Issues: Miscellaneous

March 21, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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February 28, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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February 14, 9:00 AM - February 18, 5:00 PM
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  Here at the start of the 2011 legislative session, that's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout the year ahead, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.

February 14, 2011
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February 25, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Lunar New Year at P.S. 105

From the left, Lisa Wong (parent), Assistant Principal Shirley Chen, Principal Johanna Castronovo, Assistant Principal Alice Lee, Senator Golden, Assistant Principal Donna Amato, Nancy Caruana (teacher),Cybi Ip (teacher)Danielle Zodak (teacher) Shirley Tam (teacher).

February 14, 2011
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Senator Martins Tackles Full Plate of Issues

From the Floral Park Dispatch, an Anton Community Newspaper

By Melissa Argueta

As the second month of his first term arrived, Senator Jack M. Martins of the 7th Senatorial District sauntered into a room of reporters, appearing ready to answer just about any question there was to ask. During the senator’s first roundtable, Martins, the former mayor of Mineola, provided clarification and insight on local and state issues, including Governor Cuomo’s proposed 2011-12 Executive Budget, the state Senate’s recently passed 2 percent property tax cap, as well as the importance of job creation and revitalization of downtowns to spurt growth of Long Island’s struggling economy.

February 12, 2011
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Sen. Farley Chats With Students from Blodgett Middle School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Blodgett Middle School, a school within the Schenectady City School District. The students in Tom Hopkins, Toni Bergin, Sara Hubel and Maria Klein’s classes talked with the Senator when they visited Albany on Feb. 8th.

February 11, 2011
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Sen. Farley Meets Boys & Girls Club Directors

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with the executive directors of local Boys & Girls Clubs on Feb. 8th to discuss issues the State’s youth are facing today. Included in the meeting were(left to right) Richard Van Vorst, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Renselaer County; Shane Bargy, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady; Senator Farley; and Landis Rush, Director of Government Relations.

February 11, 2011
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Sen. Farley Meets Montgomery County Youth

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with representatives from the Montgomery County Youth Bureau on February 8th in Albany. Included in the meeting were Michela Puglisi, Tessa Filiberto, Cassandra Egelston, Brianna Slater, and Montgomery County Youth Bureau Executive Director Jennifer Petteys.

February 11, 2011
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Senator Farley Discusses Issues With Youth From Across NYS

On February 8th, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of speaking before representatives from Youth Bureau groups from around New York State.

February 11, 2011
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Sen. Maziarz not running for Congress

Last November, I was proud to play a pivotal role in helping Republicans regain the majority in the New York State Senate, not for any political gain but because I believe it re-established a strong voice for Upstate New York within state government.As part of the transition to the majority, I am now the third-ranking member in the Senate and the highest ranking Senator from Western New York since the days of one of my heroes, Senator Earl Brydges.  It is from this post, and the influence that comes with it, that I can have the greatest impact for our community.

February 11, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending February 11th

Here is my Community Connection for the week ending Friday, February 11th. Click the link below to view it in full screen.

February 11, 2011
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Progress

There's a long way to go in the 2011-2012 state budget adoption process, but there was an important step in the right direction this week when legislative leaders announced an agreement to utilize what's called the "conference committee process" to help us reach a final budget agreement before April 1st.

February 11, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Announces "Senator on Your Street" Initiative

Western New York’s new senator to launch program to connect directly to constituents in their communities

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Senior Center will be the first site for Senator Timothy M. Kennedy’s new constituent services program, “Senator on Your Street.” Senator Kennedy will visit the senior center Thursday, February 10, and his next stops will be Hamburg Town Hall on Friday, February 11; the Autumnwood Senior Center on Thursday, February 17; and the West Seneca Senior Center on Friday, February 18.

February 11, 2011
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