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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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Community Meeting: Eminent Domain

Saturday, December 19thCommunity Meeting on Eminent DomainManhattan Pentecostal Church547 West 125th StNew York, NY 100279:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

December 17, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins’ college-bound Saturday morning

This past Saturday morning (November 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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Full Steam Ahead? Joint Hearing on the MTA’s 2010 - 2014 Capital Plan

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public Hearing

November 30, 2009
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September 30, 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 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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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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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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Atlantic Yards Public Hearing: Both Riveting and Revealing

(New York, NY)-In a packed Higgins Hall at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, with a standing room only crowd,  State Senator Bill Perkins, Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions held the first ever Senate hearing on the Atlantic Yards project.

May 29, 2009
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SENATOR PERKINS HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED

SENATOR  PERKINS HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERSSenate passes legislation to aid unemployed as tens of thousands face loss of benefits

Today, State Senator Bill Perkins announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 currently unemployed New Yorkers. 

May 22, 2009
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El Fracaso del Sistema Escolar

El Fracaso del Sistema Escolar

Bill Perkins / Representa Distrito 30 de Manhattan. | 2009-05-20 | El Diario NY

La palabra oficial del Departamento de Educación (DOE) de la Ciudad de Nueva York es que la ciudad está viviendo un milagro en el área de educación gracias al control ejercido por el alcalde hacia las escuelas. Pero la verdadera realidad no es la misma que el DOE celebra tanto.

May 21, 2009
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