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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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Public Hearing: Joint Hearing on MTA & Gubernatorial Nominee for Chair & CEO

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATE

Notice of Public Hearing

September 8, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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September 9, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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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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Lawmakers call on Paterson to support reform bill

Lawmakers call on Paterson to support reform bill

August 17, 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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NY Senate to Hold Hearings on World Trade Center Delays

For immediate release  Contact: Cordell Cleare 212-222-7315 or cordellcleare@gmail.comNY Senate to Hold Hearings on WTC DelaysState Senator Bill Perkins (D-New York) Chair of the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee announced a Senate hearing next month on the stalled redevelopment of the World Trade Center.  The impasse between the Port Authority and Silverstein Properties, a commercial developer threatens further delays.

August 10, 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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Senator Bill Perkins & Local Teens Raise Awareness of Urban Issues

Senator Bill Perkins & Local Teens Raise Awareness of Urban Issues

August 3, 2009
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Joint Statement from Senators Martin Malavé Dilan and Bill Perkins

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2009

Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@senate.state.ny.us | (212) 222-7315 (Senator Perkins)Graham Parker | gparker@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-2177 (Senator Dilan)

Joint Statement from Senators Martin Malavé Dilan and Bill Perkins

“As chairs of our respective committees, this morning we met with Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

July 15, 2009
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Letter to President Barack Obama: Gun Violence in Urban Communities

July 9, 2009

The Honorable Barack ObamaPresident of The United States of America The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC  20500       

Dear Mr. President:

File: 
Letter_to_President_Obama_Re_Gun_Violence.pdf

July 10, 2009
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MTA's Proposed Bailout of Developer Forest City Ratner at Atlantic Yards

MTA’s Proposed Bailout of Developer Forest City Ratner at Atlantic Yards

File: 
Statement_by_New_York_State_Senator_Bill_Perkins[1].pdf

July 10, 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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