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Senator Bill Perkins Press Conference on Eminent Domain

On December 4, 2009 Senator Perkins announced the Kaur v. New York State Urban Development Corporation decision.

On December 8, 2009 Senator Perkins sent a letter to Governeor Paterson ugring him to order a statewide moratorium on the use of eminent domain within the State of New York pending legislative action. (see below)

 

December 8, 2009
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Senators Unveil Proposals to End Runoff Elections

Today, Senator’s Bill Perkins, Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., and Liz Krueger joined with advocates and supporters to call for the end of expensive and outdated runoff elections in New York. This year, less than three percent of New York City residents voted in runoffs which cost taxpayers an astounding $15 million. Eliminating runoffs would free up millions of dollars that could be better spent on vital city services.

December 4, 2009
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Waterfront Commission Public Hearing 10-19-09 Part 1 of 2

Waterfront Commission Public Hearing 10-19-09 Part 1 of 2

October 23, 2009
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Waterfront Commission Public Hearing 10-19-09 Part 2 of 2

Waterfront Commission Public Hearing 10-19-09 Part 2 of 2

October 23, 2009
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Redevelopment of the World Trade Center: Time to Move Forward (Part 1)

Redevelopment of the World Trade Center following the September 11th attacks has been delayed numerous times. Today, nearly eight years after the fact, the site stands nowhere near completion. In the meantime costs have risen dramatically, the public’s frustration mounts and victims’ families are without a Memorial.

September 16, 2009
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Redevelopment of the World Trade Center: Time to Move Forward (Part 2)

Redevelopment of the World Trade Center following the September 11th attacks has been delayed numerous times. Today, nearly eight years after the fact, the site stands nowhere near completion. In the meantime costs have risen dramatically, the public’s frustration mounts and victims’ families are without a Memorial.

September 16, 2009
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September 8, 2009 Joint Hearing on MTA & Gubernatorial Nominee for Chair & CEO (Part 4)

Governor Paterson nominated Mr. Jay Walder to act as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Any such nominee must be confirmed by the state Senate. MTA’s next Chair and CEO will come on board at one of the most difficult junctures in the agency’s history. This hearing will provide the public and members of the Senate with an opportunity to hear from Mr. Walder. It will also provide the public an opportunity to weigh in on the nomination and any other issues relevant to the MTA.

September 16, 2009
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September 8, 2009 Joint Hearing on MTA & Gubernatorial Nominee for Chair & CEO (Part 3)

Governor Paterson nominated Mr. Jay Walder to act as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Any such nominee must be confirmed by the state Senate. MTA’s next Chair and CEO will come on board at one of the most difficult junctures in the agency’s history. This hearing will provide the public and members of the Senate with an opportunity to hear from Mr. Walder. It will also provide the public an opportunity to weigh in on the nomination and any other issues relevant to the MTA.

September 16, 2009
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September 8, 2009 Joint Hearing on MTA & Gubernatorial Nominee for Chair & CEO (Part 2)

Governor Paterson nominated Mr. Jay Walder to act as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Any such nominee must be confirmed by the state Senate. MTA’s next Chair and CEO will come on board at one of the most difficult junctures in the agency’s history. This hearing will provide the public and members of the Senate with an opportunity to hear from Mr. Walder. It will also provide the public an opportunity to weigh in on the nomination and any other issues relevant to the MTA.

September 16, 2009
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September 8, 2009 Joint Hearing on MTA & Gubernatorial Nominee for Chair & CEO (Part 1)

Governor Paterson nominated Mr. Jay Walder to act as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Any such nominee must be confirmed by the state Senate. MTA’s next Chair and CEO will come on board at one of the most difficult junctures in the agency’s history. This hearing will provide the public and members of the Senate with an opportunity to hear from Mr. Walder. It will also provide the public an opportunity to weigh in on the nomination and any other issues relevant to the MTA.

September 16, 2009
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NY Senate Committee Meeting - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions: Nomination of Jay Walder, Chair & CEO of the MTA

On September 10, 2009 the NYS Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions met to review and vote on the nomination of Jay Walder as the new Chair & CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

September 16, 2009
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Senate Resolution Celebrating the 100th Birthday of the late Kwane Nkrumah

LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION celebrating the 100th Birthday of the late  Kwame Nkrumah, and paying tribute to his many contributions to Pan-Africanism on Monday, September 21, 2009 WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom  of  this  Legislative Body to honor those  distinguished individuals whose lifework and civic  endeavor  served  to enhance the quality of life in their communities; and

September 11, 2009
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Senator Perkins On School Governance

On Thursday, August 6, 2009 The New York State Senate debated the issue of Mayoral Control of New York City Schools. This clip shows Senator Bill Perkins expressing his deep concerns with the continuation of Mayoral Control.

August 7, 2009
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The Perkins Report with Senator Bill Perkins - July 2, 2009

On Monday, June 30, 2009 advocates for repealing vacancy decontrol legislation traveled  to Albany to lobby for the bill.  Senator Perkins meets with them outside the Senate Chamber. The advocates voice their concerns over the Senate coup and how it affects their lives and the lives of people all across the state.

July 6, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins & Advocates for Repealing Vacancy Decontrol (full clip): Watch Thursday 7/9/09 at 8:00 PM on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network--Ch. 56 Time Warner, Ch. 83 RCN, & Ch. 34 Verizon

On Monday, June 30, 2009 advocates for repealing vacancy decontrol legislation traveled  to Albany to lobby for the bill.  Senator Perkins meets with them outside the Senate Chamber. The advocates voice their concerns over the Senate coup and how it affects their lives and the lives of people all across the state.

Watch Thursday 7/9/09 at 8:00 PM on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network--

Ch. 56 Time Warner

Ch. 83 RCN

Ch. 34 Verizon

July 3, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins & Advocates for Repealing Vacancy Decontrol

On Monday, June 30, 2009 advocates for repealing vacancy decontrol legislation traveled  to Albany to lobby for the bill.  Senator Perkins meets with them outside the Senate Chamber. The advocates voice their concerns over the Senate coup and how it affects their lives and the lives of people all across the state.

July 3, 2009
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Malcolm X Resolution 5/19/09

 LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  celebrating  the  84th Birthday of Malcolm X, a human rights activist, and one of the most influential African  American leaders in history  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to recognize and commend individuals and events which celebrate our nation's great strug- gle to fulfill the promise of equality and opportunity for all; and

May 21, 2009
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The Perkins Report (5/12/09) - The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices

Senator Perkins interviews two farm workers from Western New York, with their translators, to ask them about the recently introduced bill known as the Farmworers Fair Labor Practice Act (S.2247)

 

May 15, 2009
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The Perkins Report (4/28/09) - Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum

Senator Perkins addresses his constituents in his weekly broadcast, The Perkins Report.  This week Senator Perkins introduces the 4/17/09 Town Hall Forum he hosted at the Harlem Hospital Center that covered the Federal Stimulus Package 

May 4, 2009
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Senator Perkins Hosts Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum - Introduction

Senator Perkins Hosts Federal Stimulus Package Town Hall Forum at the Harlem Hospital Center on Friday, April 17, 2009 from 9:30AM - 12:00PM

May 4, 2009
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