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New York State Legislature

Jun 25, 2010

Final budget push is on

ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson prepared a final emergency spending bill on Friday which, short of an agreement with legislative leaders on traditional budget bills, will end New York's nearly three-month-old budget showdown on Monday.

Jun 25, 2010

Legislators in furious, heated push to seal budget

ALBANY — New York legislative leaders and Gov. David A. Paterson are expected to meet for talks that could finally close deals on the state budget. And none too soon.

Jun 18, 2010

Office of Indigent Legal Services pushed

Gov. David A. Paterson on Friday sent a bill to the Legislature to create a new Office of Indigent Legal Services within the Executive Department.

Jun 17, 2010

Low-cost power still threatened

ALBANY — The Power for Jobs program that provides low-cost energy to New York manufacturers, companies and nonprofit groups is threatened, because competing legislative proposals to extend and ...

Jun 16, 2010

Paterson promises to finish budget this month

ALBANY — Gov. David Paterson has given New York’s Legislature a deadline of June 28 for adopting a state budget. “I’m not threatening anyone,” Paterson said Wednesday. “I’m just making a promise.”

Jun 14, 2010

Legislature expected to avoid gov’t shutdown

ALBANY — Republican state Sen. Hugh Farley says he'll vote to approve an emergency spending bill that should avert a shutdown of New York government.

Jun 14, 2010

Legislature faces shutdown vote

ALBANY — A showdown is scheduled in Albany as the Legislature decides either to approve an emergency spending bill or possibly let New York government shut down.

May 14, 2010

Is it time for the Legislature to act?

A recent decision in a lawsuit condemning the state’s public defender system means it’s time for the Legislature to step up to the plate, reform advocates say. The New York State Court of Appeals’ 4-3 ruling ...

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