Bob Harder entered the Air Force after high school in 1965. Following Basic Training at Lackland AFB, Texas, he was stationed at Chanute AFB Rantoul, Illinois, where he trained as an Aircraft Electrician. After a short appointment at Homestead AFB, Florida, Mr. Harder was deployed to Vietnam, where he was stationed at the base at Tuy Hoa which was still under construction. While there, Mr. Harder worked as an aircraft electrician and his tour of duty lasted one year.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), Sunnking, Time Warner Cable and the Geneseo Central Earthwise Club announce a free electronics recycling on Saturday, June 13. Residents can drop-off and properly dispose of electronic devices free of charge between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Geneseo High School at 4050 Avon Road in Geneseo.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) honored Western New York Veteran Franklin “Bob” Harder Jr. Tuesday during a ceremony at the State Capitol. The Henrietta resident has been named to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Sherwood is a fierce and relentless advocate for children. As president of the nonprofit organization, Focus on the Children, Ms. Sherwood gives to her community every day. Her dedication goes beyond the organization’s mission – to serve the needs of Livingston County children that cannot be met by any other agency or program.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) honored Elizabeth “Betsy” Sherwood of Caledonia on Tuesday with one of the New York State Senate’s highest honors, the “Woman of Distinction” award. Sherwood is being recognized for her work in the community as a lifelong resident and president of the non-profit organization Focus on the Children.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is once again teaming up with the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce and leaders in business development to present a small business summit to be held at the Colden Mill Restaurant and Banquet Facility on May 7, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on sales and business development.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) met Friday, April 24, with Wheatland-Chili Central School Superintendent Deborah Leh, Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn and School Resource Officer Laura Michaels, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy. Funding secured by Gallivan in last year’s state budget made it possible for the school district to establish a School Resource Officer (SRO) program in February. In collaboration with the County of Monroe and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the program will continue through the end of the 2014-2015 school year.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced the Senate has passed a bill (S-92) that will eliminate a requirement that hunters display and wear back tags while hunting in New York State. The legislation would amend environmental conservation law and eliminate confusion over hunting requirements.
Education is at a crossroads in New York State. There is a great deal of concern and frustration among parents, students, educators and taxpayers.
Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo attempted to enact far-reaching educational reforms as part of the 2015-2016 New York State budget. My Senate colleagues and I rejected the governor’s original education reform plan and, where possible, made changes in an effort to find more reasonable common ground.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces that Letchworth State Park and Knox Farm State Park will both receive funding for various revitalization and rehabilitation work. The projects are part of a package totaling nearly $72 million for improvements in 60 parks and historic sites across the state.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) applauds the repeal of 57 nuisance fees as part of the 2015-16 State Budget, many of which were identified in a 2013 State Senate report on Regulatory Reform. Many of the fees being repealed were listed in the report as unnecessary and burdensome regulations that put New York businesses at a competitive disadvantage.
As you may know, I have co-sponsored no less than three bills to repeal the SAFE Act, a law I voted against in 2013. I believe the legislation was ill conceived, poorly written and infringes on the rights of law abiding citizens.
While our efforts to repeal the law have been thwarted to date, I have also sponsored several bills to reform the SAFE Act in hopes of chipping away at the most onerous aspects of the law.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle and Senator Patrick Gallivan will sponsor the Attorney General’s program bill regulating the use of payroll cards to increase protections for workers, clarify ambiguities in the law, and ensure that payroll cards offer a convenient and beneficial method for workers to access their pay.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Senator Catharine Young (R, C, I- Olean) announce they have secured $20 million to build a state of the art bridge to replace the existing span over Cattaraugus Creek along “old Route 219.” In addition, they have inserted $300,000 in the state budget to be deposited in an escrow account that will cover Erie and Cattaraugus counties’ costs for maintaining the structure for the first 22 years.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) says the $142-billion 2015-16 state budget provides critical funding to important state programs while controlling the size and cost of government. The state’s fifth consecutive on-time budget keeps spending within a two-percent cap, increases aid to education, rejects tax increases and provides property tax relief for homeowners. The spending plan also includes funding for regional assets such as Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the NFTA and Shea’s Performing Arts Center.