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Governor calls for $1 billion in new taxes

POSTED: January 19, 2010

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. David Paterson released a budget proposal Tuesday that seeks a 5 percent cut in school aid, as well as $1 billion in new taxes and fees.

The $134 billion budget also addresses a $7.4 billion deficit. In addition to a $1.1 billion cut in school aid, Paterson wants $1 billion cut from health care spending, much of which goes to hospitals and nursing homes.

The new taxes and fees proposed include:

- A $1 tax increase on a pack of cigarettes, raising the state total to $3.75 per pack. That's expected to raise $218 million the first year.

- A new $7.68 per gallon excise tax on beverage syrups and $1.28 per gallon on bottled soft drinks and powders, raising $465 million.

- A 0.75 percent hospital assessment on inpatient revenue, up from 0.35 percent, raising $130 million.

- A 7 percent nursing home services assessment, up from 6 percent, raising $67.8 million.

- A 9.63 percent surcharge on services performed in hospitals, extending it to surgery and radiology performed in private ambulatory centers, doctors' offices and urgent care settings, raising $24.6 million.

- A 0.7 percent home care provider revenue assessment, up from 0.35 percent, raising $17.6 million

- A 3 percent tax on natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale formation in the Southern Tier and in central New York using horizontal wells, raising $1 million starting in 2011-2012.

- Ending forbearance on sales of unstamped tobacco products to Indian retailers. No revenue estimate.

See Wednesday's Post-Journal for details.

 

Governor watch - in his own words and fast facts

"Local property taxes in New York are too high – 78% higher than the national average!  To reduce the burden on local property taxpayers, we are cracking down on state mandates that impose added costs on local governments and local taxpayers.”  

On working to change the culture of spending in Albany. “We are going to ask government to live under the same conditions as taxpayers do – that we live within our means.”

"We are reviewing state commissions, task forces, cabinets, and advisory councils--nearly 600 of them."

In July, Governor Paterson vetoed 14 bills passed by the State Legislature, saving the State $5.7 million; in August, he vetoed 14 more bills, saving another $5.4 million. He vetoed these bills because they would have added to the state’s budget deficit, without providing essential services. He said: “This is not the time to add to the State’s spending or to increase the burden on the State’s taxpayers. While these bills address important causes, government has to live within its means – just like regular New Yorkers do every day. That means making difficult choices so we can lay the foundation for our economic recovery.”

 

Did you know that education and health care represent more than half of all projected spending ($31 billion) in the state’s $55 billion General Fund? The General Fund is the main operating account of the state and has a projected $3.2 billion deficit in the current year. (This deficit figure may be under stated)

Did you know that Wall Street bonuses are still projected to decline by 22 percent in the current fiscal year, despite the fact that some individual firms are reporting strong earnings? Some Wall Street firms have disappeared altogether during the financial crisis and won't be paying any bonuses at all. Efforts are continuing at the federal level to limit executive compensation. And many bonus payments come in the form of stock that is not immediately taxable. The financial services industry as a whole remains in the midst of a fundamental restructuring, which will continue to depress state tax collections. 
 

Did you know that, while using the state’s “Rainy Day” reserves to help close our current-year budget deficit may sound like an easy answer, it could have some extremely negative fiscal consequences? First, it may very well lead to a downgrade in the state's credit rating, which would make it more expensive New York to borrow money for roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects, leaving even fewer tax dollars available for other critical priorities. Second, it’s a “one-shot” solution that wouldn't do anything to address a looming $40 billion structural budget gap projected over the next three years. Third, if we fully exhaust our reserves, we'll be left with no other options at the end of the fiscal year if the economic downturn is worse than anticipated. All this, for something that would cover little more than one-third of our $3.2 billion current-year deficit. That’s why the Governor's DRP leaves the state’s Rainy Day reserve fully intact.

Did you know that recommended funding for the Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) program of $715 million represents an increase of 54 percent or $249 million compared to 2004-05?  That’s an average annual increase of almost 9 percent in AIM funding for local governments outside New York City.

Did you know that the average New York State recession lasts twice as long as the average national recession? That's why, even though there are some encouraging signs that the US economy is recovering, state revenues have continued to plummet.

Based on the Division of the Budget's latest forecast, the current New York State recession will not end until at least the second half of 2010. Accordingly, there should be little optimism that an unexpected rebound in tax collections will remove the need for responsible actions to close our mid-year budget gap. Immediate, further spending reductions are necessary, such as those proposed in Governor Paterson's Deficit Reduction Plan.

The Division of the Budget released its mid-year financial plan update at the end of October showing that the state must address a structural deficit of $44 billion over the next five years -- an increase of $6 billion from the most recent projections in July.

The Governor's proposed Tier V pension reform -- a key component of his DRP -- claims it would save taxpayers nearly $50 billion over the next thirty years, while still providing a secure retirement for public employees.

Even after implementation of the DRP, 2009-10 School Aid spending ($21.2 billion) would still represent a $6.8 billion or 47 percent increase compared to 2003-04? Based on US census data, New York spends more total per pupil than any other state and 63 percent above the national average.

New York spends more per capita on Medicaid ($2,283) than any other state and twice the national average. The next highest state (Rhode Island) spends $1,659 per capita – 27 percent less than New York.

As of November 95 percent of school districts have reported undesignated reserves in excess of their proposed DRP reduction. For a district by district breakdown of reported reserves, go to the State Education Department’s property tax report card website at https://www.emsc.nysed.gov/mgtserv/propertytax/

The Governor says "It’s time to trim the fat in State government".  He created the Task Force to Eliminate Waste, Fraud and Abuse, to cut unnecessary costs, eliminating wasteful spending, and fight fraud and abuse.

 

 

Holding Public Authorities Accountable to Taxpayers

 

The Governor claims to be restoring the meaning of the word “public” in public authorities, creating the Public Authority Oversight Council, which will hold state public authorities more accountable to the taxpayers who fund their operations. The Council will start by looking at the pay and expenses of executive staff: Are they making too much?; Are they spending too much?: Are they receiving excessive benefits and perks?

 

Last year, for example, he discovered that state public authorities were only submitting required reports 70% of the time; these reports are critical to government transparency because they allow taxpayers and elected officials to monitor public authority spending. So the Governor stepped in and demanded greater compliance. The results? Reporting among state public authorities increased from 70% to 90%.

 

The State is tightening its belt, too. And just like New York taxpayers and businesses, no saving is too small.

The Governor has directed state agencies to cut costs – both large and small – and reduce spending wherever possible.

Cutting Printing, Copying and Wireless Costs. Saves low Millions.

Cutting State Travel Costs by ordering all state agencies to cut travel by 25%. Saves low millions.

Cutting State Lease and Rent Costs. Saved $8 million in 2009-2010

Governor Paterson Directs the Sale and under-utilized and Vacant State Property. Sales scheduled for 2009 will generate millions of dollars for the state.

Cutting Conference Costs

Maximizing the State's Assets

The State owns certain assets that have the potential to create revenues. These include – transportation infrastructure, buildings, land, schools, cars, trucks, energy facilities, schools, and many more. And just like a private business, the state must manage these assets effectively – simply put, to maximize the return on the investment. These are public assets, purchased with taxpayer dollars – and they should be used to benefit you, the taxpayer.

 

 

Interest Group Ratings

Abortion Issues

2004  Based on voting records and a questionnaire in 2004, NARAL Pro-Choice New York considers the position of Governor Paterson to be pro-choice.

2003-2006  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to New York State Right to Life Committee's position, Governor Paterson received a rating of 25.

2000  Based on voting records and a questionnaire by NARAL Pro-Choice New York in 2000, Governor Paterson voted or expressed the organization's preferred position 100 percent of the time.

1999-2002  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the New York State Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 1999-2002.

Animal Rights and Wildlife Issues

2003-2004  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Humane Society of New York 60 percent in 2003-2004.

Business and Consumers

2006  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Business Council of New York State, Inc. C percent in 2006.

2006  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the New York National Federation of Independent Business 64 percent in 2006.

2003-2004  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the New York National Federation of Independent Business 50 percent in 2003-2004.

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2000  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Empire State Pride Agenda 100 percent in 2000.

1997  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the New York Civil Liberties Union 77 percent in 1997.

 

Conservative

2006  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Conservative Party of New York State 60 percent in 2006.

2005  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Conservative Party of New York State 52 percent in 2005.

2004  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Conservative Party of New York State 30 percent in 2004.

2003  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Conservative Party of New York State 23 percent in 2003.

1998  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Christian Coalition of New York 55 percent in 1998.

1998  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Conservative Union 55 percent in 1998.

1997  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Conservative Union 42.85 percent in 1997.

Environmental Issues

2006  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the EPL-Environmental Advocates 86 percent in 2006.

2004  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the EPL-Environmental Advocates 100 percent in 2004.

Gun Issues

2004  Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all state legislative candidates in 2004, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Governor Paterson a grade of F (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

2004  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the pro gun ban New Yorkers Against Gun Violence 100 percent in 2004.

2002  Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all state legislative candidates in 2002, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Governor Paterson a grade of F (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

2002  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the pro gun ban New Yorkers Against Gun Violence 100 percent in 2002.

Labor

2003-2004  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Public Employees Federation 100 percent in 2003-2004.

2001-2002  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the New York AFL-CIO 90 percent in 2001-2002.

1999-2000  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the New York AFL-CIO 100 percent in 1999-2000.

Liberal

2006  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to New York City Americans for Democratic Action's position, Governor Paterson received a rating of 80.

1996  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the New York City Americans for Democratic Action 100 percent in 1996.

Social Issues

2001-2005  Governor Paterson supported the interests of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy 86 percent in 2001-2005.

For up to date listing, or to search older statements, go to: 

www.votesmart.org/speech.php?can_id=4223&type=full#Results

 

Public statements for Governor David A. Paterson (NY):

01/14/2010 Governor Paterson's Mandate Reform Agenda Advances Four-Year Moratorium On Unfunded Mandates, And Includes Over 100 Other Mandate Reform Initiatives To Ease Burden On Local Governments And Property Taxpayers During Unprecedented Fiscal Crisis Unknown
01/13/2010 Statement From Governor David A. Paterson Regarding The Earthquake In Haiti Unknown
01/12/2010 Governor Paterson Announces Mergers, Consolidations, Shared Services To Streamline State Government, Save Taxpayer Dollars Unknown
01/12/2010 Letter to Members of the New York Legislature Unknown
01/11/2010 Governor Paterson Announces 2010-11 Executive Budget Will Exceed Requirements Of His Proposed Spending Cap, Provide More Than $1 Billion In Property Tax Relief In 2011-12 Unknown
01/08/2010 Governor Paterson Announces Increased H1n1 Vaccine Availability During National Influenza Vaccination Week Unknown
01/07/2010 Governor Paterson Proposes Legislation To Maximize New York State's Eligibility For Race To The Top Funding Unknown
01/06/2010 State of the State Address 2010 Unknown
01/01/2010 Governor Paterson Announces Special Elections To Fill Assembly Vacancies Unknown
01/01/2010 Governor Paterson Announces 12 New Laws To Take Effect On January 1, 2010 Unknown
01/01/2010 Statement From Governor David A. Paterson Unknown
12/31/2009 Governor Corzine, Governor Paterson Take Action for Joint New Year's Weekend Security Measures Trenton, NJ
12/31/2009 Governor Paterson Encourages New Yorkers To Make H1N1 Vaccination Their New Year's Resolution Unknown
12/31/2009 Governor Paterson Announces $2 Million In Grants For Community Groups, Local Governments To Ensure Every New Yorker Is Counted In The 2010 Census Unknown
12/31/2009 Governor Paterson Announces Record Level Of Recovered Wages Returned To New York Workers In 2009 Unknown
12/30/2009 Governor Paterson Receives First Report Of Task Force On Personal Service Contracting Issues Unknown
12/28/2009 Governor Paterson Announces Additional Steps To Ensure Safety Of New Yorkers During Holiday Travel Season Unknown
12/26/2009 Statement From Governor David A. Paterson Unknown
12/25/2009 Christmas Day Statement From Governor David A. Paterson Unknown
12/24/2009 Statement From Governor David A. Paterson Unknown
12/21/2009 Governor Paterson Announces E-Budget Initiative To Save Taxpayer Dollars And Reduce Environmental Impacts Unknown
12/19/2009 Statement From Governor David A. Paterson Unknown
12/18/2009 Governor Paterson Announces State Approval Of $665 Million Sale In Housing Bonds To The Federal Government Unknown
12/18/2009 Statement From Governor David A. Paterson Unknown
12/18/2009 Governor Paterson Urges New Yorkers To Stay Healthy This Holiday Season By Getting Vaccinated Against H1N1 Flu Unknown

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Governor David A. Paterson (NY)

 
Current Office: Governor
First Appointed: 03/17/2008
Last Appointed: 2008
Party: Democratic
 


Contact Information
 


Capitol Website:
https://www.ny.gov/governor/
Capitol Webmail:
https://161.11.121.121/govemail

 

Capitol Address
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
Phone: 518-474-8390

 

Governor David A. Paterson REPEATEDLY REFUSED TO PROVIDE ANY RESPONSES TO CITIZENS ON ISSUES THROUGH THE 2004 NATIONAL POLITICAL AWARENESS TEST


Governor David A. Paterson REFUSED TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION WHEN ASKED TO DO SO BY:

Major News Organizations and key national leaders of both parties including,

John McCain, Republican Senator
Geraldine Ferraro, Former Democratic Congresswoman
Michael Dukakis, Former Democratic Governor
Bill Frenzel, Former Republican Congressman
Richard Kimball, Project Vote Smart President

 

For up to date list of vetos and to search legislation and other info go to: www.votesmart.org/official_veto.php?can_id=4223

2009-09-16 A 8245A Education Law Amendments V
2009-09-16 A 8146 Bolivar-Richburg Central School District State Aid Repayment V
2009-09-16 A 7581-A Use of Rifles for Hunting in Ontario County V
2009-09-16 A 7144-A Labor Law and Civil Service Law Amendments V
2009-09-16 A 7288 Howard J. Geyer Estate Payment V
2009-09-16 A 6700 Marlboro Central School District State Aid Payment Amendments V
2009-09-16 A 584-A Relating to Polling Places for Physically Disabled Voters V
2009-09-16 A 250 Relating to "New York First" Commitments V
2009-09-16 A 6349 Penal Law Amendments V
2009-09-16 A 4629-B Relating to Certain Training for Police Officers and Child Protective Services Workers V
2009-09-16 A 4613-A Relating to a Fredonia Central School District Capital Improvement Project V
2009-09-16 A 4343 Relating to Subcontracting by Public Authorities V
2009-09-16 A 4106-B Public Officers Law Amendments V
2009-09-16 A 3409 Personal Property Law and Banking Law Amendments V
2009-09-16 A 3193 Micro Business Outreach Center Assistance Program V
2009-09-16 A 3173 Westchester County Workforce Housing Incentive Program V
2009-09-16 A 781-B Relating to Unlawful Discriminatory Practices V
2009-09-16 A 8555A New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise Opportunity Act V
2009-08-26 A 8725 Salem Central School District Transportation Contracts V
2009-08-26 A 220-B North Bellmore Union Free School District Aid Payments V
2009-08-26 A 251-A Public Authorities Law Amendments V
2009-08-26 A 2849 Creating the New York State Strategic Training Alliance Program V
2009-08-26 A 9025 Rochester Aid and Incentives V
2009-08-26 A 5055 Establishing the Division of Minority Mental Health V
2009-08-26 A 5328 Justice Gustin L. Reichbach Kosovo Service Credit V
2009-08-26 A 6889-A Southern Cayuga Central School District V
2009-08-26 A 7506 Capital Improvement Projects in the Dundee Central School District V
2009-08-26 A 7893-A Copiague Union Free School District Aid Repayment V
2009-08-26 A 7933 Canaseraga Central School District Transportation Contract V
2009-08-26 A 7989A Brocton Central School District Aid Repayment V
2009-08-26 A 7991-A Hamburg Central School District Transportation Contracts V
2009-08-26 A 8405-C Creating the New York State War of 1812 200th Anniversary Commemoration Commission V
2009-08-11 A 695-A Relating to Historic Districts and Landmarks V
2009-08-11 A 2247-B Relating to Workplace Abuse and Harassment V
2009-08-11 A 1004 Relating to Side Door Airbags V
2009-08-11 A 8972-A Mental Hygiene Law Amendments V
2009-08-11 A 8637 Relating to Peace Officers V
2009-08-11 A 8354 Relating to Peace Officers V
2009-08-11 A 7868 Relating to Peace Officers V
2009-08-11 A 7238 Relating to Peace Officers V
2009-08-11 A 6854 Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Amendments V
2009-08-11 A 6506 Relating to Peace Officers V
2009-08-11 A 5709-A Relating to Peace Officers V
2009-08-11 A 5311-A Relating to Peace Officers V
2009-08-11 A 4633-A Relating to Peace Officers V
2009-08-11 A 4632-A Relating to Peace Officers V
2009-08-11 A 3939 Relating to Peace Officers V
2009-08-11 A 2854 Economic Development Law Amendments V
2009-08-11 A 2534 Relating to Peace Officers V
2009-07-28 S 1031 South Colonie Central School District Transportation Project V
2009-07-28 S 3099 Relating to Utility Bills V
2009-07-28 S 3577 Relating to to Self-Service Storage V
2009-07-22 A 4587-A Schenectady City School District Transportation Contracts V
2009-07-22 A 8103 Accelerated Payments to Mount Vernon School District V
2009-07-22 A 1800 Relating to Property Taxes V
2009-07-22 A 7202-A Relating to Eden Central School District Transportation Contracts V
2009-07-22 A 5364-A Whitehall Central School District Transportation Contract Approval V
2009-07-22 A 4767 Relating to Rocky Point Union Free School District Building Aid Contracts V
2009-07-22 A 1356-A Relating to Port Washington Union Free School District Building Aid Contracts V
2009-07-22 A 8581 Highland Falls School District Payments V
2009-07-22 A 6532 Relating to Crime Victim's Award V
2009-07-22 A 5788 Relating to Suffolk County Property Taxes V
2009-07-22 A 4166 Relating to Kitchen Incubator/Shared-Use Kitchen Facilities V
2009-07-22 A 8374 Related to Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority Financial Crisis Determinations V
2009-07-22 A 8694 Syracuse Aid and Incentives V
2009-07-22 A 8864 Related to Tuition Assistance Program Awards V
2009-07-14 S 738A Relating to Executive Records V
2009-07-07 A 2858-A Relating to Mail for Domestic Violence Victims V
2009-07-07 A 7458 Relating to Notice of Proposed Rule-Making V
2009-06-10 A 730 Public Health Law Amendments V
2009-06-09 S 1676-A Farmer's Market Planning and Development Amendments V
2009-06-03 A 2046-A Open Meeting Law Amendments V
2009-06-02 S 1409 Police and Firefighter Retirement and Social Security Amendments V
2009-05-19 A 1511 Boxing, Sparring, and Wrestling Regulation Amendments V
2009-03-23 A 3483 Relating to Certain Court Actions V
2008-11-24 S 3153 Removes special powers granted to the society for the prevention of cruelty to children V
2008-11-24 S 7585 Omnibus Alzheimer's Services Act of 2008 V
2008-10-15 A 6399 Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention and Safe Housing Act V
2008-10-15 S 6852 Petroleum Business Tax Exemption for Fuel Used by Towing Vessels V
2008-09-25 S 7472 Defining Income for the Self-Employed to Determine Eligibility to Family Health Care V
2008-09-25 S 7226 Amending the Environmental Conservation Law V
2008-09-25 S 6837 John Sirles as a Full Time Police Officer in Sherriil V
2008-09-25 S 6260 Reforming the Black Car Operators' Injury Compensation Fund V
2008-09-25 S 4249 Prohibits Universities from using University Tradmark on Unlawful Apparel V
2008-09-25 A 7335 Direct State Officials to Adopt Smart Growth Principles V
2008-09-25 A 9319 Increasing Availability of Adult Day Health Care V
2008-09-25 S 8294 Relates to Entitlement to First Party Benefits V
2008-09-25 S 7625 Authorizes Reimbursements for East Moriches Union Free School District V
2008-09-25 S 3673 Submitting Voluntary Recruitment Scholarships V
2008-09-25 A 11652 Developing Mentor-Protege Programs to Aid Veterans Contracting with the State V
2008-09-25 A 11578 Increasing Availability of Adult Day Health Care in Certain Counties V
2008-09-25 A 7277 Promotes Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities V
2008-09-25 A 1170 Retirememt Community Program V
2008-09-25 S 6780 Civil Service Commission V
2008-09-25 S 6721 Non-profit Homeland Security Preparedness Study V
2008-09-25 A 30000 Tax Credit for Renovation of Historic Properties V
2008-09-25 S 2879 Renunciating of Property Interests V
2008-09-25 A 2554 Creates One-Stop Regional Economical Development and Compliance V
2008-09-25 A 1375 Mandating Evacuation Time Estimates for Cities with Populations over 500,000 V
2008-09-25 A 395 Health Insurance Policies for Small Businesses V
2008-09-25 S 4029 Lawful Sale of Scrap Copper and Other Metals by Junk Dealers V
2008-09-25 A 10508 Prohibiting a Mandatory Retirement Age for Police Officers V
2008-09-25 S 8362 Establishes Distances from Certain Premises from Schools and Places of Worship V
2008-09-25 S 8047 Training for Board of Trustees for Non-Profit Organizations V
2008-09-25 S 1101 Confirms the Purchase of 3 Schoolbuses by the Board of Education of the Northern Adirondack Central School District V
2008-09-25 S 7849 Filing a Worker's Compensation Claim V
2008-09-25 A 11052 Services Under Adult Day Health Care Program V
2008-09-25 A 10573 Services Under Adult Day Health Care Program V
2008-09-25 A 8059 Creates Landbanks for the Revitalization of Abandoned and Vacant Property V
2008-09-25 A 3414 Greenhouse Gases Research and Development Program V
2008-09-25 A 606 In-State Center Service Assistance Hotline V
2008-09-25 S 8363 Adjusting State Aid to the Norwood-Norfolk Central School District V
2008-09-25 S 8364 Adjusting State Aid to the South Lewis Central School District V
2008-09-25 A 10772 Authorizes the City to Return Certain Properties to North Edgecombe, LLC V
2008-09-25 A 11715 Amending the Juror Selection Process V
2008-09-25 S 7339 Prohibits the Raising of Interest Rates on Credit Card Users and the Issuance of Fees based on Debt V
2008-09-25 S 8357 Short Term Health Insurance Policies for Individuals No Longer Eligible for Coverage through their Parents V
2008-09-25 S 8515 Extends Paybacks for Southern Cayuga Central School District on State Aid Overpayments V
2008-09-04 A 11355 Extending the Combined Senior Citizen Services Center/Residential Health Care Facility/Child Day Care Center Community Grants Program V
2008-09-04 A 5943 Access to Records Discussed at Public Meetings V
2008-09-04 A 6164 Notification Requirements for Long Island Power Authority Prior to Rate Increases V
2008-09-04 A 8849 Providing Inmates with Information on HIV Prevention V
2008-09-04 A 9055 Agreements Between Brewers and Wholesalers V
2008-09-04 A 9889 Designates the Dog Control Officer of Salamanca as a Peace Officer V
2008-09-04 A 5566 Mature Worker Training Programs V
2008-09-04 A 9317 Creates a Task Force on Multi-Use Trails V
2008-09-04 A 9844 Granting Peace Officer Status to Fire Marshalls in Southampton V
2008-09-04 A 10883 Residential Care Off-Site Facility Demonstration Project V
2008-09-04 A 11288 Establishes the Empire State Baseball Trails Program V
2008-09-04 S 1574 Allowing Adjustments to Determine a Student's Applicable Income for Financial Aid Awards V
2008-09-04 S 3202 Motor Fuel Tax Exemption for Commercial Fishermen V
2008-09-04 S 6681 Includes Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and Its Police Officers Under Provisions for Resolution of Impasse in Collective Bargaining Negotiations V
2008-09-04 S 6832 Extends to BCI Bargaining Unit of the State Police Fourth Step Arbitration of Disciplinary Grievances V
2008-09-04 S 6847 Designates Westhampton Beach Court Officers as Peace Officers V
2008-09-04 S 7025 Excludes Certain Increased Fuel Costs from Calculation of Total Spending Increases for Purposes of School District Contingency Budget V
2008-09-04 S 7469 Designates New Windsor Court Officers as Peace Officers V
2008-09-04 S 7558 Listing State and Local Trails on the Department of Parks Website V
2008-09-04 S 7729 Designates Lake George Seasonal Constables as Peace Officers V
2008-09-04 S 8142 Allows Eligible Members of the Teachers' Retirement System to Receive Service Credit for Unused Accumulated Sick Leave V
2008-09-04 A 10413 Licensing of Electrical Inspectors in Westchester County V
2008-09-04 A 11714 Determination of Tuition Assistance Programs Awards V
2008-09-04 S 1543 Providing Children Transportation to School for a Distance Under Two Miles V
2008-09-04 S 5052 Reimbursement to Forensic Pediatricians for Assessments by the Crime Victims Board V
2008-09-04 S 6440 Definitions of Gambling Offenses V
2008-09-04 S 6680 Includes Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and Its Police Officers Under Provisions for Resolution of Impasse in Collective Bargaining Negotiations V
2008-09-04 S 7899 Permits for Public Displays of Fireworks V
2008-09-04 S 8106 Designates Huntington Fire Marshall Officers as Peace Officers V
2008-09-04 S 8183 Designates Islip Bureau of Fire Prevention Members as Peace Officers V
2008-09-04 S 8486 Adjusts Certain State Aid Payments to the Bolivar-Richburg Central School District V
2008-09-04 A 10397 Granting Peace Officer Status to Court Officers in Northport V
2008-09-04 A 9915 Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Treatment for Victims of Sexual Assault V
2008-09-04 A 10474 Establishes a Senior Housing Task Force V
2008-09-04 A 11650 Establishes a Veteran Program Consolidation Council V
2008-09-04 A 11651 Study of Number of Military Personnel Expected to Return to New York V
2008-09-04 S 4437 Filling Gaps in Service to the Multiple Disabled V
2008-09-04 S 5110 Authorizes Schools to Pay Municipal School Crossing Guards V
2008-09-04 S 6547 Task Force on Retiree Health Insurance Protection V
2008-09-04 S 6664 Creates the Office of Taxpayer Advocate V
2008-09-04 S 6835 Establishes a Blue Ribbon Commission on Competition in the Outdoor Recreation Industry V
2008-09-04 S 6869 Allows Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers Who Receive a Real Property Tax Exemption for Service to Also Receive the Income Tax Credit V
2008-09-04 S 7033 Establishes the Child Psychiatry Access Project V
2008-09-04 S 7616 Designates Cayuga County Marine Patrol Officers as Peace Officers V
2008-09-04 S 7852 Distinguishing Between a Place Where Liquor is Sold and a Place Where Any Alcohol is Sold in Regards to Laws Relating to Unlawfully Dealing with a Child V
2008-09-04 S 8205 Designates Alden Security Officers as Peace Officers V
2008-09-04 S 8290 Requires Reports on Weather-Related Evacuation Capabilities V
2008-09-04 S 8571 Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority's Borrowing Determinations V
2008-09-04 S 8485 Public Non-Disclosure Agreements V
2008-08-05 S 6966 Using AARP's Database and Institutes Volunteer Certificate Program to Expand Volunteerism V
2008-08-05 S 6728 Oak Brush Plain State Preserve Land Transfer V
2008-08-05 S 6703 Clarifies Presumptions Pertaining to Heart-Related Disabilities or Deaths Suffered by Members of Certain Retirement Systems V
2008-08-05 S 6652 Civil Service Employee Reassignment Criteria V
2008-08-05 S 5162 Requires County Election Boards to Submit Ballots to the State Board of Elections V
2008-08-05 A 537 Incentives for Alcohol Sale and Serving Training V
2008-08-05 A 8074 Prohibits the Issuance of Guidance Documents When Duly Promulgated Rules and Regulations Apply V
2008-08-05 A 9297 Establishes the Upper Delaware River Greenway Fund V
2008-08-05 A 9898 Additional Consideration of Public Arbitration Panels Relating to Certain Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Employees V
2008-08-05 S 4022 Multi-Agency Access to Durable Medical Equipment for the Disabled V
2008-08-05 S 6768 Mental Health Providers Health Insurance Survey Tool V
2008-08-05 S 7223 Index of State Historic Markers V
2008-08-05 S 8429 Effect and Rebuttal of Certain Medical Presumptions Relating to Heart Disease V
2008-08-05 S 8484 Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority Financial Crisis Determination V
2008-08-05 S 8674 Real Property Capital Construction Costs and Rates of Payment for Certain Assisted Living Corporations V
2008-08-05 A 31 Survey of Areas with High Incidence of Pedestrian Accidents Involving Senior Citizens V
2008-08-05 A 5740 Fall and Injury Prevention Program V
2008-08-05 A 6906 Preference for Small Businesses in Economic Development Agency Programs V
2008-08-05 A 8075 Authorizes the Use of Innovative Techniques to Enhance Public Participation in the Rule Making Process V
2008-08-05 A 9500 Empire Zone Enterprises V
2008-08-05 S 4255 Payments in Lieu of Taxes for Property for the W. Averill Harriman State Office Building Campus V
2008-08-05 S 4321 Appointment of Village Patrolmen V
2008-08-05 A 9997 Creates the New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award V
2008-08-05 S 6799 Training Mental Health Professionals in Veteran Specific Mental Health Issues V
2008-08-05 S 2038 Including Lyme Disease as an Occupational Disease V
2008-08-05 A 11303 State Aid Payments to the Northeast Central School District V
2008-08-05 A 10324 Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Sales Tax Exemption V
2008-08-05 S 6829 Payment of Wages and Medical Expenses for State Police Injured in the Performance of Duties V
2008-08-05 S 6910 Binding Arbitration for Certain Members of the Unified Court System V
2008-08-05 S 8196 Directs the Out-of-State Placement Committee to Develop a Residential Bed Plan and Authorizes the Dormitory Authority to Finance New Facilities V
2008-08-05 S 8641 Well Water Education Act V
2008-08-05 S 8462 Computing the Combined Allocation Percentage of a Group of Corporations Included in a Combined Report V
2008-08-05 S 8310 Extending Payback by the Warrensburg Central School District on State Aid Payments V
2008-08-05 S 7273 Modification or Recommendation of Certain Charges Before a Court V
2008-07-21 A 734 Prohibits the Sale of Certain Fish Pursuant to Fishing Licenses V
2008-07-21 S 3215 Deputy Sheriff of Nassau County Eligible for Optional 20 Year Retirement Plan V
2008-07-21 S 8475 Ordering an Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Study V
2008-07-21 S 8068 Calculation of Aid to the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District V
2008-07-21 S 7850 Instruction in the Law and Ethics of Fundraising and Philanthropy V
2008-07-21 A 9511 Providing Information to Parents About State Programs and Institutions Administered for the Deaf and Blind V
2008-07-21 S 6717 Public Employee Discipline is a Negotiable Term and Condition of Employment V
2008-07-21 S 6690 Allowing Volunteer Firefighters to be Eligible for Membership in Multiple Fire Companies V
2008-07-21 S 4791 Sales Tax Exemption for Coin-Operated Car Wash Facilities V
2008-07-21 A 10594 Economic Grant Project for the Second Avenue Subway Construction Project V
2008-07-21 S 7034 Women's Rights History Trail V
2008-07-21 S 6819 Community Housing Waiting Lists V
2008-07-21 A 9628 Establishes a Forensic Fellowship Program for the Education and Training in Child Abuse Pediatrics V
2008-07-21 S 6778 Extending Leave of Absence for Public Employees V
2008-07-21 S 4438 Quality Workers Care Task Force V
2008-07-21 S 4048 Sales Tax on Modular Homes V
2008-07-21 S 3888 Powers of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority V
2008-07-21 A 10831 Payback by the Walkill Central School District on State Aid Overpayments V
2008-07-21 A 10306 Grants Additional Credit on Competitive Exams to Children and Siblings of Members of the Uniformed Force of the Department of Sanitation Killed in Line of Duty V
2008-07-21 A 10241 Disqualification of Tax Delinquent Bidders V
2008-07-21 A 3403 Development and Maintenance of Subject Matter Lists V
2008-07-21 S 5760 Requiring a Report on Autism Spectrum Disorder Services V
2008-07-21 S 4487 Requires Licensed Appearance Enhancement Professionals to Successfully Complete a Prescribed Course of Study in the Prevention of the Transmission of Infection V
2008-07-21 S 3659 Technical Corrections Relating to the Practice of Interior Design V
2008-07-21 A 10389 Verification of Tentative and Final Assessment of Rolls by City Assessors V
2008-07-21 A 8535 Authorizes the Lease of Lands Located at the State University of New York at Purchase for a Senior Learning Community V
2008-07-21 A 8232 Collective Bargaining Process of Peace Officers for the City of New York V
2008-07-07 A 8473 Testing for the Director of Facilities Position of a School District V
2008-07-07 A 6479 Eliminates Charge for State Militia License Plates V
2008-07-07 S 6860 Labeling of Apparel Manufactured without Exploitive Labor Practices V
2008-07-07 S 6817 Expanding the Geriatric Service Demonstration Program V
2008-07-07 S 6906 Notifying Victims of Orders of Protection V
2008-07-07 A 9719 Binding Arbitration for Security Hospital Treatment Assistants V
2008-07-07 A 361 Offering State Property to Municipalities before the General Public V
2008-07-07 S 1132 Zoning Consultant Application Fee Recovery V
2008-07-07 A 5156 Authorizing Issuance of a Cold War Service Medal V
2008-07-07 A 9355 Membership of the Geriatric Mental Health Planning Council V
2008-07-07 A 10345 Independent Hearing Officer for Disciplinary Hearings V
2008-07-07 A 9242 Increasing the Communication Service Surcharges in Onondaga County V
2008-07-07 S 1629 Appointments to Public Work Advisory Board V
2008-07-07 S 6737 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Jurisdiction Over Solid Waste Processing Facilities V
2008-07-07 A 695 Rules for Postponing Hearings V
2008-07-07 A 1804 Binding Arbitration for Security Forces Collective Bargaining Unit V
2008-06-03 S 4368 Conservation Easement Tax Credit Technical Corrections V
2008-06-03 A 10377 Convey Land to American Legion Post V
2008-05-27 S 327 Binding Arbitration for State Correctional Officers V
2008-05-27 S 6830 Binding Arbitration for State Police V
2008-05-21 A 8647 Orders of Attachment V
2008-04-23 S 6735 An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to the office of chief of police V

 
About Our Vetoed Bills
Veto - V
Pocket-Veto - PV
Item-Veto - IV
Amendatory Veto - AV
Reduction Veto - RV
Conditional Veto - CV
Style and Form Veto - SF
 

 

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Labor $63,425
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $47,750
Communications & Electronics $29,650
General Business $27,897
Lawyers & Lobbyists $23,850
Health $21,250
Party $20,650
Government Agencies/Education/Other $8,800
Transportation $7,600
Non-Contributions $5,365
Construction $2,450
Energy & Natural Resources $2,200
Agriculture $900
Ideology/Single Issue $700
Candidate Contributions $250
Total: $496,862

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