State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Central Park International School, of Schenectady, when they came to Albany on Jan. 20th for a tour of the Capitol. He discussed New York State government and history with them. Students in Daniel Brudos’ class were on the tour.

The New York State Senate today passed a bill that prohibits the state from doing business with companies that seek to harm Israel and other American allies through boycotts and discriminatory economic agendas. The bill (S6378A), sponsored by Senator Jack Martins (7th Senate Distict) and Senator Simcha Felder (17th Senate District), expands existing state law to prevent New York from entering into a state contract or investment with those seeking to economically harm American allies.

The 2016 Legislative Questionnaire is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who completed the survey.  If you were unable to complete it, and you would like to share your thoughts with me on any state issues, please feel free to contact my District Office at (315) 428-7632.  To see the summary of results, please click on the pdf file.   

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The NYS Tax Department is partnering with some local libraries to help individuals who are eligible to e-file for free. Eligibility includes having a combined income for 2015 that was less than $62,000.

In Fulton County, volunteers to help guide people through the process of e-filing returns will be available at the Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton Street., Gloversville, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 26th, Feb. 2nd, Feb. 9th, Feb. 16th, Feb. 23rd, March 1st, March 8th, March 15th, March 22nd, March 29th, April 5th, and April 12th.

Please note that government offices, schools and libraries will be closed on Monday January 18th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday.

For more information on how New York State is paying tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please visit the web site for the NYS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Memorial Observance at

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported Governor Andrew Cuomo has just delivered his State of the State Address and unveiled his Executive Budget proposal, marking the official start of the 2016-17 State Budget negotiation process.

As we review the governor’s proposal, we will be looking for an on-time, soundly balanced budget that strengthens the economy, creates jobs, rebuilds our infrastructure, supports our schools, and provides tax relief, Senator Farley said.

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State address delivered today in the State Capitol:

“Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has put forth an ambitious agenda for 2016.  As I listened to the Governor's address this afternoon, I agree that working together, we can keep New York moving in the right direction. My colleagues and I in the Senate have already set the framework for a platform that will focus on unique priorities Statewide.

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, or street cleaning on Monday, January 18, 2016. 

Residents who normally receive Monday trash and organics collection should place their material out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday, January 18 for pickup.

Residents who normally receive Monday recycling collection should place their material out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 24 for pickup.