Post Tagged with: "state budget"

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Op-Ed: BUDGET MUST STOP THE BLEEDING FROM “1,000 CUTS”

BUDGET MUST STOP THE BLEEDING FROM “1,000 CUTS” by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) Earlier this week, I testified in front of the Albany County Legislature to urge its members to vote against expanding an unnecessary ban on polystyrene […]

by · March 19, 2017 · Op Ed
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GETTING BUDGET PRIORITIES BACK IN FOCUS

by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) As we enter the middle of March, Albany’s notoriously secretive budget negotiations will gain momentum during the coming weeks. The governor presented his $152.3 billion proposal in January. Now the Assembly and Senate […]

by · March 12, 2017 · Op Ed
WYSK: Another Brilliant Divide and Conquer Move By Governor Andrew Cuomo

WYSK: Another Brilliant Divide and Conquer Move By Governor Andrew Cuomo

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx County, New York You  should know that today, Governor Andrew Cuomo, the head of the Democratic Party in New York State, is all set to implement Machiavelli’s infamous “divide and conquer” technique […]

by · January 17, 2017 · Government, What You Should Know
Op-Ed: DIRECT CARE WORKERS MUST BE COMPENSATED FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE WORK, CARE AND COMPASSION

Op-Ed: DIRECT CARE WORKERS MUST BE COMPENSATED FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE WORK, CARE AND COMPASSION

By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb  Direct Care employees are compassionate, hard-working people who provide a vital service to those with developmental disabilities. Caring for those who struggle to care for themselves is both a mental and physical challenge, […]

by · December 18, 2016 · Op Ed
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WYSK: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Last Minute Power Grab

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Last Minute Power Grab   by State Senator Rubén Díaz   You should know that in the eleventh hour, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has slipped language into the Budget that would allow him to take over […]

by · March 30, 2016 · What You Should Know
Reaction to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Budget Speech

Reaction to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Budget Speech

Leaders across NYC responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent State of the State Budget Address.     Mayor Bill de Blasio:    “I think the speech, today, certainly included a lot of progress on some important issues – a lot […]

by · January 14, 2016 · Government, News
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Governor Cuomo Uses Veto Pen 184 Times

Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo used his veto pen to strike 184 items from the 2015-16 Enacted Budget. In some cases – such as $53,000 in re-appropriations for Bronx settlement house programs  – funds were fully expended. The vetoes include 30 reappropriations for items that […]

by · April 14, 2015 · Government
Metro North Funding in New State Budget

Metro North Funding in New State Budget

The recently enacted State Budget allocates the state’s $5.4 billion in financial settlements to continue growing and strengthening New York’s economy. The budget includes the $1.5 billion Upstate Revitalization Initiative to jumpstart the best regional approaches to economic development, $1.3 […]

by · April 2, 2015 · Government
No new taxes is good tax news

No new taxes is good tax news

No tax news is good news, for now E.J. McMahon One of the best things about New York’s newly adopted state budget for fiscal 2016 is something that’s not in it (yet): a costly new state subsidy of homeowners’ local property taxes. […]

by · April 1, 2015 · Op Ed, Personal Finance
ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER: ASSEMBLY’S ‘FAMILIES FIRST’ BUDGET PROPOSAL WILL HELP THE BRONX AND NEW YORK CITY

ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER: ASSEMBLY’S ‘FAMILIES FIRST’ BUDGET PROPOSAL WILL HELP THE BRONX AND NEW YORK CITY

BRONX, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) announced the introduction of the New York State Assembly’s “Families First” state budget proposal. The measure is expected to increase funding for education, expand access to affordable housing, create jobs and […]