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Senator Farley Receives Patriot Award

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) was honored to receive the First Patriot Award on November 9th at the Saratoga Hilton from Patriot Hills of New York for his ongoing support and dedication to veterans. He received the award during the organization’s Military Ball and Veterans Gala, a night dedicated to the military. Patriot Hills provides support to veterans and their families with issues such as reintegration, job placement and educational opportunities.

November 18, 2013
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Senator Farley Honored for Work With Veterans

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) was honored to receive the First Patriot Award on November 9th at the Saratoga Hilton from Patriot Hills of New York for his ongoing support and dedication to veterans. He received the award during the organization’s Military Ball and Veterans Gala, a night dedicated to the military. Patriot Hills provides support to veterans and their families with issues such as reintegration, job placement and educational opportunities.

November 18, 2013
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Statement from Senator Hugh T. Farley:

I am extremely disappointed that Governor Cuomo vetoed legislation I sponsored to expand the state’s film tax credit to the Capital Region and Hudson Valley. All parts of the state should be treated fairly and equally when it comes to offering this credit. We’re talking about economically distressed areas that could really benefit from the jobs and economic activity that would be generated by film production. I hope this veto is only a temporary setback. In his veto message, the Governor said expanding the film tax credit should be discussed as part of the 2014-15 budget and I look forward to pursuing it.

November 14, 2013
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Senator Farley Salutes Veterans With Brown School Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in a Veterans Ceremony hosted by Schenectady’s Brown School on November 8th. As part of the ceremony, Senator Farley presented John and Karen McKenna, parents of the late Captain John McKenna, with a Senate Citation recognizing them for their efforts to help families who have lost a loved one in the military. The students at the Brown School also created an impressive American Flag out of tuna and Campbell's Soup cans on Friday and donated the food to area food pantries.

November 13, 2013
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Senator Farley Participates in Brown School's Veterans Ceremony

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in a Veterans Ceremony hosted by Schenectady’s Brown School  on November 8th.  As part of the ceremony, Senator Farley presented John and Karen McKenna, parents of the late Captain John McKenna, with a Senate Citation recognizing them for their efforts to help families who have lost a loved one  in the military.

November 13, 2013
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November 13, 2013
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Gov. Cuomo Signs Legislation Sponsored by Sen. Farley to Ensure Flags Lowered to Half-Staff to Commemorate Fallen Soldiers are Given to Loved Ones

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he signed legislation, sponsored by State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) to ensure that the flags lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol in honor of a fallen soldier are presented to the loved ones of the deceased.

November 10, 2013
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Heroes, Sacrifice and Why We Support Veterans and Military Families

"We all know and appreciate our veterans for keeping our country safe and free," State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) said, "but do we ever take the time to tell them? These holidays are an especially appropriate time to shake the hand of a veteran and say 'thank you' -- that all of the sacrifices were worth it. Also remember to thank our current military personnel for their service to our country."

November 8, 2013
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Senator Farley Tours MiltonCAT's Clifton Park Facility

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) toured MiltonCAT’s facility in Clifton Park on October 30th. He discussed various economic and environmental issues with company officials, as well as learned about the company’s vision for emergency preparedness, future economic development and growth in the construction industry in the communities across the region.

November 8, 2013
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Senator Farley Discusses Education Issues

Faculty from Corinth Central School District visited Senator Farley in Albany on October 30th to discuss education issues. They included Dr. Dan Starr, Brian Testani, Jim Dunbar, Ken Badaszewski, Dianna Lum, Amanda Polcare, Becky Brown, Larry Rooney.

November 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Talks About NYS Government With Students from Corinth

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from the Corinth Central School District when they came to Albany on October 30th for a tour of the Capitol and to learn about New York State government.

November 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Chats with Students from Corinth

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from the Corinth Central School District when they came to Albany on October 30th for a tour of the Capitol and to learn about New York State government.

November 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Salutes Corinth Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from the Corinth Central School District when they came to Albany on October 30th for a tour of the Capitol and to learn about New York State government.

November 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Chats With Corinth Students About NYS History

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from the Corinth Central School District when they came to Albany on October 30th for a tour of the Capitol and to learn about New York State government.

November 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Greets Corinth School at Capitol

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from the Corinth Central School District when they came to Albany on October 30th for a tour of the Capitol and to learn about New York State government.

November 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Notes November is NYS History Month and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day Is Nov. 12th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to inform constituents that November 12th is designated as Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day in New York State.

"This day was picked because Elizabeth's birthday is November 12th," Senator Farley explained. "November is also New York State History Month."

November 6, 2013
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Senator Farley Notes Monday Is Veterans Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds constituents that Monday, November 11th, is Veterans Day.

"Veterans Day essentially dates back to November 11, 1919. On that day, our nation first observed Armistice Day. This holiday sought to remember and celebrate the end of World War I, which occurred in 1918 on the eleventh day of the eleventh month on the eleventh hour. That is why many people observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. In 1954, Armistice Day was re-designated as Veterans Day to honor and remember the sacrifices of all the men and women who have served our country in the military," Senator Farley said.

November 4, 2013
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JOIN THE EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN CAMPAIGN

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.

 

October 23, 2013
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Senator Farley Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner and State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds families to be safe when trick-or-treating.

"Halloween is a fun time of year for the youngsters as they get to dress up as their favorite characters and collect candy," Senator Farley said. "But it can also be needlessly dangerous if precautions aren't taken."

October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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