2015 Spring Newsletter

The post-budget spring newsletter will be arriving at households throughout the week. Households that did not receive the newsletter can view the electronic copy and see some of the key points of this year's 2014-15 State Budget.

 

 

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2015 Spring Newsletter

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Senator Farley Named Nisky Children’s Advocate As Woman of

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of honoring Deborah Gordon Mullaney of Niskayuna with the State Senate’s Woman of Distinction award on May 5th. The program honored distinguished women whose outstanding work in their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate.

“Debby is a dynamic, dedicated and passionate civic leader as well as a valued advocate for children,” Senator Farley said. “I am honored to present this award to her.”

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Senator Flanagan Announces Passage Of Legislation To Assist Family Caregivers

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has approved legislation that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting. The CARE Act (S676A) would reduce future hospitalizations of patients by ensuring that caregivers are involved in and educated about patients’ needs and how to best meet them once they leave the hospital.

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Senator Serrano Meets With Advocates from Community Service of NY

(Albany, NY) - Senator Serrano met with advocates from Community Service of New York to discuss reforming the criminal justice system, solitary confinement and other important issues for Advocacy Day 2015.

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Senator Flanagan Announces Passage Of Legislation To Assist Family Caregivers

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has approved legislation that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting. The CARE Act (S676A) would reduce future hospitalizations of patients by ensuring that caregivers are involved in and educated about patients’ needs and how to best meet them once they leave the hospital.

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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Community Meeting for River Park Towers Residents

(Bronx, NY)-  Senator Serrano, along with Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, co-sponsored Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson's Community Meeting for River Park Towers residents. The town hall meeting was held at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Highbridge section of The Bronx and gave residents and officials an opportunity to discuss current conditions and areas in need of improvement.

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP PREVENT ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that would make it a criminal offense for those who intentionally or recklessly damage the environment while committing another crime. The bill (S834) would help deter criminal activity and prevent environmental crimes.

In one related incident that took place in the Town of Greece, Monroe County, criminals broke into a spare electrical transformer owned by Rochester Gas and Electric, and stole copper to resell for profit. Removal of the copper resulted in 4,800 gallons of oil being drained from the transformer, causing land and water contamination of the surrounding environment with an estimated remediation cost of over $1 million.

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF WOMEN’S EQUALITY PAY LEGISLATION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is pleased to report the State Assembly has followed the Senate’s actions of passing the women’s equality pay legislation this week.

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