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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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Senator Farley Salutes Schenectady County 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with 4-H delegates from Schenectady County as part of 4-H Capital Days in Albany on March 2nd. Pictured with Senator Farley are Kaitlin Arndell of Delanson (middle) and Sarah Shufon of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County. Senator Farley met with them at a legislative breakfast in Albany and they shared their 4-H experiences with the Senator. Senator Farley also discussed New York State government with them as part of the 75th annual event.

March 4, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Saratoga County 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with 4-H delegates from Saratoga County as part of 4-H Capital Days in Albany on March 2nd. Pictured with Senator Farley are (from left) Jake Singer of Ballston, Rachel Trojan of Scotia and Nancy Robertson, representing Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. Senator Farley met with them at a legislative breakfast in Albany and they shared their 4-H experiences with the Senator. Senator Farley also discussed New York State government with them as part of the 75th annual event.

March 4, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Fulton and Montgomery Counties 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with 4-H delegates from Fulton and Montgomery Counties as part of 4-H Capital Days in Albany on March 2nd. Pictured with Senator Farley are Sarah Wagoner of Johnstown and Lucas Chapin of Glen. Also at the breakfast was Craig Clark, representative for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery counties. Senator Farley met with them at a legislative breakfast in Albany and they shared their 4-H experiences with the Senator.

March 4, 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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Senator Farley Salutes the Arts

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) admires the art work of Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School student Joseph Malinowski that was displayed in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany on Feb. 22nd as part of the New York State Art Teachers Legislative Student Art Exhibit. Joseph is the son of Joseph and Ellen Malinowski.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes the Art Work of Notre Dame - Bishop Gibbons Student

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) admires the art work of Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School student Joseph Malinowski that was displayed in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany on Feb. 22nd as part of the New York State Art Teachers Legislative Student Art Exhibit. Joseph is the son of Joseph and Ellen Malinowski.

March 2, 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 That Feb. 12th Is "Blue Friday"

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady)  welcomed law enforcement officials and staff from WGNA radio station to the Senate today for passage of his resolution recognizing as February 12th to be "Blue Friday" in New York State.

"The first year we started doing this was in 2005, and I worked with radio station WGNA in creating this official State day to salute fallen law enforcement officers, and to support the families of fallen officers," Senator Farley said.

February 24, 2010
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Senator Farley Discusses Schenectady Community Action Program's Career Readiness Program

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with representatives from the Schenectady Community Action Program's Career Readiness Program (also known as the Displaced Homemaker Program) on Feb. 22nd in Albany. The Career Readiness Program assists individuals to land gainful employment and succeed in the workplace. Career Readiness began in 1978 as the Displaced Homemaker Program and targeted mid-life and older women. In 1995, the services were expanded to eligible men and women of all ages.

February 23, 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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Sen. Farley Discusses Local Youth Bureau Programs

Schenectady County Youth Bureau Director Ed Kosiur (back) and teen representatives from Schenectady, Mongtomery and Saratoga Counties visited State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) on Feb. 9th in Albany to discuss issues relating to their program and services. Representatives included Brenda Rava, Kaitlin Arndell, Haylee Blowers, Tony Stello, Ashley Smith and Carly Douglass.

February 11, 2010
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Sen. Farley Greets Upward Bound Program Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Fulton-Montgomery Community College's Upward Bound Program on Feb. 9th in Albany. They were at the Capitol as part of the Trio Leadership Conference and discussed their program with the Senator. The students also attend Amsterdam High School. Included on the trip were Papa Jo Amissah, Ashley Soodol, Ally Hanke, Gabriel Amaya, Kathie LaBarge and Jean Karutis.

February 11, 2010
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Senator Farley Issues NYS Senate Resolution for Pipe Band's Accomplishments

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was pleased to honor the Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band with a New York State Senate Resolution on Feb. 9th at the State Capitol for the group placing third in the juvenile division of the World Pipe Band Championships, held in Glasgow, Scotland, on Aug. 15, 2009. Honorees included: Maureen Connor, Alex Allendorph, Ryker Bodo, Colin Dowd, Jackson Kovalchik, Hayden LaBelle, Michael Miller, Michael Soressi, Bryan Wilson, Colin Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Reid Perry, and instructor Eric MacNeill.

February 11, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was pleased to honor the Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band with a New York State Senate Resolution on Feb. 9th at the State Capitol for the group placing third in the juvenile division of the World Pipe Band Championships, held in Glasgow, Scotland, on Aug. 15, 2009. Honorees included: Maureen Connor, Alex Allendorph, Ryker Bodo, Colin Dowd, Jackson Kovalchik, Hayden LaBelle, Michael Miller, Michael Soressi, Bryan Wilson, Colin Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Reid Perry, and instructor Eric MacNeill.

February 11, 2010
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Sen. Farley Sponsors "Blue Friday" Resolution

WGNA Radio Personalities Sean McMaster (left) and Richie Philips, along with Marketing Director Selena Dutcher, met with Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) at the New York State Senate Chambers on Feb. 9th to discuss the passage of the Senator's resolution recognizing as February 12th to be "Blue Friday" in New York State. On February 12th, the State will salute both the officers that make sacrifices every day to keep us safe and those who lost their lives in the line of duty, Senator Farley said. Lt. Governor Richard Ravtich stopped by to greet the group.

February 11, 2010
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"Blue Friday" Is Feb. 12th in New York State

WGNA Radio Personalities Sean McMaster and Richie Philips, along with Marketing Director Selena Dutcher, met with Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) at the New York State Senate Chambers on Feb. 9th to discuss the passage of the Senator's resolution recognizing as February 12th to be "Blue Friday" in New York State. On February 12th, the State will salute both the officers that make sacrifices every day to keep us safe and those who lost their lives in the line of duty, Senator Farley said.

February 11, 2010
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Senator Farley and WGNA Staff Slaute "Blue Friday"

WGNA Radio Personalities Sean McMaster (left) and Richie Philips, along with Marketing Director Selena Dutcher, met with Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) at the New York State Senate Chambers on Feb. 9th to discuss the passage of the Senator's resolution recognizing as February 12th to be "Blue Friday" in New York State. On February 12th, the State will salute both the officers that make sacrifices every day to keep us safe and those who lost their lives in the line of duty, Senator Farley said.

February 11, 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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