Files FOIL Request To Shed Light on Increase of Youth Violence
ALBANY – The murder of community residence worker Renee Greco in Lockport and the shooting of Rochester Police Officer Anthony DiPonzio has spurred a special legislative task force to seek state records for answers related to the increase of youth violence.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2011-12 New York State Budget:
“Governor Andrew Cuomo today spoke to New Yorkers and made it evident that the Empire State is facing some of the toughest financial times in recent memory. With a $10 billion dollar deficit looming, the days of out of control spending, automatic increases, new taxes, and an oversized government are over.
Senator Golden, Assemblywoman Malliotakis Seek Return of Personal Interview as part of Medicaid Application
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) today are announcing plans to introduce legislation to enhance cost savings and reduce Medicaid fraud by reinstating the use of a resource asset test for Medicaid eligibility. Additionally, the legislation will include a provision that will reinstate the initial personal interview upon the filing of an application for Medicaid.
Spending Reduced $7.8 million in Last 6 Months, Down $11.1 million in Just One Year
The Senate’s Republican Majority has reduced Senate spending by $7.8 million over the last six months and $11.1 million in the last year alone, saving hardworking taxpayers millions of dollars while creating a leaner, functional and more efficient state government.
These figures were released today as part of the Senate’s biannual expenditure report, which is similar to reports produced by the U.S. Congress. The report provides a line-by-line account of actual Senate spending for the period of April 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011, which totals $40.2 million.
Senate Standing Committee Investigation and Government Operations Chair: Carl L. Marcellino Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service And Pensions Chair: Martin Golden Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming And Wagering Chair: John J. Bonacic Joint Public Hearing: To examine the impact of proposed agency consolidations on the affected agencies, delivery of services, the State workforce, affected industries and businesses, and citizens Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY Time: 1:00 P.M. Contact: Debbie Peck Kellerher (518) 455-2390 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Legislative Office Building
181 State Street,
Van Buren Hearing Room A, 2nd Floor
State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has been named Chair of the newly formed New York State Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship. The 11-member committee will focus on expanding the state’s entrepreneurial culture, by creating economic opportunities for State residents through incubators and economic development programs.
The Chairmanship was awarded to Senator Golden in recognition of his influential efforts to create a Bio-Bat at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and for his interest and understanding of science, technological, and economic development issues facing New York State.