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TV 'BLACKOUT' COVERAGE

Watch Ch. 5's Jim Kenyon report on my call for a public hearing into recent TV "blackouts" that are denying viewers access to sports and other programming. You can read more about my efforts here.

January 17, 2012
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January 15, 2012
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STANDING UP FOR THE 'BEST'

SUNY Canton comes out on top in the newest rankings of "Best Colleges" by US News and World Report.

The story ran alongside another piece about my fight to preserve the school's independence in the latest issue of the college's campus magazine. Congratulations to the faculty, staff and students for making Canton college such an important part of our community.

January 15, 2012
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RITCHIE HELPS SUNY CANTON WIN OK TO GROW

 College to Add New Degree to Meet Demand

January 13, 2012
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RITCHIE WANTS PORTS' INPUT ON NEW IJC PLAN

Encouraged by New Compromise on Long-Delayed Plan

January 13, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair 9:00 AM, Thursday, January 19, 2012 Room 816 LOB

January 19, 9:00 AM - 9:07 AM
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RITCHIE: OFFER YOUR OPINION ON DIPLOMAS FOR DISABLED

Tell Regents How To Keep Kids in School

State Senator Patty Ritchie is urging parents, educators and special education advocates to weigh in as the New York State Regents consider options to provide safety net diplomas for students with disabilities.

January 12, 2012
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QUINIONES CONFIRMED AS NYPA PRESIDENT

 Ritchie Hails Governor’s Choice for Power Agency

January 9, 2012
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LOOKING FOR MORE PROGRESS IN A NEW YEAR

When Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his State of the State message this week, it was clear to me that he recognizes that we have a lot more work to do to get our Empire State back on track to create more jobs for New Yorkers.

January 6, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE: LET'S KEEP MOMENTUM GOING

                           Reaction to Governor Cuomo’s ‘State of the State’

Governor Cuomo has outlined real and achievable goals that build on our success of the past 12 months in starting to turn New York and its economy around, and create jobs.

January 4, 2012
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IT’S YOUR TURN: CHOOSE THE NEXT STEPS TO A BETTER NEW YORK

What does New York need to continue our recovery, build a stronger economy and create jobs?

Over the past 12 months, we reached across party lines to cut taxes—including the new Middle Class Tax Cut that takes effect New Year’s Day—reduce spending, and reform Albany to make state government work again.

December 29, 2011
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MAKE A ‘NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION’ TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS

Looking for a New Year’s Resolution that could help your neighbors, friends and hometown?

December 26, 2011
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COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO CHRISTMAS TOY APPEAL

RITCHIE:  SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS BRINGS HELP TO SANTA
Presents Begin Arriving At District Offices
 
 
State Senator Patty Ritchie is shown with toys she collected that are destined for Christmas gift programs in Central and Northern New York.

December 20, 2011
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Senator Patty Ritchie 2011 Year in Review

I listened to the people of Central New York and Northern New York and stood up to cut taxes, stop runaway spending and bring common sense to Albany—all part of an effort to get New York back on track, create jobs and more opportunity. In the end, as the New York Post declared, “the taxpayers” are the winners.

December 19, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE ISSUES URGENT APPEAL FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR NEEDY

Donations at Area Charities Lagging, as Demand Rises; Senator’s Offices to Serve as Drop-off Points

December 15, 2011
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SEN. RITCHIE ATTENDS GROUNDBREAKING FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY HOUSING

Joins State LG Duffy, Army MG Milley at Beaver Meadow Apartments Event

December 15, 2011
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NEW YEAR-NEW YORK! Make a RESOLUTION to Buy Local!

Shopping and buying local MATTERS! RESOLVE to help make a difference in your community by supporting local businesses and buying LOCAL!

Keeping more of our hard-earned money right here in our local community helps make our economy grow, supports vibrant towns and villages, and helps create jobs. Studies show that as much as 68 cents of every dollar you spend locally stays right here--helping to strengthen and grow our communities, and protecting local jobs.

December 15, 2011
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MANDATE PANEL OFFERS FIRST BATCH OF TAX-SAVING IDEAS

Senator, Local Leaders Join Forces to Cut Taxpayer Costs

December 13, 2011
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RITCHIE GATHERS 20,000 ‘STARS FOR TROOPS’

 Overwhelming Response Shows Area’s Respect for Soldiers

December 9, 2011
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