State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed seven measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans in honor of their service to the state and country. The Senate also celebrated the achievements of veterans from across the state during the Senate’s annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Senator Farley had the pleasure of inducting James Irwin of Clifton Park into the Hall of Fame on May 24th.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (r, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recognized May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month by passing legislation and a resolution to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases in the state. The bill (S5803A) would require the Department of Health to design a Lyme and tick-borne disease prevention program to promote awareness of the disease and inform communities about the best prevention methods.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of inducting James Irwin of Clifton Park into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame on May 24th at a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.  Senator Farley was also pleased to present today a special certificate for James and Janet Irwin for their 41st wedding anniversary.

The Veteran’s Hall of Fame celebration is a time to honor outstanding veterans, Senator Farley said

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate Task Force on Workforce Development today released a report summarizing the findings and recommendations from forums held across the state to improve the connections between job seekers and employers looking to hire new workers. The report provides a series of legislative, budgetary, and policy recommendations that open the door to new job opportunities, financial security, and career success for more New Yorkers.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School on May 17th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. He discussed New York State history and government with the group. Students in Megan Guttenberg and Nancy Walrath’s classes were on the trip. 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School on May 17th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. He discussed New York State history and government with the group. Students in Megan Guttenberg and Nancy Walrath’s classes were on the trip. 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School on May 17th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. He discussed New York State history and government with the group. Students in Kim McKeough’s class were on the trip. 

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed a package of 22 pieces of legislation that take a comprehensive approach to fighting the ongoing heroin and opioid addiction crisis.  The bills were derived from recommendations included in a recent released report by the Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Niskayuna High School student Beca Piascik, and her parents Ray and Christina, when they came to Albany to view Beca's photography that was featured in the New York State Art Teacher's Association exhibit on May 18th.  

As a member of the New York State Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the Senate passed a comprehensive package of 22 bills that take a comprehensive approach to fighting the ongoing heroin and opioid addiction crisis.

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