Senator Serrano Sits Down with CUNY Representatives in Albany

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with Professional Staff Congress (PSC) representatives in Albany. The PSC represents over 25,000 members of faculty and staff from City University of New York (CUNY) and the CUNY Research Foundation. CUNY consists of 24 institutions of higher learning and is the third largest university system in the United States. PSC and Senator Serrano discussed the importance of CUNY to New York City, potential reforms to the NY TAP program and The DREAM Act.


Senator Farley Notes March Is Women's History Month

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) notes that March is Women’s History Month and the New York State Senate has developed a booklet which honors some Women of Distinction. To view, visit

"Women have played a crucial role in New York State's political, social and economic development," Senator Farley said, “and Women’s History Month is a great time to take stock of the enormous contributions of great women from our past. The Senate’s Women of Distinction exhibit highlights some extraordinary people as an example of women’s achievements that continue to this very day.” The exhibit includes some women from our area.


Senator Farley Encourages Parents To Read To Children As March 2nd Is Read Across America Day

As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) informs families that Sunday, March 2nd, is the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, which encourages people to read to children. This annual event is held around the anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). Many schools and libraries will be holding events throughout the week.

"What better way to honor this children’s author than to read to a child," Senator Farley said. "I always loved reading to my children and grandchildren. I read all the favorites and I never tire of it."


Senator Serrano Applauds New York State Parks' High Visitation Marks

Attendance in Parks Exceeds 60 Million for Second Year in a Row



Senator Farley Meets with Librarians for Library Advocacy Day

Wednesday, Feb. 26th, was Library Advocacy Day in Albany and as the Chair of the Senate Select Committees on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from around the State to discuss legislative initiatives and the concerns librarians have with the proposed Executive Budget for 2014-2015. Many representatives opposed Governor Cuomo’s cut in Library Aid. Last year, Senator Farley led the charge to successfully restore a $4 million increase in library aid. Unfortunately, the Governor left this funding out of his Executive Budget, resulting in another cut in aid for libraries.


Senator Serrano Joins Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson's Black History Month Celebration

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined New York City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson for her Black History Month celebration at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The event included an awards ceremony and musical entertainment and was widely attended by the community. 


Senator Serrano Expresses Support for Universal Pre-K

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano rallied alongside New York City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, parents and students at the Mitchel Community Center in the South Bronx, in support of Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK).  The forum was sponsored by East Side Settlement, Children's Aids Society, United Parents of Highbridge, NYCHA and the Children's Campaign. Serrano expressed his support in favor of NYC's plan for UPK and expanded funding for after-school programs.

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