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SENATOR RITCHIE REMINDS SENIORS TO APPLY FOR “ENHANCED” STAR

“Doubles Your Tax Savings” But Applications are Due March 1

February 1, 2012
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RITCHIE COSPONSORS DNA DATABASE EXPANSION BILL

Gov. Cuomo's Plan Will Help Solve Crimes, Ensure Justice

State Senator Patty Ritchie today hailed Senate passage of a bill she cosponsored that will expand New York’s “DNA database” to help keep neighborhoods safer by helping police solve more crimes.

January 31, 2012
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RITCHIE: N.Y. IS ‘COMMITTED’ TO FORT DRUM

State’s Economic Chief Vows Response to New BRAC Challenge

January 31, 2012
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SENATE PASSES TWO RITCHIE BILLS TO CUT RED TAPE FOR FARMS

Eases Regulations On Maple Sugar Houses, Woodlot Pastures  

January 30, 2012
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RITCHIE, FARM BUREAU SAY, ‘LET NY FARM’

The New York Farm Bureau has thrown its formidable weight behind my bill, the “Let New York Farm Act,” naming it as one of the year’s top priorities.

January 27, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Room 816 LOB

January 31, 9:00 AM - 9:06 AM
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SEN. RITCHIE DISCUSSES JOBS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN OSWEGO

Meets With Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen, Operation Oswego Chief L. Michael Treadwell

 


 

January 26, 2012
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STATE SENATE WELCOMES FT. DRUM COMMANDER, MAJOR GENERAL MARK A. MILLEY

Honors Decorated Leader with Official Resolution

January 25, 2012
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RITCHIE TALKS MANDATE RELIEF AT STATE BUDGET HEARING

State Senator Patty Ritchie today quizzed Budget Director Robert Megna about Governor Cuomo’s proposals for mandate relief in the new state budget.

January 24, 2012
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RITCHIE: USE STATE CONTRACTS TO HELP RETURNING VETS FIND WORK


Asks Governor to Expand Law to Aid Jobless Veterans

January 24, 2012
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‘ABBAGAIL’S LAW’ SEEKS TO CLOSE BIZARRE DRUNK DRIVING LOOPHOLE

State Senator Patty Ritchie today hailed the Senate’s passage of “Abbagail’s Law,” a measure she co-sponsored to close a bizarre legal loophole that lets drunk drivers hitch a ride in a car operated by someone with only a Learner’s Permit.

January 23, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE SPEAKS TO CNY BUSINESS LEADERS


'New York State Has Begun To Turn Corner'

Senator Patty Ritchie told a group of Central New York’s business leaders that the Empire State has begun to turn the corner after years of “overtaxing, overspending and overregulation.”

January 20, 2012
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RITCHIE NAMED TO LIBRARY PANEL

State Senator Patty Ritchie today was named to a new Senate Select Committee on Libraries, a 19-member panel charged with looking into the future of public libraries in New York State.

January 19, 2012
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SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE MEETS

Issues Annual Report of 2011 Successes

 

 

January 19, 2012
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SEN. RITCHIE, CANTON COLLEGE PRESIDENT ARE THE 'TALK OF OUR TOWNS'

State Senator Patty Ritchie and SUNY Canton President Joseph Kennedy discussed how four universities and colleges in Central and Northern New York are helping to stimulate the local economy and create jobs, the impact of the Governor's budget proposals on higher education and other issues on this edition of the New York State Senate program, "Talk of Our Towns."

SUNY Canton has witnessed phenomenal growth in recent years, adding students and new construction that created hundreds of local jobs.

January 19, 2012
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'MARK'S LAW’ WINS KEY COMMITTEE VOTE

Bill Inspired by Killing of Cape Vincent EMT Clears First Legislative Hurdle

 

January 18, 2012
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RITCHIE WANTS HEARING ON TV BLACKOUTS

Frustrated Viewers Pay While Contract Fights FesterState Senator Patty Ritchie is calling for a public hearing into the growing incidences of TV blackouts--like the ongoing disputes that have yanked New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres hockey games, and popular programs like "Bachelor" and "Grey’s Anatomy" off some local airwaves--saying consumers are being denied services they are paying for.Senator Ritchie has written to the Chair of the Senate’s Energy and Telecommunications Committee, Niagara Falls-area Sen. George D.

January 18, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S BUDGET PLAN

Governor Cuomo has presented a budget plan that continues the progress we began last year, by cutting taxes and spending, and emphasizing steps that will lead to more jobs and a stronger economy.For the second year in a row, the Governor’s budget contains no new taxes, reduces spending and seeks to further streamline state government by eliminating needless bureaucracy, inefficiency and waste.I was pleased that his budget protects the jobs at local prisons in my district, and by the Governor’s attempt to address the

January 17, 2012
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