Senator Serrano Fights for Fair Wages for Fast Food Workers

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano commended the Wage Board's recommendation to increase fast food workers' minimum wages to $15/hour. The recommendation was finalized on Monday, July 22nd, and would apply to fast-food workers in restaurants with 30 or more locations. It would be phased in over three years in New York City and six years throughout the rest of the state.

"I applaud the Wage Board's monumental recommendation to increase the wages to $15/hour. This will not only provide economic benefits for our fast food workers across the state, but for the communities they call home. These new and historic fairer wages will lift so many working families out of poverty and allow for them to afford to continue to live and raise families in New York," said Senator Serrano. 

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Senator Serrano Celebrates the 2015 Bronx LGBT Pride Festival and Health Fair

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano celebrated the 2015 Bronx LGBT Pride Festival and Health Fair in Crotona Park. The event was organized by the Bronx Community Pride Center, which provides much-needed services and programming for LGBT individuals in the borough of the Bronx. The Senator provided a Proclamation to the organization's honorees during their Bronx LGBT Pride Awards Dinner. 

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Senator Serrano Pushes for Nail Salon Safety Legislation

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at Hostos Community College, as Governor Cuomo signed an important nail salon safety legislation into law. A large audience was in attendance for this important occasion, as we codified a new law to protect the health of workers who are employed in the nail salon industry. 

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Senator Farley Announces Local County Fair Dates

 Tuesday, July 21st, kicks off the annual Saratoga County Fair. In addition to rides, games and fried food, county fairs are a great way to showcase our agricultural industry and support our local farmers.

Located not far from my District Office in Ballston Spa, the fair promises to have numerous days of fun-filled activities and educational events. For a list of activities at the fair, visit http://saratogacountyfair.org/. For FaceBook users, the Saratoga County fair also has a page located at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Saratoga-County-Fair/204018675824

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Senator Serrano Fights for M86 Select Bus Service, Which will Benefit East & West Siders

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano expressed content on the launch of the M86 Select Bus Service. With 25,000 riders a day, the crosstown M86 carries more passengers per mile than any other New York City bus route. As such, the M86 Select Bus Service will reduce travel times for thousands of New Yorkers.

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Senator Serrano Applauds Mayor de Blasio's Affordable Housing Expansion

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in Mayor Bill de Blasio's press conference announcing that New York City is on track to complete 20,325 units of affordable housing by the end of 2015. The City broke an all-time record for the most new affordable apartments underway. 

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Majority Leader Flanagan Joins Governor Cuomo For Signing Of "Enough Is Enough" Legislation

Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Governor Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials at the official signing of the  “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses statewide.  The new law requires all colleges to adopt a set of comprehensive procedures and guidelines, including a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement to ensure the

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Senator Farley Reminds Bicyclists of the Rules of the Road; Highlights Some Local Trails That Are Enjoyable

With many people enjoying the outdoors this summer, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) wants to remind bicyclists of the importance of bike safety.

"Many people have been enjoying the local trails such as Fulton County's F J & G Bike-Hike Trail, Schenectady County's Mohawk-Hudson Bike Hike Trail and the Town of Ballston's Veterans' Memorial Bike Path," Senator Farley said. "Whether you want to explore trails in one of our region's parks or ride in your own neighborhood, safety is something to always consider."

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A member of our community, 27-year-old Rachael Eisenson of St. James, has been diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and is currently being treated at Cornell Medical Center’s Renal Transplant Program. Her family has reached out to our office in hopes of finding a kidney donor for their daughter.

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Senator Farley Reflects on New York's Role in the Birth of This Nation

Independence Day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

"As one of the original 13 states, New York played a key role in helping construct the freedoms and rights we all appreciate as Americans," Senator Farley said.

Five days after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, New Yorkers abandoned the British Provincial Congress and formed their own Convention of the Representatives of the State of New York.

"New Yorkers also had the privilege of seeing the American flag christened when the Stars and Stripes was first flown in battle at Fort Stanwix in Rome," Senator Farley said.

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