- Albany needs
Making the budget process more open and timely
To end New York’s unacceptable string of late budgets, Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman sponsored legislation and a constitutional amendment to reform the budget process (A.1, A.2):
Curtailing procurement lobbying
Billions of taxpayer dollars are at stake when it comes to awarding state contracts – but no one’s held accountable for how they’re awarded. That’s why Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman supports expanding the definition of lobbying to include any effort to influence any public official regarding procurement of goods or services, construction, or the sale or purchase of land, as well as implementation of rules and regulations, tribal state compacts and executive orders (A.9).
Ending state authority abuses
To end abuses of the public trust by state authorities and public benefit corporations, Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman sponsored a measure (A.3):
Ensuring Empire Zones do their jobs
Empire Zones need to get back to the business of creating jobs and revitalizing struggling communities, and that’s why Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman sponsored legislation (A.6):
Reforming Rockefeller Drug Laws
To build on last year’s agreement on the Rockefeller Drug Laws, the Assembly will continue to work for a more meaningful and comprehensive reform of these much-criticized laws by restoring judicial discretion in the prosecution of drug offenses.
Restoring the public’s faith in elections
Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman sponsored legislation:
Improving the Assembly’s legislative process
For the 2005 legislative session, the Assembly – in a spirit of true bipartisanship with the house’s minority – adopted a series of internal rules changes that will dramatically improve the way the Assembly operates.
The new rules will require a joint conference committee to achieve a more timely state budget and help ensure a public review of state spending.
|“The Assembly’s sweeping new reforms will begin making our state government more open, accountable and responsive. We hope the Senate and governor will join in our efforts to improve the way New York’s government operates.”|
Joan L. Millman
341 Smith Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231