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Senator Farley Reports Four Key Votes To Get Dangerous Drivers Off the Road

The State Senate this week sent a loud and clear message that New York State must have zero tolerance when it comes to drunk, impaired or reckless driving.

In a strong showing of bi-partisan cooperation, we overwhelmingly approved four separate measures designed to save lives, punish offenders and keep dangerous drivers off the streets.

· The first bill, which seeks to combat wrong way and reckless drivers, would establish a new class E felony crime of aggravated reckless driving. The new crime would be punishable by a sentence of up to 4 years in prison.

· The second bill would close a loophole in current law which allows someone arrested for DUI while driving with a conditional license to face only a traffic infraction.

January 25, 2012
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Senator Farley Announces New Residential Energy Finance Program to Begin Jan. 30th

A new program that will be administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will go into effect on January 30th and will provide an opportunity for homeowners to finance energy-efficent home improvements through their monthly power bills.

January 18, 2012
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Senator Farley Announces Executive State Budget to Be Released on Jan. 17th

On January 17th, Governor Cuomo will release his Executive Budget for State Fiscal Year 2012-13. Once it is released, the specific details will be available at http://www.governor.ny.gov/ and also at the Budget Division's website at http://www.budget.ny.gov/

January 13, 2012
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Senator Farley Reminds Employment Seekers of Job Express Website

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) informs constituents of a website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment.

The NYS Labor Department's " Express" website takes thousands of jobs listed on the New York State Jobs Bank and sorts them by region to help job seekers evaluate what industries are growing in their area and find out what opportunities are available in specific economic sectors.

To visit Jobs Express, visit http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm

January 12, 2012
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Senator Farley Announces Establishment of Senate Library Committee

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) reports that he was named Chairman of a newly-created Senate Select Committee on Libraries. This 19-member bipartisan body was established on January 10th through passage of a Senate resolution.

“This new committee will help the Senate in promoting libraries and addressing their needs,” said Senator Farley.  “I am proud to have been a lifelong advocate for libraries, and will continue my efforts to assist them in meeting the needs of the public.

January 10, 2012
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Senator Farley Notes Jobs, Tax Relief and Cutting Government Continue to Be Senate's Priorities

This afternoon, Governor Cuomo gave his annual State-of-the-State Address, which is a vision, or a road map, of what the Governor would like to see happen in New York State in 2012.

The Governor’s speech is the official kickoff to the 2012 Session. We must continue to work together and build on the momentum that we have achieved in the past year. In 2011, we cut State spending and closed a $10 Billion deficit without raising taxes and fees. We enacted a property tax cap, lowered income tax rates and reduced taxes for upstate manufacturers. For 2012, we will continue with the goal for an on-time, fiscally responsible State budget. We plan to do this by cutting spending again and avoiding any additional taxes or fees.

January 4, 2012
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Senator Farley Notes State-of-the State Message to Be Delivered Jan. 4th

Tomorrow, January 4th, the Governor will open the 2012 Legislative Session with his annual State-of-the-State Address. This speech will be given at 1:30 p.m. It will be broadcast live on public television, and can also be viewed online at http://www.governor.ny.gov The text of his message will also be posted on his website.

The State-of-the-State is a vision, or a road map, of what the Governor would like to see happen in New York State in 2012.

January 3, 2012
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Happy New Year from Senator Farley

 

 

As we depart 2011 and head into 2012, New York State continues to make real progress in reducing spending, cutting taxes and helping businesses create new jobs.

In fact, one big accomplishment – tax cuts for middle-class taxpayers -- will go into effect on January 1, 2012.

This new law will reduce tax rates on middle class taxpayers to their lowest levels in more than 50 years. About 4.4 million middle class taxpayers will receive a total of $690 million in personal income tax relief.

December 27, 2011
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Happy Holidays from Senator Farley

 

During this busy holiday season, I hope you are finding the time to gather with family, friends and those you care about to celebrate and share.

I also want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your representative in the State Senate.

Over the past year, we've made real progress in our effort to turn New York around. We’ve cut taxes on businesses and middle class families, taken steps to help create jobs, and worked together to help make life in our community just a little better.

December 20, 2011
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Senator Farley & Assemblyman Butler Praise Fage Expansion

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and Assemblyman Marc Butler (R, C, I - Newport) wanted to publicly thank Governor Andrew Cuomo and local officials for working out an agreement to allow Fage USA to grow in Fulton County, and also praised Fage officials for staying in Fulton County and expanding their business ventures.

December 16, 2011
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) asks constituents to bow their heads in a few moments of silence on December 7th, in honor of Pearl Harbor Day.

 

"It was on that day in 1941 that Japanese planes attacked the United States in Hawaii, killing some 2,000 Americans," Senator Farley said. "Unfortunately, over the years, some may have forgotten what that day meant and how President Franklin Roosevelt was right when he said it will live in infamy. As we continue to fight in the War on Terrorism and have military loved ones overseas during the holidays, we must remember our fallen brothers and sisters who have given their lives for this Country."

 

December 7, 2011
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Senator Farley Announces Agreement on Package to Help Economy

Here's the link to today's announcement from Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Skelos and Speaker Silver in regards to the tentative agreement on proposed legislation:: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/1262011GrowTheEconomy

December 6, 2011
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Majority Senators Farley and Maziarz Join Tedisco, Amedore to Sponsor New College Coaches and Professionals Reporting Act

New legislation to help protect children from the kind of horrific abuse alleged to have occurred at Penn State was officially introduced today in the Legislature by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I Schenectady-Saratoga), Assemblyman George Amedore (R,C,I-Rotterdam), and majority Senate members Senator Hugh Farley (R,C,I-Schenectady), and Senator George Maziarz (R,C-Newfane). 

November 17, 2011
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Fort Plain School Officials Host Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) toured Fort Plain Central School District’s educational buildings on November 14th. Also on the tour was Assemblyman George Amedore (R - Rotterdam). Giving the tour and talking with Senator Farley about the school’s facilities and education issues were Superintendent Douglas C. Burton, school board member Jeff Jones, Harry Hoag Elementary Principal Cathy Brucker, and sixth grade teacher Lisa Van Valkenburg.

Pictured with Senator Hugh Farley is sixth grade teacher Lisa Van Valkenburgh.

November 15, 2011
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Senator Farley Tours Fort Plain Schools

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) toured Fort Plain Central School District’s educational buildings on November 14th. Also on the tour was Assemblyman George Amedore (R - Rotterdam). Giving the tour and talking with Senator Farley about the school’s facilities and education issues were Superintendent Douglas C. Burton, school board member Jeff Jones, Harry Hoag Elementary Principal Cathy Brucker, and sixth grade teacher Lisa Van Valkenburg.

Pictured (from left) are Superintendent Douglas C. Burton, Assemblyman George Amedore, Senator Hugh Farley, Harry Hoag Elementary Principal Cathy Brucker and board member Jeff Jones.

November 15, 2011
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Senator Farley's Salute to Veterans

"We all know and appreciate our veterans for keeping our country safe and free," Senator Farley said, "but do we ever take the time to tell them? Take time on Veterans Day to shake the hand of a veteran and say 'thank you' -- that all of the sacrifices were worth it. Also remember to thank our current military personnel for their service to our country."

November 10, 2011
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Senator Farley Receives State Library Award

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was honored to receive the 2011 Ex Libris Award from the organization New Yorkers for Better Libraries in recognition of his leadership on library issues.

"By supporting libraries, we are supporting our youth, our families and our communities," Senator Farley said. "I am proud of my commitment to New York libraries."

"Libraries are a place of lifelong learning," Senator Farley said. "Librarians inspire our youth and invite them to discover an adventure on every shelf. Libraries also help the public access vital information for a variety of uses and many people use libraries to help further their education. Librarians and their staff provide valuable services to the public."

November 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Promotes New York State History Month

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is offering a fun and educational quiz in honor of New York State History Month, a time to celebrate the history of New York State and recognize the contributions of State and local historians.

"November is a great time to reflect on our State’s unique history. New York has played a pivotal role in our nation’s history since its earliest days as a Dutch and British colony. Our State was the scene of many battles fought in the American Revolution, including the crucial victory at Saratoga," Senator Farley said.

Since 1997, November has been officially designated as New York State History Month.

November 1, 2011
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