2008-09 Joint Legislative Budget Schedule

Schedule for the joint meetings between the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly on the 2008-09 Budget.


No Cost mammograms in Forest Hills/Rego Park

New York State Senate MemberJoseph P. Addabbo, Jr.15th District



Senator Oppeheimer's Legislation Providing for Lisensure of Electrical Inspectors in Westchester County is Signed into Law


Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that her bill, S. 5713, which provides for the licensing of electrical inspectors by the county of Westchester, was recently signed into law by Governor Paterson.


Senator Adams Remarks on Governor Paterson’s Executive Order to Allow NYC OTB to File for Bankruptcy

Senator Adams remarks on Governor Paterson’s Executive Order to allow NYC OTB to file for bankruptcy:

“During the almost forty-year history of New York State off-track betting, New York City has become the leading betting region in the state, with a handle closing in on $1 billion. As elements in a public benefit corporation, regional OTB locations, including those in New York City, provide both state and local government with millions of dollars in revenue to help mitigate the cost of essential projects.


Democrat's State Budget Increase DMV Fees Starting Today

Continuing the pile on from the disastrous 2009-2010 State Budget enacted by Democrats in both houses of the State Legislature and Governor Paterson, New Yorkers who drive a car, truck or any motor vehicle will be paying more with increased Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) fees which will take effect starting today.  Most of the fees are increased by 25 percent on motor vehicles across the state.


Little Urges Governor to Save Tax Dollars on Forest Land Purchases

Senator Betty Little has urged Governor David Paterson to save tax dollars by buying conservation easements on new state lands rather than buying the vast tracts in fee title.  New York State is currently facing a $2 billion budget deficit and the Legislature is expected to convene later in September to take up cost-savings measures.

Here is the letter Little sent to the governor:

July 31, 2009

Honorable David A. PatersonExecutive Chamber2nd Floor, State CapitolAlbany, New York 12224

Dear Governor Paterson:


Senator Diane Savino Supports Special Tees Expansion Project

On Monday August 31, 2009 at 11:00 AM, New York State Senator Diane Savino visited Community Resources’ main campus at 3450 Victory Blvd. Last month, the Senator was able to approve a $25,000 grant to the organization in support of a planned expansion of the Special Tees’ screen printing program/business.

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