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Budget:  Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Judiciary's December 1, 2014 memo transmitting Proposed Budget for Operating Expenses

Judiciary's December 1, 2014 memo transmitting Proposed Budget for General State Charges

Legislature's December 1, 2014 letter transmitting Proposed Budget

Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

Joint Legislative Budget Schedule -- February 12, 2015

Division of Budget

Governor's Commentary on Judiciary Budget

Leglislative-Judiciary Budget Bill   S2001     A3001

Governor's Ethics Reform Agenda for 2015 Legislative Session    Public Protection

Senate Republican Majority White Book

Senate Democratic Minority Blue Book

Assembly Democratic Majority Yellow Book


    Senate Judiciary Committee's February 25, 2015 meeting 

February 26, 2015 Public Protection Hearing:   Witness List

 video   video     statements    statements

Assembly recommended changes to executive budget -- March 2015

Legislative Law 54-a

Senate majority press release on budget resolution   

Senate Budget Resolution                                                                                              Senate Budget Resolution     950

                   March 12, 2015: Senate floor proceedings 

March 12, 2015: Senate and Assembly Announce Conference Committee Appointments

March 12, 2015 Assembly proceedings:  Assembly Resolution 203 (at 23 mins)

      Assembly Budget Resolution 203    Assembly Budget Resolution 203

March 12, 2015 Joint Legislative Budget Conference Committee

Press Release

March 16, 2015 budget conference schedule



March 16, 2015 budget conference committee--public protection

March 19, 2015 General Conference Committee

March 19, 2015 budget conference committee -- public protection


Open Senate

      Senate Finance Committee meeting: March 30, 2015 -- S.2001-A -- .22 - 1.32 minutes


pdf: S2001-A/A3001-A




S1887-A:  AN  ACT  to  amend  the  legislative  law, in relation to requiring that
         committee and floor votes be made available online  and  that  session
         and committee meetings be live webcast and archived


Joint Commissionn on Public Ethics

Office of Inspector General

Commission on Judicial Conduct

City Bar Supports Judiciary's 2015-2015 Budget Request

  Public Officers Law 7 

March 30, 2015 Senate Finance Committee meeting:


Assembly floor proceedings: A.3001A  March 31, 2015  (at 6:02 hours/minutes) - 9



December 3, 2014

"The Commission Question: Would One Work for Legislative Pay Raises?", Gotham Gazette (David Howard King)

January 21, 2015

"DiNapoli: Legislative executive pay commission responsible way to look at raises", Albany Times Union (Matthew Hamilton)

February 23, 2015

"Cuomo's Plan to tilt Albany's balance of power", Capital New York (Liz Benjamin)

February 24, 2015

"Poll: Corruption is a big problem", Albany Times Union (Matthew Hamilton)

February 25, 2015

"Watch: Governor Andrew Cuomo holds cabinet meeting", Albany Times Union (Matthew Hamilton)

"Cuomo talks three men in a room, Senate Dem Leader decries it", Albany Times Union (Matthew Hamilton) 

February 26, 2015

"Now, Four Men in the Room", Wall Street Journal (Mike Vilensky)

"Budgeting Ethics in Albany", NYT editorial

"Erasing emails proves Cuomo's vow of transparency is a sham", NY Post (Bob McManus)

March 2, 2015

"Catsimatidis trying to slip pricey biofeuls mandate into budget", NY Post (Fred Dicker)

March 4, 2015

"Would the legislature sue me? Aw, cm'on", Albany Times Union (Casey Seiler)

March 6, 2015

"'Three men' deaf to calls for change", Times Union (Matthew Hamilton)

March 10, 2015

"Ethics reform left out of Assembly spending proposals", NY Post (Carl Campanile)

"Assembly reveals details of $150.7B one-house budget", Albany Times Union (Matthew Hamilton)

March 11, 2015

"Budget process keeps same corrupt system", Record (Ken Hall)

"Heastie defends...meetings ", Capital New York (Josepha Velasquez)

"Cuomo: I won't 'sacrifice' ethics reforms in state budget", AP (David Klepper)

"Senate reveals more on one-house budget resolution", Albany Times Union (Casey Seiler)

"Heastie: Policy is on the table in budget talks", Albany Times Union

March 12, 2015

"Heastie, Cuomo express frustrations over budget negotiations", WRVO Public Radio, Karen DeWitt

New York state budget showdown time", Albany Times Union (Matthew Hamilton)

"One house resos don't include policy; but could the final budget? Maybe", Albany Times Union (Matthew Hamilton)

March 13, 2015

"A not-so-grand bargain for New York State", Daily Freeman (Alan Chartock)

"Senate leader says differences should not lead to late budget", NY Now, DeWitt

"WATCH: Senator scolds men leaders for meeting without a 'mother'" Gannett (Joseph Spector)

"Reform group says ethics changes must go farther", NCPR (Karen DeWitt)

March 14, 2015

"How not to raise the age", Marshal Project (Alexandra Cox)

"Why Governor Cuomo's Education Proposals are As Bad for Students As They Are For Teachers", The Nation (Leah Brunski)

March 16, 2015

"NY time running out", (Freeman Kloppott)

March 18, 2015

"Cuomo gains support for ethics policies", New York Times, Jesse McKinley

"Assembly, Senate pass Sunshine Week bills", Albany Times Union (Matthew Hamilton)

March 20, 2015

"Cuomo focuses on ethics reform, not funding it", New York Times (Jesse McKinley)

March 23, 2015

"Poll:  NYS Voters Want Ethics Issues Separate From The Budget", WXXI (Randy Gorbman)

"Governor signals what pieces might come off the table in budget talks", Albany Times Union (Matthew Hamilton)

March 26, 2015

"State budget talks to stretch into weekend", Gannett (Jon Campbell)

March 30, 2014

"Senate approves three budget bills", Capital NY (Laura Nahmias)

March 31, 2014

"Missing From New York's Budget", New York Times (editorial)

Will budget debate go past midnight", Capital New York (Jimmy Vielkind)

"New York lawmakers rush to beat midnight budget deadline", AP (David Klepper)

April 1, 2014

"Lawmakers wrap up state budget at 3:12 am", NYSNYS News (Kyle Hughes)

April 5, 2014

"DA's must corrupt state corruption, too, not just the feds", Buffalo News (Robert McCarthy)

"Editorial: Ethics reforms fall short",

"The latest New York State budget contains a lot of junk" (Alan Chartok)

April 6, 2015

State Senator Blames Cuomo for Criminal Justice Reform Failure, Vows to Push Forward", NY Observer (Will Bredderman)

April 7, 2015

"New York voters may decide ", AP (David Klepper)

"DeFrancisco on ethics reform in NY budget: 'Reasonable Compromise' after negotiations with Cuomo", Auburn Citizen (Robert Harding)


Comptroller's Report on the State Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Enacted Budget

Comptroller's Preliminary Report on State Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Enacted Budget


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