Significant legislative action taken to close deficit and reduce spending

This week, New York State took strong legislative action that represents real progress toward economic recovery in both the short and long term.

Continued declining tax revenues left the state with an approximate $3 billion mid-year deficit, which needed immediate attention to ensure payments to school districts and local municipalities and to protect the state from a downgrade in credit rating.


Senate Passes Bipartisan Deficit Reduction Plan

ALBANY, N.Y.—State Senator David J.


Brooklyn Bridge Park Town Hall Meeting

Next Monday, I will be hosting a public meeting to give the community an opportunity to hear a presentation from the City of New York about Brooklyn Bridge Park. I believe that this kind of open dialogue is crucial. 


BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK TOWN HALL MEETINGHosted by State Senator Daniel Squadron


Powering New York's Future: Energy Chair Aubertine Reports on Public Input from Statewide Roundtables

Over the course of the low cost energy roundtables several themes and ideas emerged from the dialogue between Chairman Aubertine and the State’s  business leaders, community groups, environmentalists, good government groups and other regional stakeholders. Themes and ideas are listed below. 


Seward Ushers In The Holidays At Kaaterskill Care

By Colin DeVries

Hudson-Catskill Newspapers

The 17th annual tree lighting ceremony at Kaaterskill Care Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation brought friends, family and local dignitaries together to share in the holiday spirit.


Senators Addabbo, Krueger And Perkins For End Of Costly Runoff Elections; Restoring Millions Of Dollars To Vital City Services

Today, Senator’s Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., Liz Krueger and Bill Perkins joined with advocates and supporters to call for the end of expensive and outdated runoff elections in New York. This year, less than three percent of New York City residents voted in runoffs which cost taxpayers an astounding $15 million. Eliminating runoffs would free up millions of dollars that could be better spent on vital city services.


NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair Of The Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee, Addresses The NYC OTB Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Filing

New York City Off Track Betting Corporation has been running an unsustainable financial deficit, and it has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy as a necessary step towards its continuance as a viable entity.  As Chairman of the NYS Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, I endorse the petition as the best available alter


Governor Signs "Leandra's Law" Strengthening Penalties on Drunk Drivers Carrying Child Passengers


Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that legislation she co-sponsored, making it a felony to drive intoxicated with a child in the car, has been signed into law.


Spending Cap Still Needed

The New York State budget at the turn of this millennium, in the 2000-2001 state fiscal year, amounted to approximately $78 billion.

Nearly a decade later, the 2009-2010 state budget enacted by Governor David Paterson and the Democratic leadership of the state Legislature this past April, came in at nearly $132 billion.


Final hearing on the NYSDOT Five-Year Capital Plan, live from SUNY Farmingdale at 11

Watch it here.

To comment on the future of New York's roads and bridges visit here.

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