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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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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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