Bill Perkins's Press releases

Why Charter Schools Fail the Test

New York Times,  May 5, 2010   

May 7, 2010
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May 7, 2010
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Public Hearing: Labor practices and customer service quality at the Staten Island E-ZPass facility and related facilities

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATE

 

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Bill Perkins, ChairNew York State Senate Standing Committee onCorporations, Authorities & Commissions

April 27, 2010
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IS OUR DEMOCRATIC VISION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BEING FULFILLED? A DECADE LATER: A LOOK AT THE GROWING CHARTER SCHOOL INDUSTRY

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATESenate Standing CommitteeCorporations, Authorities and CommissionsSenator Bill Perkins, Chair    IS OUR DEMOCRATIC VISION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BEING FULFILLED?     A DECADE LATER: A LOOK AT THE GROWING CHARTER SCHOOL INDUSTRY

March 23, 2010
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Chairman Bill Perkins Announces April 22nd Public Hearing on Charter Schools

 For Immediate Release March 17, 2010Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@senate.state.ny.us| 212-222-7315   Chairman Bill Perkins Announces April 22nd Public Hearing on Charter Schools  Funding & relationships with affiliated companies to be examined; Diane Ravitch to testify                       

March 18, 2010
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Public Authorities Reform Act of 2009 Takes Effect.

For Immediate Release March 1, 2010Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@senate.state.ny.us| 212-222-7315Today, March 1, 2010, the state of New York embarks on a new era of open government.  Public authorities, which have long operated in the shadows with limited oversight and public scrutiny, will be more transparent and accountable to the taxpayers due to the implementation of the Public Authorities and Reform Act of 2009.

March 5, 2010
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Behind the Walls: WBAI Radio 99.5 FM

This is the new email address behindthewalls2010@gmail.com for Bill's WBAI Program "Behind The Walls." All communications with the program or Prison issues should be forwarded to this address. I will forward a copy of the first show from last Saturday, Jan. 30th. tomorrow. The next show will be February 27, 2010 at 11 AM on WBAI, 99.5 FM Radio.

February 4, 2010
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January 28, 2010
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Senator Perkins Raises Question of Potential Wrongdoing in $511 Million Bond Issuance by Brooklyn Arena Local Development Corporation for Nets Arena

 

For Immediate Release Monday December 21, 2009For Information Contact:Cordell Cleare, Senator Perkins (646) 326-6601 cordellcleare@gmail.comCurtis Ellis (917) 861-2233 curtiswellis@gmail.com

December 22, 2009
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Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public Hearing

           Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

 

December 21, 2009
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Community Meeting: Eminent Domain

Saturday, December 19thCommunity Meeting on Eminent DomainManhattan Pentecostal Church547 West 125th StNew York, NY 100279:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

December 17, 2009
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Full Steam Ahead? Joint Hearing on the MTA’s 2010 - 2014 Capital Plan

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public Hearing

November 30, 2009
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September 30, 2009
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Senators Urge Governor to Sign Authorities Reform Bill

BILL PERKINSChairmanCorporations, Authorities and Commission817 Legislative Office BuildingAlbany, NY 12247(518) 455-2441

 For Immediate Release: For Information Contact:Friday August 21, 2009 Cordell Cleare at (646) 326-6601

Senators Urge Governor to Sign Authorities Reform Bill

August 21, 2009
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Advocates Urge Governor to Sign Long-Awaited Authorities Reform Bill

RICHARD L. BRODSKY                 BILL PERKINSChairman,                                            Chairman,Corporations, Authorities and         Corporations, Authorities and  Commissions                                       Commission422 Legislative Office Building       817 Legislative Office BuildingAlbany, NY 12248                               Albany, NY 12247    (518) 455-5753                                    (518) 455-2441    

For Immediate Release:         Sunday, August 16, 2009              

For Information Contact: Chris Valens at (845) 820-1807,Cordell Cleare at (646) 326-6601

Brodsky, Perkins, and Advocates Urge Governor to Sign Long-Awaited Authorities Reform Bill

Senator Bill Perkins (D-Harlem) and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky (D-Westchester) joined reform advocates to urge Governor Paterson to sign an authorities reform package passed by both houses of the legislature. An authority is a public agency that operates with minimal oversight. The legislation would impose transparency and accountability. The Governor threatened a veto.

August 17, 2009
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