Jeffrey D. Klein's Reports

Preserve, Promote, Grow: IDC Unveils Package To Strengthen NY Farms

The Independent Democratic Conference today unveiled a legislative package designed to preserve, promote and grow farming in New York State.

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Preserve Promote Grow

May 18, 2011
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IDC Report Shows $391 Million Positive Impact for Marriage Equality

The Independent Democratic Conference today reaffirmed its support for marriage equality and released a report showing that New York State stands to generate some $391 million in increased economic activity, revenue, and savings during the three years after it is made law.

 

The IDC released their report, “For Love or Money?: The Economic Impact of Marriage Equality in New York,” while standing with advocates and constituents who are pushing to make marriage equality a reality in New York.

 

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Marriage Equality Report Final.pdf

May 10, 2011
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Deadly Ties: IDC Proposes Hospital Ban on Infection Causing Neck Wear; Other Bacteria Carrying Clothing

The Independent Democratic Conference today urged a prohibition on doctors and other healthcare professionals wearing neck ties, jewelry and other items that studies indicate are carriers for potentially deadly hospital-borne infections.

 

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Deadly Ties

May 3, 2011
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IDC, Assemb. Ortiz, Join 10-year-old Heart Transplant Survivor to Push for Life-Saving Legislation

 'Lauren's Law' to Increase Organ Donation Passed Important Committee Vote Today

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Lauren's law.pdf

April 11, 2011
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Sen. Klein & Public Health Advocates Unveil Plan to Combat Underage 'Alcopop' Abuse

IDC Plan Comes Amid Evidence that Minors Continue to Have Access to Four Loko and Similar High Alcohol Drinks

 

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IDC alcopops paper final.pdf

March 27, 2011
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IDC, Assemblyman Bing, Propose Plan to Help State Lower Liability Risks

Proposal Would Save NY $50 Million; Increase Workplace Safety

The Independent Democratic Conference and Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, (D-Manhattan), today released a common sense plan that would save New York State an estimated $50 million, while at the same time increasing workplace safety in state government.

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RiskManagementReport_Final.pdf

March 23, 2011
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IDC Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit to Leverage $461 M in Upstate Investment; Create 1,600+ Jobs

The Independent Democratic Conference today called for a reinstatement of an economic development program that would create more than $460 million in private investment and more than 1,600 good-paying jobs in Upstate New York.

 

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IDC HRTC report_031611.pdf

March 15, 2011
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IDC: State Insurance Department Can Help Redesign Medicaid Now

Independent Dems Call for Action on Klein law that will save $61 Million

  

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Final LTC report.pdf

February 28, 2011
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IDC Releases School Mandate Relief Plan

Regional Collective Bargaining among measures to lower costs, preserve educational quality

The Independent Democratic Conference today introduced a mandate relief package that will help schools reduce costs, maintain educational quality and ultimately help with the implementation of a tax cap.

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IDC School Mandate Relief Report.pdf

February 14, 2011
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IDC Releases Plan to Fight Auto Insurance Evasion

 

Fraudulent Practice Cost NY Drivers Millions, Puts Strain on State and Local Governments

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Auto Insurance Evasion

February 7, 2011
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IDC Discovers Spike in Overtime/ Worker's Comp Costs at Office of Children and Family Services

The Office of Children and Family Services has increased overtime costs and experienced a drastic spike in worker's compensation claims, according to a report released today by the Independent Democratic Conference. 

These startling numbers come as the overall number of youths under OCFS supervision has actually decreased from 983 during this beginning of the 2009-2010 fiscal year, to roughly 700 currently. 

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IDC OCFS report.pdf

January 24, 2011
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IDC Releases Mandate Relief Recommendations

 Proposals Level Local Gov't Playing Field, Lower Costs & Save Taxpayer Dollars

The Independent Democratic Conference today unveiled a series of common sense recommendations that will help local governments tackle state mandates, save money, and help ease the burden on taxpayers.

File: 
IDC School Mandate Relief Report.pdf

January 19, 2011
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IDC Issues Recommendations to Streamline State Government

 

The Independent Democratic Conference today introduced a series of recommendations to Governor Cuomo and his Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission that with assist in their goal to rightsize New York's sprawling bureaucracy.

File: 
IDC_recommendations to SAGE 1.10.11.pdf

January 6, 2011
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NYS Senate Intern Opportunities

Click the pdf link below to download the application.

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Intern Application 2011

January 4, 2011
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How HMOs Restrict Access to Single-Source Prescription Drugs Critical to the Health of New Yorkers

Click the PDF link below to view Senator Klein's Single-Source Prescription Drugs Report...

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Single-Source Prescription Drugs Report

August 17, 2009
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Swine Flu Update

As news reports about swine flu become more prevalent, it is important to understand the disease and know the latest information. Below are links to leading health websites providing the most up-to-date information about this disease.

In the meantime, it is important to remember that the most effective way to fight any disease is through prevention. Basic prevention strategies include:

April 28, 2009
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