Senate Passes Bipartisan Deficit Reduction Plan

 

Aubertine-led coalition led the fight to protect against new taxes, fees, devastating cuts

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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: ON SPECIAL SESSION OF DECEMBER 2, 2009

December 2, 2009:  "Today's Legislative activity in Albany shows a misunderstanding by the Democrats who control State Government, of what New Yorkers really care about.

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Senate Initiates Budgetary Cost Savings Through IT In-Sourcing

(Albany, NY) – Today, the New York State Senate passed fiscally prudent legislation that will keep Information Technology (IT) jobs in-house rather than outsourcing, creating significant budgetary savings.  By providing the necessary training and  in-sourcing the state’s IT workforce,  New York State ensures employees greater job security while increasing their skill set.

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Statement from Senator Liz Krueger on Failure of Same-Sex Marriage Bill

“While I was pleased that the Senate finally had the decency to bring same-sex marriage legislation up for a vote today, I am extremely disappointed in the failure of so many of my colleagues to recognize the ability to marry as a basic civil right for all.  At least we now know where every Senator stands on this critical issue and I expect that a number of them will soon be hearing from some very angry constituents for denying them equal rights.

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Statement from Senator Steve Saland on the Deficit Reduction Package

When I voted no on the 2009-10 State Budget which  increased spending by $12 billion and raised taxes and fees by $8.5 billion, I said it was not merely an irresponsible budget but sheer lunacy.  I warned the Democrat leadership that their out of control spending could not be sustained in this weak economy.

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Serrano Statement on Marriage Equality Vote

New York, NY- Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) expressed disappointment that a marriage equality bill (S.4401) did not pass on the Senate floor today."I am deeply saddened and disappointed by the result of today's vote on marriage equality. This issue is a part of the ongoing struggle for civil rights in the United States, and I maintain that State government must take action.

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Sen. Schneiderman's Statement On Marriage Equality Vote

"This is a sad day for the state of New York, and a heartbreaking defeat for equality. But this fight is far from over.

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DRP A First Step

 ALBANY, 12/02/09 – Senator James L.

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Senate Ends "Shadow Governments"

Passes Sweeping Public Authorities Reform

(Albany, NY) The State Senate passed sweeping public authorities reform today fundamentally changing the way these authorities—or “shadow governments” as they are often called—operate. The Senate’s plan will place stringent public disclosure and reporting requirements on more than 1,000 public authorities across the state, including the New York Power Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Member Directory as of 11/19/09

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