Senator Farley Authors Unanimously Passed Resolution Creating Blue Friday

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of continuing the tradition of Blue Friday in New York State by authoring the State Senate Resolution which passed the Senate yesterday. In addition to making Blue Friday a commemoration in New York State, it highlighted the Capital Region fund-raising event slated for Friday, April 24th.

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP FAMILY CAREGIVERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a measure that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting. The CARE Act (S676A) would reduce future hospitalizations of patients by ensuring that caregivers are involved in and educated about patients’ needs and how to best meet them once they leave the hospital.

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that will help New York farmers grow their businesses. The bill (S2250) would connect farmers to Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs), giving them additional resources to promote economic growth and increase job creation.

Under current law, IDAs can issue loans and provide technical support to manufacturers, processors, and warehousers of agricultural products, but not to those businesses that directly grow, harvest, or collect agricultural products.

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Senator Farley Announces Blue Friday Is April 24th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) has the pleasure of continuing the tradition of Blue Friday in New York State. This year, the event is slated for Friday, April 24th.

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Area Fire Departments Slate Open House April 25th – 26th As Part of RecruitNY Initative

Volunteer firefighters put their lives on the line every day to make our communities safe. Their dedication cannot be overestimated. However, the number of volunteers has declined drastically over the past decade. As part of an initiative called Recruit NY,  volunteer fire departments from across the state will open their doors this Saturday, April 25th, (and, in some cases, Sunday, April 26th, as well) as they look for new volunteer members.

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Sen. Farley Notes Electronic Waste Collection Day Slated for April 18th in Capitol Region

Saturday, April 18th, is a special Electronic Waste Collection Day in this region, and Tri City Rentals is offering two free sites to drop off “e-waste” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are: Crescent Village Apartments, 800 Walnut Drive, Clifton Park (Tel: 371-5800); and Hampshire Apartments, 2150 Rosa Road, Schenectady (Tel: 370-4242). E-waste includes computer towers, laptops, servers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, microwaves, cell phones, televisions, VCRs and DVD players.

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Senator Farley Salutes Volunteers

Every day, Americans across the country give back to their communities. This week is National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) and it is designed to recognize those who give so much and to encourage others to do the same. For more information, visit http://www.newyorkersvolunteer.ny.gov/ and http://www.pointsoflight.org/signature-events/national-volunteer-week

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Senator Farley Informs Constituents It Is National Library Week

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, noted this week is National Library Week. "Libraries are a place of lifelong learning," Senator Farley added. "Librarians are truly amazing people. They inspire our youth and invite them into a library where there is an adventure on every shelf." Senator Farley encourages people to use their local libraries. "Reading is a fun activity that opens the mind to all sorts of adventures," Senator Farley said. "Take the time in this upcoming week to stop in at your local library and tell the staff how great they are.”

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The 2015-16 New York State Budget

The $142 billion 2015-16 New York State Budget reflects the Senate's continued commitment to strengthening the economy, increasing education aid, and reducting the tax burden for New Yorkers.  For highligts of the 2015-16 State Budget, please click on the file below. 

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