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Senator Farley Salutes Amsterdam YMCA Honorees

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was a guest speaker at the Amsterdam Family YMCA's awards breakfast on March 25th. The event honored 20 senior students and six educators from the Amsterdam, Broadalbin-Perth, Galway and Fonda-Fultonville high schools. Among the honorees were Fonda-Fultonville senior Lauren Crandall, who received the Amsterdam Family YMCA 2010 Outstanding Senior Student Award; and Damian Ubriaco, of Galway High School, who received the 2010 Outstanding Educator Award.

April 6, 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 Enjoys Dorothy Nolan Elementary School Performance

New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), along with the Music Educators' National Conference (MENC) is celebrating March as Music in Schools Month. As part of this celebration, area schools are giving special performances at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Local schools that are performing this month include: Fonda-Fultonville High School Select Chorus, Northville Central School Senior High Band, Van Antwerp Middle School Chamber Strings, and the Dorothy Nolan Elementary School Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus.

March 29, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Music

New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), along with the Music Educators' National Conference (MENC) is celebrating March as Music in Schools Month. As part of this celebration, area schools are giving special performances at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Local schools that are performing this month include: Fonda-Fultonville High School Select Chorus, Northville Central School Senior High Band, Van Antwerp Middle School Chamber Strings, and the Dorothy Nolan Elementary School Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus.

March 29, 2010
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Senator Farley Announces Annual Community Wellness Day Slated for April 9th in Amsterdam

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.

March 22, 2010
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Republican Plan To Give More Tax Relief Was Defeated

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported the comprehensive property tax relief plan proposed by Senate Republicans that would restore STAR property tax rebate checks for every middle-class taxpayer, put a property tax cap in place to control local spending and calls for extensive mandate relief measures to reduce local school district costs, was defeated in the Senate today.

March 18, 2010
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Sen. Farley Meets With NAACP

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with Paul Webster, president of the Schenectady County Branch of NAACP, and other representatives on March 16th in Albany.

March 18, 2010
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Senator Farley Discusses New York State Government With Schalmont Students

Students from Schalmont High School met with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) when they were in Albany on March 17th touring the Capitol and Legislative Office Building.

March 18, 2010
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Senator Farley Comments on Medicaid at Task Force Press Conference

State Senator Hugh Farley and members of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and Reform unveiled 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. "Medicaid is the largest part of our state budget, and a huge burden on localities," said Senator Hugh Farley.

March 17, 2010
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Senator Farley Invites Constituents to Community Wellness Day on April 9th in Amsterdam

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and the Catholic Charities Family Resource and Support Center staff are partnering once again to hose 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.

March 17, 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 Greets New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) meet with residents from Fulton and Montgomery Counties who were representing New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on March 16th in Albany during the organization's Legislative Day. Many representatives were part of the Saving Grace Baptist Church of Fonda and the Baptist Church of Northville and included Pastor Wade Prime and Reverend Richard Klueg. They discussed with Senator Farley issues that included parental rights.

March 17, 2010
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New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms Visit Sen. Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) meet with residents from Fulton and Montgomery Counties who were representing New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on March 16th in Albany during the organization's Legislative Day. Many representatives were part of the Saving Grace Baptist Church of Fonda and the Baptist Church of Northville and included Pastor Wade Prime and Reverend Richard Klueg. They discussed with Senator Farley issues that included parental rights.

March 17, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Northville High School Band

New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), along with the Music Educators' National Conference (MENC) is celebrating March as Music in Schools Month. As part of this celebration, area schools are giving special performances at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Local schools that are performing this month include: Fonda-Fultonville High School Select Chorus, Northville Central School Senior High Band, Van Antwerp Middle School Chamber Strings, and the Dorothy Nolan Elementary School Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus. On March 11th, State Senator Hugh T.

March 17, 2010
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SEN. FARLEY AND FELLOW REPUBLICANS UNVEIL " PROTECTION AND PROPERTY TAX REBATE ACT" TO PROVIDE NEW YORKERS WITH TAX RELIEF

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady), along with his Senate Republican colleagues, announced on March 10th the " Protection and Property Tax Rebate Act," a major new tax cut initiative that would provide a property tax rebate for middle-class taxpayers. The rebate would reimburse homeowners based on much they pay in property taxes and how much they can afford. The plan also includes a cap on property taxes, along with significant mandate relief to further reduce costs. The comprehensive package would usher in a new era of economic freedom for New York’s taxpayers.

March 11, 2010
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Senator Farley Meets Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School on March 9th as they toured the Capitol in Albany.

March 11, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Music

New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), along with the Music Educators' National Conference (MENC) is celebrating March as Music in Schools Month. As part of this celebration, area schools are giving special performances at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Local schools that are scheduled to perform this month include: Fonda-Fultonville High School Select Chorus, Northville Central School Senior High Band, Van Antwerp Middle School Chamber Strings, and the Dorothy Nolan Elementary School Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus. On March 5th, State Senator Hugh T.

March 11, 2010
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Senator Farley Joins Magnet School Students on Albany Tour

Students from Megan Parillo's class at Marie Curie Magnet School, Amsterdam, met State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) when they were touring the Capitol on March 2nd.

March 9, 2010
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