Patty Ritchie's Press releases

SENATE PASSES RITCHIE BILLS TO SUPPORT STATE’S CRAFT BREWERIES

Includes Measures to Increase Demand for Locally Grown Farm Products 

June 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES CHANGES TO ‘ROPES RULE’ THAT TIED UP VOLUNTEERS, WASTED TAX DOLLARS

Reforms Were Top Priority of Senator’s Mandate Relief Panel

June 18, 2012
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RITCHIE: NO WELFARE BENEFITS FOR SMOKES, BOOZE OR LOTTO

Sponsors Bill After Constituent Complaints About Misuse of EBT Cards

Senator Patty Ritchie today announced legislation to stop the use of taxpayer-paid EBT welfare cards to buy lottery tickets, beer and cigarettes.

June 15, 2012
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SENATE OK’S BILL TO MAKE CROSSBOW HUNTING PERMANENT IN N.Y.

Two-Year Experiment is Set to Expire in December

June 13, 2012
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SENATE OK’S RITCHIE BILL TO BOOST NUCLEAR PLANT SECURITY

Security at Oswego County Plants Would Gain Police Powers

June 13, 2012
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RITCHIE PRAISES NYC PLAN TO ‘BUY LOCAL’

Might of Big Apple Purchasing Power Would Be Boon to Upstate Farmers

June 12, 2012
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RITCHIE BILL BOOSTS WILDERNESS RESCUE GROUPS

Final Passage: Governor’s Signature Would Set Standards 30 Years in the Making

June 12, 2012
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I NEED YOUR SUPPORT FOR ‘MARK’S LAW’

Ritchie Urges Citizens to Sign Petition to Support Firefighters, First Responders

June 11, 2012
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Tell the Assembly: I Want My STAR Rebate

Ritchie Launches Online Petition to Convince Assembly to Vote to Restore Property Tax Relief

State Senator Patty Ritchie is urging homeowners in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties to join her fight to restore STAR ebate checks and help bring relief to overtaxed Central and Northern New Yorkers.

*** CLICK HERE TO TELL THE ASSEMBLY: I WANT MY STAR REBATE!" ***

June 10, 2012
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ANCHORS AWAY! RITCHIE GETS OK FOR EARLY DREDGING AT SANDY POND CHANNEL

Longer Boating Season as Work Starts Month Sooner Than Planned

June 7, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE HONORS “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Nine from Central and Northern New York Recognized

Senator Patty Ritchie honored women from Central and Northern New York for their contributions to their community at her “Women of Distinction” ceremony in Watertown Thursday.

June 6, 2012
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June 6, 2012
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SEN. RITCHIE CONTINUES PUSH FOR TAXPAYER RELIEF

 Senate OK’s Her Bipartisan Bill to Restore STAR Rebates for Homeowners;

June 6, 2012
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SENATE OK’S BILL EASING COLLEGE COSTS FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES

Creates the “College Affordability Program”

June 4, 2012
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Celebrate Dairy Month!

From ice cream to yogurt, many of our favorite foods are dairy products.  But these snacks didn’t get to your kitchen without lots of hard work by New York State farmers.

June is National Dairy Month.  Not only is it a time to celebrate the contributions of the agriculture industry, but also a time to thank our dairy farmers.

June 4, 2012
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Lawmakers team to help 'frosted' growers

State Senators Patty Ritchie and Hugh T. Farley joined with Assemblymen Jim Tedisco, George Amedore and Pete Lopez to announce new legislation, the “Family Farmers and Apple Growers Relief Act,” to help apple growers and farmers who have lost a significant amount of their crops due to the extreme weather state area has experienced this year.

June 4, 2012
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RITCHIE OPPOSES THRUWAY TOLL HIKE PLAN

Says 45% Hike on Truckers Hurts Farmers, Area Businesses

June 1, 2012
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RITCHIE ON NEW ENERGY PLANT SITING LAW: LISTEN TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Senator Patty Ritchie has written to the state Public Service Commission to urge that the views of local communities be taken in account when choosing wher eto site major electric generating facilities, including wind.
A copy of Senator Ritchie's letter to the PSC can be viewed by clicking here.

June 1, 2012
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SENATE PASSES RITCHIE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY BILL

 Bipartisan Measure Sparked by Oswego County Motorcycle Deaths

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her bill that would improve motorcycle safety by including awareness training in the DMV’s mandatory, pre-licensing courses has passed unanimously in the Senate.“This is just one more step towards making our highways safer for both motorcyclists and those traveling on four wheels,” said Senator Ritchie.  “By teaching people how to properly share the road, we can cut down on accidents and help save lives.” 

May 31, 2012
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