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The documents, facts, figures, and reports that affect the processes, or are a result of the processes, of the New York Senate.


Full detail, Committees, Special Interests


The Senate is not currently in session. It will reconvene at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, January 25, 2010. Find out when the Senate is in Session.
Find out what bills will be discussed in the Senate Chamber.


January 20, 2010

Of course, it was all for the kids

E.J. McMahon

Governor Paterson’s 2010-11 Five-Year Financial Plan includes a helpful table summarizing the sources of state spending growth over the past 10 years.  The numbers highlight the favored status of education during a period that saw one of the greatest spending run-ups in New York’s history.


January 19, 2010

Mystery solved

E.J. McMahon

Last week, an item was posted here about Governor Paterson’s somewhat puzzling announcement implying (seemingly) that his 2011-12 budget would result in a $1 billion surplus that he would use to finance a property tax circuit breaker.  “If the governor is saying that the four-year financial plan to be issued with his 2010-11 Executive Budget next week will make up for lost stimulus money, wipe out the entire projected gap and hold recurring spending a full $1 billion below recurring revenues in 2011-12, that’s really something to celebrate,” I wrote.

I should have read the fine print: Paterson’s original release said the surplus would be a product of his proposed tax cut “if enacted.”  Of course, the spending cap has not been enacted (not that it would make a difference).  And sure enough, the governor’s newly released 2010-11 Executive Budget does not, in fact, point to a surplus as soon as the year after next.  Quite the contrary: if enacted in its entirety, Paterson’s budget will leave the next governor facing a 2012-13 budget gap of $6.3 billion, which will grow to $10.5 billion in 2012-13 and $12.3 billion in 2013-14.

But the next governor, like the current one, will have the power to enforce a spending cap through use of the constitutional line-item veto.  Just in case Paterson is really interested in the concept.

Op-Eds & Articles

The High-Tax Trap
New York Post August 03, 2009
Sledgehammer Hit To Crumbling Empire State
New York Post July 16, 2009
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New York's Double Standard

How public employee pay and benefits have outpaced the private sector—and unique state laws are widening the gap

September 21, 2009


This new report from Unshackle Upstate, a coalition of business groups and trade associations, is recommended reading for New Yorkers concerned about the growing burden of state and local taxes.  

Here's the summary:

In New York … public employees have less incentive to face economic reality.  Two laws unique to our state—the Taylor Law and the Triborough Amendment—guarantee public employees that their pay and benefits will increase without interruption, even iftheir contracts have expired. Since there’s no cost to employees for working without a contract—except the chance at a better deal—there’s little incentive to negotiate.In addition, they are protected by an unwritten law of state politics.    <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><!--[endif]-->

The issue of public employee compensation is a third rail, deadly to elected officials who dare touch it. That remains true even though the state is facing a financial crisis,and employee compensation represents well over two-thirds of all government spending.   This report examines the disparities and suggests simple changes that would reduce the double standard—by fixing the Taylor Law to bring New York in line with other states, and providing retirement benefits to new employees that more closely match the private sector.

Some of the material in the report is based on the Empire Center report, "Taylor Made: The Costs and Consequences of New York's Public-Sector Labor Laws."

To review the names and salaries of more than 1.3 million individuals working for state governments, counties, municipalities, school districts and public authorities in New York, go to our transparency website, SeeThroughNY.

Prior to the financial crisis, New York's public sector had grown to record levels, as shown in this September 2006 Empire Center Research Bulletin, which also compared public-sector pay to private sector averages on a region-by-region basis in New York.

Blueprint for a Better Budget

A Plan of Action for New York State

By: E.J. McMahon and Josh Barro
Complete report in PDF format or
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Local governments face obstacles to reform - burdensome and outdated regulations; bureaucratic red tape; and overlapping layers of government. Governor Paterson understands this. And he is doing something about it. 

Local Government Consolidation Bill Signed Into Law

Governor Paterson, working with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, signed legislation that makes it easier for taxpayers themselves to dissolve or consolidate their local government. To assist taxpayers in applying the new law, the NYS Department of State (DOS) has developed a Citizen’s Guide to Petitioning for Local Government Consolidation and Dissolution. Press Release.

Local Government Efficiency Grant Program

The State has already helped several local governments become more efficient and cost-effective - sharing costs across municipal borders: consolidating services: and streamlining operations and procedures. 

Press Release

Grant Awards

The Department of State (DOS) just awarded 63 grants to local governments throughout the State to help them reform and modernize their operations. And with the State’s help several local governments have already consolidated services, providing direct property tax relief to local taxpayers.

Here are a few state/local success stories: 

City of Batavia Merges Police Information and Dispatch Systems: 

The City of Batavia received a $259,274 grant from DOS to merge the city’s police information and dispatch systems into the County . The City saved $237,000 in the first fiscal year – that’s 4.7% of the City’s entire tax collection. A property taxpayer with a house worth $200,000 saved $132 on their annual tax bill.

Town of Evans/ Village of Angola Police Department Consolidation: 

The Town of Evans received a $125,772 grant from DOS to merge the Village and the Town’s police department. The savings tell the whole story -- the Village saves $466,000 annually, reducing the property taxes for a taxpayer with a house worth $200,000 by $1,200. The overall property tax burden for Village and Town residents was reduced by 3%.

Village of Pike Merges into the Town of Pike 

The Village of Pike received an $83,700 grant from DOS to study the dissolution of the village. After the study, residents voted to dissolve the Village. A property owner with a house worth $200,000 will save $98 on their tax bill. And there will be an overall property tax reduction of 4.7% in the Village and 5.3% in the Town.

City of Albany Cooperative Prescription Benefit Plan 

The City of Albany received a $299,000 grant from DOS to join neighboring Rensselaer County in a cooperative prescription drug plan called NYRx. Since January 2007, NYRx has saved Rensselaer County $301,879 in presciption drug costs for government health care plans and lower government health care costs mean property tax relief for local taxpayers.


Local Government Energy Efficiency

Governor Paterson established a central clearinghouse of information to make it easier for local governments and schools to take advantage of the State’s energy efficiency programs. Learn More >> Governor Paterson also directed a large portion of the State Energy Program funds it received from the federal stimulus package to local governments and schools. Learn More >> These programs will help local governments cut their energy bills and provide property tax relief.

Welcome to SeeThroughNY – giving New Yorkers a clearer view of how their state and local tax dollars are spent. This site is sponsored by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, part of the non-partisan and non-profit Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

SeeThroughNY is a web portal -- and more.  It's designed to become the hub of a statewide network through which taxpayers can share, analyze and compare data from counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts and public authorities throughout New York.


SeeThroughNYis building a comprehensive networking community to help collect datafor this site. 
Contact us to learn how you can help make public information about New York government more accessible.

State Government:
Executive, Judicial, Legislative

Public Authorities




New York's state legislators have a long history of lavish pork-barrel spending.  Much of this spending comes in the form of appropriations known as "member items" -- operating grants to local community groups, labor unions and advocacy organizations.  But while individual senators and Assembly members are willing to selectively publicize the nature and purpose of their own pet projects, the Legislature as a whole has tried to keep much of the budgeting process for the member items under wraps.  

As part of its continuing effort promote greater public and media scrutiny of pork-barrel spending, the Empire Center has posted an online list of member items approved in the 2007-08 budget.   For details, go to this page.

(A week after the Empire Center posting, the state Assembly released its officials pork list. Details can be found here.)

In 2006, the Empire Center obtained and made public the official listings of the three years' worth  of member item appropriations from 2003, 2004, and 2005. The links to those member items can be found here.


NCSL 50-State Legislative Tracking Web Resources

Updated April 2009

At the request of NCSL's Legislative Research Librarians (LRL) staff section, NCSL has developed this resource of 50-state compilations covering various issues that concern state legislators and legislative staff. Here you will find a topical, alphabetical listing of legislative and statutory databases, compilations and state charts/maps.

To add or delete information in this file, or to report dead/outdated links, please email the information to NCSL or contact us at 303-364-7700 and ask for the NCSLnet Help Desk.


Agriculture & Rural Development

Animal Identification, Livestock, Biotechnology  (legislation database)

Biotechnology (statutes chart) 

Healthy Community Design (legislation database)

Banking, Insurance & Financial Services

Consumer Report Security Freeze (statutes)

Credit Card Numbers on Receipts (statutes)

Credit Card Skimming Devices (statutes)

Credit Scoring/Use of Credit Information in Insurance (pending and enacted legislation)

Gift Cards and Gift Certificates (statutes and recent legislation)

Identity Theft (statutes)

Medical Malpractive Tort Reform (state laws and legislation)

Mortgage Fraud (statutes)

Mortgage Lending Practices (statutes)

Payday Lending (state statutes) 

Budget & Tax

Budget Cycles (50-state chart)

Earned Income Tax Credit (legislation)

Supermajority Requirements on Passing Budgets (50-state chart)

Vote Required to Pass Budget (50-state chart)

Children & Families

Childhood Obesity and School Nutrition (legislation 2003-2008)

Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships (statutes)

Early Childhood Care and Education (legislation database)

Earned Income Tax Credit (legislation)

Youth Use of Inhalants and Aerosols (statues)

Criminal Justice

Auto Theft Prevention Authority (statutes)

DNA Data Banks (statutes)

Juvenile Justice (legislation database)

Medical Liability Laws (statutes)

Medical Malpractice Tort Reform (legislation)

Victims’ Rights Laws in the States (database)

Economic Development & Trade

Housing (2007 legislation database)

Rural Development (legislation database)

State Trade Legislation (database)


Civic Education (legislation database)

Cyberbulling (legislation)

Education or Civic Education (state curriculum standards)

Education (legislation database) 
NCSL's comprehensive 50-state Education Bill Tracking Database provides enacted legislation for over 20 education specific issue areas from 2008 to present.

Education (legislation database)
NCSL's comprehensive 50-state Education Bill Tracking Database provides enacted legislation for over 20 education specific issue areas from 2000 to 2007.

Education Finance (finance database)

Elections, Campaigns & Redistricting

2008 Election  (StateVote 2008 – includes Partisan Composition of State Legislatures)

Campaign Finance (legislation database)

Election Reform (legislation database)

Limits on Contributions during the Legislative Session (statutes)

Limits on Contributions to Political Parties (statutes)

Limits on Contributions to Candidates (statutes)

Term Limits (legislation database)

Term Limited States (statutes)

Energy & Electric Utilities

Energy and Environment Database (legislation database)

Energy and Environment Policy Database (1998-2008 legislation database)

Environmental Protection

Air Quality  (legislation database)

Animal Identification, Livestock, Biotechnology  (legislation database)

Eminent Domain (legislation)

Energy and Environment Database (legislation database)

Energy and Environment Policy Database (1998-2008 legislation database)

Environmental Health (legislation database)

Environmental Health (statutes database)

Healthy Community Design (legislation database)

Nuclear Waste and Environmental Justice (legislation database)

Rural Development (legislation database)


Criminal Penalties for Public Corruption/Violations of State Ethics Laws (statutes table)

Dual Office-Holding--Restrictions On State Legislators Concurrently Holding A Second Elected Office

Ethics Reform (legislation database)

Ethics Commissions (list)

Ethics Commissions: Jurisdiction (table)

Ethics Commissions: Powers & Duties (table)

Ethics Committees (list)

Giving, Receiving and Reporting Food and Beverage (statutes)

Honorarium Restrictions (statutes)

How States Define "Lobbying" and "Lobbyist" (statutes table)

Legislator Gift Restrictions Overview (statutes)

Links to States' Legislative Ethics and Lobbying Laws (statutes)

Lobbyist Activity Report Requirements (statutes)

Lobbyist Contingency Fees (statutes)

Lobbyist Registration Requirements (statutes)

Nepotism Restrictions for State Legislators (statutes)

(Ethics) Oversight Agencies (comprehensive list)

Personal Financial Disclosure for Legislators: Client Identification Requirements (statutes)

Personal Financial Disclosure for Legislators: Creditor and Debtor Requirements (statutes)

Personal Financial Disclosure for Legislators: Gift and Honorarium Requirements (statutes)

Personal Financial Disclosure for State Legislators: Income Requirements (statutes)

Personal Financial Disclosure for Legislators: Household Member Requirements (statutes)

Personal Financial Disclosure for Legislators: Lobbyist Connection Requirements (statutes)

Personal Financial Disclosure for Legislators:  State Agency Connection Requirements (statutes)

Prohibitions against Legislators Lobbying State Government after They Leave Office (statutes)

Prohibitions Against Lobbyists Making False Statements or Filing False Reports (statutes)

Restrictions For Legislators Accepting Hospitality at Outside Meetings (statutes)

State Legislation Database on Ethics Issues (statutes)

Voting Recusal Provisions (statutes)


Access to Health Care






Health Insurance Mandates 


Public Health

Stem Cell Research

 Women's Health

Other Health Policy Topics

Human Services

Child Care and Early Education (legislation database)

Child Support Disbursement via Debit Card and Direct Deposit (chart)

Child Support License Restrictions (statutes)

Civil Unions and Domestic Partnership (statutes)

Kinship Care (1997-2006 enactments)

Kinship Care-Highlights (recent enactments)

Same Sex Marriage

Immigrant Policy

2008 Enacted State Legislation Related to Immigrants and Immigration

2007 Enacted State Legislation Related to Immigrants and Immigration 

2006 State Legislation Related to Immigration (enacted, vetoed, and pending legislation)

Labor & Employment

At-Will Employment

Child Labor (statutes)

Day Laborer Laws (statutes)

Drugtesting in the Workplace (statutes)

State Divestment (legislation and statutes)

Equal Pay (statutes and legislation)

Family/Medical Leave Laws (statutes)

Living Wage (2007 legislation)

Medical Donor Leave (statutes)

Minimum Wage (legislation and chart)

Non-compete Agreements (statutes)

Telecommuting (statutes and legislation)

Whistleblowers (statutes)

Work Hours and Overtime (statutes)

Workforce Development (legislation and resources)



Legislative Staff


Natural Resources

Hunting (statutes)

Hunting - Minimum Ages (statutes)

Hunting - State Sunday Bans (statutes)


None available at this time.

State-Tribal Relations

Tribal Relations (legislation database)

Telecommunications and Information Policy

2008 Enacted 9-1-1 and Enhanced 9-1-1 (legislation)

Breach of Information (laws and legislation)

Broadband (statutes)

Computer Hacking and Unauthorized Access (statutes)

Cyberstalking (Computer Harassment) (statutes)

Electronic Communication Devices on School Property (statutes) 

Electronic Health Records and Personal Health Records (legislation database)

Electronic Solicitation or Luring of Minors (statutes)

Electronic Surveillance (statutes)

Event Data Recorder (EDR) / Vehicle Black Box (legislation and statutes)

Hacking and Unauthorized Access (statutes)

Internet Filtering (statutes)

Internet Privacy (statutes)

Luring of Minors or Electronic Solicitation (statutes)

Nanotechnology (laws & legislation)

Phishing (statutes)

Privacy Protections in State Constitutions

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) (statutes)

Security Breach Notification (statutes)

Spam/Unsolicited Commercial Email (statutes)

Spyware (statutes)

Uniform Electronic Transactions Acts (statutes)

Virus/Contaminant/Destructive Transmission (statutes)


Drunk Driving (statutes)

Drunk Driving - High Blood Alcohol Content (statutes)

Event Data Recorder (EDR) / Vehicle Black Box (legislation and statutes)

Healthy Community Design (legislation database)

Ignition Interlock (statutes)

Traffic Safety (legislation database)

Transportation Funding (legislation and executive orders database)


Washington Office
Tel: 202-624-5400 | Fax: 202-737-1069 | 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 515 | Washington, D.C. 20001


National Conference of State Legislatures

Legislator Compensation 2009 (Updated February 2009)


Base Salary (annual or daily rate)

Session Per Diem Rate


$10/day (C)

$3,958/month plus $50/day for three days during each week that the legislature actually meets during any session (U).



$189 or $234 /day (depending on the time of year) tied to federal rate. Legislators who reside in the Capitol area receive 75% of the federal rate.



$35/day for the 1st 120 days of regular session and for special session and $10/day thereafter. Members residing outside Maricopa County receive an additional $25/day for the 1st 120 days of reg. session and for special session and an additional $10/day thereafter (V). Set by statute.



$136/day (V) plus mileage tied to federal rate.



$173.00 per day for each day they are in session.



$45/day for members living in the Denver metro area. $99/day for members living outside Denver (V). Set by the legislature.



No per diem is paid.



$7,334 expense allowance annually.



$126/day for House and $133 for Senate (V) tied to federal rate. Earned based on the number of days in session. Travel vouchers are filed to substantiate.



$173/day (U) set by the Legislative Services Committee.



$150/day for members living outside Oahu during session; $120/day for members living outside Oahu during interim while conducting legislative business; $10/day for members living on Oahu during the interim while conducting official legislative business.



$122/day for members establishing second residence in Boise; $49/day if no second residence is established and up to $25/day travel (V) set by Compensation Commission.



$132/per session day



$138/day (U) tied to federal rate.



$118/day (U). $88.50/day for Polk County legislators (U) set by the legislature to coincide with federal rate. State mileage rates apply.



$109/day (U) tied to federal rate.


$186.73day (C)

$119.90/day (U) tied to federal rate (110% Federal per diem rate).


$16,800/year + additional $6,000/yr (U) expense allowance.

$143/day (U) tied to federal rate (26 U.S.C. Section 162(h)(1)(B)(ii)).


$13,526/year for first regular session; $9,874/year for second regular session.

$38/day housing, or mileage and tolls in lieu of housing (at rate of $0.44/mile up to $38/day) plus $32/day for meals. Per diem limits are set by statute.


State Legislators - $43,500/year

Lodging $96/day; meals $32/day (V) tied to federal rate and compensation commission. $225/day for out of state travel. Includes meals and lodging.



From $10/day-$100/day, depending on distance from State House (V) set by the legislature.



$12,000 yearly expense allowance for session and interim (V) set by compensation commission.



Senators receive $96/day and Representatives receive $77/legislative day (U) set by the legislature/Rules Committee.



$109/day (U) tied to federal rate.



$87.20/day (U) tied to federal rate. Verification of per diem is by roll call.


$82.64/day (L)

103.69/day (U).



$109/day outside 50-mile radius from Capitol; $39/day if member resides within 50 miles of Capitol (V) tied to federal rate.


$137.90/day maximum of 60 days of session for holdover Senators, $146.29/day for all other legislators.

Federal rate for Capitol area (U). Legislators who live more than 50 miles from the capitol, if require lodging, will be paid Hud single-room rate for Carson City area for each month of session.

New Hampshire

$200/two-year term

No per diem is paid.

New Jersey


No per diem is paid.

New Mexico


$144/day (V) tied to federal rate & the constitution.

New York


Varies (V) tied to federal rate.

North Carolina


$104/day (U) set by statute. $559.00/month expense allowance.

North Dakota

$135/day during legislative sessions (C)

Lodging reimbursement up to $900/month (V).



No per diem is paid.



$132/day (U) tied to federal rate.



$109/day (U) tied to federal rate.



$158/day (V) tied to federal rate. Can receive actual expenses or per diem.

Rhode Island


No per diem is paid.

South Carolina


$119/day for meals and housing for each statewide session day and committee meeting tied to federal rate.

South Dakota

$12,000/two-yr term

$110/legislative day (U) set by the legislature.



$171/legislative day (U) tied to federal rate.



$139/day (U) set by Ethics Commission.


$130/day (C)

$90/day (U) lodging allotment for each calendar day, tied to federal rate, $54/day meals (U).


$625.36/week during session $118 per day for special sessions or interim committee meetings

Federal per diem rate for Montpelier is $93/day for lodging and $54/day for meals for non-commuters; commuters receive $54/day for meals plus mileage.


$18,000/year Senate, $17,640/year House

House - $135/day (U) tied to federal rate. Senate $169 (U) tied to federal rate.




West Virginia


$131/day during session (U) set by compensation commission.



Current authorized amount is up to $88 per day ($44 per day for legislators living in Dane County). Per diem authorized under 13.123 (1), Wis Statutes, and Leg. Joint Rule 85. 20.916(8) State Statutes and Joint Commitee on Employment Relations (JCOER) establishes the max. amount at 90% of the federal per diem rate for Madison. The leadership of each house then determines, within that maximum, what amount to authorize for the session. Current amount of $88 is approximately 64% of the federal per diem rate for Madison.

 Wyoming  $150/day (L)  $85/day (V) set by the legislature, includes travel days for those outside of Cheyenne.

L = Legislative day

C = Calendar day

(V) Vouchered   (U) Unvouchered

For More Information about Legislator Compensation,
Write or Call:

Morgan Cullen, NCSL Policy Associate
Phone: (303) 856-1431
Fax: (303) 364-7800


Residents of New York are represented in FEDERAL Congress by 2 Senators and 29 Representatives.
Member Name DC Phone DC FAX
Senator Charles E. (Chuck) Schumer (D- NY) 202-224-6542 202-228-3027
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D- NY) 202-224-4451 202-228-0282
Representative Tim Bishop (D - 01) 202-225-3826 202-225-3143
Representative Steve Israel (D - 02) 202-225-3335 202-225-4669
Representative Pete King (R - 03) 202-225-7896 202-226-2279
Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D - 04) 202-225-5516 202-225-5758
Representative Gary Ackerman (D - 05) 202-225-2601 202-225-1589
Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D - 06) 202-225-3461 202-226-4169
Representative Joseph Crowley (D - 07) 202-225-3965 202-225-1909
Representative Jerrold Nadler (D - 08) 202-225-5635 202-225-6923
Representative Anthony Weiner (D - 09) 202-225-6616 202-226-0218
Representative Edolphus (Ed) Towns (D - 10) 202-225-5936 202-225-1018
Representative Yvette Clarke (D - 11) 202-225-6231 202-226-0112
Representative Nydia M. Velazquez (D - 12) 202-225-2361 202-226-0327
Representative Michael E. McMahon (D - 13) 202-225-3371 202-226-1272
Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D - 14) 202-225-7944 202-225-4709
Representative Charles B. Rangel (D - 15) 202-225-4365 202-225-0816
Representative Jose E. Serrano (D - 16) 202-225-4361 202-225-6001
Representative Eliot L. Engel (D - 17) 202-225-2464 202-225-5513
Representative Nita M. Lowey (D - 18) 202-225-6506 202-225-0546
Representative John J. Hall (D - 19) 202-225-5441 202-225-3289
Representative Scott Murphy (D - 20) 202-225-5614 202-225-1168
Representative Paul D. Tonko (D - 21) 202-225-5076 202-225-5077
Representative Maurice D. Hinchey (D - 22) 202-225-6335 202-226-0774
Representative Bill Owens (D - 23) 202-225-4611 202-226-0621
Representative Michael A. Arcuri (D - 24) 202-225-3665 202-225-1891
Representative Dan Maffei (D - 25) 202-225-3701 202-225-4042
Representative Chris Lee (R - 26) 202-225-5265 202-225-5910
Representative Brian Higgins (D - 27) 202-225-3306 202-226-0347
Representative Louise M. Slaughter (D - 28) 202-225-3615 202-225-7822
Representative Eric Massa (D - 29) 202-225-3161 202-226-6599


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Teachers Union Ruins NY Shot at $700M in Stimulus



Being a good conservative, I am torn on this story! It seems that the teachers union in New York State refused to comply with some simple requirements in cooperation with the state government so that New York could qualify for $700 million in federal stimulus [...]

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New York Legislative Leadership


Sheldon Silver
(Democratic, Liberal-NY)
Speaker, State Assembly

Earlene Hooper
(Democratic, Liberal-NY)
Deputy Speaker, State Assembly

Rhoda Jacobs
(Democratic, Liberal-NY)
Assistant Speaker, State Assembly

Harvey Weisenberg
(Working Families, Democratic, Independence-NY)
Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore, State Assembly

Vivian Cook
(Liberal, Democratic-NY)
Deputy Majority Leader, State Assembly

N. Nick Perry
(Democratic, Liberal, Working Families-NY)
Assistant Majority Leader, State Assembly

Ronald Canestrari
Majority Leader, State Assembly

Barbara Clark
Assistant Majority Whip, State Assembly

Dov Hikind
Majority Whip, State Assembly

Ann-Margaret Carrozza
(Democratic, Independence-NY)
Deputy Majority Whip, State Assembly

William Colton
(Working Families, Democratic-NY)
Majority Conference Chair, State Assembly

Annette Robinson
Majority Conference Vice Chair, State Assembly

Michele Titus
(Democratic, Working Families, Liberal-NY)
Majority Conference Secretary, State Assembly

John McEneny
(Working Families, Democratic, Independence-NY)
Majority Steering Chair, State Assembly


James Conte
(Conservative, Republican, Working Families, Independence-NY)
Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore, State Assembly

Brian Kolb
Minority Leader, State Assembly

Dierdre Scozzafava
(Republican, Independence, Conservative, Working Families-NY)
Minority Leader Pro Tempore, State Assembly

Robert Oaks
Deputy Minority Leader, State Assembly

Daniel Burling
(Independence, Conservative, Republican-NY)
Deputy Minority Whip, State Assembly

Thomas Alfano
(Working Families, Republican-NY)
Assistant Minority Leader, State Assembly

William Barclay
Assistant Minority Leader, State Assembly

Thomas Alfano
(Conservative, Independent-NY)
Assistant Minority Leader, State Assembly

Gary Finch
Minority Whip, State Assembly

James Tedisco
(Independence, Republican, Conservative-NY)
Assistant Minority Whip, State Assembly

James Bacalles
(Republican, Independence, Conservative-NY)
Minority Conference Chair, State Assembly

Clifford Crouch
Minority Conference Vice Chair, State Assembly

James Bacalles
(Independence, Conservative, Republican-NY)
Minority Conference Vice Chair, State Assembly

Teresa Sayward
(Independence, Republican, Conservative-NY)
Minority Conference Secretary, State Assembly

Bill Reilich
(Republican, Independence, Conservative-NY)
Minority Steering Chair, State Assembly

Robert Walker
(Independence, Conservative, Republican, Working Families-NY)
Minority Steering Vice Chair, State Assembly

Patricia Eddington
(Working Families, Independence-NY)
Majority Steering Vice Chair, State Assembly

Jeffrey Klein
Deputy Majority Leader, State Senate

Eric Schneiderman
(Working Families-NY)
Deputy Majority Leader, State Senate

Suzi Oppenheimer
Deputy Majority Leader, State Senate

Eric Schneiderman
Deputy Majority Leader, State Senate

William Stachowski
(Working Families-NY)
Assistant Majority Leader, State Senate

George Onorato
Assistant Majority Leader, State Senate

Neil Breslin
Assistant Majority Leader, State Senate

William Stachowski
(Independence, Conservative, Democratic-NY)
Assistant Majority Leader, State Senate

David Valesky
(Democratic, Working Families-NY)
Vice President Pro Tempore, State Senate

Pedro Espada
Majority Leader, State Senate

Martin Dilan
Senior Assistant Majority Leader, State Senate

Velmanette Montgomery
(Democratic, Working Families-NY)
Assistant Majority Whip, State Senate

John Sampson
(Working Families, Democratic-NY)
Majority Conference Leader, State Senate

Antoine Thompson
(Working Families, Democratic-NY)
Majority Whip, State Senate

Ruth Hassell-Thompson
(Democratic, Independence, Working Families-NY)
Majority Conference Chair, State Senate

Toby Ann Stavisky
(Democratic, Working Families-NY)
Majority Conference Vice Chair, State Senate

José Serrano
(Working Families, Democratic-NY)
Majority Conference Secretary, State Senate

Diane Savino
(Democratic, Working Families-NY)
Majority Steering Chair, State Senate

Thomas Duane
(Democratic, Working Families-NY)
Majority Program Development Chair, State Senate


Dean Skelos
(Republican, Independence-NY)
Minority Leader, State Senate

Thomas Libous
(Conservative, Independent, Republican-NY)
Deputy Minority Leader, State Senate

Michael Nozzolio
(Independence, Republican, Conservative-NY)
Deputy Minority Whip, State Senate

Frank Padavan
Assistant Minority Leader, State Senate

Owen Johnson
(Working Families, Independence, Conservative, Republican-NY)
Assistant Minority Leader, State Senate

Hugh Farley
(Independence, Conservative, Republican-NY)
Assistant Minority Leader, State Senate

Vincent Leibell
(Independence, Conservative, Republican-NY)
Assistant Minority Leader, State Senate

Frank Padavan
(Independence, Conservative-NY)
Assistant Minority Leader, State Senate

William Larkin
(Conservative, Republican-NY)
Minority Whip, State Senate

Stephen Saland
(Conservative, Republican-NY)
Assistant Minority Whip, State Senate

Kenneth LaValle
(Independence, Conservative, Republican-NY)
Minority Conference Chair, State Senate

James Seward
(Independence, Conservative, Republican-NY)
Minority Conference Vice Chair, State Senate

Kemp Hannon
(Republican, Independence, Conservative-NY)
Minority Conference Secretary, State Senate

Thomas Morahan
(Conservative, Working Families, Independence, Republican-NY)
Minority Policy Chair, State Senate

Elizabeth Little
(Republican, Conservative, Independence-NY)
Minority Program Development Chair, State Senate

Malcolm Smith
Temporary President, State Senate


State Wide Officials

Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo - Attorney General
Secretary Lorraine A. Cortés-Vázquez - Secretary of State
Adjutant General Joseph J. Taluto - Adjutant General
Robert L. Megna - Budget Director
(No Party Affiliation)
Garry A. Brown - Chair of Public Service Commission
Patrick Hooker - Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets
(No Party Affiliation)
Commissioner Richard P. Mills - Commissioner of Education
(No Party Affiliation)
Commissioner Evelyn J. Aquila - Commissioner of Elections
Commissioner Douglas A. Kellner - Commissioner of Elections
Commissioner Gregory P. Peterson - Commissioner of Elections
Commissioner James A. Walsh - Commissioner of Elections
Jamie Woodward - Commissioner of Taxation and Finance
Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli - Comptroller
Commissioner M P. 'Tricia' Smith - Labor Commissioner
Commissioner Patricia L. Acampora - Public Service Commissioner
(No Party Affiliation)
Commissioner Robert E. Curry - Public Service Commissioner
Commissioner Maureen F. Harris - Public Service Commissioner
Commissioner James L. Larocca - Public Service Commissioner
James J. Wrynn - Superintendent of the Insurance Department

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