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.
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.
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.
It’s hard to believe, but it is true. Fifty years after the 1963 Equal Pay Act was signed into law, pay discrimination in the workplace still exists in America.
In June, the Senate unanimously passed legislation to strengthen New York’s laws and ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work. However, action is still needed by the State Assembly on this bill.