This morning I stood with my colleagues in the state Legislature, Assembly Minority Leader Pro Tem Tony Jordan and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, as we unveiled -- and advocated for -- new legislation, the “Casino Gaming Transparency Act,” at a press conference in Saratoga Springs. The Act would help shed light on the Governor’s casino siting process and add important protections and assurances to the communities that currently host horse racing and VLT gaming.
Senator Kathleen Marchione, in her freshman year as a state lawmaker, has been given the difficult job of Co-chair for the Senate's Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC). With this responsibility, Senator Marchione is charged with implementing the often complex State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA) and the review of all state agency regulations for the Legislature.
Senator Marchione, Chairman of the Senate’s Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC), and members of the Senate Majority Coalition announced that they will begin an unprecedented initiative to identify and eliminate approximately a thousand costly and unnecessary government regulations that strangle business and job growth and drive up municipal and school property taxes.
The Schuylerville Library’s board of trustees was concerned about having to raise property taxes over the 2% property tax cap due to a regulatory requirement that a master’s certified librarian be employed at the facility.
The current librarian is in the process of obtaining her master’s degree but State Education Department mandates that a certified librarian be employed at state chartered libraries. The Department had issued a temporary waiver that trustees believed was about to expire.
Senate Majority Coalition Sponsors: Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Senator David J. Valesky, Senator David Carlucci and Senator Kathleen Marchione Public Forum: Regulatory Reform Forum – To learn from businesses and industry experts which regulations are the least useful, least cost effective and therefore should be eliminated Place: Roswell Park Research Studies Center, Gaylord-Cary Meeting Room, (Corner of Elm St. and Carlton St.), Buffalo, New York Time: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Contact: Keith Bryan (716) 656-8544 Media Contact: Greg Biryla (716) 310-2062 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Roswell Park Research Studies Center
Corner of Elm St. and Carlton St.
Gaylord-Cary Meeting Room
Senate Majority Coalition Sponsors: Senators Patrick M. Gallivan, David J. Valesky, Kathleen A. Marchione, and David Carlucci Co-Sponsor: Senator Patty Ritchie Public Meeting: Agriculture Regulatory Reform – To learn from businesses and industry experts which regulations are the least useful, least cost effective and therefore should be eliminated Place: Conference Room 3, Dulles State Office Building, 11th Floor, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, New York Time: 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Contact: Keith Bryan (716) 656-8544 Media Contact: Greg Biryla (716) 310-2062 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Dulles State Office Building
317 Washington Street,
Conference Room 3, 11th Floor