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Need-to-Know News: May 17-21, 2010

May 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Updates from Us

DVD Screening, 5-18-10
  • LAC’s video collaboration with the Organization for Visual Progression, “Your Rights, Your Future: Preparing for Reentry,” had a crowd-rousing premier at the Discharge Planning Collaboration’s bi-annual retreat, left, held May 19  in Manhattan.
  • We’ve had an Internet revolution!
    1. You can now find us on Facebook and Twitter; and don’t forget about our RSS feed.)
    2. We’ve overhauled our homepage to help you find what you’re looking for.
    3. We’ve expanded and renamed our blog: “Of Substance and Justice,” will cover all our issues, in New York and nationally.
    4. We’ve started this newsletter, “Need-to-Know News,” to keep you in the loop. Note: If you’re getting this as an e-mail from our blog, please sign up again here, so you continue to receive our updates.

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Need-to-Know News: May 10 – 14, 2010

May 14, 2010 1 comment

Updates from Us

HIRE Network Director Roberta Peeples-Myers speaking at University of Pittsburgh
  • The H.I.R.E. Network announced its Fifth Annual New York State Policy Conference, happening June 17 September 15, 2010.
  • H.I.R.E. director Roberta Meyers-Peeples’s presentation at the University of Pittsburgh on April 22, left, received a great writeup in the University Times.
  • WDFH-FM (90.3), a community radio station in the Hudson River Valley, has interviewed LAC’s Tracie M. Gardner for its Recovery Talk show, dedicated to resilience in recovery. The show will air May 18 and 22.

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“Heads Up!” Budget Blame, Legal Rights for the Poor, and More

May 6, 2010 Leave a comment

“Heads Up!” Paterson Offers Choice: Furloughs or Shutdown

May 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Gov. David A. Paterson said today that he would include his plan for furloughs for more than 100,000 state employees in his next emergency budget bill, The New York Times reported today:

By adding the furlough language to an emergency budget bill, he has raised the stakes considerably: Because New York’s Constitution severely limits the ability of the Legislature to amend budget bills, lawmakers may face a choice between approving the furloughs or rejecting the emergency bill and shutting down the state government.

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“Heads Up!” Budget Tug of War Continues

May 3, 2010 Leave a comment

“Heads Up!” Furlough Plan Dominates Talk on Budget

April 30, 2010 Leave a comment

“Motorists might face slightly longer lines at DMV offices, or at highway tolls,” Rick Karlin writes in the Albany Times Union, but Gov. Paterson’s plan for state workers to take a furlough day each week as budget negotiations drag on ” also appears to be designed to avoid major disruptions.”

Read the full story here.

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Lt. Gov. Weighs in on Budget Negotiations – “We’re Not Even Close”

April 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Speaking to several radio shows today, Governor David Paterson indicated that he plans to keep the recently announced furlough bill separate from the spending bill. This comes as concerns rose about the possibility that lumping the two together would result in a showdown with state legislators.

Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch spoke about the budget stalemate at an On/Off The Record breakfast hosted by The Capitol in Albany on Wednesday:

Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch said he saw little hope for a budget deal in the near future, painted a grim picture of school districts in crisis if no resolution is reached by the time the state is expected to run out of cash in June, and pushed back on the idea that there is any distance between him and Paterson on these issues.

“[Paterson’s] primary concern, as is mine, is that we’re several weeks into a new fiscal year and we’re not even close to an agreement,” Ravitch said.


More State Budget News

Ravitch on the Budget: ‘We’re Not Even Close’ (The Wall Street Journal)
Governor criticized over plan to cut business tax credits (The Business Review (Albany))