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Menu:  2019 Legislative Session


1.

CJA's January 10, 2019 e-mail to Mike Agnostikis/Investigations Aide to Senator James Skoufis/Chair Senate Committee on Investigations & Government Operations --
"AGENDA:  Senate Committee on Investigations & Gov't Operations --
The Problem & Solution"

click here for: 
VIDEOS CJA's testimony at Legislature's Jan. 30, 2017 budget hearing on "local gov't officials/general gov't"
&
Jan. 31, 2017 budget hearing on "public protection"

click here for:
RECORD of CJA's SECOND citizen-taxpayer action

click here for:

 CJA's June 4, 2013 letter to Senate Committee on Investigations & Government Operations 
& Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis & Investigation

2.

CJA's January 18, 2019 e-mail request to testify at Legislature's Joint Budget Hearings

Jan 18, 2019 e-mail from Assembly Ways & Means
Jan. 18, 2019 e-mail from from Senate Finance

CJA's Jan. 18, 2019 e-mail to Assembly Ways & Means with completed form
CJA's Jan. 18, 2019 e-mail to Senate Finance with completed form



3.

CJA's January 18, 2019 e-mail to Assembly Ways & Means Ranking Member William Barclay, Esq.

Correction

 

 

THE STATE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020

First Out -- Pursuant to Article VII, Sec. 1: 
The Proposed Budgets of the Legislature & Judiciary

Here's the Judiciary's Budget,
as accessible from its website:

Judiciary Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Judiciary Budget: General State Charges for Fiscal Year 2019-2020


Here's the Legislature's Budget,
as INaccessible from its website:

CJA's November 30, 2018 FOIL request to Senate/Assembly --
"The Legislature's Certified Itemized Estimates of its Financial Needs for Fiscal Year 2019-2012,
as Required by Article VII, §1 of the New York State Constitution"

Senate's December 10, 2018 response

Assembly's December 10, 2018 response   enclosed budget

 

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January 15, 2019
"Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule"

 

 

 

 

 

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"Appropriate" Legislative Committees --

SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
(23 members -- Senate Rule VIII, §1)
Chair:  Liz Krueger-- an added $34,000 
Ranking MemberJames Seward -- an added $20,500
Members Robert Antonacci, Esq.,
Jamaal Bailey, ESQ.
,  Brian Benjamin,  Neil Breslin, ESQ., Leroy Comrie, Brad Hoylman, ESQ., Timothy Kennedy, Andrew Lanza, ESQ. John Liu, Kenneth LaValle, ESQ., Betty Betty Little, Velmanette Montgomery, Kevin ParkerMichael Ranzenhofer, ESQ., Gustavo Rivera,
Joseph Robach, James Skoufis, Diane Savino, Toby Ann Stavisky, Kevin Thomas, Catharine Young
WHITE BOOK (Majority):    2016  2014 
 BLUE BOOK (Minority):  
2016  2015 


ASSEMBLY WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
(35 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair: Helene Weinstein, ESQ.-- an added $34,000
Ranking Member
William Barclay, ESQ.  -- an added $20,500
Members Jeffrion Aubrey, , Michael Benedetto, Kevin Blankenbush, Edward Braunstein, ESQ.,
Kevin Cahill, ESQ., William Colton, ESQ., Vivian Cook, Clifford Crouch, Brian Curran, ESQ., Michael Cusick,
Michael Fitzpatrick, David Gantt, Deborah Glick, Stephen Hawley, Joseph Lentol, ESQ., Nicole Malliotakis,
John McDonald, III, Michael Miller Michael Montesano, ESQ., Catherine Nolan, Felix Ortiz,
Philip Palmesano,
N. Nick Perry, J. Gary PretlowEdward Ra. ESQ., Phil Ramos, Robert Rodriguez, Nily Rozic,  Robin Schimminger, ESQ., Aravella Simotas, ESQ., Fred Thiele, Jr., ESQ., Raymond Walter, ESQ., David Weprin, ESQ.
YELLOW BOOK (Majority):   2016   2015   2014
GREEN BOOK (Minority):   2016 




SENATE COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS 
(7 members -- Senate Rule VIII, §1)
Chair:  James Skoufis -- [formerly an added $15,000]
Ranking Member: Chris Jacobs, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $9,500]
            Members: Brian BenjaminDavid Carlucci, Andrew Lanza, ESQ.,
Todd Kaminsky, Esq., Luis Sepulveda, ESQ.

 ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014  2015  2016


SENATE ETHICS & INTERNAL GOVERNANCE
(7 members -- Senate Rule
Chair: Alexandra Biaggi

Ranking Member: Catharine Young
Members: Michael Gianaris, ESQ., Andrew Lanza, ESQ.,
Roxanne Persaud, Gustavo Rivera



SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE 
(15 members -- Senate Rule VIII, §1)
Chair: Brad Hoylman, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $18,000
Ranking Member: Thomas O'Mara, ESQ., -- [formerly an added $11,000
Members: Jamaal Bailey, ESQ., Phil Boyle, ESQ., Neil Breslin, ESQ., Andrew Gounardes, ESQ.,
Anna Kaplan, ESQ., , Andrew Lanza, ESQ., Kenneth Lavalle, ESQ., Zellnor Myrie, Michael Ranzenhofer, ESQ.,
Diane Savino, Luis Sepulveda, ESQ. Toby Ann Stavisky, Kevin Thomas, ESQ.
  ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016   2017


ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT, ANALYSIS & INVESTIGATION
(7 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair
: Thomas Abinati, ESQ.-- [formerly an added $12,500
Ranking Member:   -- [formerly an added $9,000
Members Nathalia Fernandez, William Magnarelli, ESQ., Brian Manktelow
Michael Montesano, ESQ., Phil Steck, ESQ., Fred Thiele, Jr., ESQ.
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016  2017  2018


Commission on Government Administration
Assembly webpage
David Buchwald, ESQ., Assembly Chair


UNDER CONSTRUCTION -- Come back later...



ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
(21 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair: Jeffrey Dinowitz, ESQ. -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member
Anthony Palumbo
-- an added $11,000
Members
:Thomas Abinant, ESQ.,  William Barclay, ESQ., Edward Braunstein, ESQ., David Buchwald, ESQ., Andy Goodell, ESQ., , Latoya Joyner, ESQ., Charles Lavine, ESQ., , Michael Montesano, ESQ., Dan Quart, ESQ., Rebecca Seawright, ESQ., Jo Anne Simon, ESQ., Aravella Simotas, ESQ., Phil Steck, ESQ., Matthew Titone, ESQ., Michele Titus, ESQ., David Weprin, ESQ., Kenneth Zebrowski, ESQ.
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016

 

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
(14 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair
Michele Titus, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $12,500
Ranking Member:   -- [formerly an added $9,000
Members: Rodneyse Bichotte, Michael Blake, David Buchwald, ESQ., Kevin Byrne,
Sandy Galef, Deborah Glick, Andy Goodell, ESQ., Alicia Hyndman, Ron Kim, Kieran Michael Lalor, ESQ.
ANNUAL REPORTS  2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016 
2018


Commission on Government Administration
Assembly webpage
David Buchwald, ESQ., Assembly Chair

January 5, 2019
"Skoufis hires Agnostikis as investigations aide"
Times Herald-Record

January 6, 2019
"New year in Albany sees Dems skirmish"
Times Herald Record (editorial)

January 6, 2019
"State Street: N.Y. Lawmakers Seek Their Turn in Spotlight"
Wall Street Journal (Jimmy Vielkind)

January 6, 2019
"There's hell to pay:
Some state lawmakers not thrilled with process to boost wages"
Watertown Daily Times (editorial)

January 8, 2019
"Democrats Now Control Albany. 
How Will They Handle 5 Key Issues?
"
New York Times (Vivian Wang)

January 10, 2019
"'Investigations battle' talk shows need for independent probes"
Adirondack Daily Enterprise (editorial)

January 17, 2019
"Skoufis, Abinanti squabble with Cuomo over new roles in probing government misdeeds"
Gannett/Journal News (Nancy Cutler)


 

 

 

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