Legislative Hearings On 2009-2010 Executive Budget Proposal Announced

The Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees have announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2009-2010 Executive Budget submitted to the Legislature by Governor David Paterson. Hearings on programmatic areas of the budget will begin on January 13, 2009 and continue through February 4, 2009.

LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON 2009-2010 EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL

January 13 -- Environmental Conservation, Hearing Room C, 10:00 AM

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Senator John Sampson, Chair Of NYS Senate Judiciary Committee To Hold Hearings On Selection Process For Appointment Of Chief Judge

(Albany, NY)- Senator John Sampson, Chair of the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee, today, announced that his first order of business in convening the Judiciary Committee, prior to addressing the appointment of the new Chief Judge, is to hold hearings concerning the criteria employed by the Commission on Judicial Nomination during its selection process.

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Little asks DEC Commissioner to rescind state land property tax cap proposal

     At an environmental budget hearing today in Albany, State Senator Betty Little asked Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Alexander “Pete” Grannis to rescind an executive budget proposal that would freeze state property tax payments on Forest Preserve Lands.

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New York State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith Announces Leadership Team

(Albany, NY)- Listed below are the members of the Senate Majority Leadership Team and the stipends the positions carry.

TEMPORARY PRESIDENT AND MAJORITY LEADERSenator Malcolm A. Smith$41,500

CHAIR OF SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEESenator Carl Kruger$34,000

VICE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORESenator David J. Valesky$34,000

VICE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE FOR URBAN POLICY AND PLANNINGSenator Pedro Espada Jr.N/A

DEPUTY MAJORITY LEADER FOR LEGISLATIVE OPERATIONSSenator Jeffrey D. Klein$34,000

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Payroll Tax Could Mobilize Job Exodus

At a time when we should be doing all that we can to keep and attract jobs in New York State, we see a job killing tax emerge to help salvage the fiscal woes of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

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Letter From Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Chairman Of The NYS Aging Committee

Senator Ruben Diaz -  32nd Senate DistrictChairman,  Senate Aging Committee

January 13, 2008

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New State Laws To Take Effect January 1, 2009

An expansion in net metering allowances for wind/solar generated power highlight the list of new laws scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2009.

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Robach: Upstate Caucus Meeting a Positive Step for Rochester's Future

Legislators on both sides of the aisle discuss urgent issues and strategize solutions  

 

The first meeting of the State Senate Legislative Caucus was held today in Albany where bipartisan discussions focused on the many issues facing Upstate New York. 

 

The meeting was attended by Democrat and Republican Senators who agreed to work together to push an Upstate agenda.  Discussions today focused on the formation of the caucus and pressing issues like SUNY, education funding, Empire Zones and hospitals.

 

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News From The New York State Senate Democratic Conference

SENATORS SCHNEIDERMAN AND STEWART-COUSINS RECEIVE TOP HONORS FROM FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES 

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Sen. Aubertine Applauds Signing Of Alcoa Power Deal To Save 900 Jobs

Governor signs deal for New York Power Authority to provide low cost power to Massena employer

MASSENA (January 12, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today celebrated the signing of an agreement between Alcoa and the New York Power Authority to provide low cost power in exchange for preserving some 900 jobs in Northern New York.

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