Senator Farley Reflects on the Importance of Flag Day

Today, Sunday, June 14th, is Flag Day. Many communities and schools have been hosting events honoring the American flag this past week. I had the pleasure of participating in the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Flag Day parade last Thursday with my dear friends Charles and Pat Merriam, who were the Grand Marshals.

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Senator Farley Promotes Summer Reading

 

As the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) encourages summer reading for children and families.

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE NEW YORK’S AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his collegues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to help keep the state’s agricultural industry booming. Among the seven bills passed, two were given final passage and will be sent to the Governor for consideration. The agricultural industry has a substantial impact on the overall economic health and wellbeing of the state, and the measures passed today will help ensure that this industry will continue to thrive.

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Senator Flanagan And Long Island Blood Center Sponsor Blood Drive In Centereach

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with the Long Island Blood Center (LIBC) to host a blood drive in Centereach. The event will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4927 located at 31 Horseblock Road from 1 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, June 18th.

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO SUPPORT AND HELP VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND OTHER EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed four bills that recognize the daily sacrifice and courage of volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders by offering them additional tax credits and education benefits.

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILLS TO COMBAT HEROIN CRISIS AND ENHANCE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR OPIOID ABUSE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a package of bills to help decrease heroin deaths and put more drug dealers behind bars for peddling dangerous opioids. The measures are being put forth by the Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid as part of their continuing examination of the issues created by increased heroin abuse that is causing hundreds of deaths in communities across the state.

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Senator Serrano's Asthma Study Legislation Passes New York State Senate for 2nd Year in a Row

(Albany, NY) - On Wednesday, June 10th, the New York State Senate passed Senator José M. Serrano's bill, S1165, for the second year in a row. Serrano's bill mandates the New York State Department of Health to conduct an intensive study on the alarmingly high asthma rates in the Bronx and to use the findings to create a comprehensive remedial plan

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Senator Farley Salutes Sawyer

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is pleased to announce the passage of a Senate Resolution honoring the local teen Sawyer Fredericks for representing upstate New York on “The Voice” television show recently.

“What a terrific young man,” Senator Farley said. “I am pleased that he won the high-profiled contest, but am also proud of him coming back to the region and saying ‘thank you’ to the communities that supported him throughout the process.”

Sixteen-year-old Sawyer performed at Saratoga Performing Arts Center last weekend and was in Fulton County’s Northville on June 4th at local businesses meeting fans.

Sawyer and his mother, Kirsten Fredericks, were on hand during the resolution vote at the Capitol this afternoon.

 

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Senator Serrano Fights for Stronger Rent Legislation

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in two major rallies for stronger rent laws. On June 3rd, the Senator was joined by New York City Council Members who came to lend their voice to the urgent need to protect affordable housing for hard working New Yorkers. On June 9th, thousands of tenants came to the State Capitol to demand and end to vacancy decontrol and other rent loopholes that are destroying affordable housing all across New York City. 

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP SUPPORT ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to help assist and support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The bill (S3968) would create a dementia and Alzheimer’s disease program database to help coordinate resources available to patients and caregivers.

There are many programs across the state that are designed to assist and support individuals with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Innovative ideas are implemented at the local level, but it can be difficult for groups in other areas of the state to find out about them.

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