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.
Buffalo's John Koelmel was confirmed as a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Power Authority, and is expected to be shortly named Chairman of the nation's largest public power company.
Koelmel, who is the CEO of the First Niagara Bank, discusses his experience and vision for NYPA during a nomination hearing Tuesday before the Senate's Energy Committee.
Senator Patty Ritchie, who is a member of that committee, spoke to Koelmel, and urged him to focus on the North Country and NYPA's role in helping to support local business and grow the region's economy.
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.