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CJA's Championing of Appropriate Rules & Leadership for the NYS Legislature
---
 click here for: NYS Constitution 

 --  SEE BELOW FOR VARIOUS RULES REFORM RESOURCE PAGES

FEATURING  --

VIDEO of CJA's November 29, 2012 exchange with Assembly Minority Leader Kolb at a "public policy forum" at the Rockefeller Institute of Government about
what he is going to do to advance Assembly rule reform
when the Legislature comes back into session  
(at 17:45 minutes)  
 

CJA's December 31, 2012 letter
to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver & Minority Leader Brian Kolb
--
"RE:  ENSURING AN INFORMED ASSEMBLY VOTE ON ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP & ASSEMBLY RULES"

CJA's January 7, 2013 letter to Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb -- 
"RE: THE BEST STRATEGY FOR THE ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN MINORITY: Assembly Rules Reform"


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IN THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE

      -- click here for referred-to Senate rule materials  
 -- click here for Rules Reform Resource Page

CJA's December 7, 2012 letter to Senate Independent Democratic Conference Senators Jeff Klein, David Valesky, Diane Savino, David Carlucci, & Malcolm Smith --
"RE:  ACHIEVING A FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE, FULLY FUNCTIONAL SENATE..."
e-mail receipt

 CJA's December 21, 2012 letter to Senate Independent Conference Senators -- "RE: What is Your Response to CJA's December 7, 2012 Letter?"
e-mail & fax receipts

CJA's December 26, 2012 letter to Senate Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos & Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins --
"RE: ENSURING AN INFORMED SENATE VOTE ON SENATE LEADERSHIP & SENATE RULES: Your Response to CJA’s December 7, 2012 Letter to the Independent Democratic Conference on “ACHIEVING A ‘FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE, FULLY FUNCTIONAL SENATE’ 
e-mail receipt   fax receipts-skelos   fax receipts-stewart-cousins

CJA's January 3, 2013 letter to All 63 New York State Senators --
"RE:  TRANSFORMING THE SENATE ON DAY 1 OF ITS 236th LEGISLATIVE SESSION BY APPROPRIATE RULES & LEADERSHIP"
e-mail receipt

CJA's January 4, 2013 e-mail to the Senators --
"Press Inquiries: Your Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session" 

 

CJA's January 9, 2013 e-mail to Democratic Conference Leader Stewart-Cousins' Counsel --
"EMPOWERING DEMOCRATS WITH STRATEGY AT TODAY'S 10:30 a.m. DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE MEETING"
Albany Times-Union January 8, 2013 article by Jimmy Vielkind


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IN THE NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY

CJA's December 4, 2012 letter to Assemblyman Steve Katz --
"RE:  ABOVE POLITICS:  Championing an Honest, Accountable Legislature -- Voting Out Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver & Voting In Non-Partisan, Good-Government Assembly Rule Change
"

CJA's December 14, 2012 e-mail to Assemblyman Steve Katz --
"Subject: Follow-up to yesterday's meeting: Leadership"

CJA's December 31, 2012 letter to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver & Minority Leader Brian Kolb --
"RE:  ENSURING AN INFORMED ASSEMBLY VOTE ON ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP & ASSEMBLY RULES"

CJA's January 3, 2013 letter to All 150 New York State Assembly Members --
"RE:  TRANSFORMING THE ASSEMBLY ON DAY 1 OF ITS 236th LEGISLATIVE SESSION BY APPROPRIATE RULES & LEADERSHIP"

CJA's January 4, 2013 e-mail to Assembly Members --
"Press Inquiries: Your Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session"

CJA's January 7, 2013 letter to Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb -- 
"RE: THE BEST STRATEGY FOR THE ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN MINORITY: Assembly Rules Reform"

 

click here for
CJA's declaratory judgment action vs NY's Highest Constitutional Officers
& Three Gov't Branches to Void the Judicial Pay Raises --
& Secure Judicial Accountability

 

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Correspondence to the Press

CJA's January 9, 2013 e-mail to the Legislative Press:
"INFORMED COMMENT ON SENATE & ASSEMBLY RULES & LEADERSHIP
"
Albany Times Union January 8, 2013 article by Jimmy Vielkind

CJA's January 8, 2013 e-mail to the Legislative Press:
"ALERT:  Behind-the-scenes struggle over Senate rules reported by Daily News.  What are you reporting?"
Daily News' January 6, 2013 article by Ken Lovett


CJA's January 4, 2013 e-mail to the Legislative Press
"The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session"

click here for:
Press-in-Action: Legislative Rules & Leadership

 

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Correspondence to Academia 

CJA's January 5, 2013 e-mail to Scholars --
"Expert Opinion Needed: The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session"


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The Scene of the Crime
against the People of the State of New York:

SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS -- Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Senate Rules 2013-2014

ASSEMBLY FLOOR PROCEEDINGS -- Wednesday, January 9, 2013

 

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CJA's Rules Reform webpages

Rules Reform Resource Page --
including 2004, 2006, 2008 Brennan Center Reports

Senate Rules Reform Resource Page --
including transcripts, videos, & reports of the 2009 Temporary Senate Committee on Rules & Administration Reform

Assembly Rules Reform Resource Page

Championing appropriate rules & leadership for the New York State Legislature 

     The People Lead -- Securing Passage of The Public Trust Act
& a Properly-Functioning Legislature

Fighting Off Progeny of the Judicial Compensation Statute (S-2953: A-246)
& Securing a Functioning Legislative Process

 

 

 

 

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