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March 18, 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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Sen. Perkins’ charter school hearings will focus on finance

by Anna PhillipsNew York’s state senator most opposed to the growth of charter schools has his sites set on the schools’ books.State Senator Bill Perkins, whose Harlem district includes about one in five of the city’s charter schools, threatened to hold charter school hearings a month ago after a group of charter school parents came to him with concerns about too little regulation and parental involvement. Now Perkins is planning a hearing for April 22 that will focus on the schools’ finances and whether the people running them are corrupt....

March 18, 2010
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March 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Bill Perkins, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Room 816 LOB

March 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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In Harlem, Epicenter for Charter Schools, a Senator Wars Against Them

By JENNIFER MEDINAPublished: March 6, 2010

When hundreds of parents went to Albany last month to rally for charter schools, they were greeted by a parade of politicians offering encouragement and promises...

...Mr. Perkins recently announced plans to hold public hearings on charter schools, to examine, among other things, the sources of their financing and “how much profit there is in not-for-profit” schools....

March 9, 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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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Bill Perkins, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Room 816 LOB

March 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Dominican Heritage Day Reception

Ballet Folklocrico de la Parada Dominicana del Bronx: Elizabeth Studio Talent Team

February 26, 2010
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Fix Our Schools, Don't Close Them!

Parent of a charter school child emotionally displays the message of the charter school reform campaign.

February 26, 2010
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Charter School Press Conference

Senator Bill Perkins holds press conference with NYC Councilmember Robert Jackson, and parents of charter school children.  The press conference discussed the issue of charter schools in New York State and the need for reform to bring about greater transparency and accountability of the managment of charter schools.

February 26, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Bill Perkins, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Room 816 LOB

February 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Eminent Domain in the Empire State: Democracy Challenged

NYS Senator Bill Perkins Hosts a Public Hearing Regarding "Eminent Domain" Law in New York State. Feb. 13, 2010 Albany, NY

February 16, 2010
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Eminent Domain in the Empire State: Democracy Challenged

Senator Perkins, along with experts in the field of eminent domain, will host a workshop to review the current status of eminent domain laws and discuss reforms.

February 13, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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February 13, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Bill Perkins, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 816 LOB

The Committee will consider the following nomination: Robert Dyson; Member, New York State Urban Development Corporation

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February 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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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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