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Sen. Farley Announces State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program Will Be Held Feb. 12th - Feb. 21st

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) alerts constituents that the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is administering the Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program from February 12th through February 21st.

"Similar to the Cash for Clunkers program, this initiatve seeks to encourage people to purchase energy-efficient appliances (such as Energy Star refrigerators, freezers and clothes washers)," Senator Farley said. "However, it is important that consumers understand the eligibility rules and requirements."

February 4, 2010
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Senator Farley Joins New Medicaid Fraud Task Force

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announces the formation of the new Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud.

"Medicaid fraud continues to drive up spending and taxes at both the State and the local levels," Senator Farley said. "Medicaid waste is a critical issue to my constituents and, therefore, I asked to be a member of this task force to help identify solutions to this problem."

February 2, 2010
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Sen. Farley Tours New Montgomery County BeechNut Plan

BeechNut President and CEO Jim Schneider (standing in the middle of the photo) gave State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and Assemblyman Amedore (right) a tour of BeechNut Nutrition Corporation's facility at 100 Hero Drive, Amsterdam, in January.

January 28, 2010
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Senator Farley and Fellow Senate Republicans Call for New Jobs Initiative

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and fellow members of the Senate Republican Conference announced on January 26th a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.The plan's centerpiece would reward businesses with a three-year tax credit, averaging between $2,500 and $5,000 for every new job created.

January 26, 2010
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Sen. Farley Appreciates Galway Firefighters

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) attended the installation banquet for the Galway Volunteer Fire Company on Jan. 9, 2010.

January 26, 2010
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Sen. Farley Gives Certificates, Citations to Outstanding Galway Fire Personnel

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) attended the installation banquet for the Galway Volunteer Fire Company on Jan. 9, 2010.

January 26, 2010
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Sen. Farley Attends Galway Fire Banquet

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) attended the installation banquet for the Galway Volunteer Fire Company on Jan. 9, 2010.

January 26, 2010
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Sen. Farley Salutes Fire Personnel

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) attended the installation banquet for the Galway Volunteer Fire Company on Jan. 9, 2010.

January 26, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR HUGH FARLEY CONCERNING SENATOR MONSERRATE

Senator Farley issues the following statement last week in regards to the special committee on Senator Monserrate:

January 19, 2010
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Sen. Farley Greets Brown School Students in Albany

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, I, C - Schenectady) met with Brown School students on Jan. 12, 2010. The children in Kim Cooper and Lisa Della Rocco's classes talked with the Senator in Albany as they toured the Capitol and Legislative Office Building.

January 13, 2010
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Sen. Farley Attends NYS Senate Banking Committee Meeting on Jan.12th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, I, C - Schenectady) listens to the agenda of a recent New York State Senate Banking Committee meeting that was held on January 12th.

January 12, 2010
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Sen. Farley Meets With Students from St. Helen's School on Jan. 11th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, I, C - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with studetns from St. Helen's School, Schenectady, on January 11, 2010, when they visited Albany. The Senator discussed New York State government and history with the children.

January 11, 2010
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Senator Farley Responds to the State-of-the-State Address

A statement from Senator Farley about the State-of-the-State Address:


Each year, we kick off the new Legislative Session with the Governor’s State-of-the-State Address. This speech is basically an outline of what the Governor would like to accomplish in the upcoming year.

January 7, 2010
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SEN. FARLEY AND TASK FORCE ON JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM COLLEAGUES SEEK ANSWERS FROM OCFS

The murder of community residence worker Renee Greco in Lockport and the shooting of Rochester Police Officer Anthony DiPonzio has spurred a special legislative task force to seek state records for answers related to the increase of youth violence.

November 19, 2009
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SENATOR FARLEY JOINS EDINBURG RESIDENTS AT BRIDGE RALLY AT STATE CAPITOL

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) on November 10th joined dozens of local officials and community members from Crown Point, Essex County and Edinburg, Saratoga County to rally support for critically important investments in bridge and roadway projects.

November 12, 2009
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Statement from Senator Farley Concerning the Batchellerville Bridge

The grave situation involving the restriction of the Batchellerville Bridge is disturbing and I have contacted the Governor numerous times about the future of this bridge and the negative effects of both the current alternating one-way traffic and the future possible closure. I am calling for quick action to replace the bridge so this region does not have to go through a situation that citizens of Crown Point are currently facing --- a closed bridge with jobs on the line and potential emergencies becoming fatal due to slow response times.

 

October 28, 2009
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Statement from Senator Farley Concerning the Batchellerville Bridge

The grave situation involving the restriction of the Batchellerville Bridge is disturbing and I have contacted the Governor numerous times about the future of this bridge and the negative effects of both the current alternating one-way traffic and the future possible closure. I am calling for quick action to replace the bridge so this region does not have to go through a situation that citizens of Crown Point are currently facing --- a closed bridge with jobs on the line and potential emergencies becoming fatal due to slow response times.

 

October 28, 2009
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Senator Farley Criticizes Upcoming DMV Fee Increase

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) criticizes, and warns constituents of, the new Department of Motor Vehicles fee increases that were included in Governor Paterson's budget and are scheduled to start September 1st.

"New York State drivers licenses and registrations will increase by 25 percent, and this will definitely hurt our upstate families who rely on vehicles to get to work, doctor's appointments and other necessary engagements. I strongly urge Governor Paterson to reconsider these hikes when we reconvene later this year to discuss budget issues."

August 6, 2009
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Senator Farley Is Pleased Great Sacandaga Lake Permit Rules Put on Hold

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is pleased to announce he has heard from Governor David Paterson's office that the changes to the controversial Great Sacandaga Lake permit system have been withdrawn for the time being.

 

June 11, 2009
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SEN. FARLEY FIGHTS TO FIX PROVISION THAT WOULD HIDE CRIMINAL RECORDS OF DRUG DEALERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his fellow members of the Senate Republican conference pushed on June 1st for legislation, supported by District Attorneys and concerned advocates throughout the State, that would fix a dangerous problem created by Democrats who changed the State’s drug laws as part of the 2009-10 state budget.

June 1, 2009
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