David J. Valesky's Reports

May 25, 2012
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Governor Cuomo in Syracuse to Discuss Budget

I was pleased to join Governor Cuomo in discussing budget accomplishments for Central New York. Click the link for more details.

File: 
Gov Cuomo CNY Budget Presentation.pdf

April 5, 2012
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Letter from Senators Valesky and Johnson Urging Comptroller to Pull State Pension Funds From U.K. Companies with Libyan Ties

State Senators David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau), incensed over the release and subsequent “hero’s welcome” received by the terrorist convicted of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombings, sent a letter Aug. 26, 2009 to NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli urging him to divest state pension funds from any United Kingdom-based companies that conduct business with Libya. 

File: 
Divestment_letter_FINAL.pdf

August 27, 2009
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The Draft Report of the Temporary Committee on Rules and Administration

The Temporary Committee for Rules Reform released a report outlining a package of recommendations on how best to change the way the Senate operates. To learn more, go to the Committee's page.

File: 
RulesReformx1a.pdf

April 21, 2009
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Temporary Committee on Rules Reform Submitted Testimonies

Syracuse:Friday, February 6, 2009Syracuse Common Council Chambers231 Washington StreetSyracuse, New York 13202

Click for Syracuse Testimony

Albany:Tuesday, February 10, 200910 AM - 1 PMState Capitol Hearing Room AAlbany, New York 12247

March 2, 2009
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February 27, 2009
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NYSS Temporary Committee on Rules Reform: NYC Testimony Given Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hearing MinutesMinutes from the Hearing in New York City

Gerald BenjaminProfessor of Political Science and Director, Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (SUNY NEW PALTZ)

Rachael Fauss, Research and Policy Associatefor Citizen Union of the City of New York

February 26, 2009
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NYSS Temporary Committee on Rules Reform: Albany Testimony Given February 10, 2009

Hearing MinutesMinutes from the Hearing in Albany

Susan Lerner, Executive DirectorNew York Common Cause

E.J. McMahon, DirectorEmpire Center for New York State Policy

Blair Horner, Legislative DirectorNew York Public Interest Research Group

February 10, 2009
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NYSS Temporary Committee on Rules Reform: Syracuse Testimony Given Friday, February 6, 2009

Hearing MinutesMinutes from the Hearing in Syracuse

Jennifer Drage, Policy Associate National Conference of State Legislatures

Tanika Jones, Syracuse Area OrganizerCitizen Action of New York

Joan Johnson, Co-PresidentSyracuse Metro League of Women Voters

February 6, 2009
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April 9, 2008
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Legislative Commission On Rural Resources

I often point to last year’s joint Senate-Assembly budget conference committee meetings as one of the few examples of real bipartisan cooperation in Albany and a possible model for how to immediately change the overly partisan nature of our legislature.

February 17, 2006
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