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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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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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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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January 28, 2010
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Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

New York Times

Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

By TERRY PRISTINPublished: January 19, 2010

January 21, 2010
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Who Has the Right to Say What's Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling

The New York Observer

Who Has the Right to Say What's Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling

By Eliot BrownJanuary 6, 2010 | 2:03 p.m

 

State Senator Bill Perkins is apparently not happy about the state's choice of consultants.

January 7, 2010
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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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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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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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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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Perkins Holds Eminent Domain Hearing

On December 17, 2009 the New York Amsterdam News reported that Senator Bill Perkins applauded the appellate court decision that rejected the use of eminent domain in regard to the Columbia University’s west side expansion plans.  Additionally, Senator Perkins sent a letter to Governor David Paterson requesting that he place a moratorium on eminent domain, pending legislative action, and not to appeal the court’s decision.

December 17, 2009
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