Senate Democrats Offer Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan

With New York facing a critical shortage of affordable housing, members of the State Senate’s Democratic conference today unveiled proposals that would address the State’s urban, suburban and rural housing needs.

The Democratic proposals were announced just days after the Pratt Center for Community Development released a report showing that a state agency created to finance affordable housing in New York has instead provided most of its money over the past five years to politically connected developers building luxury homes.

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Senate Democrats Offer Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan

With New York facing a critical shortage of affordable housing, members of the State Senate’s Democratic conference today unveiled proposals that would address the State’s urban, suburban and rural housing needs.

The Democratic proposals were announced just days after the Pratt Center for Community Development released a report showing that a state agency created to finance affordable housing in New York has instead provided most of its money over the past five years to politically connected developers building luxury homes.

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Tech Valley Bill Receives Bi-partisan Support

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that his legislation, Senate bill 8087, will be introduced in the Assembly by Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.

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The Senate Minority Offers Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan

With New York facing a critical shortage of affordable housing, members of the State Senate’s Democratic conference today unveiled proposals that would address the State’s urban, suburban and rural housing needs.

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Senator Valesky Provides Update On New York Regional Interconnect Project

Last week I sat down with members of the New York State Public Service Commission, along with other Upstate New York legislators, to receive a briefing on the New York Regional Interconnect power line project -- a project I strongly oppose.I was relieved that the PSC seemed receptive to our input, and that the State would conduct public hearings as part of the process considering NYRI’s application.Most of all I was pleased to look around the table and see legislators from both parties participating in the meeting, which was organized by Assembly Energy Chair Pa

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Senator Flanagan Sponsors Enhanced Citizen Participation

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that a constitutional amendment he sponsored to provide residents with a more direct role in the affairs of government has passed the Senate. The Initiative and Referendum amendment would empower the public to join together to enact and amend laws."The power of the people should be expanded beyond simply voting for a candidate on election day. This amendment would open up the halls of our government so that everyone has the power to bring an idea to the people of New York State.

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A Season Of Hope

Sometimes you just have to sit back and admire and celebrate success.

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KRUEGER APPLAUDS ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE FOR PASSAGE OF NATION'S STRONGEST CELL PHONE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS; DEMANDS THE SENATE STOP STALLING ON THIS LEGISLATION

ALBANY, NY – Earlier today State Senator Liz Krueger praised the members of the Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee for passing the Cell Phone Consumer Protection Act (CPCPA – A.8539) bringing the legislation one step closer to a full Assembly vote. Krueger went on to demand that the leadership in the State Senate also take up the legislation.

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Senator Alesi Welcomes Rochester School For The Deaf

On Tuesday, May 23, Senator Alesi was proud to welcome students from the Rochester School for the Deaf.Accompanying chaperones Jaimie Iman, Scott Lipitz, Lori Delavak, and Patrick Sullivan were students Ricky Daniels, Allison Higgins, Caelin Herzog, Barry McGrain, and Ryan Clark-Sulkey. Senator Alesi was eager to learn what the students have been up to this school year and he even managed to learn some sign language in the process.

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