A MESSAGE FROM SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Welcome to the official website of the New York State Senate.

When we first opened the 2011 Legislative Session, my Senate Majority colleagues and I made a commitment to improve things in Albany. We said we would stop the over-taxing and over-spending, and break through the gridlock and dysfunction to create a government that truly functions in the best interests of the people. One year later, we have delivered.

We understand that New Yorkers want state government to cost less and work better. Hard-working taxpayers want to pay lower income and property taxes. Businesses are looking for more economic freedom to expand and create jobs. We didn’t always have a partner to achieve these goals. Now, working with Governor Andrew Cuomo, we do.

In 2011, we enacted an on-time, fiscally responsible state budget that closed a $10 billion deficit without raising taxes and fees, or increasing borrowing. We did it in a way that puts New York on a better path for the future, by cutting spending, reducing government bureaucracy and empowering businesses to create private sector jobs.

We also …

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Senators

Adams, Eric
Addabbo, Joseph P., Jr
Alesi, James S.
Avella, Tony
Ball, Greg
Bonacic, John J.
Breslin, Neil D.
Carlucci, David
DeFrancisco, John A.
Diaz, Ruben
Dilan, Martin Malavé
Duane, Thomas
Espaillat, Adriano
Farley, Hugh T.
Flanagan, John J.
Fuschillo, Charles J., Jr.
Gallivan, Patrick M.
Gianaris, Michael
Golden, Martin J.
Griffo, Joseph A.
Grisanti, Mark
Hannon, Kemp
Hassell-Thompson, Ruth
Huntley, Shirley L.
Johnson, Owen H.
Kennedy, Timothy
Klein, Jeffrey D.
Krueger, Liz
Lanza, Andrew J
Larkin, William J., Jr.
LaValle, Kenneth P.
Libous, Tom
Little, Elizabeth
Marcellino, Carl L
Martins, Jack M.
Maziarz, George D.
McDonald, Roy J.
Montgomery, Velmanette
Nozzolio, Michael F.
O'Mara, Thomas F.
Oppenheimer, Suzi
Parker, Kevin S.
Peralta, José
Perkins, Bill
Ranzenhofer, Michael H.
Ritchie, Patty
Rivera, Gustavo
Robach, Joseph E.
Saland, Stephen M.
Sampson, John L.
Savino, Diane J.
Serrano, Jose M.
Seward, James L.
Skelos, Dean G.
Smith, Malcolm A.
Squadron, Daniel L
Stavisky, Toby Ann
Stewart-Cousins, Andrea
Valesky, David J.
Young, Catharine
Zeldin, Lee M.
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