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NYSNYS NEWS DAYBOOK for Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
NYSNYS NEWS DAYBOOK for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Today's events

NYC/ALBANY -- CUOMO SCHEDULE: Governor Cuomo is in NYC and Albany.


UPSTATE -- HOCHUL SCHEDULE: Lt. Gov. Hochul's schedule follows.

10:00 AM Lieutenant Governor Hochul Promotes Governor Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Affordability Program
SUNY Binghamton
Innovative Technologies Complex
Engineering & Science (ES) 2008
85 Murray Hill Road
Vestal, NY  

12:00 PM Lieutenant Governor Hochul Promotes Governor Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Affordability Program             
SUNY Cortland  
Brockway Hall
35 Graham Avenue
Cortland, NY

3:00 PM Lieutenant Governor Hochul Promotes Governor Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Affordability Program                 
SUNY Oswego  
Sheldon Hall Ballroom
301 Washington Boulevard
Oswego, NY


NYC -- DE BLASIO SCHEDULE: On Wednesday, Mayor de Blasio will be in New York City. There are no public events scheduled.

Albany area

WORKERS COMP PRESS CONFERENCE: Senators George Amedore, Fred Akshar, and John DeFrancisco, along with Assemblymember John McDonald, will join school and municipal officials and business groups to call on this year’s state budget to include meaningful workers’ comp reforms that would achieve significant costs savings, while continuing to protect injured workers.
The press conference will be held March 22nd, at 12:30 pm in Room 124 of the State Capitol in Albany.


SUNY BOARD MEETING: The Board of Trustees of The State University of New York and its Committees will meet over the three-day period of March 21, 22, and 23, 2017 at the times indicated below. Members of the public are invited to attend.
The meetings will take place at:
The State University Plaza
353 Broadway
Albany, New York 12246

Wednesday, March 22
8:30 a.m.               Audit Committee
10:30 a.m.             Finance and Administration Committee
12:45 p.m.             Board of Trustees Executive Session 
2:45 p.m.               Student Life Committee   
4:00 p.m.               Research and Economic Development Committee
Thursday, March 23
8:30 a.m.               Community Colleges Committee
10:00 a.m.             Academic Affairs Committee  
11:30 a.m.             Academic Medical Centers/Hospital Committee 
1:15 p.m.               Board of Trustees Open Formal Meeting   



Wednesday, March 22, 2017:  Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal to discuss her Legislation A. 347, A. 585 and A. 588. Feminine Hygiene Product Access.
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Contact:  Paige Hughes at (518) 455-5802

Wednesday, March 22, 2017:  Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz.  ZEC Program
12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Contact:  Will Schwartz at (518) 455-5965

Wednesday, March 22, 2017:  New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services.  Adult Home 2 PM
Contact:  Harvey Rosenthal at (518) 527-0564 


DINAPOLI SCHEDULE: Wednesday, March 22 State Comptroller DiNapoli is in Albany.

5:30 p.m. - Addresses Assembly interns.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The following is a list of Committees of the Public Health and Health Planning Council that will meet on WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at the Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, MeetingRoom 6, Albany.
Committee On Public Health
Charged with addressing the statewide governmental public health infrastructure (including workforce, IT, laboratory and other organizational capacity consistent with the Essential Public Health Functions) and support actions to assure readiness for future public health agency accreditation and public health workforce certification. It will also promote interagency collaborations across government to support a "Health in All Policies" approach by State leadership. These activities would be combined with the current Ad Hoc Prevention Committee of PHC.
The Committee will convene at 10:00 a.m.
Please contact Sylvia Pirani at (518) 473-4223 if you have any questions.
Committee On Establishment and Project Review
Responsible for reviewing the CON applications involving construction, service changes, establishment, and transfers of ownership. Reviews the establishment of fundraisers, corporate name changes, and changes in certificates of incorporation.
The Committee will convene immediately following the Public Health Committee meeting.
Please contact Colleen Leonard or Lisa Thomson at (518) 402-0964 if you have questions.


GAMBLING ADDICTION: New York’s Responsible Play Partnership (RPP) – consisting of the New York State Gaming Commission, the New York State Office on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and the New York Council on Problem Gambling – will hold public meetings later this month in communities hosting newly opened commercial casinos to underscore the state’s commitment to Responsible Gaming and educate the public on the resources available for those who need help.
The first meeting will take place Wednesday, March 22 at Schenectady County Community College at 5 p.m. with additional events in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier occurring during the last week of the month.
Capital Region/Rivers Casino & Resort:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Schenectady County Community College
Elston Hall, Mohawk Room
78 Washington Ave
Schenectady, NY 12305


TAX THE RICH EVENT: With just days to go until New York is scheduled to pass the first state budget in the nation, Donald Trump is promising massive federal budget cuts that will affect millions of working families in New York while continuing wholesale attacks on many of our communities.

On Wednesday, March 22nd at 12:30pm, labor, community, and faith groups will join legislative champions for a press event at the Million-Dollar Staircase to call on Gov. Cuomo and the State Senate majority to join the State Assembly in supporting fair-share tax policies on billionaires and millionaires in this year’s budget.

WHAT: Press event urging NY to lead Trump resistance by passing fair-share tax policies on billionaires and millionaires
WHEN: Wednesday, March 22nd at 12:30PM
WHERE: Million-Dollar Staircase, State Capitol, Albany, NY
WHO: Legislative champions and leaders and members of labor, community, faith, and other groups

Groups taking part include:

NY Working Families Party, Strong Economy For All Coalition, Fiscal Policy Institute, 32BJ SEIU, New York State United Teachers, United Federation of Teachers, District Council 37, New York State Nurses Association, Professional Staff Congress-CUNY, United University Professions, Citizen Action of New York, New York Communities for Change, Make The Road New York, Alliance for Quality Education, VOCAL-NY, Labor-Religion Coalition, New York State Council of Churches, Patriotic Millionaires, Hand in Hand, ALIGN, Coalition for Educational Justice, CWA District 1, Local Progress NY, Long Island Progressive Coalition, Center for Popular Democracy, Community Voices Heard, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network

Speakers will be calling for NY to:

Extend And Expand The Millionaires Tax: The wealthy enjoyed explosive income gains over the last three decades – but New York’s tax brackets are stuck in the 70s and 80s. An expanded Millionaires Tax would raise $2.3 billion more per year for New York’s schools, health care, housing and public services.


ALBANY 'BAKE SALE': Wednesday:  Nonprofits Looking To Fill Massive Gap Left By Chronic Underfunding Hold $16 Million Brownie Bake Sale In Albany
Coalition releases report showing impact of divestment on nonprofit workforce
·      Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
·      Senator Marisol Alcantara
·      Senator Jesse Hamilton
·      Senator José Serrano
·      Assembly Member Richard Gottfried
·      Assembly Member John McDonald III
·      Assembly Member Donna Lupardo
·      Ron Deutsch, Fiscal Policy Institute
·      Michelle Jackson, Human Services Council
WHAT:  On Wednesday, March 22nd, representatives of a statewide coalition of nonprofits will hold a bake sale in the New York State Capitol to fill the funding gap left by the State’s continued divestment from these essential organizations. The coalition will release a report showing the impact of this divestment on the members of the social services workforce, who are predominately women and people of color.
The coalition has expressed deep disappointment in the failure of the Assembly, Senate and Executive budgets to include funding for the minimum wage for direct contracts ($12 million), and for nonprofit infrastructure needs ($100 million).  While there was a laudable investment made in direct support staff for individuals with disabilities in both houses at the urging of the BeFair2DirectCare campaign, there was no funding provided for the broader direct contract human services field—everything from early childhood education to senior services.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 22nd at 11:30am
WHERE: LOB, Third Floor Terrace


KINDERHOOK -- FASO PROTEST: Dozens of people with disabilities, allies and advocates will rally at Congressman John Faso’s Kinderhook Office in order to press upon Congressman Faso the importance of preserving access to community based Medicaid services. Advocates will focus on preserving Community First Choice Option (CFCO), an optional Federal funding incentive that provides additional funding for community-based services for all people with disabilities, as well as other vital medical care and other long term services and supports needed by people with disabilities.
Congressional Republicans are moving legislation that eliminates CFCO by 2020 as part of a strategy to introduce block grants and cut Medicaid. Members of the Disability Community will express to Congressman Faso their concerns that GOP is using CFCO and block grants to play partisan politics without consideration for the many people with disabilities whose lives are hanging in the balance.
WHEN:          Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2:00 EDT
WHERE:        Congressman Faso’s District Office, 2 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106

NYC, Downstate

LONG ISLAND -- KING PROTEST: Critical last minute Rally! Join the Long Island Progressive Coalition and our allies on March 22, 2017 to tell Pete King to vote NO to destroy the Affordable Care.
When: March 22, 2017 5pm-7pm
Where: Rep. Pete King's Massapequa Park District Office. 1003 Park Boulevard


RAISE THE AGE RALLY: The Legal Aid Society and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will join other defender organizations, child welfare advocates and stakeholders on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at City Hall calling on Albany to enact reforms that fully raises the age of criminal responsibility in New York State. New York is one of two states (North Carolina) that still prosecutes 16 and 17 year olds as adults before the law.

What: Rally and press conference calling on Albany to enact reforms this session that fully raises the age of criminal responsibility in New York State.  

Who: The Legal Aid Society, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bronx Defenders, New York Defender Services, Youth Represent, Children’s Defense Fund of NY, Citizens Committee for Children and others. 

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  

Where: City Hall, Downtown Manhattan



6:00 PM – Attends meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy
The High School of Fashion Industries
225 West 24th Street
Manhattan, 10011

Other events


Sean Maloney, Acque Al 2, 212 7th St. SE, Washington, D.C., Wednesday 5:30 p.m. $500-$2,500

Inez Dickens, Angelo's 677, Wednesday 6 p.m. $500
Andrew Garbarino, Fort Orange, Wednesday 5:30 p.m. $250
Walter Mosley, University Club, Wednesday 6 p.m. $250
Tom Abinanti, V&R Restaurant, 136 Madison Ave., Albany Wednesday 6:30 p.m. $250


AQE IDC/GOP 'ACTIONS': Parents, students, educators and advocates from the Alliance for Quality Education will be holding actions outside the district offices of Republican and Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) Senators this week, calling on the elected officials to fund real Foundation Aid for public schools instead of the need-neutral funding plan outlined in the Senate Republican and IDC budget proposals adopted earlier this month.

The events are scheduled as follows: 
• Senators Amedore & Tedisco, Wednesday, March 22, 1:30 PM, State Capitol, 3rd Floor Landing outside Senate Lobby, Albany
• Senator Carlucci, Wednesday, March 22, 4:30 PM, Ossining District Office, 2 Church Street, Ossining
• Senator Amedore, Thursday, March 23, 3:30 PM, in front of Kingston High School, 403 Broadway, Kingston
• Senator Golden, Thursday, March 23, 10:30 AM, Brooklyn, location to be announced
• Senator Hamilton, Friday, March 24, 10:00 AM, District Office 1669 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn
• Senator Robach, Friday March 24, 11:30 AM, District Office, 2300 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14626
• Senator Alcantara, Friday, March 24, 1:00 PM, District Office, 5030 Broadway, Manhattan
• Senator Jacobs, Monday, March 27, 2:30 PM, Buffalo, location to be announced

These events follow similar events that were held last week in Senators Alcantara’s and Hannon’s districts. 

Thursday events


Fuller Road Management Corporation Board Meeting
WHERE:               SUNY Polytechnic Institute
                                NanoFab East—2107
                                Albany NanoTech Complex 
                                257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY
WHEN:                 Thursday, March 23—4:00 p.m.

Fort Schuyler Management Corporation Board Meeting
Where:                                SUNY Polytechnic Institute
                                NanoFab East—2107
                                Albany NanoTech Complex 
                                257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY
When:                  Thursday, March 23 at 4:45 p.m.


 Meeting of the Directors of the New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development.
When:           Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
Where:           Empire State Development
633 Third Avenue – 37th Floor Conference Room
New York, New York 10017

Meeting of the Directors of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, an ESD subsidiary.
When:          Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.
Where:          Fiterman Hall/Borough of Manhattan Community College
245 Greenwich Street (Barclay Street Side Entrance)
13th Floor – Conference Room 1304
New York, New York 10017 


Ron Castorina, Albany Room, Thursday 8:30 a.m. $125



Thursday, March 23, 2017:  Assembly Member Marcos A. Crespo.  Release of Statewide Immigration Data.
10:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.
         Contact:  G. Martinez at (518) 455-5514

Thursday, March 23, 2017:  New York Association for Affordable Housing:  Housing Budget.
Noon to 1:00 P.M.
         Contact: Sam Spokony at (845) 536-4767

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