On Monday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. Best4NewYork will hold a public forum: How Mandates affect contract negotiations and drive up the cost of local governments in NYS.  James Hastings Community Center, 44 Main Street, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY. http://best4ny.org/2012/05/24/join-us-for-best4nys-mandates-forum-on-june-11-2012/

On Tuesday, June 12, 3-4:30 p.m. the Niagara Chamber is hosting a Mandate Relief forum.  New York Power Authority Power Vista 5777 Lewiston Rd, Lewiston, NY.  This event will feature a panel comprised of Brian Sampson, executive director of Unshackle Upstate, Heather

Briccetti, president and CEO Business Council of NYS, Tom Stebbins, executive director of Lawsuit Reform Alliance of NYS and Kenneth Adams, president and CEO Empire State Development. http://niagarachamber.org/ai1ec_event/mandate-relief-forum/

The Senate and Assembly are in session today, tomorrow, and Wednesday.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) will be holding a public hearing in Albany on Thursday, for the development of guidelines and regulations relating to new disclosure requirements for lobbyists and clients of lobbyists pursuant to The Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011.”

On Monday, June 11, the Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on student assessments.

New York State’s Congressional primaries will be held on Tuesday, June 26.