State Senate Democrats Launch Statewide Budget Forums

Malcolm A. Smith

December 08, 2008

With New York state facing the biggest budget crisis in a generation, Senate Democrats will convene a series of local forums around the state to get input and advice from officials, institutions and organizations whose interests are at stake.

Forums will focus on the key budget areas of health, education, higher education, and social services, and will include public input on proposals for budget savings submitted by Governor Paterson and budget priorities for the coming year.

Notice of the public forum can be accessed online at:  
Senate Standing Committee on Education – Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer, Ranking Member
Senate Standing Committee on Finance – Sen. William T. Stachowski, Ranking Member
Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education – Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, Ranking Member
Senate Standing Committee on Health – Sen. John L. Sampson, Ranking Member
Senate Standing Committee on Social Services, Children and Family – Sen. Carl Kruger, Chair;
Sen. Velmanette Montgomery, Ranking Member


December 9, 2008          9:00 AM   Buffalo Museum of Science
                                                        1020 Humboldt Pkwy #1
                                                         Buffalo, NY

*Co-Hosts: Senators William T. Stachowski and Antoine M. Thompson

December 11, 2008          10:00 AM   Brookhaven Town Hall
                                                             1 Independence Hill
                                                             Farmingville, NY

*Host: Senator-elect Brian X. Foley

December 19, 2008          10:00 AM   SUNY-Oswego-Hewitt Union
                                                             7060 Route 104
                                                             Oswego, NY

*Co-Hosts: Senators Darrel J. Aubertine and David J. Valesky

The press is encouraged to attend.