"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson
With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.
My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.
Senator Betty Little is pictured in the State Capitol with Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez who was confirmed as Commissioner of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) on Tuesday, March 2. Little had an opportunity to briefly talk with the new commissioner ahead of the Senate Finance Committee vote to move the nomination.
A mandate relief redesign team formed in January by Governor Andrew Cuomo to examine and make recommendations to reduce the burden of unfunded mandates on local governments and schools issued its first report yesterday.
Senator Betty Little talks about the strength of New York's tourism industry and the importance of state support for promotion programs that are proven economic growth drivers. Little was introduced to the group by Jim McKenna of the Lake Placid Community Visitors Board. Little is chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee.
Tourism generates approximately $17 billion in direct revenue for the upstate economy and contributes $6.2 billion in state and local taxes.
February 23, 2011 - By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer
In 2009, the town of Newcomb had to pay a $1,000 fine to the state because the town didn't notify the town 30 days before the town applied to renew the liquor license for the town golf course.