Issues: Miscellaneous

4-H Legislative Breakfast in Albany

On Tuesday, March 6th, I had the opportunity to meet with Keith Alexander, Joyce Parker, and Jaelen Gross during the 4-H breakfast.

March 7, 2012
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Senator Farley Continues Annual Salute of Blue Friday

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recognized and honored police officers in today's Senate Legislative Session as part of the commemoration of Blue Friday in New York State.

"The first year we started doing this was in 2005, and I worked with radio station WGNA in creating this official State day to salute fallen law enforcement officers, and to support the families of fallen officers," Senator Farley said.

March 7, 2012
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Senator Breslin Shows Support for Rural and Small City Schools

I enjoyed speaking at the Rural and Small City School Lobby Day on February 29th. While we are facing tough economic times it critical that we remember that a long term solution to our economic problems is an investment in quality education for all students. For too long we have let our rural and small city schools carry an unfair burden. If we truly want to ensure all students receive a proper education we must redirect the competitive grant funding to school aid. We must allow the principles of fairness and equality to guide us in our school funding formulas.

March 7, 2012
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RITCHIE SEEKS NOMINEES FOR 2012 ‘WOMAN OF DISTINCTION’

State Senator Patty Ritchie is looking for one good woman.

She's asking people in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties to suggest outstanding volunteers, business people or women who have made a difference in their communities, to be nominees for the State Senate’s 2012 “Woman of Distinction.”

March 7, 2012
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3.6.12 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses the 2012-13 State Budget, Mandate Relief for Businesses, Leaders for Tomorrow, and Hometown Heroes.

March 6, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

32nd Senatorial District Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

I am disappointed and sad to learn that the latest New York State political corruption trial names New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Thomas Libous in trial testimony.

I have always considered Senator Thomas Libous to be a serious, straight-forward and responsible legislator, even though we disagree on some issues.

March 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROHIBITING HARMFUL LEVELS OF TOXICS IN CHILDREN’S JEWELRY

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry. 

“It is everyone’s responsibility to protect our children, especially from products containing hazardous substances,” said Senator Alesi. “This bill takes an important step to prevent the sale of items that could cause accidental and unnecessary exposure and severe health effects.”

March 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS LEGISLATION SAFEGUARD CHILDREN'S JEWELRY

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to protect our children, especially from products containing hazardous substances,” said Senator Alesi. “This bill takes an important step to prevent the sale of items that could cause accidental and unnecessary exposure and severe health effects.”

March 6, 2012
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Rev. Carl Clarke of Open Arms International Ministries Delivers Invocation

Reverend Carl Clarke of Open Arms International Ministries and Ms. Carol Lodman joined Senator David Valesky in Albany. Rev. Clarke was in the Senate Chamber to deliver the day's invocation.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Saratoga County 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H youth from Saratoga County on March 6th as they participated in the 4-H Capital Days Legislative Breakfast in Albany. Representatives from the 4-H program, under the direction of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, included Gavin Alger of Middle Grove and Emma Briceland of Ballston Spa.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Schenectady County 4-H Youth

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H youth from Schenectady County on March 6th as they participated in the 4-H Capital Days Legislative Breakfast in Albany. Representatives from the 4-H program, under the direction of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County, included Chelsea Arndell of Delanson and Dan Hulseapple.

March 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH CONGRATULATE MEPHAM SCIENCE STUDENT ON BEING NAMED NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST IN INTEL-SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently congratulated Mepham High School science student Bilal Siddiqui on being named a national semi-finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough also presented Bilal with a legislative resolution honoring his accomplishment.

     “This is an incredible achievement by a remarkable student. After working tirelessly and spending countless hours on study and research, Bilal has been named one of the country’s elite young scientists. I’m certain this is the first of many accomplishments we’ll be seeing from Bilal in the future, and I wish him all the best,” said Senator Fuschillo.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes 4-H Youth from Fulton and Montgomery Counties

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H youth from Fulton and Montgomery Counties on March 6th as they participated in the 4-H Capital Days Legislative Breakfast in Albany. Representatives from the 4-H program, under the direction of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties, included Jesse Cressy of Glen, Kaitlyn Duseler of St. Johnsville, Deborah Johnson of Pattersonville and Sabrine Krutz of Johnstown.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Farley Participates in Library Advocacy Week

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) spoke at the March 6th rally for New York State Libraries. This week is the New York State Library Association's Advocacy Week. As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, Senator Farley conducted a Roundtable Discussion on March 5th discussing the need to support our local and public libraries. Also on March 5th, Senator Farley attended NYLA's dinner and was deeply honored to receive the organization's Ex Libris Award in recognition of his efforts on behalf of libraries. He will also be meeting with representatives from the Southern Adirondack Library System and the Mohawk Valley Library System on March 6th to discuss their legislative priorities.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Martins Discusses Pension Reform, the Iran Divestment Act in Albany on 'Your Voice'

Senator Jack M. Martins appeared on the show from Albany, "New York State Senate Your Voice." He discussed the ongoing budget discussions, pension reform, mandate relief and the Iran Divestment Act as well as important issues in the Seventh Senate District.

March 6, 2012
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Tax Lien Assistance Outreach Event

Sponsored by

NYS Senator Joe Addabbo,

NYS Assembly Member Mike Miller

March 8, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Manhattan County Chair Assemblyman Keith Wright is dead wrong. (And so is Bronx County Chair Carl Heastie.)

By this time I'm pretty sure you already know about the desperate struggle we’re having to maintain the strength and future of Black and Hispanic communities in New York State.

You should know that the way the lines have been drawn to define our districts is detrimental to our communities. The proposed lines will dilute the power for our people that we have gained through hard work and strong leadership.

March 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT GRAVES OF CIVIL WAR VETERANS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prohibit the unauthorized sale of veteran cemetery markers that are over 75 years old, and would create the new crime of desecration of a veteran cemetery plot, grave or burial place.  These bills continue the Senate’s commitment to maintain the dignity of veterans’ cemeteries and commemorative property.

The Senate passed a bill (S.1504), sponsored by Senator William Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), that would prohibit the unauthorized sale of veteran’s commemorative cemetery markers, flag holders, monuments, statues or other physical memorabilia that are over 75 years old.  

March 5, 2012
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