Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Chairman of the Assembly Standing Committee on Housing
As members of the Legislature’s General Budget Conference Committee, (from left) Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver,
Ways and Means Committee Chair Denny Farrell Jr., Majority Leader Paul Tokasz, Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs and
Minority Leader Charles Nesbitt receive a report from the subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment and Housing. The
General Budget Conference Committee leads the Legislature’s efforts to reconcile differences between Assembly and
Senate financial plans in order to reach an agreement on a state budget for the 2005-2006 state fiscal year.