Task Force Tipped Off On Whistleblower Website; Probes Officials on Wasteful Spending 

     State Senator Betty Little joined several of her Senate Republican colleagues at a news conference in Albany today to urge action on a package of bills they have introduced to address the growing problem of bullying.

Considering major reforms to New York’s matrimonial laws, Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson and Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson will hear testimony from leaders of New York’s Matrimonial Bar, State and local  Bar Associations, leading advocates for victims of domestic violence and the public regarding:

The New York State Senate unanimously passed Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky’s bill that would increase transparency of  the Board of Trustees of the state and city universities and the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) by making resolutions and board actions available to the public seven days after the meeting.

Today, the State Senate passed a measure sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) that will assist New York construction crews in getting back to work on the state’s roads and bridges by authorizing the continued payment of all capital construction contracts.

In response to recent news stories highlighting the increase in incidents of bullying and cyber-bullying,  State Senator Mike Nozzolio has sponsored legislation to give New York schools the tools needed to crack down on bullying and to


Dorothy Austin recognized by Senate for her tireless work, advocacy on behalf of fellow seniors

Building upon its efforts to combat the unemployment crisis through innovative job creation and retention initiatives, the State Senate Majority passed legislation to create a permanent “Economic Benefit Power Program” to streamline and build on the success of ‘Power for Jobs’ and other successful low cost power for economic development programs.


Economic Benefit Power Program to be streamlined and permanent with more power available

New program builds on past success retaining jobs to create new jobs and economic growth