Friday bars state officials from using public property or employees for private business or any other non-governmental purpose for which they get money.

  The measure signed by Gov. David Paterson bars legislators, officers and employees from taking "unwarranted privileges" with state goods and services and makes that felony fraud when it's ongoing with a value of at least $1,000.

It was effective immediately. Paterson had said it would "close a small but dangerous hole in our ethics laws."

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