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CJA Leads the Way to NYS Budget Reform...


OUTREACH TO ACADEMIA/"Good Government" Organizations


CJA's December 19, 2013 e-mail to Scholars -- "Subject: Expert Opinion-Scholarship Needed: NYS Budget"

           -Here's the linked webpage & attachment:  CJA's December 11, 2013 letter to Governor Cuomo & Legislative Leaders -- "RE: SAFEGUARDING THE PUBLIC PURSE FROM JUDICIAL FRAUD & LARCENY:  Your Constitutional & Statutory Duty to Reject the Entirety of the Judiciary’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, Over & Beyond its Concealed, Unitemized Third Phase of the Judicial Salary Increase that Will Otherwise Take Effect, Automatically, on April 1, 2014" 

Professor Thomas Gais/Director, Rockefeller Institute of Government/SUNY-Albany

E.J. McMahon,Senior Fellow/Center for State & Local Leadership-Manhattan Institute

Professor Richard Briffault/Columbia Law School

Hofstra Law School Dean Eric Lane

Adjunct Professor Bruce Gyory, University of Albany               

Professor Jeffrey M. Stonecash, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs/Syracuse University

Professor Alan Tarr, Director, Center for State Constitutional Studies/Rutgers University

Professor Gerald Benjamin, SUNY/New Paltz

Professor Bennett Gershman  Pace Law School

Professor Doug Muzzio,Baruch College School of Public Affairs/CUNY

Professor James Gardner  
Director, Jaeckle Center for State & Local Democracy        

Professor Peter Galie

Professor Vincent Bonaventre  Director, Center for Judicial Process/Albany Law School              

Professor Seymour Lachman  Director, Carey Institute for Government Reform/Wagner College

Professor Joseph F. Zimmerman  Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy/SUNY Albany

Professor Richard Brodsky-NYU  Demos

Lawrence Norden/Deputy Director-Democracy Program/Brennan Center

Christopher Bobpst


       HERE's the ONLY response received:   Professor Tarr's December 19, 2013 e-mail

CJA's December 19, 2013 e-mail to Citizens Budget Commission -- "Subject: Serving the Governor, Legislature & Public by Expert Opinion on the Judiciary's Proposed Budget & on CJA's Propopsed Budget Review Procedures" -- Citizens Budget Commission & its Budget Policy Committee

CJA's January 2, 2014 letter -- "RE: ACHIEVING NYS BUDGET REFORM: What is Your Expert Opinion of the Budgets Proposed by New York's Judiciary & Legislative Branches? -- & How Should the Governor & Legislature be Reviewing Them, Consistent with Article VII of the NYS Constitution?

              here's the referred-to webpage:   CJA's December 30, 2013 letter to Governor Cuomo -- "RE: SAFEGUARDING THE PUBLIC PURSE FROM LEGISLATIVE FRAUD & LARCENY:  Your Duty to Exclude the Legislature’s Proposed Budget from the State Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Because its Absence of Certified Itemized Estimates Violates Article VII, §1 of the NYS Constitution; Alternatively, to Recommend that the Legislature Reject it, or Alter it Based on Certification of Itemized Estimates" 

New York State Bar Association          
New York City Bar Association
New York County Lawyers Association

Empire Center for Public Policy
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

We the People Foundation
Citizens Budget Commission
Citizens Union   2012 budget report card
New York State League of Women Voters
New York Public Interest Research Group
Common Cause-NY
Citizen Action of New York
Brennan Center for Justice


CJA's January 4, 2014 e-mail to Scholars -- "Subject: What is Your Expert Opinion of the Budgets Proposed by New York's Legislative & Judiciary Branches? -- & How Should the Governor & Legislature be Reviewing Them, Consistent with Article VII of the NYS Constitution?" 

          CJA's January 15, 2014 e-mail to Professor Zimmerman   

       Professor Zimmerman's January 16, 2014 e-mail 


State Budget Solutions

         CJA's January 14, 2014 e-mail to Bob Williams --
          "Subject: NYS Budget: Flagrant Violation of Constitutional
          & Statutory Provisions"

          Bob Williams' January 14, 2014 e-mail

          CJA's January 15, 2014 e-mail -- "Subject: Thank you..."

          Bob Williams' January 15, 2014 e-mail 


Associate Professor David Primo/University of Rochester - Dept. of Political Science  --  "Public financing no cure-all",  Commentary by Jeffrey Milyo and David Primo,
Albany Times Union, December 11, 2013

Professor David Primo's December 20, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject: Your voicemail from Thurs. 12/19"

CJA's January 3, 2014 e-mail to Professor Primo/Milyo -- "Subject: Thank you for your prompt e-mail: Building Scholarship to Further Advance Your Commentary 'Public financing no cure-all"

Professor Primo's January 3, 2014 e-mail

CJA's January 3, 2014 e-mail to Professor Primo/Milyo --
"Subject: Wonderful! --"

CJA's January 8, 2014 e-mail to Professor Primo/Milyo  -- "Subject: Building Scholarship" "
New Jersey Least Corrupt?  Ha. Ha.  The flawed methodology behind the recent State Integrity Investigation", Wall Street Journal, April 3, 2012

CJA's January 13, 2014 e-mail to Professor Primo/Milyo -- "Subject: Time is of the essence: Building Scholarship"

CJA's January 16, 2014 e-mail to Professor Primo/Milyo -- "Subject:  Status?  RE: Time is of the essence: Building Scholarship"


Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
State Fiscal Analysis Initiative

not yet contactedCenter for Governmental Research



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December 2, 2013 Statement from NYS Bar Association President David M. Schraver on Proposed 2014-2015 Judiciary Budget

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CJA's January 30, 2014 message for former State Senator Nancy Larraine Hoffmann



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