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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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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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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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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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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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