Subject: Key Priorities as 2013 Session gets Underway

Hugh T. Farley

January 10, 2013

With the Governor kicking off the 2013 Legislative Session on Wednesday with the annual State of the State Address, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of my key priorities as the new Legislative Session gets underway.

Providing Tax Relief: Mandate relief continues to be a priority to me as counties, local municipalities and schools struggle with their budgets. I will also be redoubling my efforts to fight for additional tax relief at the State and local levels.

Creating Jobs: We must also focus on pursuing policise that will help revitalize our economy, strengthen small businesses and create thousands of good, new jobs for our local economy.

Reducing Wasteful Spending: Over the past two years, New York State has made significant progress in controlling overall spending. But there is clearly more that can be done to ensure a smarter, more efficient and effective government. That's why I will be continuing my fight to reduce government fraud and waste.

Throughout the year, please remember that I am always here to serve you, your family and our community. With the new Legislative District lines in effect, I will no longer be representing Montgomery County, which means I must close my Amsterdam district office. I expect to open a new office in Ballston Spa and will let you know the contact information when it is available. You can call my office at (800) 224-5201 or email

As we embark on a New Year, our state and our local communities are all facing a number of serious challenges. But if we work together, I have every confidence that we can overcome these challenges, and ensure a brighter, stronger future for many years to come.