Hugh T. Farley's News items

Senator Farley Announces Over $1 Million In Combined Homeland Security Grants Awarded To Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga And Schenectady Counties

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) is proud to join Governor George E. Pataki in announcing over $1 million was awarded to the 44th Senatorial District -- which includes Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties -- through the federal Department of Homeland Security to help the area prepare and be equipped for any possible emergency.

"Government agencies, nonprofit groups and businesses have joined together over the past several years to inform the public of steps they can take to prepare themselves for emergency situations," Senator Farley said.

January 26, 2005
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State Budget, Medicaid Among Issues At Hand In 2005 Legislative Session

We are at the beginning of a new year with new energy to tackle the 2005 Legislative Session that recently started with the annual State of the State Address by Governor George E. Pataki.

As the Governor pointed out in his speech, there is a lot of work to be done, including determining education funding and reforming Medicaid. As usual, the Senate will tackle these issues head on.

For the past few years, the top priority of the Senate has been budget reform and we have begun each Session by acting on bills to improve the budget process.

January 25, 2005
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Budget Reform Is Senate's Top Priority

The New York State Senate kicked off its 2005 Legislative Session by passing two budget reform bills that will hopefully end late budgets.

A recent Court of Appeals ruling highlights the need for real structural reform. Unfortunately, the Court basically suggested that the Legislature's main option is to stall and delay on the budget in an effort to get the Governor to agree to any changes.

January 25, 2005
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January 12, 2005
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