Queens, NY, August 16, 2010 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced that the passage of a law to enable the merger of the New York State Office of Real Property Services (ORPS) and the Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) is a step in the right direction of making the state government more efficient. “By consolidating the agency responsible for New York State taxation with the agency that oversees local property tax administration, the State will realize more than $2 million in annual savings,” explained Addabbo. “In addition, the merger will allow for significant administrative and program efficiencies.”
Queens, NY, November 8, 2010 – With Election Day over, along with the mailers, phone calls and commercials, State Senator Joseph Addabbo says it’s time to focus on restoring faith back to the residents that their state government will be responsive to their concerns. “Elected officials have a lot of work to do in making people know that their state legislature can operate in a professional and responsible manner.” The Senator understands that this will not be an easy task given the general frustration amongst the public and the previous dysfunction in Albany.
Queens, NY, January 13, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. released the following statement on this week's City Council hearing on the administration's response to the December 26-27 blizzard:
"I commend Speaker Quinn and Chairs Crowley, James, Vallone and Williams for their excellent work at the City Council Hearing on the December snowstorm. I also appreciate the administration’s taking responsibility for not declaring a snow emergency on the morning of December 26, and I am hopeful that the administration will implement their new 15-point plan for any future storm that approaches us this winter. I believe if a snow emergency is declared early enough, it will be the catalyst for their ability to respond appropriately."
Queens, NY, March 16, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement on yesterday’s Senate budget resolution, now headed to conference committees for intensive negotiations, before the April 1 deadline: