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CJA's March 17, 2016 e-mail to Politico-Capitol New York -- "Subject: Yes! Complimentary Subscription: PoliticoNY & NY's BUDGET"

 

CJA's March 25, 2016 e-mail to New York Times reporter Jesse McKinley --"Subject: NEWS LEAD: Clearing the Room!  Lawsuit challenge to 3-men-in-a-room budget dealmaking (1st ever?!)
 

CJA's March 27, 2016 e-mail to NYT reporter McKinley -- "Subject: AGAIN, NEWS LEAD: Clearing the Room!  Lawsuit challenge to 3-men-in-a-room budget dealmaking (1st ever?!) 

 

CJA's March 28, 2016 e-mail to press -- "Subject: NEWS ALERT:  Lawsuit challenging NY's 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making (1st ever?!)"   

                 
Legislative Correspondents' Association website

 

CJA's March 28, 2016 e-mail to Legislative Correspondents Association -- "Subject: Press Release: Lawsuit Challenging NY's 'Three-Men-in-a-Room' Budget Deal-Making (1st ever?!)

 

CJA's March 28, 2016 e-mail to Wall Street Journal reporter Jacob Gershman -- "Subject: Restoring constitutionality and lawfulness to NY's budgeting process -- & overriding the 'force of law' judicial pay raises"


CJA's March 28, 2016 e-mail to "good-gov't" groups -- "Subject: Lawsuit challenge to the constitutionality & lawfulness of NYS' budget 'process' -- including 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making"   
          NYS League of Women Voters website
   
         NYPIRG website    
        
Common Cause-NY website  further link  
         Citizens Union website    Citizens Union Report: "Spending in the Shadows"
         Brennan Center for Justice website   
         Reinvent Albany website


CJA's March 28, 2016 e-mail to E.J. McMahon -- "Subject: Lawsuit challenge to the constitutionality & lawfulness of NYS' budget 'process' -- including 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making"       Empire Center for Public Policy website


March 28, 2016 e-mail from E.J. McMahon

March 29, 2016 e-mail from Reinvent Albany

March 30, 2016 e-mail from Reinvent Albany

CJA's March 30, 2016 e-mail to Professor/Hofstra Law School Dean Eric Lane -- "Subject: Lawsuit challenge to the constitutionality & lawfulness of NYS' budget 'process' -- including 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making"

 

CJA's March 30, 2016 e-mail to Professor/Congressional Candidate Zephyr Teachout -- "Subject: 'The Anti-Corruption Principle' -- & 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making"

 

CJA's March 31, 2016 e-mail to press -- "Subject: Have you read what the NYS Constitution has to say about the NYS budget?"

 

CJA's March 31, 2016 e-mail to "good-gov't" groups, scholars -- "Subject: Why are the 'good government' groups & scholars of the constitution and public fisc not educating the media about what the NYS Constitution has to say about the NYS budget?"

 

CJA's April 2, 2016 e-mail to Associated Press -- "Subject: UNREPORTED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:  1st ever lawsuit challenging NY's 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making"

 

CJA's April 2, 2016 e-mail to Associated Press -- "Subject: #2: UNREPORTED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:  Have you read what the NYS Constitution has to say about the NYS budget?"

 

CJA's April 2, 2016 e-mail to Associated Press -- "Subject: #3: UNREPORTED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:  Why are the 'good government' groups & scholars of the constitution & public fisc not educating the media about what the NYS Constitution says about the NYS budget?"

 

CJA's April 7, 2016 e-mail to New York World -- "Subject: NEEDED: Investigative Journalism -- The New York State Budget"

 

CJA's April 7, 2016 e-mail to Professor David Liebschutz -- "Subject: Lawsuit challenge to the constitutionality and lawfulness of the NYS budget"  Legal History of the New York State Budget -- An Overview 

CJA's April 7, 2016 e-mail to Dick Dadey/Citizens Union -- "AGAIN: Lawsuit challenge to the constitutionality & lawfulness of NYS' budget 'process' -- including 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making"

                Dick Dadey's April 8, 2016 e-mail


CJA's April 7, 2016 e-mail to City Bar -- "Subject: Request for the City Bar's Amicus Curiae/Intervention & Other Assistance in Lawsuit Challenge to the Consitutionality & Lawfulness of NYS Budget"
                                          
NY City Bar Committee on Ethics & State Affairs 

"The New York State Budget Process and the Constitution: Defining and Protecting the 'Delicate Balance of Power", (Committee on State Affairs), 58 The Record 345 (Oct. 2003)

 May 2007 REPORT  "Supporting Legislative Rules Reform: The Fundamentals"  (Committee on State Affairs)

                   amicus curiae brief to NY Court of Appeals -- McKinney, October 3, 2007    

 

CJA's April 25, 2016 e-mail to NYS Bar Association -- "Subject: Request for the NYS Bar Association's Amicus Curiae/Intervention & Other Assistance in Lawsuit Challenge to the Consitutionality & Lawfulness of NYS Budget"   NYS Bar Association website
                         NYS Bar committee list   Committee on NYS Constitution

 

CJA's April 26, 2016 e-mail to Hofstra Law School Dean Eric Lane -- "Subject: Thank you, Dean Lane!  May you lead the way to building scholarship & informed discussion...the state budget"
            -- with cc's to:  Rockefeller Institute of Government/SUNY-Albany
                                       Thomas Gais, Director
                                                             Donald J. Boyd, Director of Fiscal Studies
                                                             John F. Cape, Senior Fellow
                                                             Lucy Dadayan, Senior Policy Analyst
                                                             David S.T. Matkin, Faculty Fellow
                                                             Richard Nathan, Retired
                                                             Patricia Strach, Deputy Director for Research

                                                     
  Fiscal Policy Institute
                                                             Ron Deutsch, Executive Director
                                                             Frank Mauro, Executive Director Emeritus 


              April 26, 2016 e-mail from Professor Liebschutz

CJA's April 27, 2016 e-mail to NYS League of Women Voters -- "Subject: Request for Comment & Assistance: Citizen-Taxpayer Action Challenging Constitutionality & Legality of NYS Budget -- including 3-men-in-a-room-budget dealmaking"

 

 


CJA's April 29, 2016 e-mail to Brennan Center Chief Counsel Fritz Schwarz -- "Subject:  Thank you, Fritz Schwarz!  Building on the Brennan Center's 2004 report by your March 23, 2016 testimony & CJA's March 23, 2016 second supplemental complaint"          -- click here for Legislative Rules Reform Resource Page

 

CJA's May 3, 2016 e-mail to Assemblyman Philip Steck -- "Subject: Thank you, Assemblyman Steck!  Follow-up to your March 23, 2016 testimony before the Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation"

        May 3, 2016 automated e-mail acknowledgment from Assemblyman Nojay 

CJA's May 3, 2016 e-mail to NYS League of Women Voters -- "Subject: Thank you, Jennifer! -- Request for Comment & Assistance: Citizen-Taxpayer Action Challenging Constitutionality & Legality of NYS Budget -- including 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making"    enclosed League of Women Voters' "IMPACT ON ISSUES 2005-2007"--"State Budget Process"


May 11, 2016 e-mail from League -- "RE: Thank you, Jennifer..."

           SEE:  League's 2016 Legislative Agenda  (Jan. 22, 2016)

               League's "Budget Highlights"  (April 11, 2016) 

 

 

November 15, 2016 "Commission Failed in Not Increasing State Lawmaker Compensation", Citizen Union (Dick Dadey)

"Dedicated Legislature"

February 14, 2017:   VIDEO: Senator Parker interview of Ron Deutsch/Fiscal Policy Institute

April 1, 2015 "The joke's on us",  Empire Center   -- April 10, 2015 "Cuomo, legislative pay on auto-hike"

 

2016 New York's Broken Constitution

 

 

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