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Senator Farley Salutes St. Helen's School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Brittney Bigley's fourth grade class, and Terri Mueller's fifth grade class, on March 23rd as they toured the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The students from St. Helen's School in Schenectady talked with the Senator about New York State history and discussed State government.

March 28, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses Budget Issues With Local Officials

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and Senator McDonald meet with county officials on March 25th in the State Capitol to focus on the problem of unfunded mandates and to discuss other priority issues for local governments.

March 28, 2011
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Sen. Farley Enjoys VanAntwerp Chamber Strings Performance

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of listening to music performed by VanAntwerp Middle School’s chorus and chamber strings on March 24th when the students performed in Albany as part of Music In Our Schools Month, sponsored by the New York State School Music Association and Music Educators’ National Conference. This is the 39th annual year for Music in Our Schools Month and performances were held throughout the month of March at the South Concourse of the Empire Plaza. Pictured are Senator Farley (left) with the VanAntwerp Middle School chamber strings and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (right).

March 25, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes VanAntwerp Chorus

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of listening to music performed by VanAntwerp Middle School’s chorus and chamber strings on March 24th when the students performed in Albany as part of Music In Our Schools Month, sponsored by the New York State School Music Association and Music Educators’ National Conference. This is the 39th annual year for Music in Our Schools Month and performances were held throughout the month of March at the South Concourse of the Empire Plaza. Pictured are Senator Farley (left) with the VanAntwerp Middle School chorus and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (right).

March 25, 2011
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Sen. Farley Salutes Northville High School Music

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of listening to music performed by Northville Central School’s high school band under the direction of Jennifer Henzler on March 24th when the students performed in Albany as part of Music In Our Schools Month, sponsored by the New York State School Music Association and Music Educators’ National Conference. This is the 39th annual year for Music in Our Schools Month and performances were held throughout the month of March at the South Concourse of the Empire Plaza.

March 25, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses Government With Fonda-Fultonville Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with political science students and teacher Mary Brown from Fonda-Fultonville High School on March 22nd. The students asked Senator Farley budget-related questions as part of a class assignment. The students were Nicolette Angioli, Kayla Bloom, Jaimyn Chang, Justin Danise, Michael Downing, Kyle Geniti, Zachary Godfrey, Chelsa Hutchins, Joshua Krajewski, Jessica Lozier and Ashley Paton.

March 24, 2011
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Senator Farley Meets With Highway Superintendents

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with local members of the New York State county Highway Superintendents Association on March 9th when they came to Albany to discuss their 2011 Local Roads Matter Advocacy Program. Discussion topics included CHIPS (Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program) funding, establishing a local bridge and culvert initiative, and reforming the Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund.

March 24, 2011
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Senator Farley Gives an Update on State Budget

 

April 1st is nearing, which is the deadline to pass an on-time, balanced budget for the State of New York.

The last few weeks, I have sat on several Senate committees and conducted public hearings on key pieces of the budget that include education and local government assistance. I’ve also held joint hearings with the Assembly and now we are in the stage where the two houses are in the final negotiations with Governor Cuomo.

March 23, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Schenectady's Youth of the Year


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of chatting with Shaylia Thomas of Schenectady on March 22nd when he honored her in Albany for being a two-time winner of the Schenectady Boys and Girls Club’s Youth of the Year award. The Senator met her last year when she won the honor for 2010. They discussed her plans for attending Cazenovia College in the fall when he honored her this week for being the 2011 winner.

March 23, 2011
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New York State Budget Update

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported that earlier this week he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed the Senate’s budget resolution - - a fiscally sound plan that reduces spending, rejects tax increases and makes responsible investments in New York’s future.

The Senate budget closes a $10 billion budget deficit without raising taxes, and allows the PIT surcharge to sunset as scheduled so small businesses and others can get back to creating jobs for workers.

March 17, 2011
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Sen. Farley Greets McNab Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) greeted fifth grade students from Gloversville’s McNab Elementary School on March 15th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

March 17, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Women's Contributions to History

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will introduce the resolution declaring March as Women’s History Month in the New York State Senate on March 15th. The theme for the year is "Our History is Our Strength."

"From the women's suffrage movement some 150 years ago to the present day, women have played a crucial role in New York State's political, social and economic development," Senator Farley said. "Our State and our Nation have been greatly strengthened through the valuable contributions, and it is important to recognize, remember and honor these contributions."

March 14, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO REPEAL ANTI-JOB IDA TAX

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) announced on March 9th that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a bill (S.2682) to repeal a tax on local economic development agencies that hinders job growth and economic investment. The tax, first enacted in 2009, provides a direct obstacle to the ability of Industrial Development Agencies and Authorities (IDAs) to invest in new projects, support local businesses and create jobs.

The measure passed mirrors a proposal included in Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget to remove this tax and restore IDA funding.

March 10, 2011
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Senator Farley Announces March 11th Is Blue Friday in NYS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) welcomed law enforcement officials and staff from WGNA radio station to the Senate on March 8th for passage of his annual resolution recognizing "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.

March 10, 2011
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LAWMAKERS CALL ON GOVERNOR TO AX OCFS COMMISSIONER AFTER FURTHER EVIDENCE OF VIOLENCE IN JUVENILE HOMES

With shocking new video evidence revealing continued violence in New York’s juvenile centers, state lawmakers are calling on Governor Cuomo to fire Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner (OCFS) Gladys Carrion.

Security video footage, unveiled by former state Commission of Correction’s employee Eileen Carpenter at a recent press conference in Albany, showed graphic images of residents violently assaulting each other and staff in the state’s four juvenile secure centers.

"I commend Ms. Carpenter’s courage for coming forward and exposing the truth about the violence that continues under Commissioner Carrion. This video confirms the chaos that has been created by her irresponsible policies," said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean).

March 9, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE "NY" POWER PROGRAM

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the Senate passed legislation (S.3164) on March 8th to create a new, permanent program called "NY," that would provide low-cost power to help businesses create and retain jobs.

The Recharge NY bill, which was submitted as a program bill by Governor Andrew Cuomo and is included in his 2011-12 Executive Budget, would double the amount of low cost power available for businesses and non-profits to 910 megawatts.

March 9, 2011
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Senator Farley Meets Art Exhibit Participant

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Gillian Litynski of Niskayuna High School with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Also pictured is Assemblyman James Tedisco (right).

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Attends NYSATA Legislative Art Exhibit

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Amy Goodman of Niskayuna High School with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Also pictured is Assemblyman James Tedisco (right).

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Chats With Young Artists

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Balndy Perez (middle) with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Blandy is a third grade student in the Fonda-Fultonville school district.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Enjoys Art Display

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Hailie Downing (middle) with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Hailie is a first grade student in the Fonda-Fultonville school district.

March 4, 2011
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