Newsroom

Forum/Town Hall: Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency Examines spending at the New York State Department of Transportation

Senate Task Force on Government EfficiencyChair:    Senator Jeffrey KleinPublic Forum:    Examining spending at the New York State Department of TransportationPlace:    Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany,  New YorkTime:    1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.Contact:    Gwendolyn Bluemich (518) 455-3598Media Contact:    Gwen Rocco (518) 455-3588ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

May 5, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Read more...

NYS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASTED $200 MILLION OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Unveils Millions in Potential Savings

 

April 20, 2010
Read more...

KLEIN ANNOUNCES NEW WHISTLEBLOWER WEBPAGE TO EXPOSE GOVERNMENT WASTE

NEW YORK, NY –State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Monday that the Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency has launched a new webpage where New Yorkers can anonymously submit their ideas, suggestions and feedback on how the state can conserve resources in this tough fiscal time, as well as to report any suspected wasteful government spending or abuse of tax dollars.

 

http://www.nysenate.gov/committee/task-force-government-efficiency

 

April 19, 2010
Read more...

ONLINE FEEDBACK FORM

The Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency is committed to exposing inefficient government spending and identifying solutions to more effectively manage the use of State resources and taxpayer money.

In order to better target our investigations, we encourage New York State residents to use the form below to submit their ideas, suggestions and feedback on how the State can conserve resources in this tough fiscal time, as well as to report any suspected wasteful government spending or abuse of tax dollars. Any contact information provided will be kept strictly confidential.

April 16, 2010
Read more...

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION EXPANDS MEDIC-ALERT + SAFE RETURN PROGRAM

Senator Klein presents $25,000 grant to Alzheimer’s Association - Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter

NEW YORK, NY - State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $25,000 grant to the Alzheimer’s Association - Hudson/Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter on Thursday at Sunrise Senior Living of Fleetwood.

April 15, 2010
Read more...

Protecting Your Money: Avoid Foreclosure Scams

As Historic New Foreclosure Laws Take Effect April 15th, Senator Klein Fights for Next Level of Protection for Homeowners

April 14, 2010
Read more...

AS HISTORIC NEW FORECLOSURE LAWS TAKE EFFECT APRIL 15th, KLEIN FIGHTS FOR NEXT LEVEL OF PROTECTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Senator Klein Releases Public Service Announcement to Alert New Yorkers to Dangerous Loan Modification Scams

ALBANY, NY – With new, vital provisions of his foreclosure legislation scheduled to take effect on Thursday, April 15th, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) called for the next level of protections for New York State homeowners on Wednesday. Earlier this year, Senator Klein unveiled new legislation aimed at significantly decreasing, and in some cases eliminating, the pervasive practice of loan modification scams.

April 14, 2010
Read more...

SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO FACILITATE VOTER REGISTRATION PROCESS

Klein Bill Revises Affidavit Ballots to Increase Number of Registered Voters

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Wednesday that the Senate passed legislation to expand the democratic process by making it faster and easier for New Yorkers whose affidavit ballots are ruled invalid to become properly registered for future elections.

April 14, 2010
Read more...

SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO HELP CITIES RAISE REVENUE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES

Senator Klein’s Bill Estimated to Raise More Than $50 Million for Local Governments this Year

April 13, 2010
Read more...

KLEIN HOSTS EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST AND MAGIC SHOW

Senator Klein holds 15th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show

NEW YORK- On Sunday, April 11th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by more than 300 children from the Bronx and Westchester, held his 15th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show at Maestro’s in the Bronx. Families enjoyed a free breakfast, magic show, face painting and build-a-bunny workshop. The Easter Bunny also made a special appearance.

April 12, 2010
Read more...

KLEIN GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP CREW HITS BRONX AND WESTCHESTER STREETS

Senator Klein’s Graffiti Clean-up Crew removes graffiti tags in nearly two dozen hard-to-reach locations across the 34th Senate District

NEW YORK- On Wednesday, April 7th, as part of a Spring cleaning effort, Senator Jeff Klein’s (D-Bronx/Westchester) graffiti removal crew cleaned graffiti off nearly two dozen hard-to-reach overpasses, railroad bridges and buildings across the Bronx and Westchester.

April 8, 2010
Read more...

Saving Homes & Preserving Neighborhoods

Senators Klein and Foley to unveil new foreclosure laws taking effect in April expected to protect thousands of residents and property values

NEW YORK, NY - Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Senator Brian X. Foley (D-Suffolk) announced details of new statewide foreclosure laws taking effect in mid-April while touring neighborhoods in Suffolk County on Tuesday.

April 7, 2010
Read more...

CITY ISLAND YOUTH TO RECEIVE OUTSIDE BASKETBALL COURT

Klein presents $10,000 check to City Island Basketball Club

 

NEW YORK- On Sunday, March 28th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $10,000 check to the City Island Basketball Club at the Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea Basketball Awards Breakfast. The money will be used to complete a first-of-its kind outside basketball court including portable hoops.

March 29, 2010
Read more...

YONKERS CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR SENATOR KLEIN'S CARRYING WHILE INTOXICATED BILL

Yonkers, NY – The Yonkers City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a resolution supporting State Senator Jeff Klein’s legislation (S6773) to make it a crime to carry a gun while intoxicated.

“Guns and alcohol are a deadly mix. Putting a stop to carrying while intoxicated is a common sense measure that New York State absolutely must adopt. I applaud the Yonkers City Council for joining me in this fight to protect New Yorkers from gun violence,” said State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester).

March 25, 2010
Read more...

TASK FORCE INVESTIGATES WASTEFUL SPENDING BY NYS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Probes Commissioner on Excessive Overtime and Property Expenses

March 25, 2010
Read more...

MORRIS PARK GETS FINANCIAL BOOST FOR SENIOR PROGRAMS

 

Senator Klein presented a 50K grant at Morris Park Community Association Dinner Dance

 

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 13th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $50,000 grant to the Morris Park Community Association during its annual dinner dance.

 

March 24, 2010
Read more...

Klein to Host 16th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) invites residents across the 34th Senate District to attend the Senator’s 16th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show. The free event will be held Sunday, April 11th from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Maestro’s, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx. The first 300 children to register will get to make their own free bunny. The Easter Bunny will also make a special appearance. To register, please call (800)-718-2039.

April 11, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Read more...

NEW DOG RUN FOR PELHAM BAY POOCHES

Senator Klein presents 100K to the “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” Dog Run Committee

NEW YORK- On Sunday, March 21st, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $100,000 grant to the “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” Dog Run Committee at Pelham Bay Park. Pelham Bay Park Administrator Marianne Anderson, “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” President Lizabeth Gonzalez and Community Board 10 residents and dogs joined Klein for the event.

March 22, 2010
Read more...

KLEIN SPEAKS AT EASTCHESTER SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

Senator Klein addresses 900 students, parents and community members at Harlem Wizards basketball game

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 20th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) spoke at the Eastchester School Foundation’s fourth annual fundraiser. Eastchester School Foundation President Joe Gresia, the Harlem Wizards basketball team, 900 students, parents and staff also participated in the event as the Harlem Wizards went head to head with Eastchester school faculty in a basketball game.

March 22, 2010
Read more...

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION BUILDS FIRST PARISH GYMNASIUM

 

Senator Klein presents 100K grant to Immaculate Conception for construction of new parish gymnasium

March 22, 2010
Read more...