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Gallivan Passes Bill Permitting Rifle Hunting in Wyoming County

FRESHMAN SENATOR PASSES FIRST BILLSenator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District) passed his first piece of authored legislation (S. 2385), a bill that will permit sportsmen to use rifles when hunting deer or bear in Wyoming County. The bill passed the Senate with near unanimous support. “Hunting large game by rifle is legally practiced across large portions of New York but has not been available to sportsmen in Wyoming County. This bill will rectify that, and at the same time bring economic activity to Wyoming County and further the county’s reputation as a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts,” Gallivan said.

March 9, 2011
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Senate Passes Recharge NY Program

GALLIVAN SEES IT AS KEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK       Senator Patrick M. Gallivan announced today that the State Senate passed legislation to create a permanent state energy program that will continue to provide affordable energy rates to businesses in the Empire State. The legislation makes permanent the “Power For Jobs” program, which was subject to annual extensions to remain in effect. The new, permanent program is called “Recharge NY”.        “Recharge NY is vital to the economic interests of Western New York.

March 8, 2011
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Meeting with SUNY Geneseo Student Association

Row one (Front): Starting at the left Mary Bock, Katelynn Imagna, NickLagrassa, Amanda LeonardRow two (Middle): Starting at the left Steven Cootware, Patrick Miskell, Senator Patrick Gallivan,Bridget MiskellTop Row: Mike Vaughn, William Labate, Jesse Goldberg

March 3, 2011
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UB2020 passes the NYS Senate

Senator Gallivan rises to speak about the benefits of passing UB2020 legislation.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Gallivan’s Statement Regarding The Medicaid Redesign Team’s Initial Recommendations

“It ‘s encouraging to hear some details from the Governor’s office regarding his intentions on how to reform the Medicaid system and control its costs. While many of the Medicaid Redesign Team’s 79 recommendations are still unknown, the few included in the Governor’s briefing are promising. Primary among them; instituting a global cap on state Medicaid spending, addressing long-needed reform to medical malpractice statutes, and placing emphasis on patient centered medical facilities.

February 25, 2011
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Senator Gallivan attending the Gennesee Valley Council on the Arts community grant award presentation

Senator gallivan; Julia Stewart(Grant Winner); Livingston County Historian Amie Alden; Maxine Long; Howard Appell; Assemblyman Hanna

February 25, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Opens Office In Livingston County

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R – 59th District) was joined by many of Livingston County’s local elected officials, members of the public, and a representative of Assemblyman Dan Burling Wednesday as he cut the ribbon on his new, one-room office at the Livingston County Government Center in Geneseo.

“Our goal is to provide comprehensive constituent service and effective representation to every resident across the four counties of the 59th Senate District. Locating an office in Geneseo will provide easier access to the resources available through a state senator’s office for all of our constituents in Livingston County,” said Gallivan.

February 23, 2011
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Senator Gallivan on the Senate floor

Senator Gallivan rises in support of Superintendent of the State Police Joseph A. D'Amico.  Shortly after, the Superintendent of State Police is unanimously confirmed by New York State Senate

February 16, 2011
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Joint Budget hearing on Human Services

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan questions Comissioner Gladys Carrion regarding NYS Family Services

February 16, 2011
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NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan Discusses Unfunded Mandate Relief for Local Gov't.

Medicaid Opt-Out Legislation Approved In Committee

February 16, 2011
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Major Medicaid Reform Legislation Approved In Social Services Committee

CHAIRMAN GALLIVAN SHEPHERDS MEDICAID “OPT-OUT” BILL THROUGH SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – Elma), Chairman of the Senate Social Services Committee today announced a major piece of reform legislation has passed through the Social Services Committee with his enthusiastic support. The bill, often referred to as Medicaid opt-out legislation, allows for increased local control of Medicaid by permitting county governments to “opt-out” of non-mandated services that do not fit the needs of their specific county, significantly reducing the cost burden on local property taxpayers.

February 14, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, February 14, 2011 Room 123 CAP

February 14, 1:00 PM - 1:23 PM
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Senator Gallivan Meets With Members of The Town of Lancaster and Wyoming County Youth Bureaus

Senator Gallivan, Chairman of the Senate Social Services Committee, with several young adults from the Lancaster and Wyoming County Youth Bureaus in his Albany office.

February 8, 2011
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Human Services"

Joint Legislative Public Hearing Notice and Testimonies for Human Services

February 16, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Room 901 LOB

February 1, 10:00 AM - 10:22 AM
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Gallivan Calls Governor’s Budget Proposal, “Fiscally Responsible, Economically Necessary”

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – Elma) expressed a sense of guarded optimism today, immediately following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive proposal for the State’s 2011-12 budget. The initial proposal, unveiled this afternoon in Albany, recommends a total State Budget of $132.9 billion, a 2.7 percent decrease from last year.

“The only way to balance the State’s $10 billion deficit and revitalize its economy is to reduce state spending. The Governor seemingly recognizes this and has proposed to balance the budget without any tax increases or any plans to increase New York’s debt load through borrowing,” said Gallivan, “that is the right place to start budget negotiations.”

February 1, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Reacts to the Governor's Budget

“The only way to balance the State’s $10 billion deficit and revitalize its economy is to reduce state spending. The Governor seemingly recognizes this and has proposed to balance the budget without any tax increases or any plans to increase New York’s debt load through borrowing,” said Gallivan, “that is the right place to start budget negotiations.”

February 1, 2011
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WNY American Red Cross

Representatives of WNY American Red Cross with Senator Gallivan and Assemblywoman Corwin

February 1, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Reacts to the Governor's Budget

Gallivan Calls Governor’s Budget Proposal, “Fiscally Responsible, Economically Necessary”

February 1, 2011
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