Hugh T. Farley's Press releases

SENATOR FARLEY CALLS ON GOVERNOR PATERSON, STATE LEADERS TO KEEP PROMISE MADE TO RESIDENTS OF CANAJOHARIE

Senator Hugh T. Farley today called on state leaders to keep the promise they made to the residents of Canajoharie, who are facing significant tax increases as a result of the relocation of the Beech-Nut baby food manufacturing facility to the Town of Florida, NY. “When the State announced the approximately $100 million deal to relocate the Beech-Nut manufacturing facility to another site within Montgomery County, I stood beside then-Governor Spitzer as he made a commitment that the residents of Canajoharie would not be harmed in any way,” said Senator Hugh T. Farley.

August 31, 2010
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SENATOR FARLEY CALLS FOR A STOP TO THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R-I-C, Schenectady) called today to immediately stop the proposed plans to build a mosque in lower Manhattan. The mosque would be sited mere blocks from the Ground Zero site where the World Trade Center was violently attacked on September 11, 2001. Senator Farley noted that the placement of the proposed mosque and community center, is an affront to all of those New Yorkers who lost friends and relatives in the World Trade Center Attacks. Moreover, it would present a serious security threat in an area of New York that has already seen repeated attacks by radical Islamic terrorists.

August 17, 2010
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Senator Farley Is Pleased Batchellerville Bridge Project Is Moving Forward

The following is a statement from State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I - Schenectady) in regards to the August 3rd groundbreaking ceremony for the Batchellerville Bridge in Edinburg, Saratoga County:

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Today's events bring the replacement for the Batchellerville Bridge from dreams to reality. It has been a long and tough road in ensuring this project remains viable and the town officials, emergency response personnel and residents of Edinburg are the ones who need to be congratulated the most for their persistence and determination in getting their community's lifeline replaced.

August 3, 2010
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Senator Farley Spends Afternoon With Fulton County Seniors

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I - Schenectady) spent the early afternoon in Gloversville at the 23rd Annual Senior Picnic hosted by the Fulton County Office for the Aging.

Over 500 people attended the July 29th event.

"Fulton County seniors are wonderful and the OFA staff did an excellent job," Senator Farley said about the day.

July 29, 2010
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Sen. Farley and NYS Senate Mourns the Death of Wilton Soldier in June 25th Session

Below is the New York State Resolution Senator Farley helped introduce into Session on June 25th in regards of Private First Class David Taylor Miller of Wilton, New York. Senator Farley askes constituents to keep Miller and his family in their thoughts and prayers.

June 28, 2010
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JUVENILE JUSTICE TASK FORCE CONDUCT PUBLIC FORUM EXAMINING POLICY SHIFT WITHIN NYS JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT HAS PUT NEW YORKERS IN DANGER

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and members of a Senate Republican Task Force on Juvenile Justice reform today held a public forum to investigate growing concerns among community members, youth facility staff and law enforcement officials that newly-implemented policies set forth within New York State’s juvenile justice system have resulted in escalating violence by juvenile offenders that has put New Yorkers in danger.

June 16, 2010
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Senator Farley Honors Niskayuna's Mardy Moore As a Woman of Distinction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) recently had the pleasure of naming Mardy Moore of Niskayuna as a New York State Woman of Distinction at a ceremony held in Albany on May 25th.

June 7, 2010
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Senator Farley Urges Support for Stan DeVoe Benefit

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R-C-I-Schenectady) has urged local residents to participate in the benefit being held Saturday, June 5th, for Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education member Stan DeVoe Jr.
 

June 4, 2010
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Senator Farley Helps Dedicate Schenectady ’s $30 Million Golub Corp. Headquarters

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R-C-I, Schenectady) today assisted with the dedication of the new six-story $30 million Golub Corporation headquarters on Schenectady’s Nott Street.         

The project was facilitated by the Schenectady Metroplex. In 1998 Senator Farley developed and sponsored the Schenectady Metroplex law, acclaimed as model legislation offering declining industrial cities new life through a unique mix of public and private cooperation.

June 2, 2010
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Senator Farley Working to Bring Jobs to Our Community

           State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) today dedicated the new Beech-Nut processing and packaging plant in the Town of FLorida. The company has also moved its corporate headquarters from St. Louis, Missouri, to the new facility.

June 1, 2010
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SENATOR FARLEY CRITICIZES PARKS “DEAL”

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I – Schenectady) joined business and environmental groups in criticizing the legislation that promised to open State parks only if the Legislature agreed to impose millions of dollars in new taxes and fees while also sweeping a tremendous amount of money out of the Environmental Protection Fund, which supports numerous environmental, agricultural and local government programs.

May 28, 2010
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Sen. Farley and Members of Special Juvenile Justice System Task Force Call for Carrion's Resignation

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) and fellow members of the Special Legislative Task Force on Reform of the New York State Juvenile Justice System spoke out today against the policies concerning juvenile inmates and are calling for the resignation of Office of Family and Children Services (OCFS) Commissioner Gladys Carrion.

The policy shifts that Carrion is implementing are creating a dangerous environment for staff to work in as well as creating concern within communities on how juvenile criminals will be treated for their personal issues.

May 26, 2010
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Senator Farley Is Frustrated With Budget Process

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) noted today is the day a new State Budget was supposed to be in place for Fiscal Year 2010-11 and he expressed his terrible disappointment with the lack of action and progress.

"We must begin a public budget negotiating process, immediately, to get a budget in place. Senate Republicans have made our budget priorities very clear, starting with no new taxes and fees, and the need for real property tax relief," Senator Farley said.

April 1, 2010
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Senator Farley Announces Fun Family Activity Slated for Local School Break on April 9th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and the Catholic Charities Family Resource and Support Center staff are partnering once again to host a free Community and Family Wellness Day on Friday, April 9th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam. The event will include a variety of activities for all ages ranging from newborns to senior citizens.

March 31, 2010
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SEN. FARLEY AND MEDICAID TASK FORCE TARGETS WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE

On March 17th, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and members of the Senate Republican Conference released the initial report of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and Reform, a sweeping set of policy recommendations that will empower localities to boost their own Medicaid fraud efforts, more aggressively combat waste and the overutilization of services, and save taxpayers up to $500 million a year. The report should be discussed as part of this year’ budget negotiations.

March 17, 2010
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SEN. FARLEY SAYS TOUGHER MEDICAID FRAUD EFFORT NEEDED

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his fellow members of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud conducted a public forum today in Albany to investigate what savings can be gained from New York’s overburdened Medicaid system. The task force will explore ways in which the State Legislature can assist counties to improve Medicaid fraud prevention efforts, as well as develop recommendations for improving the State’ Medicaid system. 

March 8, 2010
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SEN. FARLEY AND REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES UNVEIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT OF 2010

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and fellow Senate Republicans today joined Richmond County District Attorney Dan Donovan in Albany to unveil the Domestic Violence Act of 2010, a comprehensive effort to strengthen the State’ porous and ineffective domestic violence laws.

The initiative would also create a specific crime of domestic abuse in the State penal law and provide law enforcement with greater tools to stamp out domestic violence.

March 4, 2010
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SEN. FARLEY AND FELLOW REPUBLICANS INTRODUCE JOB CREATION BILL

State Senateor Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and members of the Senate Republican Conference announced on March 2nd that legislation to create thousands of new jobs and turn around the State's economy has been introduced. The jobs plan provides tax credits to businesses that create new jobs, eliminates the State corporate franchise tax for small businesses, and rolls back the personal income tax surcharge that hit small businesses last year.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Farley Reminds Constituents of March 1st STAR Deadline

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) remind constituents that the date for applying or reapplying for the School Tax Relief Program (STAR) is rapidly approaching.

"Every year some people miss out on their STAR savings because they miss the deadline," Senator Farley said. "In most towns and cities, the deadline is March 1st. I strongly suggest that residents contact their local assessor to confirm their municipality's deadline."

February 16, 2010
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Senator Farley Supports Moving the Terror Trials Out of New York

The New York State Senate overwhelmingly approved a resolution today (February 9th) calling on President Obama and the U.S. Attorney General to move the trials of terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks.State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was one of several Senators on both sides of the aisle to speak in support of this resolution.The federal government has been planning to hold these trials in New York City.

February 9, 2010
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