Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Taxes

January 29, 2010

 New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell, will hold a joint budget hearing focused on taxes, including the Governor’s proposed tax increases, on Monday, February 1, 2010.
When: February 1 @ 1 P.M.
Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building
Expected to Testify:
NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance, Ms. Jamie Woodward, Acting Commissioner
Manhattan Institute Empire Center, E.J. McMahn
New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, Ron Deutsch, Executive Director
Fiscal Policy Institute, Frank Mauro, Executive Director
Verizon and NYS Telecommunication Association,  David Lamendola, Director of Government Relations & Robert Puckett, President of the NYS Telephone Association
                     NY Aviation Management Association, Joel Russell, President
                     Center for a Tobacco Free New York, Russell Marchione, Director
Citizens Committee for Children, Danielle Marchione, Director of Communication & Government Relations
                     Hunger Action Network, Andreas Kriefall, Upstate Director
                     Unshackle Upstate, Brian Sampson, Executive Director
                     Harter, Secrest & Emery, LLP, John Jennings, Attorney
                     New York Bio-Technology, Nathan Tinker, Executive Director
                     Teamster Local 812, John O’Neil, President
                     UFCW Local 1500, Pat Purcell, Assistant to President
                     National Supermarket Association, Nelson Eusebio, Executive Director
                     The Bodega Association of the United States, Ramon Murphy, President
                     NY Association of Convenience Stores, Jim Calvin, Executive Director
                     Food Industry Alliance of NY, Michael Rosen, Vice President
NYS Business Council, Marcus Ferguson, Director of Government Affairs
                     Northbridge Environmental Management Consultants, Kevin Dietly, Principal
                     Pepsi New York, Mark Johnson, CFO
Hearing will be streamed live online at
** For a full calendar of joint budget hearings visit: