Senate In and Out
November 29th, 2010

The Senate passed a few chapter amendments, approved a board to review judicial pay raises and a few of Paterson’s judicial appointments–then it adjourned. Not only did they decide not to act on Gov. David Paterson’s deficit reduction bill or the bailout for the city OTB but they also ignored education bills that included allocating federal education funds. Some senators say they expect to return in December–it isn’t clear what would be on the agenda. The Assembly is still in the building.

Senators say they didn’t act on Paterson’s deficit reduction bill because they only got to see it early today. Here is the official statement from the Senate Majority:

While Senate Democrats were prepared to take action to bring New Yorks budget into balance, the Governor failed to submit legislation in time for thoughtful consideration and review delivering a final bill two hours after the start of the extraordinary session he called two weeks ago.

Budget cuts to health care, education, and social and senior services require thorough deliberation, not a rushed process that hurts the states most vulnerable citizens.

We look forward to continuing an open dialogue about how best to resolve the extraordinary budget issues confronting New York this year and in the years to come.

By on November 29, 2010, 9:18 pm
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