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Senator Farley Salutes Women's History Month

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) notes that March is Women’s History Month.

"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 by these valuable contributions, and it is important to recognize, remember and honor these contributions."

March 16, 2015
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Senator Farley Enjoys Music Program

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is proud to announce Ballston Spa High School Concert Band and Concert Orchestra participated in the NYSSMA “Music in Our Schools” program and performed at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany on March 6th. 

March 16, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Ballston Spa Music Program

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is proud to announce Ballston Spa High School Concert Band and Concert Orchestra participated in the NYSSMA “Music in Our Schools” program and performed at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany on March 6th. 

March 16, 2015
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Senator Farley Celebrates St. Patrick's Day With Old Forge Residents

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Old Forge on March 13th by participating in the annual parade, meeting the King and Queen of the festivities, and honoring the Webb Ski Team for their victories. Senator Farley is pictured with Winter Carnival Queen and King Mary Ann and Stuart Nelson of Old Forge.

March 16, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE TO ACT THIS WEEK ON ITS “BRIGHTER FUTURE” BUDGET PLAN

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) said that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate Republican Majority will act this week on its “Brighter Future” budget plan that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extends historic opportunities to students and makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs.

The Senate expands upon the Executive’s tax relief proposal by creating a new property tax rebate program. The rebate, when combined with the existing property tax freeze credit, will provide the average New York homeowner with a rebate check totaling $458. Along with the STAR exemption, homeowners would receive the most property tax relief in state history this year.

March 12, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and to stop parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

Bill S1150 would deter the growing use of methamphetamine in New York by strengthening penalties for the sale and possession of meth and make them consistent with penalties for crimes involving heroin and cocaine.

March 10, 2015
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Senator Farley Meets with Nutrition Association

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives of the New York School Nutrition Association on Feb. 10th in Albany. Teal Carpenter of the Gloversville Enlarged School District, Melinda Madison of HFM BOCES and Northville Central School District, and Clifton Park resident John Ricci of ConAgra Food, discussed budget issues and the “farm-to-school” program.

March 5, 2015
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Senator Farley Promoted to Leadership Position in NYS Senate

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was promoted today to the Senate Leadership position of Vice President Pro Tempore of the Senate.  This is the third highest position in the Senate Leadership.

“I am thrilled and humbled by this appointment,” said Senator Farley.  “I have been honored to serve in the State Senate and am pleased that my Senate colleagues have expressed their confidence in me.  I will continue to work with my fellow Senators to advance policies to improve our State, promote economic development and provide needed tax relief.”

March 4, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT NEW YORK’S FARMERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) and his fellow members of the Senate Republican Conference recently unveiled their new “Grown in New York” multi-part plan to help meet consumers’ demands for locally-grown food, support local farmers in their efforts to provide quality, fresh food, and strengthen rural communities.

March 4, 2015
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Senator Farley Discusses Library Legislation

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) spoke to library advocates during the 2015 New York Library Association’s Lobby Day in Albany on Feb. 25th.

March 4, 2015
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Senator Farley Discusses Displaced Homemaker Program

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives of the Schenectady Community Action Program on March 2nd in his Albany office as they came to discuss the State Department of Labor’s Displaced Homemaker Program. 

March 4, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Constituents at Senate Chambers

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with constituents Pastor Mark Appell, of the Perth Bible Church, and Chris Gardener on Feb. 26th at the Capitol as they were in town to discuss State issues with the Senator. 

March 4, 2015
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Senator Farley Meets Local 4-H Educator

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting local 4-H students and 4-H educators at the annual 4-H Legislative Breakfast on March 3rd in Albany. The breakfast, as part of 4-H Capital Days, gives youth an opportunity to meet and interact with legislators and tell their 4-H story, create an awareness of career opportunities in New York State government, better understand state government, and network with delegates from other counties. Senator Farley meets Fulton-Montgomery 4-H Educator MacKenzie Moore.

 

March 3, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting local 4-H students and 4-H educators at the annual 4-H Legislative Breakfast on March 3rd in Albany.

March 3, 2015
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Senator Farley Notes March 2nd Is Read Across America Day

As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) notes Monday, March 2nd, is the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, which encourages people to read to children. This annual event is held around the anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel).

"What better way to honor this children’s author than to read to a child," Senator Farley said.

February 28, 2015
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Feb. 28th Is Rare Diseases Day

Most people are familiar with health problems such as heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes and colon cancer. However, there are many rare diseases out there that people should be aware of and the ongoing need for diagnosis, support services and research. Saturday, Feb. 28th, is Rare Diseases Day and it is designed to highlight those diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans. While these are considered rare diseases, there are more than 7,000 such diseases that together impact nearly 30 million Americans. Dealing with rare diseases not only affects the patient, but their entire families as well. To learn more about Rare Diseases Day, visit http://www.rarediseaseday.org/ 

 

 

February 27, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TARGETING CYBER TERRORISM

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed four bills to crack down on cyber terrorism and its rapidly expanding threat to the state’s security and finances. The legislation would enact tougher penalties for cyber-related crimes, create cyber security programs to identify potential risks and threats, and require the state to perform a comprehensive review of all its cyber security measures every five years.

The Senate passed legislation (S3407) that would establish the New York State Cyber Security Initiative to ensure that the state has a proper cyber security defense system in place. It includes:

February 26, 2015
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Senate Report Reveals Sex Offenders Living Near Pre-K and Kindergarten Programs

The State Senate recently released the report, “Keeping Our Children Safe From Sex Offenders,” that has uncovered startling violations of residency restrictions and a major loophole in New York State law. It can be viewed at http://www.nysenate.gov/files/pdfs/Keeping_our_Children_Safe.pdf

The investigation found convicted pedophiles violating state law by living within 1,000 feet of grade schools with Pre-K programs. In addition, over a dozen sex offenders are residing within 1,000 feet of stand-alone Universal Pre-K programs not attached to grade schools.

February 23, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes United States Presidents

Happy Birthday, President Lincoln! Today, Feb. 12th, is the celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday as well as his years as President of this Nation. Presidents’ Day, honoring him and all our Presidents, is Monday, Feb. 16th.

Families may want to visit the Hall of Governors at the State Capitol in Albany to learn more about Presidential connections to New York State. Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt were all New Yorkers who became President. Presidents Van Buren, Cleveland and both Roosevelts had each served as Governor of New York.

February 12, 2015
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NYS Senate Celebrates Black History Month

In New York State, the month of February is designated as Black History Month. This an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their contributions in U.S. and our State's history. For more information, visit http://www.paththroughhistory.ny.gov/itineraries/civil-rights and http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

February 11, 2015
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