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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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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Senator Marcellino Call On Governor To Resubmit Executive Budget

Senator Marcellino today called on Governor Paterson to reconfigure and resubmit his 2009-10 Executive Budget. 

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Statement By Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith

“It is with the deepest of gratitude for her service to our state that I congratulate Madame Secretary, Hillary Clinton, on her confirmation as our new Secretary of State. I have been honored for the opportunity to serve with her; it is with a heavy heart that New Yorkers send her on to new challenges and endeavors.

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Senator Farley Reminds Constituents That Feb. 13th Is "Blue Friday"

"Blue Friday" falls on Friday, February 13th, this year, according to State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady).

Blue Friday originally started in 2005 as a salute to law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. "2005 was the first year that this commemorative day was observed," Senator Farley explained. "I worked with radio station WGNA in creating this official day in New York State to salute fallen law enforcement officers, and to support the families of fallen officers."

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Senator Liz Krueger Presides Over the Senate Says She is Honored to Have this Opportunity

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger presided over the Senate today, her first opportunity to do so since becoming a Senator in a 2002.  Until this year Republicans had controlled the Senate since 1965 and therefore Democratic members had not been allowed to preside over the Senate.  Senator Krueger's opportunity to preside over the Senate comes on the heels of Andrea Stewart-Cousins historic moment of being the first African-American woman to preside over the Senate and represents a new opportunity for women to have a real voice in the State Senate. 

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Hearing And Confirmation Vote Wednesday For Jonathan Lippman, Nominee For Chief Judge Of The Court Of Appeals

State Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) and members of his committee will meet Wednesday morning to take up Governor Paterson’s nomination of Judge Jonathan Lippman to the position of Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court. 

Following the meeting of the Judiciary Committee, Judge Lippman’s nomination will move to the floor of the Senate for a full confirmation vote.  

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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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