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Senator Farley And Assemblyman Tonko Pass Xctasy’s Law

The legislature passed a bill sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C-Schenectady) and Assemblyman Paul D. Tonko (D-Amsterdam) which closes a loophole in New York's child abuse reporting statute. The measure was named after Xctasy Garcia, a four-year-old Schenectady child who has been the victim of horrendous child abuse.

Under current law, local Social Services workers are only required to formally report and investigate child abuse which they observe, or which they learn about from contact with a child's parents or guardian.

March 26, 2009
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Senate Approves Governor’s Nominee For Superintendent Of Banks

The New York State Senate today voted to approve the Governor's nomination of Richard H. Neiman as State Superintendent of Banks.

Mr. Neiman appeared before the Senate Committee on Banks, chaired by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady).

March 26, 2009
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Senator Farley Highlights March 8th As International Women’s Day By Saluting Amsterdam Labor Organizer Leonora Barry

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that not only is March known as Women's History Month, but March 8th is International Women's Day.

March 26, 2009
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Governor Signs “Xctasy’s Law,” Strengthening Child Abuse Reporting Requirements

Governor Spitzer announced today that he has signed legislation that strengthens reporting requirements in instances of suspected child abuse to better protect New York’s children from violence and neglect.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Farley Announces Free Kidney Health Screening Available March 8th At Amsterdam’s Centro Civico

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) suggests constituents take advantage of the kidney health screening offered by the National Kidney Foundation of NENY at Centro Civico on Thursday, March 8th, from 2 to 6 p.m., located at 143 East Main Street in Amsterdam.

"March is National Kidney Month and this is an excellent way to remind people to keep their kidneys healthy," Senator Farley said.

March 26, 2009
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Senate Passes Senator Farley’s Bill To Simplify Income Tax Filing

As last-minute taxpayers raced to meet Tuesday's deadline, the State Senate today passed legislation (S.917) sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) which would exempt over a half-million New Yorkers from having to file State income tax returns.

March 26, 2009
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GOP Efforts To Reduce Soaring Health Care Costs Squashed By Dems

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced today that a pair of Republican-sponsored amendments that would have reduced skyrocketing health care costs in New York were rejected.

March 20, 2009
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Senator Farley Proposes Amendment to Restore Funds to Libraries

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) and the Senate Republican Conference today proposed an amendment to deficiency budget legislation being advanced by Senate Democrats that would restore $2.7 million to libraries and $6.3 million to non-public schools. The Senate Democrats voted to defeat the amendment.

The funds were eliminated as part of last year’s budget and during last summer’s special session in August.

March 12, 2009
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Farley Urges Federal Delegation to Oppose Plan to Rescind Mortgage Tax Deduction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) and his Senate Republicans colleagues are introducing a resolution urging members of New York’s congressional delegation to oppose a plan to take away the home mortgage and charitable deductions that millions of New Yorkers claim on their federal income taxes.

The plan included in President Obama’s proposed federal budget would cost New Yorkers more than $1 billion in increased federal taxes.

March 6, 2009
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Farley Unveils “A Better Plan for New York” as Alternative to High Taxes

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C – Schenectady) and his fellow New York State Senate Republicans recently offered a comprehensive budget savings plan that spends less than the Executive Budget proposed, rejects $6.2 billion in taxes and fees proposed by Governor Paterson, implements a spending cap to restrain future spending growth and helps businesses create jobs to strengthen the State’s economy.

March 6, 2009
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Senator Farley's Albany Office Has New Address

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced his main Albany office has been relocated to room 706 in the Legislative Office Building.

"My contact phone number is the same," Senator Farley said. "I still have the two District Offices in Amsterdam and Johnstown and the contact information there remains the same. The only change is my mailing address."

February 23, 2009
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Senator Farley Reminds Constituents That Feb. 13th Is "Blue Friday"

"Blue Friday" falls on Friday, February 13th, this year, according to State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady).

Blue Friday originally started in 2005 as a salute to law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. "2005 was the first year that this commemorative day was observed," Senator Farley explained. "I worked with radio station WGNA in creating this official day in New York State to salute fallen law enforcement officers, and to support the families of fallen officers."

February 10, 2009
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Senator Farley Salutes Martin Luther King Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that January 19th, Martin Luther King Day, is more than just a holiday to take off from school and work.

"This day was set aside by Congress in 1983 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the contributions he made to improving our society," Senator Farley said. "It is also a day to take steps against prejudice and discrimination."

February 4, 2009
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Senator Farley Announces New Laws That Took Effect On January 1st

An expansion in net metering allowances for wind/solar generated power highlight the list of new laws scheduled that took effect on January 1, 2009.

January 13, 2009
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First National Side-by-side Study Of Hybrid School Buses Launched

SCHENECTADY— New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Vice President for Programs Robert Callender today were joined by Schenectady City School District Superintendent Eric Ely to launch the first national side-by-side study of the performance of different hybrid school bus technologies. These buses are expected to operate more cleanly and efficiently than traditional school buses, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.

December 4, 2008
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Senator Farley Offers Safety Tips In Honor Of Fire Safety Month

October is Fire Safety and Prevention Month and in honor of that commemoration, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) offers safety tips.

"Protecting our loved ones is the responsibility of every parent, neighbor and citizen," Senator Farley said. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."

October 16, 2008
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Sen. Farley And Tribes Hill Fire Dept. To Host Fire Safety Night On Oct. 15th

With October being National Fire Safety Month and residents preparing homes for the winter months, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) and the Tribes Hill Fire Department will co-host their annual Fire Safety Night on Wednesday, October 15th, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the fire department located on Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

September 15, 2008
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Senator Farley Announces Free Photos At Fonda Fair

Those who cannot visit Albany and tour the Senate Chamber can now get a glimpse of the historic room at the Fonda Fair on Saturday, August 30th, according to State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady). A photographic back-drop of the Chamber and accompanying information will be housed at the Scott Hall building on the fairgrounds.

August 20, 2008
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Tedisco, Farley, Amedore Laud New Metroplex Law

Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga), Sen. Hugh T. Farley (R,C-Schenectady) and Assemblyman George Amedore (R,C-Rotterdam) today praised Gov. David A. Paterson for signing the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority Act, which increases the authority’s bonding cap from $50 million to $75 million.

August 7, 2008
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Northville Park Event Slated For August 24th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is teaming up with the Village of Northville and the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) for Sacandaga Heritage Day on Sunday, August 24th, from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Waterfront Park located behind the Main Street businesses in Northville.

This event is in conjunction with SVAN’s last Sunday Summer Concert performance and will be held rain or shine.

July 21, 2008
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