Hugh T. Farley's News items

Senator Farley Honors Fallen Police Officers On "Blue Friday"

February 11th, 2005, is Blue Friday in New York State, a day to honor and celebrate the memories of law enforcement officials who have died in the line of duty.

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady)was honored to be instrumental in creating this day of recognition. WGNA Radio Station and on-air talent Richie Phillips reached out to Senator about this important event.

February 11, 2005

Senator Hugh T. Farley Salutes The Saratoga Springs High School Girls' Cross Country Team

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) and Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno this week presented a New York State Legislative Resolution honoring the Saratoga Springs High School Girls’ Cross Country Team.

The Blue Streaks have won multiple championship titles during the 2004 season. The team was also was ranked number one in the nation throughout the season by The Harrier, a national running magazine.

February 10, 2005

Senator Farley And Governor Pataki Awards $500,000 In Venture Capital To Transtech Systems And Inverters Unlimited

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) joined Governor George E. Pataki on Wednesday in announcing that TransTech Systems Inc. and Inverters Unlimited Inc., both of Schenectady, have been approved to receive a total of $500,000 in equity investments from the Small Business Technology Investment Fund (SBTIF).

The SBTIF was created to provide a source of venture capital to promote job creation and economic growth to early-stage high-tech companies throughout New York State.

February 10, 2005

Be Sure To Use Safety Seats Wisely

National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week is being observed this year from February 13th through the 19th and it is a good time to remind New Yorkers that a new law will require children younger than seven years of age to ride in a car seat or booster seat when traveling in the back of a motor vehicle (unless the child is more than 4 feet 9 inches in height).

Child passengers are particularly vulnerable to injury and even death in automobile accidents.

February 8, 2005

Senator Farley Announces Town Of Ballston, Village Of Fultonville To Receive A Combined $30,000 In Technical Assistance Grants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) joins Governor George E. Pataki in announcing the Town of Ballston and the Village of Fultonville were recently awarded a combined $30,000 in technical assistance grants.

"This is terrific news," Senator Farley said.

February 7, 2005

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

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

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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