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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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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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Senator Bill Perkins on the Senate Minority’s Illegal Attempt to Grab Control of NY Senate

Senator Bill Perkins on the Senate Minority’s IllegalAttempt to Grab Control of NY Senate

As you have certainly heard, there have been some very dramatic events in the New York State Senate in recent days. I want to share my perspective on these developments.

July 2, 2009
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Senate Minority’s Illegal Attempt to Grab Control of NY Senate

Senator Bill Perkins on the Senate Minority’s IllegalAttempt to Grab Control of NY Senate

As you have certainly heard, there have been some very dramatic events in the New York State Senate in recent days. I want to share my perspective on these developments.

June 19, 2009
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Senator Perkins with DASNY's Executive Director & ESD's MWBE Executive Director

From left, Paul T. William, Jr., Senator Bill Perkins, and Michael Jones-Bey

June 10, 2009
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Crunchtime in Albany: Mayoral Control and The Coup

New York State Senators Bill Perkins (D-30th) and Martin Golden (R-22nd) discuss the debate over renewing mayoral control of the New York City public schools and how the "coup" in Albany affects that legislation.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO CLIP

June 10, 2009
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Senator Perkins with Two Youths who were given the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Award

The two youths who were honored with the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Award attend school in Senator Perkins' district.

June 9, 2009
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