Municipalities in the 35th Senate District to Receive nearly $1 Million in Additional Aid Over Last Year from State Budget
-- March 27, 2013 -- Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
(D/I/WF – 35th District) announced that the three-way State Budget agreement includes a $939,793.13 increase in Consolidated Highway Improvements Funds (CHIPS) for 11 municipalities in the 35th Senate District.
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Saves Taxpayer Money and Increases Flexibility for Local Governments
ALBANY, NY -- A mandate relief bill sponsored by Senator Stewart-Cousins was approved by the State Senate Wednesday. Senate bill 6634A would extend the repayment terms of short term loans issued to local governments in 2007 and 2008 -- the beginning of the economic downturn. The repayment terms would be extended from five to seven years, which will save local governments hundreds of thousands of dollars over the two year period.
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Measure Will Assist Municipalities with Lowering Costs to Taxpayers
ALBANY, NY – JANUARY 31, 2012 -- State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) announced that the Senate unanimously approved Senate bill 5525-B, which will allow localities to contract for goods and services with the State, federal government, and other municipalities. The bill is designed to lower costs and in turn, save tax dollars.
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Uses Website to Invite Feedback
Yonkers, NY -- Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/WF/I) launched two sections on her website this week, inviting public comments on two vital issues. One section seeks input on mandate relief, which the Senator will bring back to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Mandate Relief Redesign Team, and the other asks for feedback on the 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal.
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Senate Supports “Heroes of Reform;”
Ask the Promise be Kept by Passing the Pledge.
New Yorkers Asked to Join the Call for Immediate Action on Mayor Koch’s New York Uprising Heroes of Reform Pledge
Albany, NY, January 10, 2011 -- On the first day of the State Senate session, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District – D/I/WF) and senators designated “Heroes of Reform” by Honorable Mayor Ed Koch called on Majority Leader Dean Skelos and the senate leadership to today keep their promise by passing Mayor Koch’s “New York Uprising Heroes of Reform” pledge as the New York State Senate’s first order of business in the New Year. Senate Democrats encouraged all New Yorkers to sign an online petition at www.PassThePledge.com, to ensure the Senate majority keeps its promise and delivers on reform. The petition calls for action on the New York Uprising reform bills before the Senate moves on to consider other legislation. Before the election, 54 of 62 members of the incoming Senate signed Mayor Koch’s pledge to clean up Albany. With a clear mandate to pass comprehensive reform legislation, the time has come for pledges made to become promises kept.
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