State Senators Introduce Fair Share Tax Reform

Initiative Would Raise More than $6 Billion in Revenue to Nearly Halve Budget Shortfall While Reforming New York's Tax Code to Make it Fairer

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Senate Rules Reform Committee Website Launched

As part of their commitment to increase public participation and awareness about the legislative process in Albany, the bi-partisan New York State Senate Temporary Committee on Rules and Administration Reform today announced the launch of a new website: http://www.senate.state.ny.us/sws/reform/index.html

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Join Senator Marcellino And Long Islanders In Support Of Our Fair Share Of Education Aid

         Senator Carl L. Marcellino is inviting all residents to an education & taxpayer rally to fight against Governor Paterson’s proposed $147 million education aid cut to Long Island’s schools.

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Saland, Leibell And Molinaro On Dutchess Boces Decision To Delay Vote

A few weeks ago, the taxpayers of Dutchess County learned of Dutchess BOCES’s plan to present a $30.3 million bond proposition for a capital project. While there were varied opinions on the merits of the proposal, many immediately questioned their use of a single polling place for in excess of 165,000 voters.

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Senate Honors Heroic Actions Of Pilot And Crew Of "Miracle" Flight 1549; Passenger Stuart Wallace To Accept Resolution

Today, the State Senate will adopt a resolution honoring Pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III and the crew of US Airways Flight 1549 for the heroic actions and breathtaking skill they exhibited after engine failure forced a water landing in the Hudson River, just moments after taking off from Laguardia Airport. Due to their efforts, more than 150 passengers survived.

Passenger Stuart Wallace will be present to accept the resolution.

Immediately following passage, there will be a media availability in Room 328 of the Capitol.

WHERE: Room 328, Capitol

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Rules Reform Committee Holds 2nd Hearing In Albany

Today the bi-partisan Senate Rules and Administration Reform Committee held the second of four public hearings, at which they heard testimony from reform advocates and citizens for how the State Senate can improve the legislative process and become a transparent and accountable body. These hearings are key to the new Majority’s effort to open up the legislative process, and increase public awareness and input.

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Rules Reform Committee Holds 2nd Hearing In Albany

Today the bi-partisan Senate Rules and Administration Reform Committee held the second of four public hearings, at which they heard testimony from reform advocates and citizens for how the State Senate can improve the legislative process and become a transparent and accountable body. These hearings are key to the new Majority’s effort to open up the legislative process, and increase public awareness and input.

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Little, Senate GOP Colleagues Urge Budget Resubmission

Says federal stimulus will provide opportunity to eliminate tax hikes

     State Senator Betty Little today joined her Senate Republican colleagues to urge Governor David Paterson to resubmit his executive budget proposal saying the federal stimulus aid will provide an opportunity to eliminate the $6 billion in higher taxes and fees.

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My Two Cents

by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

A round of applause to the New York Post for today’s editorial Flip-Flopping With Kirsten: "Still, Gillibrand’s metamorphosis has been so swift, and so effortless, that it’s necessary to wonder whether she holds any convictions at all."

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Join Sen. Fuschillo At Rally To Fight Proposed $147 Million Cuts To Li Schools

Paterson’s Cuts Would Hurt Children’s Education and Lead to Higher School Taxes State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting all residents to an education & taxpayer rally to fight against Governor Paterson’s proposed $147 million education aid cut to Long Island’s schools.

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