Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Town Hall on Roosevelt Island

(Roosevelt Island, NY) - Senator Serrano joined Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and other colleagues at a town hall meeting on Roosevelt Island. The lively town hall was widely attended by Roosevelt Island residents, community groups and local agencies. 

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HONOR AND HELP VETERANS IN NEW YORK

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed several measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and honoring them for their exceptional service. The Senate also recently celebrated the achievements of veterans from across the state during the Senate’s annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. Information about the 58 veterans inducted into the Hall of Fame will be posted at http://www.nysenate.gov/initiative/honoring-our-veterans.

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SENATE PASSES BILL EXPANDING ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR ADULT LEARNERS IN NEW YORK

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would expand the literacy and other educational opportunities available to adult learners in order to help them succeed. The bill (S2895), sponsored by Senator Hugh Farley (R-C, Schenectady), would enable public libraries to obtain additional state funds for their high school equivalency programs and employment training services that help adults get jobs.

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Senator Farley's Veteran Hall of Fame Inductee Highlighted on WNYT 13

I am happy to report Frank Casazza, from Indian Lake, is highlighted in this report. http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3801362.shtml?cat=300

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Senator Farley Inducts Hamilton County Veteran Into Senate Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of inducting Major Frank Casazza, of Indian Lake, Hamilton County, into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame on May 19th at a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

"We all know and appreciate our veterans for keeping our country safe and free," Senator Farley said, "but we need to take the time to tell them. This Hall of Fame is the Senate’s way of saying 'thank you' -- that all of your sacrifices were worth it."

Casazza volunteered for the Army Air Corp Air Cadet Program during WWII, and two weeks after graduating from high school, was in basic training. On August 21, 1944, Frank earned his wings as an Army Air Corps Navigator. He was 19 years old.

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE A REGISTRY OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently approved The Domestic Violence Protection Act –Brittany’s Law, a bill that would increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons. The bill (S513) would create a publicly accessible registry of all individuals convicted of a violent felony and allow local law enforcement to keep track of their location.

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Senator Serrano Demands Fairer Wages for Our fast Food Workers

(Albany, NY) - Senator Serrano joined colleagues and advocates at a very important press conference demanding fairer wages for our fast food workers. 

"Governor Cuomo took historic action by convening a wage board to determine the minimum wage for our struggling fast food workers," said Senator Serrano. "This action also served as a major boost for our ongoing fight for $15 an hour for the thousands of hard working New Yorkers across our state. Fairer wages can lift so many working families out of poverty, and I encourage the newly impaneled wage board to consider economic benefits not just for the workers, but for the communities they call home."

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New York State Senate Passes Senator Serrano's Bill Designed to Prohibit Littering on State Park Lands

(Albany, NY) - On Wednesday, May 20th, the New York State Senate passed Senator Serrano's bill, S956, designed to help keep our beloved state parks and historic sites clean and beautiful by prohibiting littering on state park lands. 

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Senate Passes Legislation Making The Property Tax Cap Permanent

The New York State Senate today acted on one of its top end-of-session priorities by passing legislation to make the property tax cap permanent.  The bill (S5597), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), would prevent the planned expiration of the tax cap to continue saving taxpayers billions of dollars each year, increase investments by businesses, and create more jobs.

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Senator Serrano's Park Protection Legislation Passes State Senate

(Albany, NY) - On Monday, May 18th, the New York State Senate passed Senator José M.

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