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STATE BUDGET INCLUDES MANDATE RELIEF FOR TAXPAYERS

Medicaid Reform Will Save Millions for Local Counties

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced that the new state budget, adopted two days before the deadline, includes broad mandate relief for local governments, saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

March 30, 2012
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ATTENTION SHOPPERS: TAX-FREE CLOTHING SALES RETURN

Starting Sunday, No State Sales Tax on Clothing Purchases Up to $110

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced that, starting Sunday, shoppers will no longer pay state sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.

March 29, 2012
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CNY TRADE ZONE EXPANSION WILL HELP OSWEGO PORT

Makes Region More Attractive to New Business, Jobs

March 27, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE WINS BUDGET AID FOR REGION’S WATERS

Neatahwanta, Black Lakes; Oswego River and Henderson Harbor Benefit from Funds

March 27, 2012
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RITCHIE WINS FIGHT TO REVERSE CUTS IN AG BUDGET

No Tax-Hike Budget Also Means No New Fee on Hardworking Dairy Farmers

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced agreement with the Assembly to reverse all the proposed cuts to key agriculture programs in the new state budget.

March 27, 2012
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SPORTSMEN’S ‘GIFT CARDS’ TO BE INCLUDED IN BUDGET

Great Way to Give the Gift of the Outdoors, Promote Hunting, Fishing 

March 26, 2012
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EEE FUNDS TO BE INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET

$150,000 to help land- and horse owners, county taxpayers, protect public health

March 26, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE PROTECTS HISTORIC WALLEYE SPAWNING RUN

Return of 24-Hour Patrols Requested by Ritchie to Prevent Poaching

March 26, 2012
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SACKETS HARBOR CHAMPS TO BE HONORED IN ALBANY

Senate, Assembly Will Honor Honor Undefeated Patriots May 2

March 23, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE CELEBRATES LOCAL ARTISTS

*** CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE EXAMPLES OF LOCAL ARTISTS WORK ***

What I enjoy most as your State Senator is helping to highlight the people and places that make Central and Northern New York such a special place to live.

March 23, 2012
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BUDGET TO CONTAIN $5 MILLION TO PROTECT FORT DRUM

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced that the new state budget that’s due to be enacted next week will include $5 million to help protect Fort Drum in a new round of military base closings.

March 22, 2012
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RITCHIE JAIL CROWDING BILL OK’D BY SENATE PANEL

Aids Oswego, Jefferson, Other Counties Facing Inmate Crunch

March 21, 2012
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RITCHIE ASKS GUN OWNERS TO HELP ‘STAMP OUT MICROSTAMPING’

Calls Assembly Efforts to Link Issue to State Budget a ‘Sneak Attack” on Gun Rights; Launches Online Petition to Let Sportsmen’s Voices Be Heard

March 21, 2012
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‘BUY FROM THE BACKYARD’ AIMS TO BOOST N.Y. FARMS

Senate OKs Ritchie Bill to Require 20 Percent Purchases from Local Sources

March 19, 2012
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RITCHIE HAILS PASSAGE OF KEY REFORMS

State Senator Patty Ritchie is hailing passage of a series of reforms last night that protect the public from violent, repeat criminals and boost public safety; provide billions of dollars of savings to local taxpayers, and overhaul New York’s once-a-decade process for redrawing legislative districts.

March 15, 2012
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SENATE SEEKS $5 MILLION TO ‘SAVE’ DRUM

Budget Funding Would Be Used to Protect Post from BRAC Cuts

March 14, 2012
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RITCHIE NAMED TO TWO BUDGET COMMITTEES

Albany One Step Closer to Enacting Another On-Time Budget

State Senator Patty Ritchie was named Tuesday night to two bipartisan committees tasked with ironing out differences between the Senate and Assembly budget proposals.

March 14, 2012
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RITCHIE BACKS BILL TO BAN ‘SPICE’

Experts Cite Dangers of “Party High” Drugs Declared Off-Limits by Fort Drum Brass

March 13, 2012
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RITCHIE HIGHLIGHTS SENATE’S BUDGET GOALS

Jobs, Property Tax Relief, EPIC, Rural Schools, EEE Top List; Plan Includes Funds to Protect Fort Drum

March 12, 2012
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