PEF’s Region 9 Coordinator Vivian Street will testify before a 2012 joint legislative budget hearing Thursday, February 23 between 4 and 7 p.m. The hearing will take place at the Suffern Free Library’s meeting room at 210 Lafayette Ave. in Suffern, NY.
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PEF Vice President Joe Fox will testify Wednesday, January 25 at a joint hearing held by the state Assembly Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee at 10 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, Hearing Room B.
The hearing will focus on the impact of the 2012-13 Executive Budget proposal on workforce issues in New York state.
PEF President Ken Brynien will testify at a state Senate hearing on the consolidation of state agencies Monday, March 7 in Albany. PEF opposes the Executive Budget proposal to merge the Foundation for Science and Technology into the Empire State Development Corporation. PEF also objects to the consolidation of the Department of Correctional Services with the Division of Parole.
Brynien said, “When it comes to consolidations, this budget ignores the biggest and fattest elephants in the room. Public authorities must be included in any discussion about making state government more efficient.”