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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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Senator Ritchie Honors Oswego Area Veterans

Senator Patty Ritchie recently participated in the Veterans Council of Oswego’s annual Memorial Day Observance. 

Senator Ritchie is pictured in the attached photo with veteran Fred Crisafulli. 

June 2, 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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MARK DAVIS' FAMILY AT THE CAPITOL TO WITNESS SENATE PASSAGE OF "MARK'S LAW"

Mark Davis' family were in the Senate Chamber 5/22 to watch as "Mark's Law" won the Senate's approval in an overwhelming, bipartisan vote.

The photo above shows Mark's brother, Michael; sister, Maricia; Mom, Marsha, and Dad, Larry, with Senator Ritchie, in the Senate Chamber prior to the vote.

"I hope (Mark) gets a chance to hear it, sense it, feel it somehow or someway. Isn't that what makes life worth living? Things like this? When people come together and change things to a better degree. That's what it's all about," said Marsha.

 

 

May 31, 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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SENATOR RITCHIE MEETS WITH OSWEGO SOLDIERS

Two 10th Mountain Division soldiers with Oswego County ties recently met with Senator Ritchie. 

May 25, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE MEETS WITH LOCAL MEMBERS OF THE NY STATE ALLIANCE OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently met with local members of the New York State Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs in her Albany office.

Konner Murdock of Ogdensburg and Heather Williams of Ft. Drum are finalists for the organization’s 2012 New York State Youth of the Year Award.

May 25, 2012
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RITCHIE: LOCAL VETERANS ARE NOW PART OF 'HISTORY’

In Memorial Day Tribute, Senator Arranges to Preserve 11 Vets’ War Stories in State Collection

May 24, 2012
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NYS SENATE PROCLAIMS '10th MOUNTAIN AND FORT DRUM DAY'

A proclamation by the Senate honors the fightinig men and women of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum.

Major General Mark A. Milley addresses the Senate Chamber, a rare honor for a non-elected individual.

May 24, 2012
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Sen. Ritchie and 10th Mountain Commander, Major General Mark Milley, surprised students visiting the State Capitol during the first-ever Fort Drum Day


Sen. Ritchie and 10th Mountain Commander, Major General Mark Milley, surprised students visiting the State Capitol during the first-ever Fort Drum Day.

May 24, 2012
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