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Health Care Costs Will Rise

Now that the new state budget is in place analysts from across New York have been weighing in on the plan.  Almost universally the reaction has been negative.  As time goes on, and people start to feel the effects of this budget first hand, I expect to hear more and more criticism.

April 10, 2009
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Consumer Outreach Won't Foot the Bill

ONEONTA, 04/09/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today criticized Governor David Paterson for announcing an outreach program for consumers who can’t pay their energy bills, just days after pushing through a massive utility tax hike that will make it even tougher for people to pay them.

April 9, 2009
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Seward Administers Oath for Coxsackie Leaders

ALBANY, 04/07/09 – Senator James L. Seward (R/I/C- Oneonta) this week administered the oath of office to new Village of Coxsackie Mayor Mark Evans and re-elected trustees.

Before the swearing-in Seward told the standing room only crowd on hand at the Coxsackie Village Hall that “holding office in local government is a vital and important service. It is also one of the most difficult because you see your constituents on the village streets each and every day.”

April 7, 2009
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Transportation Projects Receive Federal Funding

ALBANY, 04/06/09 – Senator James L. Seward (R/I/C- Oneonta) today announced the award of federal funding for transportation projects throughout the 51st district.

“These projects will spur economic development and create construction jobs while making necessary improvements to our Main Streets, bike paths and walkways,” said Seward. “Projects like these upgrade the quality of life for our residents and are needed to help attract visitors to our region.”

April 6, 2009
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Seward Applauds the End of NYRI

ONEONTA, 04/03/09 – Senator James L. Seward (R/I/C- Oneonta) commented today on reports that New York Regional Interconnect has withdrawn its application to construct a 190 mile electric transmission line across upstate New York:

“I have said all along the NYRI power line would be a bad deal for New York, and have worked diligently with citizens and local elected officials to shut the line down. The news today that NYRI is pulling the plug on their application should be celebrated by everyone in central New York.

April 3, 2009
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Costly State Budget Hurts All of New York

ALBANY, 04/03/09 – Senator James L. Seward (R/I/C- Oneonta) commented today on the state budget vote:

“New York has a budget, but there is very little good news in the spending plan. The budget, crafted entirely behind closed doors by the governor and other New York City leaders, will prove devastating to upstate New York families and businesses.

April 3, 2009
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Costly State Budget Fails

A new budget is now in place for the state of New York, but I can’t say I am pleased.  The spending plan, which was approved shortly after the April 1 deadline, includes a great deal of bad news that will affect individuals, families and businesses across the state. 

April 3, 2009
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Seward Fights for Camp Pharsalia

ALBANY, 04/03/09 – Senator James L. Seward (R/I/C- Oneonta) joined senate Republicans in offering an amendment to keep three minimum security prisons in upstate New York operating. Under the budget agreement announced by Governor Paterson, Speaker Silver, and Senator Smith, Camp Pharsalia in Chenango County, Camp Gabriels in Franklin County and Mt. McGregor in Saratoga County would be closed without the required twelve month notice required by law.

April 3, 2009
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Senate Dems Oppose GOP Effort to Reduce Soaring Health Care Costs

ALBANY, 04/03/09 - Senate Democrats today rejected a Republican-sponsored amendment that would have reduced skyrocketing health care costs in New York, ensuring that affordable health coverage will continue to remain out of reach for many small businesses, New Yorkers and their families.

April 3, 2009
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Senator James L. Seward - photo for media outlets.

Senator James L. Seward - photo for media outlets.

March 31, 2009
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The New York State Art Teachers Association 19th Annual Legislative Art Exhbition

From left : Cairo elementary art teacher Clare Camingo, Senator James L. Seward and Cairo 5th grader Sophie Estep along with Sophie's family at The New York State Art Teachers Association 19th Annual Legislative Art Exhibition.

March 31, 2009
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The New York State Art Teachers Association 19th Annual Legislative Art Exhbition

Senator James L. Seward with Cairo Elementary 5th grader Kyle Scully and his parents at The New York State Art Teachers Association 19th Annual Legislative Art Exhibition.

March 31, 2009
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The New York State Art Teachers Association 19th Annual Legislative Art Exhbition

Senator James L. Seward welcomes Ilion 5th graders Page Manley and Kendull Rizzo, and elementary art teacher Nancie Cooney to The New York State Art Teachers Association 19th Annual Legislative Student Art Exhibition in Albany.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Jim Seward attends the Otsego County Cornell Cooperative Extension Open House

Senator Jim Seward attends the Otsego County Cornell Cooperative Extension Open House with, from left, Richard "Dinny" Sloman, Assemblyman Bill Magee, and Brenda Berstler

March 31, 2009
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Senator Seward speaks at the 2008 Frankfort Fire Department Memorial Service

Senator Seward speaks at the 2008 Frankfort Fire Department Memorial Service

March 31, 2009
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Senator Seward with the Gustafson family

Senator Seward with the Gustafson family

March 31, 2009
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Senator Seward congratulates Erik Gustafson on winning the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Award

Senator Seward congratulates Erik Gustafson on winning the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Award

March 31, 2009
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Senator Seward presents Erik Gustafson with the NYS Senate Resolution congratulating him

Senator Seward presents Erik Gustafson with the NYS Senate Resolution congratulating him

March 31, 2009
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Senator Seward receives support for the Upstate NOW program from Custom Tool and Machine President John Piseck, Kwik-Kut President Mary Morse, and Hale Manufacturing President James Benson

Senator Seward receives support for the Upstate NOW program from Custom Tool and Machine President John Piseck, Kwik-Kut President Mary Morse, and Hale Manufacturing President James Benson

March 31, 2009
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Utica Business Panel

Utica Business Panel

March 31, 2009
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