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Archive for November 14th, 2009

NYS Conference of Mayors
Proposed 2010 Legislative Priorities

Overall Priority
Maintain Commitment to Revenue Sharing

FINANCE COMMITTEE
1. Pension cost reform
2. Prohibition against unfunded state mandates
3. Increase CHIPS funding
4. Gross receipts tax – increase rate and expand scope to include cellular services
5. Wicks Law Repeal

ENVIRONMENT and ENERGY
1. Renewable energy and “green building” program
• Price preference for renewables
• Price preference for “green building” technology and materials
2. Improve the State’s clean water revolving loan fund scoring system
3. Emergency management – preparedness and response
4. Authorize financing of storm water management

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS and COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
1. Amend village dissolution law
2. IDA reform
3. Increase competitive bidding limits
4. Tort reform/collateral source

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS and PUBLIC SAFETY
1. Compulsory arbitration – ability to pay & “final offer”
2. Heightened risk for disability payments under General Municipal Law § 207-a and § 207-c
3. Prevailing wage reform
4. Decision to transfer the work of unionized employees should be a nonmandatory subject of negotiation

I’ll jump in and add short descriptions over the weekend, but I wanted to get these posted so you’d see what we are tussling with.

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