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Senator Perkins Defends Marriage Equality

On December 2, 2009 the Marriage Equality Bill was put before the Senate for a vote.

December 22, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins holds Community Meeting on Eminent Domain Actions.

On Saturday, December 19, 2009 Senator Bill Perkins held a meeting at Manhattan Pentalcostal Church (541 West 125th Street) to discuss the issue of eminent domain and its effect on the community.

December 22, 2009
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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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Pol says Brooklyn arena financing is illegal

The Brooklyn BlogPol says Brooklyn arena financing is illegal5:19 PM, December 21, 2009  By RICH CALDER

A state Senator says that a $511 million finance plan to help pay off an NBA arena proposed for Brooklyn appears to be illegal.

December 22, 2009
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Manhattanville Petition

The Community has conducted its own study which finds that the Columbia campus is blighted, underutilized, provides limited public purpose and is too old.

We the undersigned ask New York State Empire State Development Corporation to use it’s power of Eminent Domain to acquire the campus of Columbia University to provide 7500 units of affordable housing in the Manhattanville Community.

December 22, 2009
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Primary runoffs costly, outdated say NY senators

Primary runoffs costly, outdated say NY senators

By Amanda CedroneStaff Writer, Legislative GazetteDecember 14, 2009

December 22, 2009
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Perkins Will Lead Statewide Crusade for Eminent Domain Reform

Perkins Will Lead Statewide Crusade for Eminent Domain Reform

By Jimmy VielkindDecember 21, 2009 | 9:31 a.m.As far as Bill Perkins is concerned, the issue of eminent domain has got legs.

December 21, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing--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

January 5, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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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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Governor Paterson Announces His Signing of the Public Authorities Reform Bill

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill (S.1537-C/A.2209-C) sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Senator Perkins Stands Proud After Governor Paterson Signs the Public Authorities Reform Bill

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill (S.1537-C/A.2209-C) sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Governor Paterson Gives Senator Perkins the Signing Pen

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill (S.1537-C/A.2209-C) sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Governor Paterson Signing the Public Authorities Reform Bill

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill (S.1537-C/A.2209-C) sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Letter to the New York Times Editor: Eminent Domain

Published: December 20, 2009

To the Editor:

Re “Eminent Domain in New York” (editorial, Dec. 14):

New York’s eminent domain laws are in need of reform. The Empire State Development Corporation’s attempted taking of private property on behalf of Columbia University illustrates how the current process lacks accountability, transparency or meaningful public participation.

December 21, 2009
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Senator Perkins Announces the Benefits of the Public Authorities Reform Bill

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill (Chapter 506 of the laws of 2009; S.66012 / A.40012) sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky. The bill will strengthen the Public Authorities Reform Act of 2005 by creating an Authorities Budget Office, prohibiting the creation of subsidiary authorities without legislative approval (with certain exceptions), making changes to the authority board's governing process, creating a fiduciary duty, enabling the comptroller to approve authority contracts, strengthening the rules on the disposition of public authority property, providing MWBE and creating whistleblower protections.

December 21, 2009
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Ira Millstein, Assemblyman Brodsky, Governor Paterson, Speaker Silver, & Senator Perkins

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill (S.1537-C/A.2209-C) sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Assemblyman Brodsky, Ira Millstein, & Senator Perkins

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Senator Perkins & Assemblyman Brodsky

On December 11, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson signed into law, the Public Authorites Reform Bill sponsored by Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

December 21, 2009
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Letter to Governor Paterson: Challenges the Legality of the Brooklyn Arena LDC's Bond Issuance

December 18, 2009Hon. David A. PatersonGovernor, State of New YorkState CapitolAlbany, New York 12224Dear Governor Paterson:

File: 
Letter to Governor Paterson: Challenges the Legality of the Brooklyn Arena LDC's Bond Issuance

December 21, 2009
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Mike Makes Blight Petition

The Community has conducted its own study which finds that the home of Mayor Michael Bloomberg is blighted, underutilized, provides limited public purpose and is very very old.

We the undersigned ask New York State Empire State Development Corporation to use its power of Eminent Domain to acquire the home of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to provide 500 units of affordable housing available to all the citizens of New York City.

December 18, 2009
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