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Senator Farley and Colleagues Introduce Bill That Would Create Disaster Fund

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) and several Senate colleagues who represent the Mohawk Valley and Niagara County have introduced legislation that would create a state disaster recovery fund.

The bill (S.5987) would create a supplemental fund to provide individual assistance, public assistance and hazard mitigation after a natural or man-made disaster. Aid would be available for a variety of disaster-related expenses, including home repairs and medical expenses for individuals. Municipalities would be eligible to receive funds for such items as public services expenses and debris removal. Infrastructure grants would be available to public schools.

December 3, 2013
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Senator Farley Promotes Supporting Small Businesses

As the holiday shopping season officially is under way with today’s “Black Friday” events, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) strongly suggests people to shop locally on Saturday, November 30th, which is also known as “Small Business Saturday.”

“Small businesses truly are the backbone of our communities,” Senator Farley said. “We rely on small businesses as the economic engine to keep New Yorkers working and raising their families here in New York State.”

To learn more about the Small Business Saturday initiative, Senator Farley recommends visiting http://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba_initiatives/small_business_saturday_2013

 

November 29, 2013
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Senator Farley Celebrates 1st National Bank of Scotia’s 90th Anniversary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Senate Citation to the 1st National Bank of Scotia for its 90th Anniversary on November 22nd at its Customer Appreciation Day. The Senator presented the Citation to Bank President John Buhrmaster at the bank’s Main Office on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia.

November 27, 2013
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Senator Farley Reflects on the Meaning of the Thanksgiving Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the 49th Senatorial District!

Thanksgiving not only commemorates the Pilgrims' celebration of the fruitful crops of 1621, but it is also a day of giving thanks for everything we are grateful for in our daily lives -- it's a time to stop, smell the roses and think about what is truly precious to us.

November 26, 2013
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Senator Farley Joins Assemblyman Tedisco as Lead Senate Sponsor of “Knockout Game” Deterrent Act

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) today announced that Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I-Niskayuna) will be the lead Majority sponsor in the New York State Senate of the “Knockout Game Deterrent Act” – a first in the nation law to protect innocent bystanders from being sucker-punched and assaulted by gangs of thugs, who in many cases are juveniles.

The Knockout Game has become an epidemic in New York and across the nation leading in several cases to serious injury and even death.

November 25, 2013
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Senator Farley and Colleagues Conducted Cyber Security Hearing Nov. 18th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) and six of his Senate colleagues hosted a hearing in Rome, NY, and heard testimony from experts in law enforcement, finance and computer science about the state’s preparedness against cyber-attacks on November 18th.

The hearing was open to the public and was streamed live on the Internet. It can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21IhSWt1V0w

Testimony was given by several experts, including:

• Benjamin Lawsky, Department of Financial Services superintendent

• Jerome Hauer, Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services commissioner

• Joseph D’Amico, State Police superintendent

November 22, 2013
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SENATOR FARLEY DISCUSSES REPORT ON TAX REFORM

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) and his fellow Senate Republicans recently issued a comprehensive report on state taxes that calls for personal income taxes, business taxes, estate taxes and local property taxes to be reformed, simplified and reduced. The report makes sweeping recommendations for reducing the tax burden on all New Yorkers. The plan recommends enacting a permanent two-percent state spending cap and dedicating surplus revenues to tax reductions.

The report was developed based on testimony at a series of statewide public hearings. The report will be shared with the tax reform commissions established by Governor Cuomo for their review.

Highlights of the recommendations made in the preliminary Senate report include, among other things:

November 20, 2013
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Senator Farley Receives Patriot Award

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) was honored to receive the First Patriot Award on November 9th at the Saratoga Hilton from Patriot Hills of New York for his ongoing support and dedication to veterans. He received the award during the organization’s Military Ball and Veterans Gala, a night dedicated to the military. Patriot Hills provides support to veterans and their families with issues such as reintegration, job placement and educational opportunities.

November 18, 2013
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Senator Farley Honored for Work With Veterans

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) was honored to receive the First Patriot Award on November 9th at the Saratoga Hilton from Patriot Hills of New York for his ongoing support and dedication to veterans. He received the award during the organization’s Military Ball and Veterans Gala, a night dedicated to the military. Patriot Hills provides support to veterans and their families with issues such as reintegration, job placement and educational opportunities.

November 18, 2013
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Statement from Senator Hugh T. Farley:

I am extremely disappointed that Governor Cuomo vetoed legislation I sponsored to expand the state’s film tax credit to the Capital Region and Hudson Valley. All parts of the state should be treated fairly and equally when it comes to offering this credit. We’re talking about economically distressed areas that could really benefit from the jobs and economic activity that would be generated by film production. I hope this veto is only a temporary setback. In his veto message, the Governor said expanding the film tax credit should be discussed as part of the 2014-15 budget and I look forward to pursuing it.

November 14, 2013
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Senator Farley Salutes Veterans With Brown School Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in a Veterans Ceremony hosted by Schenectady’s Brown School on November 8th. As part of the ceremony, Senator Farley presented John and Karen McKenna, parents of the late Captain John McKenna, with a Senate Citation recognizing them for their efforts to help families who have lost a loved one in the military. The students at the Brown School also created an impressive American Flag out of tuna and Campbell's Soup cans on Friday and donated the food to area food pantries.

November 13, 2013
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Senator Farley Participates in Brown School's Veterans Ceremony

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in a Veterans Ceremony hosted by Schenectady’s Brown School  on November 8th.  As part of the ceremony, Senator Farley presented John and Karen McKenna, parents of the late Captain John McKenna, with a Senate Citation recognizing them for their efforts to help families who have lost a loved one  in the military.

November 13, 2013
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November 13, 2013
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Gov. Cuomo Signs Legislation Sponsored by Sen. Farley to Ensure Flags Lowered to Half-Staff to Commemorate Fallen Soldiers are Given to Loved Ones

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he signed legislation, sponsored by State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) to ensure that the flags lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol in honor of a fallen soldier are presented to the loved ones of the deceased.

November 10, 2013
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Heroes, Sacrifice and Why We Support Veterans and Military Families

"We all know and appreciate our veterans for keeping our country safe and free," State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) said, "but do we ever take the time to tell them? These holidays are an especially appropriate time 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 8, 2013
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Senator Farley Tours MiltonCAT's Clifton Park Facility

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) toured MiltonCAT’s facility in Clifton Park on October 30th. He discussed various economic and environmental issues with company officials, as well as learned about the company’s vision for emergency preparedness, future economic development and growth in the construction industry in the communities across the region.

November 8, 2013
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Senator Farley Discusses Education Issues

Faculty from Corinth Central School District visited Senator Farley in Albany on October 30th to discuss education issues. They included Dr. Dan Starr, Brian Testani, Jim Dunbar, Ken Badaszewski, Dianna Lum, Amanda Polcare, Becky Brown, Larry Rooney.

November 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Talks About NYS Government With Students from Corinth

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from the Corinth Central School District when they came to Albany on October 30th for a tour of the Capitol and to learn about New York State government.

November 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Chats with Students from Corinth

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from the Corinth Central School District when they came to Albany on October 30th for a tour of the Capitol and to learn about New York State government.

November 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Salutes Corinth Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from the Corinth Central School District when they came to Albany on October 30th for a tour of the Capitol and to learn about New York State government.

November 7, 2013
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