Patty Ritchie's Press releases

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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SENATE ACTS TO CONTINUE CUTTING STATE SPENDING, CREATE JOBS

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced a comprehensive legislative package to continue cutting state taxes and spending, and propel new job growth across Central and Northern New York, and the entire state.

The Senate’s “2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan” (S.7448) aims to help private business create thousands of new jobs, by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more competitive.

May 30, 2012
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FIRST-EVER “NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM WEEK” INCLUDES FIVE LOCAL FAVORITES

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced that five local organizations will participate in the first ever “New York State Museum Week,” taking place from May 31 to June 6.

May 30, 2012
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'10TH MOUNTAIN/FT. DRUM DAY' CELEBRATED AT CAPITOL

Historic Senate Chamber Speech by Commanding General Milley Caps Capitol Celebration

Members of Ft. Drum’s 10th Mountain Division were honored today at the State Capitol, at the first ever “10th Mountain Division and Ft. Drum Day.”

May 23, 2012
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RITCHIE ANNOUNCES ‘10th MOUNTAIN/FORT DRUM DAY’ AT CAPITOL

 First-ever Event Will Fete Commanders, Soldiers of Famed 10th Mountain Division

May 21, 2012
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RITCHIE: SCHOOL VOTES SHOW STRONG SUPPORT FOR LOWER TAXES

Voters cast a resounding YES for lower taxes yesterday, approving every one of the school budgets across the 48th Senate District in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties--most by very wide margins.

May 16, 2012
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RITCHIE BACKS BILL TO CLOSE CHILD PORN LEGAL LOOPHOLE

Speedy Response to Court Ruling That Said Viewing Not a Crime

May 15, 2012
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RITCHIE JOINS BIPARTISAN COALITION TO SUPPORT UPSTATE JOBS

Leads Call for Transmission Upgrades Over New "Champlain Express"

State Senator Patty Ritchie is joining forces with a bipartisan coalition of Upstate lawmakers to push for upgrades to the state’s power transmission system over plans for a new underwater cable that will speed energy from Canada directly to New York City—without stopping to support domestic jobs.

May 15, 2012
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FULTON’S JAN REBEOR NAMED SENATE’S 2012 'WOMAN OF DISTINCTION'

State Senator Patty Ritchie announced today that she’s named Fulton’s Jan Rebeor as a 2012 “Woman of Distinction.” 

Mrs. Rebeor, a life-long resident of Oswego County who survived a bout with cancer, was selected from nearly a dozen individuals nominated by friends, family members and community leaders throughout Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties. Senator Ritchie will fete all of the nominees at a special reception in Watertown on June 7.

May 15, 2012
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RITCHIE: $50,000 TO COMBAT BLACK LAKE WEEDS

Grant to Boost One of New York’s Top Fishing Destination

May 14, 2012
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RITCHIE HOSTS PUBLIC HEARING ON ANIMAL ABUSE

Utica Forum Prompted by Horrific Abuse Case

State Senate Agriculture Chair Patty Ritchie hosted a public hearing in Utica today to find ways to crack down on serious cases of animal abuse.

May 9, 2012
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RITCHIE JOINS HISTORIANS TO RECORD AREA’S CIVIL WAR LEGACY

Seeks Monuments, Markers of Region’s Contributions to ‘War that Saved the Republic’

State Senator Patty Ritchie, with the help of three noted local historians, is drafting community members to help record the region’s contributions to America’s Civil War, part of a statewide effort to remember New York’s role in the “War that Saved the Republic,” which was fought 150 years ago.

May 9, 2012
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RITCHIE BILL WOULD BOOST BIKER SAFETY

Response to Surge in Biker Fatalities in Oswego County

May 8, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR NNY LIBRARIES

Grant Money Will Help With Construction, Repairs

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced that more than $66,000 in funding will be awarded to libraries in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties through public library construction grant funds.

May 4, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE ANNOUNCES $100,000 FOR CNY LIBRARIES

Grant Money Will Help With Construction, Repairs

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced that more than $100 thousand dollars in funding will be awarded to libraries in Oswego County through public library construction grant funds.

May 4, 2012
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RITCHIE CELEBRATES CENTRAL NY VETERANS AT FT. DRUM EVENT

Eight Oswego County Veterans Recognized

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 39 veterans from across Central and Northern New York, including 8 from Oswego County today at a special ceremony at Ft. Drum.

*** CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO OF THE FORT DRUM CELEBRATION ***

May 3, 2012
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RITCHIE CELEBRATES NORTH COUNTRY VETERANS AT FT. DRUM EVENT

31 Veterans from Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties Recognized

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 39 veterans from across Central and Northern New York, including 31 from Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties today at a special ceremony at Ft. Drum.

*** CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO OF THE FORT DRUM CELEBRATION ***

May 3, 2012
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RITCHIE ASKS GOVERNOR’S HELP FOR FROST-BLASTED FARMERS

“One of the Worst” Disasters Ever Prompted by Early Spring Thaw

May 3, 2012
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