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Senator McDonald to Rally 100s of Walkers at Saratoga Springs Event 

May 1, 2012
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Mayfield Students Chat With Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School, Fulton County, on April 30th in Albany. The students took a tour of the Capitol and then asked Senator Farley questions about State government.

May 1, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Mayfield Fourth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School, Fulton County, on April 30th in Albany. The students took a tour of the Capitol and then asked Senator Farley questions about State government.

May 1, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Mayfield Elementary School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School, Fulton County, on April 30th in Albany. The students took a tour of the Capitol and then asked Senator Farley questions about State government.

May 1, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Duanesburg High School Seniors

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with Duanesburg High School’s seniors from David Schalekamp’s Participation in Government class on April 30th in Albany. The students took a tour of the Capitol and then asked Senator Farley questions about State issues.

May 1, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Issues On Capital Tonight

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discusses his efforts to ban synthetic marijuana and bath salts and the New NY Education Reform Commission that he was named to during an appearance with Liz Benjamin on Capital Tonight - April 30, 2012

May 1, 2012
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GREG BALL

Carmel, N.Y. – 5/1/2012-  Last night a fatal house fire broke out on Wyndham Lane in Carmel, NY. Authorities said, a veteran Larchmont police captain, his wife and two teenage daughters died in a house fire, and his son remains hospitalized.

May 1, 2012
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THE EXAMINER: BALL PITCHES JOBS BILL TO ASSIST DISABLED VETERANS

by Martin Wilbur

State Sen. Greg Ball vowed last week to pass legislation that would allow businesses owned by service disabled veterans to receive preference on state contracts.

May 1, 2012
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: WEST POINT CADETS HONORED IN CAPITOL

By Amanda Verrette

In honor of West Point day last Thursday, the Legislature passed several bills protecting veteran’s rights and helping them obtain jobs. West Point day at the Capitol honored cadets and staff from the United States Military Academy at West Point and invited them to meet members of the Legislature.

May 1, 2012
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FIVE YORKTOWN GIRLS ACHIEVE HIGHEST GIRL SCOUT RANKING

Yorktown, N.Y. – 4/28/2012- Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined five Yorktown girl scouts from Girl Scout Troop 1386 during their Gold Award ceremony on Saturday. From Left to right: Yorktown Councilman Vishnu Patel, Girl Scout Leader Susan Somner, Nina Wahl, Julia Gonfiantini, Anna Sommer, Senator Greg Ball, Emily Monigan and Laura Leddy.

May 1, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL TO HOST “PUPPY MILL PROTEST”

Due to the tragic events of Police Captain Sullivan and his family, the Puppy Mill Press Conference has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 19th. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** ***Saturday, MAY 19, 2012 ***

Brewster, N.Y. – (5/2/12)  Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), is enlisting the support of his Animal Advisory Council, concerned constituents and furry friends, to address issue of “Puppy Mills” in New York State.

May 1, 2012
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Senator McDonald Discusses the Importance of Protecting Vulnerable People with Developmental Disabilities

Senator Roy McDonald outlined the concerns associated with protecting vulnerable populations from abuse and neglect before a round table discussion he hosted with industry experts, care providers and advocates on April 23, 2012.

April 30, 2012
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Round Table Discussion on Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Abuse and Neglect

Senator Roy McDonald hosted a round table discussion on protecting vulnerable populations from abuse and neglect on Monday, April 23, 2012.

April 30, 2012
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Your Voice With Senator Greg Ball 4/30

April 30, 2012 - Senator Ball talks about Senior Fair, Traveling Wall, Montrose VA Hospital, Westpoint Day, Mothers Day, First Responders Appreciation Day

April 30, 2012
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Undy 5000 5K Run in Buffalo

Senator Mark Grisanti posed with Deputy Chief of Staff Joel Feroleto at the Undy 5000 race, held April 28 at Delaware Park in the City of Buffalo. Senator Grisanti spoke at the first ever Undy 5000 event in Buffalo event and presented a proclamation to Tess Fraser, who was the key person in bringing the Buffalo Undy 5000 to our community. Feroleto ran the 5K in Saturday's event.

April 30, 2012
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PCNR: ADDITIONAL STATE MONEY PLANNED FOR DISASTER RECOVERY

By: Douglas Cunningham & Annie Chesnut

Additional money to Hudson Valley counties to help them recover from Hurricane Irene will be provided by the state, Sen. Greg Ball said Wednesday.

Ball said the state contribution will ease the burden on localities as they rebuild streams and roads. Philipstown sustained especially high damage in Putnam, and rebuilding is still continuing. Eligible disaster recovery efforts are typically covered at 75 percent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with the remainder split between the state and munipalities.

April 30, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WELCOMES FREEPORT RESIDENT TO THE STATE CAPITOL

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently welcomed Freeport resident Kathleen Keating to the State Capitol in Albany. Senator Fuschillo invited Ms. Keating to Albany to recognize her for being named Ms. New York Senior America 2011.

        The Ms. Senior America pageant is an annual event designed to showcase the talents and inner beauty of women ages 60 and over. Kathleen Keating was chosen for the honor among women from all across New York State to serve as a role model of the dignity, maturity, and inner beauty of all senior Americans.

April 30, 2012
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Seward Shines Statewide Spotlight On Herkimer Diamond

ALBANY, 04/30/12 – The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.1682) that would designate the Herkimer Diamond as the official state mineral.  The legislation, sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta), celebrates the distinctive quartz crystals from the Mohawk Valley.

“Formed almost 500 million years ago and known worldwide, the Herkimer Diamond deserves to be properly recognized across New York,” said Senator Seward.  “I am extremely proud that the state senate has approved legislation naming the Herkimer Diamond as the official mineral of New York State.”

April 30, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CRIMINALIZE SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to criminalize the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana. The bill (S.6694), sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport),  would also criminalize the sale and possession of hallucinogenic chemicals deceptively called “bath salts.” 

April 30, 2012
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