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Fight Against New Taxes Continues

ALBANY, 06/25/10 - Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) pledges to vote against any state budget that raises taxes, hikes fees, increases borrowing and does nothing to create new jobs

June 25, 2010
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Statement On Proposed Natural Gas Drilling Legislation

ALBANY, 06/21/10 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today issued the following statement concerning legislation that would place a moratorium on drilling for natural gas:

June 22, 2010
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Seward Continues Opposition To Incomplete Budget Extenders

ALBANY, 04/19/10 - State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I) votes against emergency budget extenders and calls on his senate colleagues to begin bipartisan, public budget conference committees as required by law.

Seward says the emergency budget extender bill is incomplete, failing to authorize payment for already approved construction projects.  In turn, contractors are being forced to lay off workers, sending individuals to the unemployment line and threatening vital infrastructure improvements.

April 20, 2010
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Construction Jobs - Yes, Budget Extenders - No

ALBANY, 04/12/08- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today voted against an emergency budget extender bill becasue it suspends payments for ongoing state-funded capital construction projects.

"Construction companies across upstate New York have been forced to lay off hundreds of hardworking individuals because the state isnt meeting its obligations," Seward said. "This endangers critical infrastructure improvements and leaves families in a precarious financial position."

April 15, 2010
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Senate Budget Resolution Falls Short

ONEONTA, 03/22/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today commented on the senate budget resolution which he voted against:

“On the plus side, today’s senate budget resolution finally starts the process of adopting a state budget for 2010-2011.  Unfortunately, that is about the only positive trait I can find in the flawed proposal.

March 23, 2010
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Senator Seward Welcomes State Field Hockey Champs from Marathon to Albany

ALBANY, 03/09/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today proudly welcomed the Marathon High School Girls’ Field Hockey team and their coach Karen Funk to Albany where they were honored during the senate session as the 2009 New York State Class C champions.

“The Marathon Girls’ Field Hockey team is synonymous with excellence,” said Senator Seward.  “The hard work and determination displayed by the 2009 team continues a growing tradition as the squad captured the school’s eighth state field hockey title.”

March 10, 2010
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State Senate Pays Tribute to Fallen Trooper

ALBANY, 02/24/10 – The New York State legislature today adopted a legislative resolution honoring New York State Police Trooper Jill E. Mattice for her significant contributions to law enforcement and education.

Senate resolution 3812 was sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) and adopted on February 25, 2010.  Assemblyman Bill Magee sponsored the same resolution, assembly resolution 937, which was adopted on February 1, 2010.

February 25, 2010
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Seward Calls For Improved Ethics Reforms

Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) speaks out on the senate floor against an override of the governor's veto on ethics reform legislation.

Senator Seward says an improved ethics reform bill should be actively pursued.

 

February 7, 2010
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Senator Seward Backs New Medicaid Fraud Task Force

ALBANY, 02/02/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today joined senate Republicans in announcing a new Medicaid task force aimed at clamping down on fraud and saving state taxpayers money while at the same time creating a more efficient system for those in need of health services.

February 2, 2010
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Senator Seward Comments on Gov. Paterson's 2010 State of State

ALBANY, 01/06/10 -- Senator James L. Seward today commented on Gov. Paterson’s State of the State address:

“As we start 2010 it is time for New York to take a new direction.   Last year we went to the edge of the cliff and in order to keep from going over we will need to make some difficult decisions. 

January 6, 2010
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DRP A First Step

 ALBANY, 12/02/09 – Senator James L.

December 2, 2009
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New York Senate Forum On Agriculture - Part 4 of 4

Part 4 of  testimony at the state capitol October 19, 2009 highlighting the desperation many farmers are feeling as they continue to cope with historically low milk prices.

“The stories of hardship experienced by many of our upstate farmers are heart-wrenching,” said Senator Seward.  “Many family farms that have been part of our landscape for generations have already disappeared, and if we fail to act now, more will be forced into foreclosure.”

October 28, 2009
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New York Senate Forum On Agriculture - Part 3 of 4

Part 3 of  testimony at the state capitol October 19, 2009 highlighting the desperation many farmers are feeling as they continue to cope with historically low milk prices.

“The stories of hardship experienced by many of our upstate farmers are heart-wrenching,” said Senator Seward.  “Many family farms that have been part of our landscape for generations have already disappeared, and if we fail to act now, more will be forced into foreclosure.”

October 28, 2009
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New York State Senate Forum On Agriculture - Part 2 of 4

Part 2 of  testimony at the state capitol October 19, 2009 highlighting the desperation many farmers are feeling as they continue to cope with historically low milk prices.

“The stories of hardship experienced by many of our upstate farmers are heart-wrenching,” said Senator Seward.  “Many family farms that have been part of our landscape for generations have already disappeared, and if we fail to act now, more will be forced into foreclosure.”

October 28, 2009
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New York Senate Forum On Agriculture - Part 1 of 4

Part 1 of  testimony at the state capitol October 19, 2009 highlighting the desperation many farmers are feeling as they continue to cope with historically low milk prices.

“The stories of hardship experienced by many of our upstate farmers are heart-wrenching,” said Senator Seward.  “Many family farms that have been part of our landscape for generations have already disappeared, and if we fail to act now, more will be forced into foreclosure.”

October 28, 2009
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Senate Rules Reform

Senator Seward comments on important new senate rules approved during the 2009 session. The historic reforms bring openness and transparency to the state senate and will mean better overall policies for New Yorkers.

August 14, 2009
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NY State Senate Proceedings June 8 2009

Bipartisan reform coalition wins leadership of the senate and passes historic new senate rules providing openness, transparency and reform.

July 1, 2009
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