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State Fund Helps Caroline Fire Co

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

February 3, 2008
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State Fund Helps Schoharie County Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

February 2, 2008
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Seward Announces Sherburne Police Grant

Senator James L. Seward was in Sherburne on Friday, February 1 to announce a $20,000 senate award for a new patrol vehicle for the Village of Sherburne Police Department. Seward was hosted by village Mayor William Acee at the village hall.

February 1, 2008
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State Fund Helps Otsego County Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

February 1, 2008
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State Fund Helps Herkimer Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

January 31, 2008
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State Fund Helps Greene County Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

January 30, 2008
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State Fund Helps Cortland County Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

January 29, 2008
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Seward: Audit Confirms No Toll Hike Stance

Senator James L. Seward today called on the New York State Thruway to rescind its proposed July toll hike in light of the state comptroller's recent audit finding that the proposed toll hikes are unwarranted.

January 29, 2008
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Senate Passes Upstate Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 28, 2008
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State Fund Helps Chenango Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

January 28, 2008
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Seward Comments On Budget

Senator James L. Seward commented on the governor's proposed 2008-2009 state budget, unveiled in Albany today.

"Under the governor's budget, if you drive a car, own a home or want to buy one, you'll pay more money. You'll also pay more for your health insurance.

"A first look at the governor's proposed budget indicates that it taxes too much, spends too much, and is light on help for upstate New York. It spends at twice the rate of inflation.

January 22, 2008
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Seward To Address Newest Cops

Senator James L. Seward will address the newest police officers in New York State at the graduation ceremony of the Otsego County Law Enforcement Academy on Saturday, January 19, at 5:00 p.m. at Hunt Union of the State University of Oneonta.

"I have great respect for the men and women who have been through the academy and their willingness to serve in the honorable profession of law enforcement," Seward said.

January 18, 2008
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Senator Seward Reports On...lead In Toys

    Get the lead out! That used to be a local expression used to urge someone not to poke along on the highway. It's a message we should start sending to toymakers and manufacturers and importers of consumer goods.

January 18, 2008
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Seward Announces Area 'restore-ny' Grants

Senator James L. Seward today announced that Sharon Springs Inc. has been awarded $500,000 for the rehabilitation of pavilion cottages at one of Sharon Springs' spas, to make the springs an international destination and resort.

In addition, the Lake Street development project in Richfield Springs, Otsego County, has been tapped to receive $500,000.

January 16, 2008
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Seward: New Year Needs Three Step Focus; Real Solutions

In press conferences across his district kicking off the 2008 session of the New York State Senate, Senator James L. Seward outlined a plan he dubbed "Focus 1-2-3," saying the state legislature and governor must focus on 1) Genuine and structural property tax relief, 2) A comprehensive plan for economic growth, and 3) New measures to help cut energy costs for consumers.

January 14, 2008
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Hit By The Subprime Crisis? Here's Help

A sharp rise in the number of defaults on subprime and adjustable rate mortgages gave way to the current U.S. housing crisis, which quickly became one of the top issues of 2007. Borrowers were attracted to high-risk mortgages because of their initially low interest rates which, at the time, gave those with modest incomes the ability to purchase expensive homes. However, initial low rates quickly ballooned to levels that were unaffordable, resulting in widespread defaults and foreclosures.

January 14, 2008
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Seward, Griffo, Libous Announce Senate $ Flow To Fight Powerline

State Senators James L. Seward and Joseph Griffo (R-Rome) said today that more than $418,000 in senate funding pledged by the senate Republican majority to help battle NYRI's proposed power line had been disbursed to the agency handling the bills for Communities Against Regional Interconnect (CARI). CARI is the umbrella organization coordinating local opposition to NYRI's proposal and it comprises counties along the NYRI route.

January 9, 2008
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Boosting Our Math And Science Competitivenes

    One recurring theme heard in discussions about both education and economic development is the state's inability to produce and retain scientists and mathematicians -- critical fields in the state's drive to take advantage of growth in cutting edge high tech fields. Without a substantial number of students entering science and math based careers, New York can't attract and retain employers in the new lines of chip fab or semiconductor production.

December 31, 2007
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Boosting Our Math And Science Competitiveness

One recurring theme heard in discussions about both education and economic development is the state's inability to produce and retain scientists and mathematicians -- critical fields in the state's drive to take advantage of growth in cutting edge high tech fields. Without a substantial number of students entering science and math based careers, New York can't attract and retain employers in the new lines of chip fab or semiconductor production.

December 31, 2007
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New Lending, Consumer Laws Kick In January 1

    Additional property tax relief totaling $1.3 billion for New York families, a consumer bill of rights for airline passengers, and legislation to improve oversight of the mortgage lending industry highlight the list of new laws scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2008.

December 24, 2007
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