Committee on Corporations, Authorities & Commissions: Voting Records

As Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities & Commissions, and in the interest of promoting a greater amount of transparency and accountability, I have provided the voting records for my committee.

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1-27-09 (voting).pdf

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2-11-09 (voting).pdf

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3-4-09 (voting).pdf

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3-25-09 (voting).pdf

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4-22-09 (voting).pdf

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4-29-09 (voting).pdf

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5-27-09 (voting).pdf

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6-3-09 (voting).pdf

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Permit Parking for East Yonkers Neighborhood Signed Into Law; Residents near Yonkers Raceway gain access to parking close to home

              Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF-Yonkers) and Assemblyman Mike Spano (D/C/WF-Yonkers) held a press conference today announcing that legislation they sponsored has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson. The legislation establishes a residential permit parking system near Yonkers Raceway/Empire City.They were joined by the Lincoln Park Taxpayers Association and other local residents.

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GRIFFO SAYS OBAMA CHOSE THE RIGHT MAN

STATEMENT BY SENATOR GRIFFO ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S NOMINATION OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN McHUGH

“President Barack Obama chose the right man, the best man, when he nominated John McHugh for Secretary for the United States Army. I’ve had the privilege of working and knowing the Congressman for many years. I respect him as an elected official and admire him as a friend.

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Empowering Citizens and Lowering Property Taxes

For a long time, we have talked about ways to reduce property taxes in New York State. I have consistently advocated for government consolidation as one means to achieve this.

This week, we accomplished part of that goal.

By passing the New York Government Reorganization And Citizen Empowerment Act, the New York State Senate did something historic—it gave the people power to decide how their local governments are organized, and, along with it, the power to reduce their property tax burden.

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Statement By Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith Regarding Governor's Agreement With Civil Service Employees Association And Public Employees Federation

During times of economic distress, we must remain committed to the principle of shared sacrifice. The public sector, private enterprise and our government must find ways to cut costs and do more with less. I applaud Governor Paterson and the public employee unions for finding a compromise that reduces the size of government in a responsible way while maintaining our commitment to protect the hundreds of thousands of hard-working employees who make up our state workforce.

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