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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.