Elected Officials Comment on Gov. Cuomo’s Budget

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Assemblyman Spano (left) suggests Governor Cuomo’s budget presents challenges, and opportunities for growth. Assemblyman Mike Spano said, “The governor has put fourth a budget that takes direct aim at realigning government and bringing spending under control. While there are many cuts outlined in his budget, I am pleased Governor Cuomo has maintained critical VLT impact aid for Yonkers, which directly …

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Independent Democratic Conference Members to Chair Legislative Committees

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The Independent Democratic Conference today accepted recommendations from the Senate Majority that, in keeping with recent bi-partisan tradition, would allow them to chair legislative committees. The IDC similarly accepted committee assignments recommended to them by the Senate Minority on Monday. These chair appointments continue a Senate tradition of reaching across party lines and empowering non-majority members to have a more …

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Breaking News: Senator Klein Leads Independent Coalition within NYS Legislature By Hezi Aris

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Albany, NY, January 5, 2011 — Today, former Deputy Majority Leader and incumbent NYS Senator Jeff Klein, representing Westchester County and The Bronx, claiming support by Governor Andrew Cuomo, has brought about an independent coalition comprised of fellow senators Diane Savino of Staten Island, David Valesky of Onondaga County, and David Carlucci of Rockland and Orange Counties.

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Mayor Koch, Senate “Heroes of Reform” Call on Senate to Pass NY Uprising Reform Bills as First Order of Business in January

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“Heroes” Unveil Comprehensive Reform Legislation to Fulfill NY Uprising Campaign Pledge and Commitments to Leading Civic Orgs Bills on Ethics, Budget, Redistricting Part of Wide-Ranging Plan to Clean Up Albany 53 of 62 Members of Incoming Senate Signed Pledge Before Election New York, NY — Hon. Mayor Koch, the former New York City Mayor,  and members of the Senate unveiled …

eHeziMayor Koch, Senate “Heroes of Reform” Call on Senate to Pass NY Uprising Reform Bills as First Order of Business in January