Continuous Session to Finalize a Budget for New York State sign now

Whereas these are difficult fiscal times, with government making increasing demands on citizens to contribute to the monetary health of the State;

And the burden of restoring the State to fiscal health should be shared among all New Yorkers, with those making the laws subject to the same sacrifices as ordinary citizens;

And without a Budget for the new fiscal year, no fiscal progress is possible other than piecemeal stopgap measures;

We the undersigned hereby petition Governor David Patterson of New York to order the New York State Legislature to remain in continuous special session until a budget is passed, and to order the deduction from the salaries of Members of the Legislature amounts corresponding to all normal working days from April 1, the date the Budget became overdue, to the date a final Budget shall be passed by both Houses, if the Senate and Assembly are not in session for a full minimum eight-hour working day on such dates and working actively to conclude a Budget.

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  • 27 February 2016850. Colleen C
    I support this petition
  • 27 February 2016849. Autumn Mb
    I support this petition
  • 17 February 2016848. Rosemary W
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 2016847. Michelle H
    I support this petition
  • 06 February 2016846. Kellie P
    I support this petition
  • 05 February 2016845. Paula W
    Taking from the 'little' guy will not help the economy. NYS needs sacrifices from our higher government- the ones who got us in this financial crisis to begin with.
  • 02 February 2016844. Susan Mm
    I support this petition
  • 29 January 2016843. Janet Y
    I support this petition
  • 27 January 2016842. Melissa T
    I have mouth to feed to gov.
  • 13 January 2016841. Carrie Dellap
    I support this petition
  • 12 January 2016840. Marilyn D
    I support this petition
  • 10 January 2016839. Barbara G
    For some folks the loss of a day's pay could mean the difference between paying the rent and getting booted onto the street!
  • 09 January 2016838. Susan K
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 2016837. Cheryl Ar
    I am a single mom with no help with three teenage daughters' attending college and living at home. Even with the money they make from their part time jobs and the ot I am always doing, we find it very difficult to make ends meet. This furlough will only a
  • 28 December 2015836. Nicole W
    I support this petition
  • 28 December 2015835. David B
    Part time workers(the legislature) should get paid part time wages
  • 26 December 2015834. Richard M
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015833. Stephen J
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015832. Jacqueline Yf
    The Senate & Assembly should also be furloughed, as they are also state employees!
  • 29 November 2015831. Rebecca W
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 2015830. Moss Mckenzie
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 2015829. Terry Twaltzp
    No ordinary person would still have a job if they performed with the lack of regard to deadlines and work the Legislature is showing.
  • 02 November 2015828. Louise Af
    Stop unnecessary spending and let us have what is owed to us!!! NYS workers do not make big money like the upper echeleon of politics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop liquid lunches, etc.
  • 30 October 2015827. Patti S
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 2015826. Brenda C
    No Furloughs
  • 24 October 2015825. Patricia A
    I support this petition
  • 21 October 2015824. Donna D
    NO Furloughs..take $5 from every nys resident..4x's a yr..that would make up the deficet..even if they are on ss, soc serv, unemplymnt. there are other ways

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Petition target:
New York State Governor David Patterson


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