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Too Many 'get Out Of Jail Free' Cards

Remember those rainy days when you played Monopoly and you got a 'Get out of jail free' card' so you could keep playing if you landed in jail? It's for real for some New York jailbirds right now.

February 11, 2008
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Seward Announces $200k For Cortland Med

Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Milford) today announced a $200,000 senate funding initiative for two programs at Cortland Regional Medical Center in Cortland. Seward unveiled the senate grant at a ceremony in Cortland today, joined by hospital and local officials.

The funding will support the center's cancer registry and medication bar coding programs.

February 11, 2008
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Senate Oks Id Theft Insurance

The state senate has approved legislation that would authorize identity theft insurance in New York State, Insurance Committee Chairman Sen. James L. Seward said today. Senate bill 2397-a authorizes the sale of identity theft insurance on a group basis.

February 5, 2008
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Seward: Stop Skyrocketing Increase In Parole Of Thugs

Senator James L. Seward joined members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference and the family of fallen New York City Police Officer Harry Ryman to announce the introduction of comprehensive legislation that will dramatically strengthen the state’s parole laws to help restrict the release of potentially dangerous violent felons.

February 5, 2008
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A Budget Of Broken Promises

Governor Spitzer has made a number of promises to New Yorkers during his first 13 months in office. Let's see how his proposed budget matches up.

The promise: "I will not raise taxes – you can take that to the bank." In his 2008 State of the State the governor said: "We need lower taxes, strong infrastructure, great places to live and above all great jobs." In his State of Upstate speech he promised his budget "will not raise taxes."

February 4, 2008
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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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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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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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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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