Farley Urges Federal Delegation to Oppose Plan to Rescind Mortgage Tax Deduction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) and his Senate Republicans colleagues are introducing a resolution urging members of New York’s congressional delegation to oppose a plan to take away the home mortgage and charitable deductions that millions of New Yorkers claim on their federal income taxes.

The plan included in President Obama’s proposed federal budget would cost New Yorkers more than $1 billion in increased federal taxes.

March 6, 2009

Farley Unveils “A Better Plan for New York” as Alternative to High Taxes

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C – Schenectady) and his fellow New York State Senate Republicans recently offered a comprehensive budget savings plan that spends less than the Executive Budget proposed, rejects $6.2 billion in taxes and fees proposed by Governor Paterson, implements a spending cap to restrain future spending growth and helps businesses create jobs to strengthen the State’s economy.

March 6, 2009

Senator Farley's Albany Office Has New Address

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced his main Albany office has been relocated to room 706 in the Legislative Office Building.

"My contact phone number is the same," Senator Farley said. "I still have the two District Offices in Amsterdam and Johnstown and the contact information there remains the same. The only change is my mailing address."

February 23, 2009

Senator Farley Reminds Constituents That Feb. 13th Is "Blue Friday"

"Blue Friday" falls on Friday, February 13th, this year, according to State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady).

Blue Friday originally started in 2005 as a salute to law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. "2005 was the first year that this commemorative day was observed," Senator Farley explained. "I worked with radio station WGNA in creating this official day in New York State to salute fallen law enforcement officers, and to support the families of fallen officers."

February 10, 2009

Senator Farley Salutes Martin Luther King Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that January 19th, Martin Luther King Day, is more than just a holiday to take off from school and work.

"This day was set aside by Congress in 1983 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the contributions he made to improving our society," Senator Farley said. "It is also a day to take steps against prejudice and discrimination."

February 4, 2009

Senator Farley Announces New Laws That Took Effect On January 1st

An expansion in net metering allowances for wind/solar generated power highlight the list of new laws scheduled that took effect on January 1, 2009.

January 13, 2009

First National Side-by-side Study Of Hybrid School Buses Launched

SCHENECTADY— New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Vice President for Programs Robert Callender today were joined by Schenectady City School District Superintendent Eric Ely to launch the first national side-by-side study of the performance of different hybrid school bus technologies. These buses are expected to operate more cleanly and efficiently than traditional school buses, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.

December 4, 2008

Senator Farley Offers Safety Tips In Honor Of Fire Safety Month

October is Fire Safety and Prevention Month and in honor of that commemoration, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) offers safety tips.

"Protecting our loved ones is the responsibility of every parent, neighbor and citizen," Senator Farley said. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."

October 17, 2008

Search New York State Unclaimed Funds

You may be entitled to some of the over $8 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State. A simple internet search is all it takes to see if you are eligible. Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?

Banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to turn over inactive accounts to the State. The Office of the State Comptroller then serves as the custodian of this money until it is claimed.

What are some types of unclaimed funds?

September 24, 2008

Sen. Farley And Tribes Hill Fire Dept. To Host Fire Safety Night On Oct. 15th

With October being National Fire Safety Month and residents preparing homes for the winter months, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) and the Tribes Hill Fire Department will co-host their annual Fire Safety Night on Wednesday, October 15th, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the fire department located on Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

September 16, 2008

Senator Farley Announces Free Photos At Fonda Fair

Those who cannot visit Albany and tour the Senate Chamber can now get a glimpse of the historic room at the Fonda Fair on Saturday, August 30th, according to State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady). A photographic back-drop of the Chamber and accompanying information will be housed at the Scott Hall building on the fairgrounds.

August 21, 2008

Tedisco, Farley, Amedore Laud New Metroplex Law

Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga), Sen. Hugh T. Farley (R,C-Schenectady) and Assemblyman George Amedore (R,C-Rotterdam) today praised Gov. David A. Paterson for signing the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority Act, which increases the authority’s bonding cap from $50 million to $75 million.

August 8, 2008

Northville Park Event Slated For August 24th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is teaming up with the Village of Northville and the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) for Sacandaga Heritage Day on Sunday, August 24th, from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Waterfront Park located behind the Main Street businesses in Northville.

This event is in conjunction with SVAN’s last Sunday Summer Concert performance and will be held rain or shine.

July 22, 2008

Senator Farley To Host Senate Majority Leader Skelos On July 17th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to announce that he will host a tour for Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R - Rockville Centre) on Thursday, July 17th, with stops that include a visit to the Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

A media availability will be conducted at 1 p.m. at the College Union building by both Senators Farley and Skelos to discuss Majority Leader Skelos’ Upstate New York Listening Tour and his views on issues that impact this region.

July 16, 2008

Women Of Distinction Display To Be At Ft. Hunter Canal Days On July 12th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced that his exhibit honoring historic New York women whose achievements in arts, science, government, labor, education and social reform have earned them recognition as "Women of Distinction" will be on display at the Fort Hunter Canal Days on Saturday, July 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July 10, 2008

Have A Safe And Happy Independence Day

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reflects on the birth of this nation and New York State's role in the development of our nation.

Independence Day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

"As one of the original 13 states, New York played a key role in helping construct the freedoms and rights we all appreciate as Americans," Senator Farley said.

July 3, 2008

Senator Farley Salutes St. Mary's Officials For New Canjo Facility

St. Mary’s Hospital hosted a grand opening and dedication of its new Erie Boulevard health care center on July 2nd.

July 3, 2008

Sen. Farley Joins Gov. In Urging Feds To Declare Agricultural Disaster

Governor David A. Paterson today urged the federal government to declare 23 New York counties agricultural disaster areas. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer, Governor Paterson requested disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for farms that experienced crop damage from severe hail storms on June 16th.

June 30, 2008

Senator Farley Delivers Capital Grants For Local Organizations

State Senator Hugh T. Farley today announced Senate approval of capital construction grants for several local governments and non-profit organizations in his four-county Senate District. This week, the Senate passed a resolution allocating economic development funds which had been included in the 2008-2009 budget.

June 27, 2008

Gov. Paterson Requests Proposals To Assist Homeowners Facing Mortgage Default

Governor David A. Paterson today announced the Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) is seeking applications from not-for-profits statewide to provide financial counseling and legal services for homeowners who hold a subprime or unconventional mortgage. As much as $20 million is available under the Subprime Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Services Program.

June 20, 2008