Some Good, Some Bad in Paterson Plan

Albany, N.Y., January 19–  State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that Governor David Paterson’s proposed 2010-2011 state budget contains several key proposals that would be helpful to strengthening the upstate economy, but only if Paterson can convince the Democratic leaders of the Legislature to go along.

“Speech after speech won’t matter unless the words are followed by action after action,” said Winner.  

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Sen. Espada Led Bronx MLK March for Peace to End Gun and Youth Violence

In tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. was joined by clergy representing all religions, students of schools and members of athletic teams throughout the Bronx, and borough community leaders and residents in a massive “MLK March for Peace to End Gun and Youth Violence.” Before the parade, with pledge cards in hand, Sen. Espada asked the borough’s youth to sign on to an anti-gun/gang pledge to help end violence and hate/bias crimes among young people in the Bronx.

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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith Honors Rockaway Resident As Person Of The Month

Denean Ferguson is a twenty-year resident of Far Rockaway.(New York, NY)-  Senate President Malcolm A. Smith honored Far Rockaway resident, Denean Ferguson as his first ‘Person of the Month’ for 2010.

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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

The Senate Majority concurs with Governor Paterson's assessment on the state of our economy and budget. Though the Governor acknowledges our fiscal difficulties, some components of his proposal clearly need modification. 

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Legislature Begins Review of Governor's Executive Budget

Statement by Senator Betty Little

 “There’s no question in anyone’s mind of the economic challenge New York State government faces this year and next

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Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman Farrell, Jr., today announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2010-2011 Executive Budget proposal. These hearings, each of which focus on a programmatic area, are intended to provide the appropriate legislative committee with public input on the executive budget proposal. These hearings are available for viewing on Assembly webpage. 

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Schedule of Joint Legislative Public Hearings on 2010-2011 Executive Budget Proposal

Schedule of Joint Legislative Public Hearings on 2010-2011 Executive Budget Proposal

January 25

Hearing Room B

10:00 AM

Local Government

Clinton Freeman (518) 455-5491

January 26

Hearing Room B

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GRIFFO CALLS FOR FEWER TAXES AND FEES; MORE SPENDING CUTS IN 2010 STATE BUDGET

Griffo Calls for Fewer Taxes, Fees; More Spending Cuts

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