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NYS Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. SmithAnnounces the Reconvening of the New York State Tri-Level Joint Legislative Task Force

April 21, 2010
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Senator Peralta joins Senator Klein, Chair of the Task Force on Government Efficiency Unveiling Millions in Potential Savings

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASTED $200 MILLION OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS

April 21, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: Making Sure We Count: Hispanics and Census 2010 by Senator Malave Dilan

Latinos have a significant stake in the outcome of the 2010 Census. The count will determine the distribution of billions of federal dollars for education, affordable housing, job training and other critical community services. The Census also forms the very foundation of America's representative system of governance, directly impacting the kind of electoral opportunities and representation our community will have over the next decade. Speakers will discuss the ongoing work by government and community leaders to ensure a full and accurate count of Hispanics in New York State.

April 17, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: ¡Sí, Se Puede!: Fulfilling the Promise of Immigration Reform

Immigration has been and continues to be one of the key forces sustaining and driving America’s success. However, due to federal inaction and the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the political right, Congress has been unable to pass a comprehensive reform bill to empower a new generation of immigrants to fully contribute to our way of life. This session will discuss the current policy and political outlook for immigration reform and the tools and strategies needed to help groups mobilize their communities and influence Congress to support humane and progressive change.

 

April 17, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Consumer Protection Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Senator Jose R. Peralta, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Room 945 LOB

April 13, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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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
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Senator Peralta speaks about Saving Our Parks

Senator Peralta speaks at the Majority News Conference to Save Our Parks 3/24/10

March 24, 2010
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Senate Majority Committed To Saving Our Parks

Senate Democrats Preserve Recreational Facilities and Bolster Small Businesses

(Albany, NY) Today, the Senate Majority and advocates stood together in support of State Parks.

On Monday, the Majority Conference unanimously voted for a budget resolution which restored all $11.5 million of the Governor’s budget cuts to parks operations.  If enacted, the cut would have resulted in the closure of 57 State Parks and reduced operations at an additional 22 State Parks.

March 24, 2010
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Powering New York's Future

“Powering New York’s Future”  is an initiative by the Legislature to develop a long term approach to using low cost power to create and sustain jobs.  In the coming weeks, the Legislature is conducting a series of hearings and roundtables focusing upon the use of low cost power for economic development purposes.

March 17, 2010
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Join The "Count Me In" Campaign In Your Neighborhood

Many New York households did not mail back their 2000 census questionnaire. Statewide, the mail-in response rate was below the national average.  In some neighborhoods, only 1 in 3 households mailed back a form. With so much state and federal aid for our schools, hospitals and transportation on the line, it’s crucial we do better in the 2010 Census.  So how can we make that happen?

March 17, 2010
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Budget 2010

The Senate is opening up the budget process like never before. For the first time, all  Joint public hearings on the budget are being broadcast live over the internet so that New Yorkers across the state can be informed, get involved and be heard.

March 17, 2010
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Count Me In - Make Sure Our Community Gets its Fair Share

You can help improve health care, emergency services, public transportation and education in your community -- simply by being counted.

March 17, 2010
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